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Razer Turret for Xbox One Review: King of the Couch

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The Razer Turret is a great keyboard and mouse combo for Xbox One and PC, though it needs more Xbox games that support it.

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I live in New York City, and my apartment has no room for a desk. For a while now, I’ve been a couch-bound gamer by necessity. And while I’ve tried wireless keyboards and mice, the Razer Turret for Xbox One ($249.99 / £249.99) feels like it hits the sweet spot.

The mouse and mechanical keyboard combo, designed for Xbox One but also functional on PCs, has excellent design, an expandable mouse mat, a full-size mouse and decent battery life. Whether you want to play Xbox One games with a mousepad or just like to game on the couch, the Razer Turret is a premium, purposeful option that can make a couch gamer on feel like they’re being taken seriously.

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Razer Turret for Xbox One Specs

Switches Keyboard: Razer Green (tactile and clicky)Mouse: Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches
Lighting Razer Chroma
Media Keys Through function keys
Game Mode PC only
Key Rollover Ten-key rollover
Polling Rate 1,000 Hz (keyboard and mouse)
Mouse Sensor 16,000 DPI
Interface USB Type-C, USB 2. 0 Type-A
Cables Keyboard: 2 m braided, removableMouse:  2.1 m braided, removable
Materials Aluminum (keyboard), plastic (mouse)
Software PC: Razer Synapse 3Xbox One: Razer Turret for Xbox One App
Dimensions  (WxDxH) 23.6 x 7.6 x 1.5 inches / 600 x 194 x 36.9 mm (with tray expanded)
Weight Keyboard: 4.1 pounds / 1,860  gMouse: 0.2 pounds / 106 g
Warranty 2 years from Razer Store / 1 year from Microsoft
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If you’ve seen Razer’s BlackWidow keyboard or Mamba mouse , you’ll be familiar with the Turret.

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The keyboard aspect of the Turret is much like a tenkeyless BlackWidow but with a number of modifications to get it ready for gaming. It’s far thicker, thanks to both the battery and the addition of a wrist rest built into the black aluminum frame baring the Razer logo. The mid-height keycaps rest on top of Razer’s green switches, which Razer defines as having a “tactile and clicky” feel (similar to a Cherry MX Blue, but with a shorter reset).

There are two ports on the top of the keyboard: a USB Type-C port to charge the keyboard and a micro USB port to plug the mouse into the keyboard for charging. Also on the top are the on/off switch and a status light that shows how much battery you have left.

But the magic is in the retractable mouse mat on the right side of the keyboard (sorry, Southpaws). When you pull a small handle underneath the keyboard, the sizable trackpad slides out. It can slide out just a little, enough for the mouse to be stored when you’re not using it, or all the way for gaming. The trackpad has magnets in it that keep the mouse lightly attached so it doesn’t slide off while you’re gaming.

The mouse looks very much like Razer’s Mamba wireless mouse, all-black with a Razer logo. On top are two mouse buttons, a scroll wheel and DPI adjustment buttons. You’ll find two additional programmable buttons on the left side of the mouse.

There’s a small compartment on the underside of the mouse to store the 2.4 GHz wireless receiver that you plug into your Xbox One or PC to use the Turret.

Couch Gaming for Xbox and PC

The difference between using the Turret on the Xbox One versus on a PC isn’t that great, which is a testament to Microsoft and Razer’s vision. Once I got into games on my Xbox, I might as well have been playing them on PC, at least as far as controls go.

I spent most of my time on an Xbox One X playing Fortnite, perhaps the most popular of the handful of games currently compatible with a keyboard and mouse on Xbox One (likely closely followed by Minecraft). The game felt like the PC version as soon as I turned it on. It worked seamlessly with a mouse and keyboard. And since Fortnite’s matchmaking pairs keyboard and mouse players with others using a keyboard and mouse, I didn’t have an unfair advantage (it’s a shame, I could use a bit of an advantage).

As a whole, the Turret is really best for shooters, like Fortnite or the first-person pirate game Sea of Thieves, with just two additional buttons and easy DPI switches. It’s also great in games like Warframe, which offers text-based chat. A keyboard delivered a far better experience for me than using the Xbox’s on-screen keyboard.

The biggest limiting factor for Xbox, though, is the small number of games that support mouse and keyboard input at all. Right now, that’s less than 20, even if you count yet-to-be-released titles like Gears of War 5. That’s a lot to spend $250 for right now, but it may become a better investment in the future. The library of Xbox games that support keyboard and mouse input is growing, and major games like Metro: Exodus are slowly adding the feature.

In contrast, the Turret works with every game on PC, period. While Apex Legends for Xbox One doesn’t yet support keyboard and mouse, I played it on my gaming desktop from my couch with no problem. When I went back to see if Anthem had gotten any better (verdict: eh…), it again worked just fine.

Using it on a couch or in a chair just makes sense. There are no feet on the Turret, so playing with it on a desk is awkward. Plus, the non-removable wrist rest is angled in a way that was most comfortable with the keyboard in my lap.

My New York City apartment isn’t big enough for a desk, so my PC is hooked up to my television. I was using the old Turret (it has membrane keys and a half-size mouse) before, and this one is a revelation in comparison. The full-sized mouse is more comfortable and, as always, mechanical keyboards are better than membrane keyboards.

Those who switch between a PC and a desk may consider something like a Corsair Lapdog because it allows you to remove the keyboard and switch between home and desk setups (although the Lapdog doesn’t come with any peripherals unless you pay extra , and removing the keyboard is a complex procedure). But if you’re like me and mostly play on the couch, the Turret is far more comfortable.

For Xbox One, the dedicated Xbox button on the Turret makes a lot of sense because it takes you to the home screen. And Xbox’s menus worked well with the keyboard and mouse (right now it supports navigation with the arrow keys, but that’s really it). But for PC gaming, the Xbox key doesn’t do anything. You can’t even remap it in Razer’s Synapse software, which is a bummer.

While I was pleased with the Turret as a couch gaming peripheral platform, there’s one thing that took getting used to: the magnetized mouse mat. It kept me from dropping the mouse off of my lap, but it took me a bit of time to grow accustomed to the resistance I felt when picking the mouse up and putting it down, even if that force was never enough to mess with my gaming. It was simply an odd feeling.

My only other wish is that the mouse mat area were slightly larger, at least as tall as the keyboard itself.

Battery Life

Razer claims that the battery on the keyboard can last up to 11 hours on a charge with default lighting or 43 hours with lighting off, and that the mouse can run for 30 hours with lighting on and 50 hours with lighting disabled.

Over the course of a weekend, I played on and off for several hours without the need to recharge. If you play in bursts, you can easily get a few days out of it. If you play without RGB lighting, that will practically guarantee it.

Based on my time with the Turret, I’d say that heavy gamers may have to charge once every other day, though it really depends on your usage and how you customize the Chroma lighting.

Software

Depending on your platform, you’ll use one of two different pieces of software. On Xbox, it’s creatively titled “Razer Turret for Xbox,” with options for creating profiles, mouse sensitivity, RGB lighting for both the keyboard and mouse, plus power and sleep options. And yes, you can navigate the app with the Turret’s keyboard and mouse.

If you’re on a PC, you’ll use Razer Synapse 3. It allows for all of the same customizations as the Xbox app, as well as macro recording, button remapping and access to the Chroma Studio for custom effects.

Typing Experience

If you decide to use the Turret for work, you won’t be disappointed. Razer’s green switches are nice and clicky and feel great even just for regular typing. With the keyboard in my lap, I hit 112 words per minute on the 10fastfingers.com typing test with a 1 percent error rate. That’s a typical speed for me, but more accurate than normal.

You could, if you wanted, shut the mouse tray and put the whole thing on your desk, though I found that the angle of the wrist rest makes far more sense with the Turret on a couch than while sitting at a desk.

RGB Lighting

Razer’s Chroma lighting works just as well on Xbox as it does on PC. With Xbox there are slightly fewer effects and they’re not as customizable. But game developers who build in Chroma support can still offer custom RGB lighting for games.

While I prefer to have some backlighting, Razer suggests you’ll get far better battery life with the lighting off (see the Battery Life section above).

I did have a few missteps with the lighting. Specifically, it often glitched when switching between Xbox One and PC. For example, if I had set a static light to yellow on an Xbox One, then switched to a PC and set it to blue, the keyboard would shuffle between the two. I found if I shut off the Xbox One before detaching the Turret, the lighting tended to work normally when I switched to PC. But additionally, the function row, number row and top letter row would occasionally blink while on PC. This occurred on two separate review units.

This may be a niche case, but if you’re using the Turret for both Xbox and PC, it can get annoying. However, it’s of course possible that Razer could resolve this problem with a software update in the coming weeks or months.

The Razer Turret for Xbox One is an inspired couch keyboard and mouse setup. It’s built solid, the extendable mouse mat is excellent for easy storage, it’s comfortable to use on your lap, and it offers the true feeling of using a mechanical keyboard and mouse — because you are.

Yes, $249 is a lot of money on top of an Xbox One. The Xbox One S on its own has an MSRP of $299. But buying a mouse and keyboard of the Turret’s caliber separately for a PC wouldn’t be much cheaper than the Turret. I wish the RGB had no hiccups, though I hope that can be fixed through a software update.

Though it’s designed for the Xbox One, the Turret is still a strong option for a PC gamer who plays from the couch. In fact, it works with more games on PC, so it’s really a better deal for those on PC. If you don’t want to slip existing PC mice and keyboards into something like a Corsair Lapdog , the new Turret is a great fit.

Finally, as a couch-based gamer, I feel like I’m being treated as an equal on the peripheral front—but I could still use that advantage in Fortnite.

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Razer Turret for Xbox One review: Excellent for PC … not so much for Xbox

The Razer Turret is a unique keyboard «lapboard» that is designed specifically for use on Xbox One (complete with its very own Xbox nexus button). The Turret has a high-friction rubber underside designed to help it stay put when you’re getting comfy on the sofa, as well as a slide-out magnetized tray for your mouse. Even if you’re playing at a slight angle, the magnetized surface makes the mouse far easier to use on your lap, as a result.

There’s a lot to love about the Razer Turret, particularly since it works on Windows PCs as well. However, this is billed as an Xbox product, and ironically, it’s the Xbox that stops the experience from being truly great. The Xbox experience feels more like an early access beta test than a complete product and service.

Razer Turret

$250 Bottom line: The Razer Turret is a stellar piece of kit, at least for PC. On Xbox One, it’s sunk by weak software support.

For
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Tactile, satisfying keys
  • Unique magnetic mouse pad
  • High-friction underside for lap stability
Against
  • Rubbery parts get dirty quickly
  • No left-handed support
  • Expensive
  • Weak Xbox mouse and keyboard support

The Razer Turret itself is awesome

The Turret comes with a wireless mouse, a lappable keyboard, and a USB dongle to connect up its wireless signal. The dongle works on both Xbox One and PC, and it ties up neatly with Razer’s software for managing Chroma lighting, mouse sensitivity, and more. You can set up various profiles for different scenarios from either Xbox or PC, utilizing a modern Xbox app on the console that is surprisingly well-made.

The Razer Turret is a stunning piece of kit that showcases Razer’s attention to detail.

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The Turret is quite heavy, perhaps so that it sits still on your lap more easily. A large rubber foot sits underneath the keyboard to increase friction, helping stability. The only downside is that it attracts dust and other debris like a gigantic magnet. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to clean.

