Razer's HyperFlux mouse does wireless power without a battery

James Martin  CNET

James Martin CNET

Fresh off the announcement of Corsair's wave of wireless peripherals, Razer is throwing its hat into the ring with its new HyperFlux technology.

"While other companies have attempted to do wireless charging for mice, they have been unable to achieve true wireless power as their mice still need a battery to be charged", Razer chief executive officer Min-Liang Tan said in a statement. The HyperFlux has no battery and needs no charging because it is powered wirelessly through the HyperFlux Mouse Pad.

Instead, the gaming mouse comes with a charging mat, the Firefly Hyperflux. First, the mouse can be lighter as it does not include a battery anymore.

Weighing in at 96 grams (0.21 pounds), the Razer Mamba Firefly HyperFlux feels nearly like nothing when you pick it up. Razer's Firefly HyperFlux has two (hard/cloth) mousing surfaces designed for responsive tracking. Both should be available by end of Q1 2018.

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In short, once gamers are satisfied with these products' performance, then the miracle of wireless mat & mice may enter the mainstream and we'll never have to worry about manually charging a mouse again. Razer says these speaker systems were created to help aid gamers with sensing environmental factors - aspects like accurate positional audio can often be important in games. "Dupont Kevlar coated drivers project solid mids, while independent silk-woven tweeters per satellite produce smooth and balanced highs... a cylindrical downward firing subwoofer promotes airflow for consistent, deep tones", Razer says, explaining the wide ranging sound on offer.

Razer also uses the show to show off concept ideas that may or may not ever make it to the market but are interesting to consider as reference ideas where Razer is playing with themes that it might eventually use elsewhere. "The Razer Nommo line changes that once and for all". The first is that the mouse is the product with which Razer - which went public last year in Hong Kong, and now has a market cap of around $4.7 billion - first made its name several years ago.

Also new from Razer is a trio of PC speaker sets, called the Nommo, Nommo Chroma and Nommo Pro. "The standard and Chroma versions of the Nommo are simple and stylish stereo speakers fitted with 3" fiberglass drivers.

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