Add some audio oomph to portable gaming with Razer's new Ferox speakers
By Paul Ridden
February 2, 2011
Getting caught up in the game depends just as much on immersive audio as it does engaging visuals. Gaming specialist Razer reckons that it's come up with a pair of portable gaming speakers that offer listeners room-filling, omnidirectional sonic enjoyment in a very compact package. The new Ferox speakers feature a rising resonance chamber mechanism, which is sure to prove a talking point in addition to providing some bass oomph.
The novel design of the Razer Ferox twin portable gaming speakers offers 360° omnidirectional acoustics, which is claimed to result in a much wider listening sweet spot than more familiar front-facing speakers. Each speaker contains a digitally-optimized, 1.18-inch (30mm) driver for full-range, quality output and an expanding resonance chamber for powerful bottom end.
The 2.75 x 2.75 x 2.08 - 2.51-inch (70 x 70 x 53-64mm) speakers benefit from a one-touch turn-on operation which sees the chamber mechanism rise from the body, and hopefully will not prove too much of a distraction from the gaming marathon. The audio accompaniment is likely to go on for some time too, thanks to the inclusion of rechargeable batteries with a claimed 12 hour playback time between top-ups.
An LED status indicator will let you know when more juice is required, and players can game and charge at the same time.
The Razer Ferox speakers would make a great looking addition to any portable gamer's arsenal and are available now for US$59.99, which includes a carrying pouch. They're not just for gaming, of course, as the 3.5mm jack can also bring the Razer sound to such things as media players and mobile computing solutions.