The keyboard uses Razer’s signature switches, and they are robust and well-made. They have a good amount of travel, with responsive action and tactile, clicky feedback. It sports a range of function keys, including media controls and Chroma brightness toggles, but it also has an Xbox nexus button for opening the menu (or Game Bar on PC), which is a nice touch.

On the reverse is a switch for turning the keyboard on or off, as well as USB ports for charging or direct connectivity. If you forget to turn it off, though, it’s not a big deal, since it will automatically power down into a power-saving state when it detects that it’s not in use. The same is true for the bundled mouse, which sports similar features across the board, with customizable Chroma lighting, an optional port for USB connectivity, and a power switch. It also has a small compartment for storing the USB wireless dongle.

Where things get more interesting is in the slide-out magnetic mouse mat, incorporated directly into the keyboard. The mouse subtly magnetizes itself to the plastic mouse mat, which helps you maintain stability if you’re playing on your lap, perhaps at suboptimal angles. There’s a tradeoff for those who prefer playing at a higher DPI, with frequent mouse repositioning, since it’s a little cumbersome to lift the mouse off the magnetized surface. The mouse has DPI control buttons beneath the mouse wheel, to help you get used to the change, though, as well as two rubbery textures on either side for additional grip. The Turret only sports a right-handed configuration, so if you prefer to play with your mouse in your left hand, you’re pretty much out of luck.

Whether you’re using it on your lap or your desk, the Razer Turret is a stunning piece of kit, showcasing Razer’s attention to detail. Every time I envisioned an issue with this form factor, Razer had already solved it, whether it’s with optional cables, the translucent storage door for the dongle, or the easy-to-clean surfaces and replaceable keys. The main downsides with the Turret are, ironically, Xbox’s problem rather than Razer’s.

Xbox keyboard and mouse support needs a lot of work

If you’re spending $250 on a keyboard specifically for your Xbox, you really need to know the truth about the state of mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One right now. Simply put, it’s a frightening mess.

Microsoft has a ton of work to do to make mouse and keyboard a pleasant experience on Xbox.

The Xbox One simply wasn’t designed with mouse and keyboard support in mind. It only really received it as a result of policy changes higher up the chain, and as a consequence of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) enabling it by default in games like Minecraft. There are only a dozen games that support mouse and keyboard on Xbox One, and of the games that utilize it, many have implemented it in a poor, haphazard way that betrays the quality of the Turret itself.

I gave Sea of Thieves a go with the Turret. As a UWP Microsoft title, you would expect that it would be the ideal candidate for testing out mouse and keyboard support. For the most part, it works quite well. The UI adapts to whichever input it has most recently detected, swapping screen prompts between Xbox buttons and keyboard buttons on the fly. For some reason though, performance seems to suffer, as if the game on Xbox wasn’t set up to allow players to pan left and right as fast as you can with a mouse. It’s an odd effect to describe without some higher-end tools to measure frame rates. It wasn’t a smooth experience at all.

Panning and precision selections are far easier with a mouse and keyboard in games like Surviving Mars.

I also gave Deep Rock Galactic a go, which fared far better. Less visually intensive than Sea of Thieves, Deep Rock Galactic didn’t suffer the same performance issues I saw from Rare’s title. I played through an entire match plundering alien mines, buoyed by the superior aiming accuracy afforded by the Turret mouse. Minecraft as well performs admirably with mouse and keyboard, with both titles adapting the UI well across both control schemes.

Frustratingly, Deep Rock Galactic requires that your Xbox controller is constantly powered and connected, even if you’re using a mouse and keyboard. This is a design oversight, and perhaps forgiveable since Deep Rock Galactic is still in early access. However, other games seem to have forgotten to disable the «Please connect an Xbox controller» prompt as well. Surviving Mars and The Sims 4 both also request controller presence in order to play, and Microsoft clearly has some work to do at a platform level to enable mice and keyboards to be detected as the main input device.

Speaking of The Sims 4 and Surviving Mars , both games handle far better with a mouse and keyboard, owing to their strategy simulation genres. It’s far easier to select and manipulate individual elements on-screen with a mouse cursor, but the UI does a poor job of noticing that the user is primarily playing with a mouse and keyboard.

Microsoft has a ton of work to do at a platform level to make mouse and keyboard a pleasant experience on Xbox One. The fact you can only navigate the dashboard using arrow keys, coupled with the fact certain features require the presence of an Xbox controller really hinders the experience. Since the Xbox is simply not designed for mouse and keyboard support, you cannot simply sit down with the Razer Turret and play, which is frustrating.

Should you buy the Razer Turret?

Razer Turret (Image credit: Windows Central)

The Razer Turret, as well-made as it is, is very expensive. Costing as much as an Xbox One S, with poor support from the Xbox library and from Microsoft, this product is difficult to recommend for a console user. The saving grace of the Turret is that it’s also fully compatible with PC, where a mouse and keyboard makes far more sense. As a lappable gaming option for PC users, this is likely a best-in-class product.

However, this is very much an Xbox-licensed product, marketed as a companion for Xbox One. The experience Microsoft offers mouse and keyboard users on Xbox feels more like a test than a finished product, which is very frustrating after you use the Turret for a while.

If you want a lappable keyboard for your PC, for playing Steam games in your living room, this is among the best you can get. I cannot emphasise enough how you SHOULD NOT buy this for your Xbox One, though, until Microsoft takes mouse and keyboard support more seriously on its console platform.

A premium keyboard and mouse

Razer Turret

Works on your lap

This is a great keyboard and mouse combo for a living room PC experience, but the weak support from Microsoft and Xbox makes it hardly worth while for a console user.

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Razer Turret for Xbox One Review

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The all-in-one Xbox keyboard you probably don’t need.

By Nic Vargus

Updated: Apr 2, 2019 5:27 pm

Posted: Apr 2, 2019 5:27 pm

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The Razer Turret is lovably wonky. It’s a chunky all-in-one keyboard and mouse, fused to a matte black platter. It’s made for Xbox gamers—the ones who compete from the couch.

It’s actually the second iteration of the Turret, but in many ways, it’s the first of its kind. That’s because Razer’s partnered with Microsoft to create the first wireless keyboard designed specifically for Xbox One and licensed by Microsoft. The device itself looks and feels like the lovechild of a Razer Mamba and a Razer BlackWidow (minus the number pad).

The Turret has Razer’s proprietary mechanical switches—Razer Green—and a retractable mouse pad. The mouse pad is decked out with a weak magnet designed to keep your mouse from slipping while perched at an angle on your lap. The Turret also comes equipped with a dedicated Xbox Key that gives you access to the homescreen and Razer Chroma lighting, and all of this is a whopping $250 (See it on the Razer Store).

Razer Turret — Design and Features

All the matte black and fancy lights in the world can’t stop the Turret from looking like an alien’s approximation of a keyboard. Unlike other keyboards, the keys don’t sit in a recess—meaning you can see right underneath them, where the lights shine. From photos, it looks like it’d be a wobbly mess on your lap. But you’ll realize just how sturdy this thing is the second you take it out of the box.
Even without the mouse pad extended, the Razer Turret is enormous. With it extended, it’s just half an inch shy of two feet wide, and more than 7 1/2 inches long. That, paired with its ridiculously heavy weight, make the Turret feel remarkably stable on your lap.

Unfortunately, its wireless capabilities all rely on a very tiny 2.4Ghz dongle, which I dislike for two reasons. First, I’m bound to lose any dongle this small—just ask the frantic search party I employed after a pre-review misplacement. Razer, at least, has given thought to this problem and crafted a dongle-sized cutout in the mouse.

Second, where I play games, there’s usually a lot of noise, especially in the 2.4Ghz range. Razer has also considered this, so it employs Razer’s proprietary Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) that lets it hop channels to avoid congestion. It seems like it works too, as in my time with the Turret I never got suddenly disconnected.

Razer’s also crafted a supplementary Razer Turret app—which allows you to customize your mouse sensitivity and keyboard lighting. There are some great options to choose from, but my favorite was reactive—a style that made keys glow after you’d hit them—and Starlight, a wildly impractical setting that made random keys glow like flickering stars.

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The Turret has a pretty impressive battery life, as it’s rated for 11 hours of gameplay with lights blazing. But you can nearly quadruple the battery life to 40 hours by turning the lights off. You can also squeeze a little more juice out of the battery by adjusting the power settings in the Turret app, though the options are pretty much limited to how quickly you want the device to power down when it hasn’t received an input.

Razer Turret — Gaming

There’s a lot to love with the Turret. The Razer mechanical switches felt fantastic, with a gentle clickiness and a responsive feel. I adored the weight of the device too. Included in the box are braided cords—which allow you to charge and play simultaneously.

The 16,000 DPI mouse is modeled after the Razer Mamba. It features a lightweight body and comfortable contour, with two side buttons and a tactical, clicking scroll wheel. The mouse is rated at 30 hours of battery life with lighting on—and up to 50 hours with it off. The Turret comes with a short cord and you can actually charge the device from the keyboard. The mouse is rated for a durability of up to 50 million clicks. But most importantly, its asymmetric design felt comfortable in the hand.

Pairing the device is a cinch. You plug the dongle into one of the USB ports, flip a switch on the keyboard and mouse, and (provided your device is charged) you’re connected. You can also play in wired mode, which is done by just plugging it in using the included six foot cord and turning the Turret on.

Navigating through Xbox One’s UI is done strictly through the keyboard. The Turret makes this simple by dedicating a button to getting back to the Xbox’s home screen—and I never accidentally hit this button at the wrong time or anything like that. The keyboard also features volume control keys, backlight control keys, and a sleep button.
But all that doesn’t matter if the entire package isn’t comfortable—and somewhat surprisingly, that’s really gonna depend on the height of your couch. On the shortest couch I tested on, my keyboard-side wrist got incredibly sore. Hard lesson: to not screw up your wrist, you need to be mindful of your posture—only with the keyboard pressed as close to my stomach as possible did I find myself in an acceptable ergonomic range. (Sidenote: I even had my doctor friend measure my biomechanics and everything—thanks Dr. Coast!). It still doesn’t feel like a perfect setup, and I found myself shaking out my wrists during each game. That’s not to say it’s all that different from gaming on a laptop positioned on your lap.

I loved the magnetic hold from the mousepad


I loved the magnetic hold from the mousepad—it never felt like it was slowing me down when sliding the mouse side to side. It’s only when you lift the mouse that you feel it. In some ways, the magnet is both too strong and not strong enough. At a dramatic enough angle, the mouse will still slip down the mouse pad—I measured it with an angle finder and found that angle is about 14 degrees. I think it’s possible many people will prefer an angle of nearly 20 degrees. On the too strong side: people who lift their mouse when they play are going to be driven crazy by the subtle magnet hold. But for me, it was perfect. It kept the mouse placed securely on the mouse pad when I wasn’t using it, without sacrificing any mobility or comfort.

Unfortunately, sitting about eight feet from the TV, the Turret had a subtle but noticeable input lag. Moving the mouse quickly from side to side felt a bit mushy at times, and not quite as crisp as the Xbox controller. It didn’t affect my gameplay, but I’m far from a pro gamer. Anyone who spends $250 on a device to give them a competitive advantage is going to expect perfection. You could always plug the Turret in if the input lag became particularly egregious, but that kind of defeats the purpose.

