Razer has just announced the Nari Ultimate, the flagship of the new Nari series. And it comes with a feature you never thought you needed on a pair of gaming headphones – haptic feedback.
The technology for implementing haptic feedback into a headset is referred to as Razer HyperSense. The haptic drivers are by a German company called Lofelt, and they generate multidimensional haptic feedback to match sounds coming through the headset. This, Razer claims, works across all formats of games, and contributes to a gamer’s positional awareness.
This is coupled with THX Spatial Audio, on top of its 50mm Neodymium drivers which simulates 360-degree sound. So now, you can not only hear where your enemies are coming from, you can also feel it.
The headset also comes with what Razer claims to be cooling gel-infused cushions and hidden indented eyewear channels. This is so that you’ll be comfortable wearing the Nari Ultimate for extended periods of time, and those wearing glasses won’t have to take them off just to have the headset on.
Rounding the features up, the Razer Nari Ultimate can be used wired or wirelessly, across all platforms – be it PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch or mobile. The wireless portion uses the 2.4GHz frequency and has a range of 12m. The Nari Ultimate can sustain wireless mode for up to eight hours.
As mentioned at the start of this report, the Razer Nari Ultimate leads the new Nari line of gaming headsets. It’s priced at US$199 (~RM823). On the other end, we have the Razer Nari Essential which sacrifices the Razer HyperSense haptic feedback and downsizes the drivers down to 40mm, but has double the battery life at 16 hours. This costs US$99 (~RM409).
The product that’s available to us in Malaysia is simply named after the series itself, the Razer Nari. It’s exactly the same as the Nari Ultimate, minus the HyperSense haptic feedback. Interestingly enough, it’s priced at RM799 (~US$193), which is close to the price of the Nari Ultimate. In the US market though, the Nari is priced at US$149 (~RM616).