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IFA 2016: Razer Refreshes Webcam and Headset Lineup

Razer has taken IFA 2016 as an opportunity to announce both details for its new Man’O’War headset and the availability of its Stargazer web cam.

According to Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO, “There may not be a more versatile high-performance headset available today,”

“The Razer ManO’War 7.1 is a fantastic addition for any gamer, especially those that play on both PC and console.”

The Man’O’War will feature a retractable MEMS boom microphone and support for 7.1 virtual surround sound, along with sound isolating plush circumaural ear cups.

It’s available for pre-order now but won’t arrive until October for an RRP of AUD $204.95

Meanwhile, the Stargazer promises to utilize Intel’s RealSense technology for facial and gesture recognition, 3D scanning, and dynamic background removal.

The company say it’s the first and only desktop webcam with 3D scanning right out of the box:

“Game developers can easily port scanned objects right into Unity for further development work, while designers can quickly prepare files for 3D printing. Gamers will also be able to scan their face or objects right into their favourite games.”

According to Razer, “Stargazer supports 60 frames per second video capture that’s optimized for streaming at up to 720p. It also has a maximum video capture of 1080p, an automatic noise cancelling dual array microphone, and a flexible clip for attaching the device to a laptop screen or desktop monitor.”

However, this high-end webcam does come with some hardware requirements. Specifically, users will need a sixth-generation Intel Core processor, a USB 3.0 port, and Windows 10 to get it working.

Stargazer is available for pre-order now for US$150 and will begin shipping as soon as October.

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