Despite the hiccup—and I would classify the subtle input lag as more of a hiccup than a dealbreaker—I ended up loving certain games with the Turret. For instance, I’ve always sucked at Fortnite, and that’s partly because I’ve never been comfortable crafting. But within minutes, I was able to quickly switch between building and bulleting. It just makes more sense on a keyboard and mouse. And across all games, aiming was faster and as intuitive as you’d expect from a high-end mouse and keyboard.

But ultimately, no matter how well it works on Xbox One, I’m not convinced there’s a competitive advantage to be had.


But ultimately, no matter how well it works on Xbox One, I’m not convinced there’s a competitive advantage to be had. Most games I played on Xbox One will (thankfully) pair you with other keyboard and mouse players. Somewhat ironically, the Razer Turret is probably best for PC gamers who rely on a Steam Link or similar tech. That’s because, at time of publishing, Razer lists only eighteen Xbox One games that support Keyboard and Mouse input.

  • Gears 5
  • Fortnite
  • Warframe
  • Minecraft
  • X-Morph: Defense
  • Vermintide 2
  • Bomber Crew
  • Children of Morta
  • DayZ
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Minion Masters
  • Moonlighter
  • Roblox
  • Strange Brigade
  • Vigor
  • Warface
  • Wargroove
  • War Thunder

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If you’re one of rare people who’s been waiting for a great keyboard and mouse for one of eighteen Xbox One games, the Razer Turret is a welcome option. It features a whopping 40 hours of battery life and boasts incredible build quality. But for $250, you’re going to need to be extraordinarily committed to both the supported games and the input method.

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Razer Turret for Xbox One review

TechRadar Verdict

The Razer Turret is a fantastic keyboard and mouse combo, and will be perfect for any Xbox One users looking to take advantage of the new compatibility options. However, its exorbitant price could make it a tough sell for the budget-conscious.

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For the longest time, game consoles simply didn’t have access to the broad range of peripherals that PC gamers could enjoy. And, while an Xbox One X player still can’t use some of the more bizarre PC gaming peripherals, Microsoft now supports keyboard and mouse compatibility on the Xbox family of devices. 

And, that’s where peripherals like the Razer Turret fit in.

With its prominent Xbox branding, the Razer Turret — a keyboard and mouse combo by one of PC’s most preeminent peripheral makers — is primarily marketed towards Xbox One players, though it’s compatible with Windows 10, too. 

On Xbox you’ll be able to use it for games like Fortnite, Warframe and Minecraft but — as of right now — the list doesn’t extend far beyond that. 

So is it worth paying  $249 (£249, AU$429) for an under-supported keyboard for Xbox One? Yes and no. 

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Right when you take the Razer Turret out of its packaging, the first thing you’ll notice is just how heavy the Razer Turret is: just the keyboard, with the pull-out mouse pad included, weighs a whopping 4.1 lb. This is thanks to the all-metal build. That said, the Razer Turret is one sturdy peripheral, and you don’t need to worry about snapping it after one frantic gaming session. 

There’s an extraordinary amount of space located under the spacebar. We looked at it in confusion at first, but after using it for a while on our couch, this space is a blessing. You’re going to need a wrist rest if you plan on doing some marathon gaming, and this space provides just that. 

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Then, if you turn over the Keyboard, it’s covered in this waxy non-slip material. This does the job, but man it gets dirty fast. Doubly so if you have cats like we do. The Razer Turret is relatively easy to clean with a wet cloth, just be ready to regularly wipe it down. 

Back on the top of the keyboard, the keys are elevated above the body, instead of having the deck of the keyboard recessed into the body. This gives it a premium look and feel that reminded us of the Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo. This raised design also makes it so much easier to clean. You don’t have to worry about hair, skin and food crumbs falling into the void between the keys. 

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This is a Razer product, so of course the Turret is bedecked with RGB lighting. However, Xbox One users won’t have access to Razer Synapse, so the customization is a bit limited. Through the Razer Turret app on the Xbox store, you can change the colors and effects of the RGB lighting, but you can’t create your own custom layouts like you can on PC.

On the right hand side of the keyboard, you’ll find a mousepad that you can pull out, and it’s magnetic. This is both a blessing and a curse: in a long game of Civilization 5 it means you can leave your mouse alone while going for a drink of wine in between turns, but in a frantic Fortnite match on Xbox, being magnetically attached to the mouse pad messed us up more than once. 

The mouse itself is remarkably similar to the Razer DeathAdder Elite. Same amount of buttons, same layout – even the specs are remarkably similar down to the 16,000 DPI. The only difference we can eke out without the DeathAdder Elite in front of us is that it’s wireless. That’s high praise, indeed, as the DeathAdder Elite is one of our favorite gaming mice.  

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Performance

The Razer Turret is a beast, and if you’re a console gamer that’s never played games on a mouse and keyboard, you’re jumping right into the big leagues here. We tested this keyboard out in high-speed online games like Fortnite, slow strategy games like Civilization VI and single player adventures like Metro Exodus. No matter what game we were playing, both the mouse and keyboard prevailed. 

We mentioned the price tag a little bit earlier, but you are getting what you’re paying for. The Razer Turret exudes quality from every pore. The keyboard has Razer Green switches — which we don’t love, but still respect — and the mouse has responsive and durable switches that should see it last years. 

These key switches require 50g of actuation force, which means they’re tactile and responsive – a win no matter how you look at it. And, while wireless peripherals are usually frowned upon among esports players, we didn’t notice any kind of input lag whatsoever.  

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Still, one thing we need to talk about is how the Razer Turret handles on the Xbox One dashboard. While we think it’s great that Microsoft opened up the Xbox One to keyboard and mouse, the implementation just feels half-baked. We would have loved to see the mouse actually work in the dashboard, so we could just fly to whatever game or app we want to launch, much like on Windows. 

Instead, we’re only able to scroll through options with the arrow keys on the keyboard, and it is not as accurate as it needs to be. We would love to see the Xbox One UI become closer to the Windows UI (though, still controller-friendly, obviously), but it just isn’t there yet. 

Final verdict

If you’re looking for a keyboard and mouse for Xbox One, and price just isn’t a factor, then the Razer Turret is absolutely one of the best options out there. But, for anyone on a budget, there are cheaper options out there — like the Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard and Lapboard Combo — that will get the job done, even if they aren’t as convenient.  

Still, this is an extremely rigid, responsive and punchy keyboard, paired with one of the best wireless mice we’ve used. We wish there was a bit more customization for Xbox users and we wish the non-slip surface wasn’t a hair magnet, but those are ultimately minor complaints. 

We would advise, however, maybe holding off until more of the best Xbox One games are compatible with mouse and keyboard – buying a $250 peripheral for five games is a hard sell. 

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The Razer Turret For Xbox One Will Make You Feel Godlike. Sometimes.

If you fancy the convenience and simplicity of a console but crave the precision and speed of a mouse and keyboard, then the Razer Turret for Xbox One could be a worthy addition to your gaming setup. Featuring a sleek aesthetic, ergonomic design, and specs that rival Razer’s own PC keyboards, it looks just about as good as it sounds on paper. The question is, does it deliver the goods?

Contents

  • Looks good, feels good
  • Limited experiences

It does. Mostly.

The Razer Turret not only looks good but it performs well, and it comes with everything you need to make it an attractive choice for both console gaming on the Xbox One and Windows PC. However, there are a few limitations that stand in the way of it truly being the Xbox One gamer’s quintessential gaming keyboard and mouse.

Looks good, feels good

In the box, you’ll find the wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, single unified USB wireless dongle, keyboard to mouse Micro-USB charging cable, keyboard to Xbox One/PC power adapter cable, power adapter, and product information guide.

All black and fitted with built-in wrist support, a retractable mouse pad, and Razer’s Mechanical Green Switches, the Turret keyboard is an attractive piece of hardware to look at. It’s not just for show either, as it comes with many of the same bells and whistles you’d find in any of Razer’s other keyboards. In fact, the Turret keyboard is very much like the Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2, but equipped with the option to go wireless, as well as Xbox One support.

The Turret keyboard has some weight to it. After checking the specs, I discovered it weighs in at a healthy 4.10 pounds. That’s more than double the weight of my Razer Huntsman, but I wouldn’t say it’s a problem. The weight, along with the rubber grip that runs along the bottom, proved to be very effective at keeping the keyboard from slipping off my lap during gaming sessions.

The Turret mouse, on the other hand, feels light as a feather and comes with its own set of attractive trappings that include Razer’s 5G advanced optical sensor with 16,000 DPI (which is a lot of technical jargon to say that it responds fast and requires less effort to move), and seven programmable buttons.

It also resembles another product in Razer’s existing line, the Mamba Wireless mouse. The design and size appear to be identical, with both featuring many of the same specs. It seems Razer has tweaked the designs of pre-existing peripherals to accommodate Microsoft’s console, adding in Xbox One wireless compatibility and Dynamic Lighting, which enables game-controlled LED effects.

The Razer Turret is marketed as the first wireless keyboard and mouse for the Xbox One. With 40 to 90 hours of battery life on a single charge (more generous than the console’s wireless controller), a wireless keyboard for a console sounds good in theory, but I remain skeptical. Most of my experiences with wireless keyboards and gaming have never ended well, with wireless interference and lag being the main reasons.

There’s nothing more infuriating than being on a kill streak and losing it because your fancy wireless keyboard suddenly stops responding. So, I decided to put the Razer Turret through its paces. I first connected both the keyboard and mouse to my PC using the included cables. The instruction guide suggests charging both peripherals first before using them, so I did. A couple of hours later, both were fully charged, so I disconnected the cables and plugged in the wireless dongle.

I immediately experienced interference, and I hadn’t even opened up a game. It was the same problem I had with a wireless Logitech keyboard I previously owned. The Razer Turret uses a 2.4 GHz wireless connection and a USB 2 connector, which can spell problems if you’re also using USB 3 peripherals on your PC.

Switching things around seemed to help, but didn’t completely alleviate the problem. This is an issue that’s not isolated to the Razer Turret but an annoying quirk with some wireless devices in general. When both Turret devices were plugged in via a wired connection on my PC, the experience was seamless.

Limited experiences

Next, I tried the Turret with my trusty Xbox One S. Flipping it over, I pulled the latch on the side to release the retractable mouse pad. I placed the mouse on top of it and was surprised to find that the pad was magnetic – yet another clever way to keep everything in its place. The pull from the magnet added resistance to the mouse that made it feel weighty and planted.

The keyboard laid securely across my lap as I fired up my Xbox One S. Once the menu was up, I began clicking the mouse and typing buttons on the keyboard. No response. Hmm, maybe if I disconnected the wireless dongle and plug it back in? Nope. Turn off the mouse and keyboard, and turn it back it on? Nada. Turn off the Xbox One S and … nah.

At this point, I turned to Google. On Xbox support, I learned that only certain apps and games work with mouse and keyboard. It also doesn’t work with the Xbox user interface or in the home menu. I decided to see which games I could play to test the Razer Turret out, and I made another interesting discovery. A total of 22 games support mouse and keyboard controls on the Xbox One.

That’s just sad.

I can’t help but feel that the $250 price tag for a keyboard marketed specifically for a console that only has 22 games that support it is a little much, even if that list includes gems like Minecraft, The Sims 4, and Fortnite.

I pressed onward and settled on playing Fortnite, since it seemed the most relevant game and would give me an opportunity to try out the mouse and keyboard controls in a shooter on the console. I pressed the Xbox button on the keyboard, and it opened the quick menu, where I could arrow over to Fortnite and open it.

I decided to play Team Rumble because frankly, I suck at Fortnite, and can take all the help I can get. While I waited in the lobby for the match to begin, I used the directional keys to move and jump around. No interference. Nice.

The Battle Bus pulled up and we were off. I dropped down on the map, then scavenged for weapons, shield potions, and building resources as I prepared for late-game tomfoolery. Building was fast and easy, and the same applied to switching from building to shooting. I lucked out and managed to pick up a rare heavy assault rifle. I picked off enemies in the distance with precision that I sincerely forgot was achievable on consoles — and it was so much fun. In fact, that game ended in a Victory Royale and, quite possibly, the best kill count I’ve ever achieved in Fortnite.

Honestly, the Razer Turret surprised me. Even with its wireless quirks on PC, it is a worthwhile addition to the setup of any Xbox One and Windows PC gamer, especially with the option to go wired anytime you choose. It has the potential to become a nice option for gamers who play on the Xbox One console primarily and want the precision of mouse and keyboard controls. But the short list of games that support the platform, along with a $250 price tag, make it more of a novelty than anything else.

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Razer Turret (Xbox One edition) Review

Verdict

The Razer Turret (Xbox One edition) is a definite step forward from the original. The custom Razer-made switches aren’t for everyone, but they’re more than good enough for competitive gaming. This, coupled with an upgraded mouse and large mat, make it a great option for sofa-seated players. But as a standalone product there are better wireless gaming keyboards available for the money.

Pros

  • Solidly built
  • Innovative pop-out mouse pad design
  • Huge upgrade on the original

Cons

  • Razer switches not for everyone
  • Very chunky
  • Uncomfortable for long gaming sessions

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £249.99
  • 2.4 GHz wireless connection
  • Razer Mechanical Switches
  • Up to 11 hours battery life
  • 16,000 DPI sensor
  • Dimensions: 194 x 390 x 36.93 mm

The original Razer Turret was an interesting, but compromised, beast that aimed to be the ultimate wireless keyboard and mouse combo for lounge PC gamers.

It offered an innovative stand design and charging mechanism. This, coupled with a fold-out mouse pad, made the original Razer Turret come close to achieving its goal. But the use of chiclet keys ultimately made it feel inappropriate for competitive gaming.

This is why we’re happy to see Razer take a second stab at making the ultimate lounge gaming keyboard with its shiny new Razer Turret (Xbox One edition), which – thank the pew pew gods – features proper mechanical switches.

The use of Razer’s own mechanical switches isn’t the only design change the company’s made to the new Turret. These are good and bad in equal measure.

The keyboard has been completely redesigned. As well as the new switches, Razer’s ditched the proprietary charge stand. This is great, because you can now charge the keyboard using any USB cable – as an added perk, the company also includes a port and cable to let you charge the included wireless mouse through the keyboard.

The downside here is that it makes an already large product take up a lot more space. One of the best things about the original Turret’s stand was how much space it saved by letting you vertically dock the keyboard and mouse. Razer’s also refrained from loading the keyboard with media shortcut and macro keys. I can forgive the absence of macros, but the lack of media controls makes it feel a step behind the Corsair K63.

The 2.4GHz wireless dongle included makes it a breeze to set up on both the Xbox and PC – insert it into a USB port and you’re good to go. The Chroma backlighting continues to look great on both the keyboard and mouse, and is super-easy to customise via Razer’s Synapse app. The only issue is the Xbox main UI isn’t set up for mouse input, so you’ll find yourself navigating the main menu with arrow keys.

That aside, I’m a huge fan of the new pop-out mouse pad. Unlike the previous Turret, the new version has the lap mouse mat slide out of the keyboard’s right side. The mechanism feels significantly sturdier and makes it possible to store the mat if you happen to be using the Turret at a desk.

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Razer Turret (Xbox One edition) performance – Good for lounge gaming

When it comes to performance, the Razer Turret Xbox edition is generally good, but comes with a few compromises resulting from its lap/lounge gaming focus.

The biggest elephant in the room is its size. The use of mechanical switches is great, but it makes the keyboard significantly bigger than the original Turret. With the mouse tray out, it’s nearly two feet wide and weighs 1860g. Even though it’s a 10-keyless keyboard this makes the new Turret feel a little clunky.

But for me, the cleverly designed mouse tray makes up for this. As well as being larger than the original Turret’s, the new tray is magnetised. This sounds like a small improvement, but it helps prevent the mouse falling to the floor or flying across the room when you stand up or adjust your position.

Personally I prefer the red switches on Corsair’s K63 to the new Turret’s proprietary Razer Mechanical Green switches, which have a more noticeable tactical bump and feel a little like Cherry MX Blues. But the updated tray and new mechanical keys mean you can play competitive first-person shooters in your comfy chair, away from a desk – something I couldn’t say about the original or the K63, which doesn’t have an attachable mouse pad.

The mouse is also generally good. The 16,000 DPI mouse is a customised version of the Razer Mamba, which is no bad thing. The mouse has a compact, ergonomic design with two side buttons and a nicely tactile control wheel and DPI controls on top.

The only downside is that, because it’s on your lap, the play angle is lower than it would be on a desk setup. This means prolonged sessions can feel a little painful, despite the keyboard’s nicely sized wrist rest. This is a shame, as battery life is pretty good and I’ve easily had at least 10 hours gaming out of the Razer Turret, with backlighting on, before having to reach for a charge cable.

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Should I buy a Razer Turret (Xbox One edition)?

If you’re a console or lounge PC gamer looking for a well-built, reliable wireless gaming keyboard to use on your lap, then the Razer Turret is pretty much your only option at the moment.

As gaming keyboards go, I’m not completely sold on Razer’s custom switches. But the mouse, nifty pop-out pad design and solid battery life make it a great option for its intended users.

Issues with its hefty weight and sizeable design, coupled with strong competition from Corsair, whose K63 is a better standalone wireless gaming keyboard, stop it from scoring top marks, however.

Verdict

The Razer Turret (Xbox One edition) is a definite step forward from the original, with an upgraded mouse and large mat making it a great option for sofa-seated players. But as a standalone product there are better value alternatives available.

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Razer Turret Review | Reliable Reviews

Pros

  • Amazing Charging Dock
  • Convenient to use
  • Innovative design

Cons

  • Only works with mouse included
  • No additional «G» keys
  • Wireless mouse brings performance problems

Key Specs

  • Review Price: £149.99
  • Razer Orochi 9 Mouse0006
  • Sensor 3500 DPI
  • 40 hours battery life (mouse)
  • 4 months battery life (keyboard)
  • Wireless adapter 2.4 GHz
  • Dedicated Android buttons
  • Chiclet Keychains
  • Mouse pad magnetized

What is a Razer Turret?

The Razer Turret is one of those gadgets you never dreamed of — until you see it.

Basically a keyboard with a flip-out mouse pad that allows you to control your computer from the comfort of your couch. This may sound simple, and it really is.

However, the Razer Turret fills a hugely underrated niche: gamers who want to get off their desks and chairs. While £150 may seem like a hefty price tag, this is a product that some gamers will be looking forward to for decades.

Fortunately, I think the Razer Turret is a great kit, although there are a few shortcomings that need to be addressed.

Video: Hands-on with the Razer Turret

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Razer Turret Design & Ergonomics

The Razer Turret is a product that relies on comfort and ergonomics, so design is key.

Turret — Classic Razer design in black with green accents. The actual keyboard is a typical keyboard shortcut, but with two bonus Android buttons (home and back) for pairing with a smartphone or tablet. The button action is just as decent as you’d expect from chiclet keys, and the spacing is mostly good; it’s about the same size as a MacBook Air keyboard.

Mouse pad folds out to the right of the keyboard — no left-handers needed. It is quite compact, about the size of two and a half coasters for drinks. But it’s enough for the wide movements needed for video games.

What’s more, the mouse pad is slightly magnetized, which means the included Razer Orochi mouse — also magnetized — won’t slip off the surface. I found this really useful when playing on the couch as the turret tends to sit at an angle. Using a conventional mouse (Logitech G900, for reference) showed disappointment, but the sticky Orochi remained glued to the mat.

The bottom of the turret is covered with a rubber band to keep it from slipping off your knees. The hinge connecting the keyboard and mouse pad is rather stiff; during the game, he did not hesitate and did not bend.

Also included is a small 2. 4 GHz Bluetooth adapter. This can be plugged into a laptop’s USB port for an instant connection. The turret can also connect via a standard Bluetooth connection, which means you can sync it with your smartphone.

Perhaps the best thing about the tower is its compact design: it’s small, thin and light, and it’s fantastic. However, the same compact design also has several disadvantages.

There are no additional buttons on the keyboard to start with. Most gaming keyboards come with additional keys that can be mapped to functions in the game — often referred to as «G» keys. But the turret’s keyboard doesn’t have one, which limits its use.

The same goes for the mouse: the Razer Orochi is a minimalistic mobile mouse. Thus, there are only seven programmable buttons. Orochi is also noticeably small, by market standards. If you’re used to arguing with hefty mice — think the Roccat Nyth or the Logitech G900 — then switching to the Orochi will be like going from a bazooka to a slingshot.

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Razer Turret — Battery Life

The coolest thing about the Razer Turret is the charging dock, which comes free of charge. It allows you to charge your Orochi keyboard and mouse at the same time, and looks very nice.

Razer claims the Orochi provides 40 hours of battery life from continuous use. That being said, the keyboard is rated for four months on a single charge, although that will obviously depend on your level of use.

I used Turret because I usually use a mouse and keyboard: many hours of sessions with overnight charging. Neither the keyboard nor the mouse betrayed me. And for good measure, I tried three days without charging any device, to great success.

Razer Turret — Software

Like all Razer products, the Turret is designed to work with the company’s custom Synapse software package. It’s the same package for all Razer devices, so if you own it, it’s already installed.

I have always loved Synapse; It’s versatile, offers plenty of features, looks good, and isn’t overly intrusive. It’s there when you need it and it’s hidden when you’re not.

Synapse isn’t particularly useful with the turret, but mostly because neither keyboard nor mouse has a lot of features. After all, the keyboard has zero lighting, which is usually the bulk of Razer’s keyboard offering, and the mouse has a limited list of buttons, which means you won’t be using macro functions.

However, you can use Synapse to perform all the usual tasks, such as changing the polling rate and DPI settings for Orochi, or tracking keystrokes with a heatmap. Don’t forget that Synapse will also load settings based on the game you’re playing, so you don’t suffer the headache of quickly editing settings every time you launch a new title.

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Razer Turret — performance and gaming

Besides its magnetized base, the mouse is a standard Razer Orochi. As such, you can read more about the device in my full Razer Orochi review. However, if clicking that link is too much effort, then in short I gave the Orochi an 8/10 rating, praising its portability, tracking, and design, but was disappointed by its small size.

In terms of performance, Orochi is a reliable device. It features a Razer 4G sensor — a bit old, but still good — and has a maximum DPI (read: sensitivity) of 3500 (up from the usual 8,200). By 2016 standards, that’s not a lot, but 3500dpi should be enough for most gamers using a Full HD monitor or lower.

Higher sensitivity is actually useless for us mere mortals because your cursor will be too hard to control — maybe if you’re not using a 4K monitor.

Perhaps the biggest problem is the performance hit when using Orochi wirelessly, which you almost certainly will. The response time is between 1ms and 8ms, and the polling rate — how often the mouse reports its location to the computer — drops from a maximum of 1000Hz to 125Hz.

It’s not ideal, so if you have an important tournament, don’t take the Turret with you. But if you just collapse on the couch for a little Uncharted 4 jam, you’ll be fine.

Both mouse and keyboard communicated well; I didn’t notice any cursor jitter, but a few keystrokes didn’t register. However, this only happened two or three times within a few weeks of use, so don’t worry about it.

I want to make this very clear: it’s unlikely that you will have significant performance issues with the turret. Professional gamers won’t use it as any latency is too high. But even in wireless mode, Orochi is fast enough — don’t be afraid of milliseconds guys.

What games work best with the Razer Turret?

With a keyboard and mouse, you can play just about anything. But while racing games are best played with a steering wheel, certain game genres are suitable for certain types of mice and keyboards.

Orochi has the biggest limitation — a small number of buttons. There are seven programmable keys, but you only really override two to four of them — depending on how much you value DPI switches.

So if you want to play games that depend on hotkeys like World of Warcraft, Orochi isn’t ideal. On the contrary, the simplicity and lightness of the Orochi case is great for daring games such as MOBA (League of Legends, Dota 2) or first-person shooters (CounterStrike, Call of Duty).

The keyboard is, of course, minimalist. As mentioned earlier, there are no remapped «G» keys. Therefore, when setting keyboard shortcuts, you are limited to the standard QWERTY keyboard and the usual modifiers (Ctrl, Alt, Shift). For these reasons, again, Turret is not ideal for key-heavy games like MMORPGs.

Also note that the arrow buttons are a bit small, especially the up and down keys. It won’t matter for most games, but I really like Flash Revolution — a browser-based dance mat clone — and it definitely felt finicky here, trying to rip off movement with nifty keys.

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Should I buy a Razer Turret?

There’s no denying that the Razer Turret costs £150. But note that for the money you get a wireless mouse (worth just £65), a wireless keyboard and a magnetized mouse pad. Plus the fact that it performs a unique function, because there are very few of it on the market.

The biggest problems with Turret are: firstly, the mouse is small, and secondly, you will almost certainly use a wireless mouse, which equates to reduced performance. But if you can see past those negatives (since you’re not trying to play by the professional standard), then the turret works just fine.

So what are the alternatives to the Razer Turret

? The obvious choice is the Roccat Sova ($149), but it’s huge, wired, and doesn’t look as sophisticated as the turret. It also hasn’t gone on sale yet (apparently in the third quarter of 2016). Thus, I will have to wait for the review model before I can make a proper comparison.

Also a variant — Corsair Lapdog. It’s smaller than the Sova, but still much larger — and much thicker — than the Razer Turret, so its size may put many off. In addition, its mouse pad is non-magnetic; the sliding mouse will soon get upset. It is available from OCUK for £109 making it cheaper than the turret. But while it’s a solution, I’m not sure if it’s a solution.

Only you know if you need a Razer Turret. And if you want a Razer Turret, only you know if that luxury is worth £150. If you want to play games on the couch, then the turret works well. If you can justify spending £150 on a couch game, then you’ll be happy enough with the Turret.

judgment

The Razer Turret isn’t perfect, but it works well — and more importantly, it’s by far the best solution for couch gamers I’ve ever seen.

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Razer Turret Review: What is it, an ant mouse pad?

Our verdict Razer Turret :
While the Razer Turret works great as a living room keyboard and mouse, it’s too small to be a viable PC gaming device. 2 10

Connecting a gaming PC to a TV is no longer a rarity. And with devices like the Steet Link and NVIDIA Shield, PC gaming in the living room happens all the time.

Many games work with the controller, but not all. MOBA, MMO, strategy and shooter games either don’t work with a controller or put you at a disadvantage with one.

This is where the enters the game with the laptop (a wireless keyboard and mouse designed to sit on your lap), such as the Razer Turret. And while it’s still a new market, Razer isn’t alone, as Corsair Lapdog and ROCCAT Sova are competitors.

The list price for the Razer Turret is $159.99. A cheaper membrane version of the Sova costs $150 (the mechanical version sells for $199). For Lapdog, its MSRP is $119 — but that doesn’t include a mouse and keyboard, and Corsair is offering it for $70 right now. Corsair offers mechanical keyboard kits for more money (a mouse isn’t included in any of Corsair’s options).

The Razer offering is priced similarly then, but the biggest difference between the Razer Turret and the other options is the size — the Turret is significantly smaller. This makes it portable and easy to store, but also gives you less space to work with. Does that stop the Turret from being a worthwhile purchase? Let’s figure it out.

Specifications and dimensions

Here are a few quick facts you should know about the Razer Turret:

  • 40 hours of continuous use to charge the
  • mouse

  • 4 months battery life on laptop
  • Mouse 3500 DPI
  • Anti-glare Chiclet style keyrings
  • Bluetooth and native 2. 4GHz wireless support for connecting to multiple devices

In terms of keyboard dimensions, you’re looking at 20 inches long when open and 11.6 inches when closed. It is 4.7 inches wide and 0.4 inches high. As mentioned in the intro, it is quite small. The most troubling dimension for PC gamers is width. The Corsair Lapdog and Sova are 11 inches wide, which means there’s a lot more room to move around.

Initial Impressions

At the risk of sounding a ruined recording, the first thing you’ll notice is that the turret is small. Imagine the smallest mouse pad you’ve ever seen, and the surface of the turret body is even smaller.

Speaking of the mouse, it’s a little disappointing and feels like it’s made of cheap plastic. This is in direct contrast to the keyboard and laptop, which feel solid and weighty. The mouse has extra buttons and thumb support on both sides, so it’s dual. But it’s not. It is strange to offer a mouse that works on the left, and not to make the surface of the case modular.

The keys are reminiscent of a rugged laptop keyboard. They are quiet, which is great for a living room unit.

First impressions of the Razer Turret aren’t great, to be honest. I can’t get too excited on my honeymoon with a small mouse pad and a cheap mouse. While the keyboard looks good and the packaging is nice, it doesn’t overcome the negative aspects. But there is always something to surprise, and the experience of use can decide everything!

Ease of use

Fortunately, the installation process is quick and painless. Razer includes everything you need in the box. You can plug the dongle directly into one of the USB ports, or use an extension cable to put it somewhere with a better signal.

You will need to manually insert the battery into the mouse and while you are there remove the key as it is inside.

The keyboard has a switch that allows you to switch between pure Bluetooth and proprietary wireless mode. There’s also a power button that you can use if you want to save some battery.

Like all mice and keyboards in 2017, it’s plug and play. You can download the Razer Synapse software to customize the settings more to your liking, but it works just fine without it.

design

For the most part, Turret is well-designed hardware, but we need to get back to that big problem again — it’s too small.

Now that we’ve done that, let’s talk about some of the good aspects of the design. First, the back of the laptop is made from a nice rubberized material that is extremely grippy. This means you can put it on your knees and not worry about it slipping off even during intense gaming.

Another feature designed to prevent slipping is the magnetic mouse surface and mouse. It’s not magnetized so that you can’t smoothly move the mouse — just holding the mouse on an uneven circle is enough.

The surface of the mouse is also hard and smooth, which makes it a bit difficult to control since you don’t get the texture feel you’re used to. However, the magnets provide a bit of extra friction so I was able to get used to the feel pretty quickly.

The charging base is fantastic! You pop your mouse and keyboard into it vertically and everything charges while looking great. One thing Razer has always been drawn to with their devices is that they look cool, and this one is no exception. However, charging with the base has the disadvantage that you cannot charge while playing. You will have to terminate the session in order to return the device to the base.

Unfortunately, there are other flaws in the design. First of all, neither the keyboard nor the mouse has any lighting. I don’t really care about RGB lighting for style, but I need backlit keys. Such an expensive device should have this basic function.

Most people have dimmer living room lighting than office lighting, so the lack of illuminated keys really hurts the experience.

The included mouse is not the best for those with large hands. It has to fit on that tiny mouse surface, so I understand why Razer made it small, but that doesn’t make it feel any better!

However, the scroll wheel on the mouse feels pretty good, as do left and right clicks. The small size makes it easier to access additional buttons on the side, which I have trouble with on some mice.

You’ll be stuck with the included mouse as other mice are hard to track on surfaces and don’t have a magnet to hold them in place. Also, if you don’t have a portable mouse, it won’t fit.

PC gaming

The size, although detrimental, does not make the device unsuitable for gaming. In fact, I was a bit surprised that I was able to get used to the mouse surface in slow games like Civilization and X-Com. It’s not as good as sitting at a desk, but it works.

However, I just couldn’t get used to games that required me to move fast. World of Warcraft was playable, but less so than strategy games. For shooters like Player Unknown’s Battleground, I definitely felt the lack of space, and that had a significant impact on my game.

As far as wireless goes, I didn’t really have any problems connecting via dongle or bluetooth. I have seen some users complain about lag so your mileage may vary. As a general rule, a wired keyboard will always be preferred for gaming.

The chiclet keys look decent enough, but I definitely prefer the feel of mechanical keys. If you’ve ever played games on a laptop then you know what to expect. These keys can really be positive if you’re in a room with other people who don’t want to listen to you push mechanical switches all the time.

Another advantage of the keyboard is the anti-reflective coating. With this feature, you can press up to 10 keys at the same time without the computer missing any of your inputs. This is necessary for gaming, as you often press multiple keys at the same time.

Turret’s main stated purpose is PC gaming, and unfortunately, it’s hardly suitable for gaming. The mouse is too small, the surface is too small, the keys are not mechanical, they are wireless, which can lead to lag, and the arrow keys are tiny.

General computing

In fact, normal computer use is where Turret excels, but that’s not really its main purpose. However, if you don’t like the feel of a Logitech touchpad keyboard, you can easily use this mouse and keyboard combo. However, at $160, it’s a little expensive for this purpose.

For any of you Android users, there are some dedicated Android and Bluetooth keys that make this a fantastic (albeit expensive) way to control your phone or tablet. The portability really shines as you can easily fold the laptop and toss it in your backpack. If you’re looking to work on your Android device and want a durable, smooth surface, this might be worth the purchase.

In the end, Turret really works well for any general computing task. I used it with media center and it was a flawless experience. I also tried it with some basic image editing, and while I prefer being closer to the screen, it did a great job and tracked accurately enough to make even a small selection.

However, I find it hard to recommend anyone to buy it for basic computing, as it’s too expensive. You can get the aforementioned Logitech for a $40 MSRP and it will do all the same things.

Should I buy a Razer tower?

In the end, I really can’t recommend the Razer Turret to anyone. Although it is a reliable device for general computing, it is too expensive for such use. For PC games, the mouse area is too small to play anything other than slow strategy games

Since the much more comfortable Corsair Lapdog and ROCCAT Sova are available in the same price range as much larger mouse pads, I can safely say that either is a better choice than the Razer Turret.

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Razer Turret for Xbox One Review: Great for PC… not so much for Xbox — Games

Tiffany Garrett

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The Razer Turret is a unique laptop keyboard designed specifically for use on Xbox One (comes with its own Xbox nexus button). The Turret has a high friction rubber bottom to help it stay in place when you’re comfortable on the couch, as well as a retractable magnetized mouse tray. As a result, even if you’re playing at a slight angle, the magnetized surface makes it much easier to use the mouse on your lap.

There’s a lot to love about the Razer Turret, especially because it works on Windows PCs too. However, it’s claimed to be an Xbox product and, ironically, it’s the Xbox that gets in the way of the experience being really great. Xbox is more like an early access beta test than a finished product and service.

Nice premium keyboard and mouse

Razer Turret

$250

Lower bound: The Razer Turret is a great bundle, at least for PC. On Xbox One, it fell due to poor software support.

PLASS

  • Exceptional assembly quality
  • Tactile, pleasant keys
  • Unique mouse magnetic rug
  • Lower side with a high coefficient of friction for sustainability at

BECTIONS 9000 9000 9000

    000 left-handed support
  • Expensive
  • Poor Xbox mouse and keyboard support
  • See Microsoft

The Razer Turret itself

cool

The Turret comes with a wireless mouse, keyboard support and a USB dongle to connect the wireless signal. The dongle works on both Xbox One and PC, and it’s neatly linked to Razer’s software to control Chroma lighting, mouse sensitivity, and more. You can set up different profiles for different scenarios from Xbox or PC using the modern Xbox app on console, which is surprisingly well done.

The Razer Turret is a stunning kit that showcases Razer’s attention to detail.

The turret is quite heavy, perhaps to make it easier for her to sit on her lap. Under the keyboard is a large rubber foot that increases friction and promotes stability. The only downside is that it attracts dust and other debris like a giant magnet. Luckily, it’s relatively easy to clean.

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The keyboard uses Razer branded switches and is durable and of good quality. They have good travel, responsiveness and tactile feedback. It comes equipped with a number of function keys, including media controls and Chroma brightness switches, but also has an Xbox nexus button to open the menu (or game bar on PC), which is nice.

The back has a switch to turn the keyboard on and off, as well as USB ports for charging or direct connection. However, if you forget to turn it off, it’s not a big deal as it will automatically go into a power saving state when it detects it’s not in use. The same is true for the included mouse, which has similar features across the board, with customizable Chroma lighting, an additional USB port, and a power switch. It also has a small storage compartment for a wireless USB dongle.

What’s even more interesting is the retractable magnetic mouse pad built directly into the keyboard. The mouse is slightly magnetized to the plastic mouse pad, which helps to maintain stability if you play on your knees, perhaps at suboptimal angles. There is a trade-off for those who prefer to play at higher DPI, with frequent mouse movements, as it is a bit cumbersome to lift the mouse off a magnetized surface. The mouse has DPI control buttons under the mousewheel to help you get used to the changes, as well as two rubber textures on either side for extra grip. The Turret only has a right-handed configuration, so if you prefer to play with your mouse in your left hand, you’re pretty much out of luck.

Whether you use it on your lap or on your desk, the Razer Turret is a stunning kit that showcases Razer’s attention to detail. Every time I’ve imagined a problem with this form factor, Razer has already solved it, be it extra cables, a translucent key storage door, or easy-clean surfaces and replaceable keys. Ironically, Turret’s main flaws are the Xbox problem, not Razer’s.

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If you’re spending $250 on a keyboard specifically for your Xbox, you really need to know the truth about the status of mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One right now. Simply put, it’s a frightening mess.

Microsoft has a lot of work to do to make using the mouse and keyboard on Xbox enjoyable.

The Xbox One just wasn’t designed with mouse and keyboard support in mind. It only really got it as a result of policy changes at higher levels in the chain and as a consequence of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) turning it on by default in games like Minecraft. There are only a dozen games that support the mouse and keyboard on the Xbox One, and the games that use them, many have implemented them poorly and by accident, which makes it impossible to appreciate the quality of the tower itself.

I gave Sea of ​​Thieves a go with the turret. As Microsoft’s name for UWP, you’d expect it to be the perfect candidate for testing mouse and keyboard support. For the most part it works well. The UI adapts to whatever input it last encountered, changing on-screen prompts between Xbox buttons and keyboard buttons on the fly. However, for some reason, performance seems to suffer, as if the Xbox game wasn’t set up to allow players to move left and right as fast as you can with a mouse. It’s a strange effect to describe without some more advanced frame rate tools. It wasn’t smooth at all.

In games like Surviving Mars, panning and pinpointing is much easier with the mouse and keyboard.

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I also tried Deep Rock Galactic which was much better. Less visually intense than Sea of ​​Thieves, Deep Rock Galactic didn’t suffer from the performance issues I saw with Rare. I went through the entire match plundering other people’s mines, taking advantage of the superior aiming accuracy provided by the Turret mouse. Minecraft also works great with mouse and keyboard, with both titles adapting the user interface well for both control schemes.

Unfortunately, Deep Rock Galactic requires your Xbox controller to be on and connected at all times, even if you are using a mouse and keyboard. This is a design oversight and perhaps forgivable since Deep Rock Galactic is still in Early Access. However, other games also seem to have forgotten to disable the «Plug in an Xbox controller» prompt. Surviving Mars and The Sims 4 also require a controller to be present in order to play, and Microsoft clearly has some work to do at the platform level to allow mice and keyboards to be detected as the primary input device.

Speaking of The Sims 4 and Surviving Mars, both games handle mouse and keyboard much better due to their strategy sim genres. It’s much easier to select individual elements on the screen and manipulate them with the mouse cursor, but the UI does a poor job of noticing that the user is primarily playing with the mouse and keyboard.

Microsoft has a lot of work to do at the platform level to make the experience of using the mouse and keyboard on Xbox One enjoyable. The fact that you can only navigate the dashboard with the arrow keys, combined with the fact that some of the require the presence of an Xbox controller is really interfering. Because the Xbox is simply not designed to support mouse and keyboard, you can’t just sit down with the Razer Turret and play, which is frustrating.

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The Razer Turret, as well made as it is, is very expensive. This product costs the same as the Xbox One S, with poor support from the Xbox library and Microsoft, this product is hard to recommend to a console user. Turret’s savings is that it’s also fully compatible with PCs, where the mouse and keyboard do far away makes more sense. As a convenient gaming option for PC users, this is probably the best product in its class.

However, this is largely an Xbox licensed product sold as an add-on to the Xbox One. The experience that Microsoft brings to Xbox mouse and keyboard users is more like a test than a finished product, which is very frustrating after you’ve been using Turret for a while.

4 of 5

If you need a swivel keyboard for your PC to play Steam games in your living room, this is one of the best solutions you can get. I can’t stress enough that you SHOULD NOT buy this for your Xbox One until Microsoft gets more serious about mouse and keyboard support on their console platform.

Premium keyboard and mouse

Razer Turret

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This is a great keyboard and mouse combo for a living room PC, but weak support from Microsoft and Xbox makes it hardly worth a console user.

  • $250 at Microsoft Store

Razer Turret Living Room Gaming Mouse and Laptop Review

If you’re sitting at a desk with a monitor, you’re probably using a mouse and keyboard. using a gamepad. The mouse and keyboard settings offer undeniable input superiority for first-person shooters and are simply better for most strategy games, but they’re just awkward to use when you’re not at or at a table. Razer is trying to solve this with Turret, wireless gaming keyboard and mouse combinations worth 159$.99 which includes a foldable laptop stand with a mouse surface and a charging cradle to keep both peripherals ready and accessible. This is a well thought out package, but neither keyboard nor mouse can match wired input devices over convenience and functionality.

Design and cradle
Turret consists of a keyboard/laptop, wireless mouse, charging cradle for both, USB cable that terminates in proprietary power connector for the cradle, USB wall adapter, USB extension cable with a small weighted base to accommodate an extended port on your desktop and wireless USB receiver. Everything is solid black, and the keyboard and mouse also have Razer-style green highlights.

The Charging Cradle is a small, weighted black base measuring 3.8″ x 3.1″ with a rubber base to keep it from sliding on a desk or table. , for the keyboard.Each recess has two pins for charging the corresponding device.The curve of the mouse recess automatically aligns the mouse’s charging contacts with the pins when the mouse is placed directly into the stand.The keyboard recess has a wide black tab that holds the keyboard securely when folded, and a small black tab to ensure that the keyboard contacts make contact with the contacts on the cradle. The small round power port faces back from the cradle, while the mouse indentation faces forward.

Keyboard
The keyboard/laptop is the most visible part of the tower. This is a black plastic tablet 20″ long (11.6″ folded) and 4.7″ wide, consisting of a keyboard and mouse pad. When unfolded, the laptop is tall only 0. 4 inches, and the keys add less than a tenth of an inch to that total. The keys are square-shaped, similar to very thin laptops. The left edge of the laptop houses the power button and the 2.4 GHz/Bluetooth switch.

The keyboard has a compact layout with no number pad. The arrow keys are below the Shift key, and the F-keys, along with Del, Esc, and Ins, are only a third of the height of the other keys. In addition to the standard typing keys, the keyboard has function keys, the Windows keys and the Android/Apple home screen. Volume and playback controls are split between F1 to F7 keys, which are activated by holding down a function key. These dual keys are disappointing; Accessing media controls should be a lot easier with dedicated keys for any keyboard designed to be used from the couch. While the keyboard’s battery automatically recharges when the laptop is docked, Razer says it can last up to four months in a once.

The laptop flips out less than an inch from the right edge of the keys. The other half of the board is the surface of the mouse, apparently devoid of any electronics. The mouse pad measures 4.8 by 8.2 inches (HW), the actual surface of the mouse is less than 4.6 by 7.4 inches. It feels sturdy, and the footrest loop keeps it all horizontal when deployed on your lap.

mouse
The wireless mouse is small, less than 4 inches long. This ensures that it can make the most of the mouse space on the laptop, but it can be awkward for larger hands to grip. It’s surprisingly symmetrical considering the laptop is designed for right-handed use only ; the mouse is symmetrical, with two thumb and pinky buttons located on the left and right. The entire top panel of the mouse opens up to reveal the battery compartment and storage space for the Turret USB receiver when not in use. Razer estimates the mouse will last 40 hours of continuous use before it needs to be connected to the charging dock.

Connectivity Razer has designed the Turret to be compatible with both 2. 4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You can plug the included USB receiver into any free USB port on your PC or Mac, and the keyboard and mouse will automatically connect to it when their respective switches are set to 2.4. You can also individually switch the keyboard or mouse to Bluetooth and pair them with a computer, mobile device or gaming system without a receiver. According to LG, Turret is fully compatible with PC and Mac in both modes and with Steam Link (120.89USD on Amazon UK).(Opens in a new window) in 2.4GHz mode and LG webOS TVs in Bluetooth mode.Official support for other devices is split; Razer says the keyboard will work fine with Android devices such as its own Razer Forge and Android TV Nvidia Shield ($120.89) (opens in a new window) in Bluetooth mode and Xbox One ($120.89). US on Amazon UK) (opens in a new window) in 2.4 GHz mode.

Capacity
The keyboard is quite functional (I am writing this review on it), but it is not very pleasant to use. The chiclet keys have very short strokes, which makes typing less annoying than quickly drumming your fingers on the table. And, as mentioned above, it is annoying having to hold function key to use the volume or playback controls on the keyboard.

The mouse is very responsive and you can adjust the sensitivity by pressing either of the two buttons on the little finger of the mouse; the same buttons under the thumb are for the standard back and forward functions. At first, I found the small body of the mouse very uncomfortable for my large hand. I eventually found a more comfortable way to hold the mouse with my thumb and ring finger, but it still felt too small, and its use resulted in occasional little finger cramps. It is extremely accurate on the surface of a laptop mouse, which proves to be very stable when placed on the lap.

You can’t beat the stability of a desktop mouse and keyboard, and the controller is still comfortable when you’re playing games on the couch. But the Razer Turret makes real FPS gaming possible on your TV. The keyboard works fine, though hardly impressive, and the surface A laptop mouse offers ample room for the included mouse to operate. None of the components are remotely comparable to their dedicated wired counterparts, but as a single package to make it easier to use a PC on the couch, Turret works well. However, if you still have a monitor and a desk , you’ll probably want to get more powerful peripherals as your primary input devices. Corsair Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($120.89on Amazon UK)(Opens in a new window) and the Razer DeathAdder Chroma ($120.89 on Amazon UK)(Opens in a new window), for example, are a wired keyboard and mouse that cost only slightly more than the Turret. but offer features and build quality. which far outpaces the wireless combo. If you just need wireless input without much regard for Razer’s gaming performance or style, Bluetooth keyboards and mice like the iClever 3 Color Backlight and the Logitech Wireless Mouse M320 can be found for almost half the price of Turrets.

Razer Turret for Xbox One review: PC quality control from the couch

Our verdict

Choose the Razer Turret for Xbox One if you want to enjoy Xbox games with mouse and keyboard controls, but first make sure the games you want to play are supported.

For
  • Elegant Design
  • Excellent in-game performance
  • Compatible with both Xbox One and PC
  • Long battery life
Against
  • Extremely expensive
  • Lacks bells and whistles from other Razer hardware

Guide Tom’s Verdict

Pick up the Razer Turret for Xbox One if you want to enjoy Xbox games with mouse-and-keyboard controls, but make sure the games you want to play are supported first.

The original Razer Turret was a bold experiment that mostly worked. This hybrid mouse and keyboard combo helped make PC gaming easier in the living room, and all it took was the user’s knees — and, of course, $160. But the peripheral wasn’t ideal, with cheap membrane keys, a tiny mouse, and a mouse pad that left very little wiggle room.

Meet the Razer Turret for Xbox One: a much needed, albeit expensive upgrade. At $250, the new Razer Turret isn’t going to beat any amateurs, but it does its best to justify the nearly $100 increase in cost. The keyboard is now fully mechanical; full size mouse The mouse pad is larger and magnetic. Charging has become easier, losing the key is more difficult, and the entire installation is much more convenient to hold on your lap.

In fact, the biggest downside of the Razer Turret for Xbox One (besides the price) is that there isn’t really a lot of Xbox One content that supports it, at least not yet. That alone makes its price quite hard to grasp, but keep in mind that the Turret is also a perfectly acceptable PC accessory. If you’re looking for a simple, high-quality living room gaming solution and don’t mind shelling out the cost of a new console for it, the new Razer Turret is currently about as good as it gets.

Design

The Razer Turret is much bigger than it used to be, and it doesn’t have that cool dock where you could fold the keyboard and stand it upright for charging. But overall, the new design is a big improvement.

At the center of it all is the Turret keyboard: a 15.4″ x 7.6″ x 1.5″ keyless model that weighs 4.1 pounds. You might be wondering why the keyless model is almost as long as a standard full-size keyboard, but all to accommodate a slide-out mouse pad. The mouse pad sits under the keyboard until you slide it out, at which point you have an 8-inch gaming surface. It’s not huge by any means, but big enough to fit a full-size Turret gaming mouse.

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The Turret keyboard doesn’t have many of the fancy bells and whistles of Razer’s fancier models Razer BlackWidow Elite review: Razer’s best keyboard, such as discrete media keys and USB pass-through — adapters. On the other hand, it fits comfortably in my lap, and the Razer Green mechanical switches are a big step up from the dull membrane models of the old Turret models. There’s also a dedicated Xbox key that makes it easy to return to the console’s main menu.

Likewise, the mouse looks a little bare compared to some of Razer’s more sophisticated offerings, but works very well. If you’ve played with any of the latest Razer DeathAdder Elite Review — New Buttons, Classic Design, the Turret mouse should feel pretty familiar, albeit a little squat and with different side stripe textures. It’s comfortable to hold in your hand, has four extra programmable buttons, and can store a tiny lost wireless dongle in the storage compartment on its underside. If you liked the overall design of the Razer mouse over the past few years — and I do — I think you’ll like the Turret too.

As discussed above, the mouse pad is magnetic, and this greatly affects the comfort of the game. While the previous Turret had a tiny mouse pad that could cause even the slightest movement to send the mouse flying out of your hand, the new Turret holds it firmly in place. The magnetism isn’t so strong that you can’t move the mouse normally, but it does mean that if you start to lose the mouse around the edges, it won’t fall to the floor. (Obviously this can be critical in some high stakes multiplayer matches.)

Whether I chose my units carefully to place them on the map, or double-jumped to the top of a spaceship to shoot down hordes of aliens, the Turret analyzed my commands accurately and instantly.

Most importantly, the turret is easy to keep on your lap for hours. At just over 4 pounds, the turret is strong enough that you’ll notice it’s there, yet light enough that it won’t annoy you. I had great connectivity whether I was connected to Xbox or PC. There are also wired modes if you need to use your peripherals while they’re charging.

Turret has only two significant drawbacks. First, you can’t use it to turn on the Xbox, which means you’ll have to use it in conjunction with a controller or make the arduous walk to and from the TV. Second, there’s no headphone jack, which means you’ll have to invest in a set of Xbox wireless headphones if you want to listen and chat privately. I realize that both of these features could add a lot to the cost of a product, but it’s a shame to find that one of the most premium Xbox peripherals you can buy lacks the features that come standard with a basic console controller.

Functions

Oddly enough, Turret’s Xbox One compatibility is one of the least exciting things about a peripheral. This is because while the device works great for Xbox One navigation, only a few games support mouse and keyboard play.

Currently, Razer only lists 18 compatible games, and these are mostly indie games like Wargroove and Bomber Crew. (Honestly, Wargroove is great and you should play it if you like strategy games.) Fortnite, Minecraft, and DayZ are supported, as is Gears of War 5 when it releases. But it’s a surprisingly meager choice for such an expensive peripheral.

However, Turret also works great with a PC, making it the perfect PC companion in the living room. I’m surprised Razer didn’t put a lot of thought into this, as the Turret works great with Steam, Blizzard, GOG, everyday software, and any media app you can think of. It’s not as big or as comprehensive as competing devices from Corsair and Roccat, but that also means it’s not as bulky. The turret won’t take up your entire coffee table, especially if you keep your mouse pad folded when not in use.

The wireless connection during my tests was flawless in the living room, with no delays or inaccuracies.

Whether you’re using an Xbox or PC, you’ll have access to the Razer Synapse software, which you can use to customize the (very nice) RGB lighting, adjust dots per inch (DPI) sensitivity, or create custom profiles for games — at least on PC. It’s worth noting that while you can set up different profiles on Xbox One, you can’t link them to specific games, so you’ll have to do a little manual tweaking before every game if you want drastically different colors or DPI settings. . It’s a nuisance, but not a deal breaker.

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The wireless connection during my tests was flawless in the living room (about 10 feet from the systems), with no delays or inaccuracies. Razer also promises impressive battery life: up to 50 hours with a mouse and 40 with a keyboard, at least with the lights off. With all indicators on, you’ll get about 20 from the mouse and 10 from the keyboard, which should be enough for all but the longest marathon sessions.

Performance

If you’ve been dying to play Xbox games with a mouse and keyboard, you’ll be happy to know that the turret’s performance is commendable, whether you’re moving slowly and strategically or racing around the map like crazy .

To test both extremes, I downloaded both Wargroove and Warframe. Despite the similar names, these two games are as different as can be. The first is an anime-inspired turn-based strategy game; the latter is a skill-based sci-fi third-person shooter. Both worked very well with mouse and keyboard. Whether I chose my units carefully to place them on the map, or double-jumped to the top of a spaceship to shoot down hordes of aliens, the Turret analyzed my commands accurately and instantly.

The situation was similar when I connected it to a PC where I tried to test it with PC games like StarCraft: Remastered. The Turret works just as well as any other Razer keyboard and mouse, which almost always deliver top-notch performance.

Bottom line

I’m not sure console gamers will line up to pay $250 for an Xbox accessory that supports less than 20 games, and I’m not sure PC gamers will need Xbox optimized hardware. I wish Turret had headset support and the customization options on the console were a bit thin.

But if you can stand these complaints, the Razer Turret is a great device that works great. Besides the sleek design, the device also offers great connectivity, long battery life and an overall feeling that it knows exactly what it wants to do. Living room mice and keyboards can be risky propositions, but the Razer Turret is one of the first peripherals to offer something compact and beautiful without sacrificing functionality. If you’re looking to go beyond the Xbox controller, this is a worthwhile purchase, especially as more developers come up with mouse and keyboard control schemes in the future.

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LAST DAY ON EARTH: SURVIVAL is an Android game with a release date of 05/24/2017 from Kefir. Game genre: Action. In the article, we summarized tips for leveling from TOP players, developers’ answers to gamers’ questions, guides for beginners from the official site, and our secrets of passing the game. Attention, the Wise Geek website is constantly updated, visit us more often.

Content of article

  1. Beginner’s Guide
  2. Walkthrough
  3. Walkthrough of Bunker Alpha
  4. Weapon Mod Guide
  5. Dog Guide
  6. Raid Secrets
  7. How to play after the update?
  8. Be careful with account
  9. How not to lose your resources
  10. Bugs in the game

Last Day on Earth: Beginner’s Guide

What should I do in the game? The most important task in Last Day on Earth is to survive. Stock up on provisions, clothing and weapons, build and strengthen your base, because this reality is cruel and full of danger. Protect your possessions, look for like-minded people, protect your life. Or choose your path. Indeed, in this sick world, it is impossible to say for sure who is more of a threat — the living or the dead.

How to build your base? To start building, collect some wood and go to build mode, it’s a window under the mini-map. Start by creating a floor, then build walls, and install everything you need inside the resulting house.

What happens if my character dies? When your character dies, he immediately appears at the base, but without equipment and with an empty inventory. If he died at the base — consider yourself lucky, you can take all the equipment and items from the corpse. However, in other locations, the corpse may disappear forever, after all, looting is a common occurrence in post-apocalyptic worlds;)

How to improve the floor and walls? To improve walls, floors or doors, you need to open the build mode (icon under the mini-map) and select the item you want to improve. A window will appear that will show what resources are needed to improve, and the «improve» button.

Lost Survivor’s Diary. The survivor’s diary disappears after you have collected all the rewards for completed 60 levels or after the timer expires, which has been active for 30 days. You could check how much time was left on the first tab of the in-game store or in your mailbox.

As soon as the time runs out, you can no longer complete the tasks of the Diary, however, you can pick up the rewards you have already earned, after which it will disappear from the mailbox.

Where can I get the chopper tank and fork? A fork, a tank and other rare items can be found in the bunker, at the farm, or obtained from boxes in the game store.

Where can I get resources for crafting and building? You get the first resources at the beginning of the game, on your territory. Then you need to look for them in neighboring locations, crashed planes, humanitarian supplies, and then in bunkers. To get to the general map, run out into the green zone that surrounds your base.

I can’t put an object on the floor! If you cannot place the item on the floor, make sure that the floor is suitable for the item. Some of them require a floor of planks or stone.

I can’t upgrade a door or a wall! Before upgrading the door, the adjacent floor must be upgraded. A plank door requires a plank floor, similarly with a stone door.

Where can I get food and water? In order for the character not to die of hunger and thirst, it is necessary to carefully monitor his condition in order to replenish these indicators in time. At first, you can eat canned beans you find, get raw meat and berries, but when you build a fire and a meat dryer, you can cook more nutritious dishes. Water can be obtained by loading empty bottles into the water tank, or found in crates in locations.

Where can I find aluminum? Aluminum ingots can be smelted from wire collected in a bunker or humanitarian drop site, or from bauxite, which is farmed with iron in red locations.

Who is a merchant and where can I find him? Merchant is an NPC that periodically appears in the game in order to make an exchange with the player. Usually, when a merchant is nearby, a notification about this will appear when entering the general map. To receive such notifications, you need to build a radio. However, do not attack the merchant, nothing good will come of it.

How to get rid of pollution? When a character gets dirty, they become easier to spot and the game becomes more difficult. To get rid of this pollution, you need to take a shower. A shower can be built at your base already at the initial levels, and it uses water as a resource.

How to change your nickname in the game? You can change the character’s name in the wardrobe menu. Clicking on the edit icon next to the nickname (PlayerXXXX) will open a window where you can change it.

Where can I replenish my water supply? Water can be found in boxes in the area, in bunkers and in humanitarian aid boxes. Of course, there is not much of it there, but if you save empty bottles, you can then fill them in the water collector, the drawing of which is already available at the initial levels.

Who is a healer and what does he give? Healer is an NPC who sometimes comes to your base for half an hour to offer one of his potions. Potions have various effects, such as restoring energy or doubling experience gained.

Why doesn’t my smelter work even though I have the reagents? Check if the amount of reagents matches the recipe, if there is enough fuel in the furnace, and if the smelter is full of finished ingots.

How can I change the appearance and gender of a character? To customize your character, find a wardrobe in the crafting list and place it in your home base. In the wardrobe menu, you can change the nickname and gender of the character, as well as give him personality by choosing the color of the skin and hair, hairstyle and beard.

Remember that the changes will be saved for coins, so think carefully before you make yourself a new hairstyle.

How to light a fire in a fire? In order to get food in a fire, you need to add not only ingredients (to the top slot), but also fuel (to the bottom slot). Logs, boards or coal will do as fuel.

Where can I get the chest? To craft some workbenches, such as a gunsmith, you will need a chest. However, you will no longer find it in the updated list of crafting recipes, only a small box with 15 slots. To increase the number of cells, you will need to improve it (the up arrow icon will be available in the drawer menu when installed). After the improved box, you can add it to the construction of the machine through Inventory or use it for storage.

What locations are considered «dangerous»? Each of us has our own understanding of what «dangerous» means. The same applies to the inhabitants of the world «Last day on Earth». The most dangerous locations on the world map are marked with a red icon. If the raiders puzzled you with a request to do some tricks in dangerous territory, we advise you to head to the Pine Thicket or Stone Mountains. In search of rare parts and items, it is better to check locations such as the Old Farm, the same red forest and rocks, or check the coordinates from a floppy disk.

How can I contact my friends? Communication with other survivors requires the construction of a radio tower. Its crafting recipe is available from level 28. To add another player to your friends list, just find out his nickname. For each survivor, the game assigns an individual call sign, which is formed as follows: the nickname chosen by the player, plus a unique four-digit tag. You and your friend can choose the same name, but the tags will be different. The limit will be 12 characters and the name can be changed once every 30 days. Do not be naughty, developers will punish for any vulgarity.

Last Day on Earth Walkthrough

How to join a clan? To search and join a clan, you need a level 2 tower. Clans can be open, closed (you should receive an invitation), by request (you need to send a request). Enter the name of the clan you want to join in the search bar, or select any of the available ones in the list.

Please note that you can join another clan 24 hours after you left the previous one, and you can send only one application for joining a clan.

How to leave the clan? To leave a clan, you need to open information about your clan, tab — clan composition. Next to your name you will see the Leave clan button.

I want to play with other users, what do I need to do? The seventh sector of the wall is a place where you can meet, chat with other survivors and unite with them against a common enemy — zombies. After repairing the lifting mechanism, you will be able to open the powerful door of the 7th sector, where you will find a protective suit. They will be needed to explore locations and save you from exposure. You can go beyond sector 7 without an anti-radiation suit, but then be prepared for an agonizing death. It will not work to carry into the zone, so you will have to find the weapon already in place.

A thug is attacking me, what should I do? The Brute is the strongest zombie monster in the game, and usually spawns in the red and orange zones. With a very small chance, it can also appear in green. He takes little damage and deals a lot. Therefore, it is very difficult to kill him, but possible. However, if you do not want to spend a lot of resources on this, we recommend that you simply avoid it.

Can I change the server? At the moment, you cannot change the server, and most likely it will not be possible until the game leaves beta testing.

What fate awaits cheaters? Any cheating is contrary to the fair play policy, so the developers do their best to prevent cheaters. Account holders whose developers notice suspicious activity, additional resources outside of game transactions, and traces of hacks will be mercilessly banned by them upon detection. The developers will not allow hackers to have an advantage over those who play fair.

Why can’t I get a humanitarian aid plane? At the initial levels, the chance of a plane crash has been increased to make it easier for beginners to join the game. And in order to wait for humanitarian aid and a healer, you just need to spend some time in the game.

How do I stop a horde moving towards my base? To avoid the invasion of the horde, you can kill the witch who lives in the Infested Forest, and until a new inhabitant is started there, there will be no one to summon the horde. This, however, will not prevent the horde, which has already advanced to your base, from reaching its destination. And you can install a totem from the head of the same witch next to the house. And while the totem is burning, a crowd of zombies will be afraid to set foot on your territory.

Why am I not offered energy for watching ads? The ad reward system is currently in beta and does not always appear to players.

I brought an infected box to the base, where did it go? As soon as you brought the infected box to the base, it should be immediately placed in an acid bath for purification. If this is not done, in a few hours the box will turn into a pile of scrap metal, and it will not be possible to get its valuable contents.

How to assemble the turret? For crafting, you will need parts from other turrets, which you can destroy and dismantle for parts in the bunker and at the bases of other players.

Please note that you can place 4 turrets in total at your home location.

Where can I get coal? Charcoal can be obtained by burning wood or planks on a fire. To do this, you need to place materials in both slots — in the slot for fuel and for ingredients.

Unable to install the generator on the observation tower. If it is not possible to put the generator on the tower, although you have it, then please note that it must initially be fully assembled at your home location as a radio, gunsmith’s table, chopper and other similar items that are assembled in two stages. After you collect it, you need to pick it up and put it on the back seat of the chopper, then you can take it to the observation tower and put it.

How do I know what a trader needs to exchange? You can use the radio in your home base to contact the merchant. However, in the age of the post-apocalypse, radio communication is unreliable and it may not be possible to find out what to take with you for an exchange, it will not work every time.

Why doesn’t the turret protect the base from the horde? The turret only fires at warm-blooded targets and does not react to zombies, so it can be used to protect your home location from other survivors, but will not help stop the horde.

Why do you need a recycling machine? The recycling machine will allow you to disassemble all the trash that takes up space in your chests and drawers. Place unnecessary things in the machine slot to get useful resources, and sometimes rare parts.

Pay attention to the changes in the recipes, now to create some items you will need unique materials that can only be obtained using this workbench.

The processing machine is not working. If the machine stops working, check that the upper slot contains an item that can be disassembled, and that the lower slots are not clogged with ready-made parts.

Where can I get plastic? Some items require plastic to craft. To get this material, look for unwanted items such as a broken phone or camera and disassemble them into their components using a recycling machine.

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Why do parts drop out so rarely when refining weapons? The chance of obtaining depends on the durability of the weapon. If you disassemble a broken weapon, the probability of obtaining resources is extremely small.

Where can I find copper? Copper can be mined in Wooded Foothills and Frosty Wilderness, they are located in the north and become available after repairing the generator on the observation tower.

Where can I find the police station? The police station is located to the right of your home base, not far from Sector 7. If you have not been to this location before, first look at the nearby observation tower and throw a couple of parts into the generator to unlock the eastern part of the global map.

How do I get armory crates? After collecting and redeeming a sufficient number of police tokens, head to the terminals, which are located in the room that was once the lobby of the police station. Storage access cards can be of four types: sergeant, captain, lieutenant, inspector. Cards can be used to get a reward box in the armory. The higher the grade of the card, the better the reward. The number of exchange attempts per day is limited. Rewards can be very different: firearms, armor, schematics, unique resources for weapon modification, and other resources and parts.

How to start a wave of zombies in the police yard? While exploring the abandoned police station in the courtyard, you will find a terminal. There is also a scoreboard displaying the complexity of the zombie wave. No additional resources are required to activate the first wave. After killing the zombies, you will be able to launch a new, more difficult wave of zombies for free. If the enemies are too strong and you are forced to leave the event, starting a new one will require activating the terminal using a chip, and the difficulty will be reset to the first level. The same will happen in the event of your death, so we advise you to soberly assess your strength.

Badges at the police station. Zombies in the police station drop police tokens of 4 ranks: sergeant, captain, lieutenant, inspector. A raider standing at the entrance to the location can exchange cards with a low level of access for more advanced ones. The higher the rank of the token, the more pleasant the reward from the chests that can be exchanged at the terminal in the lobby of the police station.

Where can I get the keys to open the cells? The cameras can be opened using the keys that drop from the zombies in the police station.

Terminals at the police station. There are 6 conveyor belts in the lobby of the police station, with which you can get useful loot from weapon boxes. In the terminal located nearby, you can exchange access cards to the storage for valuable supplies. Please note that the number of attempts is limited. Some transporters will have to be repaired. Luckily, each conveyor will only need to be repaired once.

Why didn’t the barn door open? There is no error that the barn door did not open. The chance to get inside the building is not 100%. Sometimes a massive door just can’t be opened. If you’re not lucky this time, you’ll be lucky next time!

What to do with the box on the farm? The only way to get to the valuable loot inside the blue box from the farm is to saw off the lock on the workbench next to the barn. It’s not worth dragging it home, it won’t fit on the trunk of a chopper.

What is a rusty engine for? While exploring locations, you can stumble upon the remains of rusty cars, digging in which you will find the engine. Nothing can be done with it on the spot, however, by disassembling it on a processing machine, you can get unique resources.

Important: dragging the engine from the location without a chopper will not work.

What can you do in the garage? Having built a garage at your home location, you can immerse yourself in the chores that are pleasant to the soul of any biker: painting, washing, repairing. Or open new models for your «iron horse». To repaint the motorcycle, you will need patterns and cans of paint, as before, to wash it — get a few bottles of water. Damage can be repaired in the garage with regular parts, or on the road with repair kits. There, in the garage, you can open three new types of bikes: off-road, military and police bikes. All of them differ in strength, speed, tank volume, bag volume, fuel consumption.

Where can I get blueprints for the chopper? Now 3 types of bikes are available to you: off-road bike, military bike and police bike. All of them differ in strength, speed, tank volume, bag volume, fuel consumption. A blueprint for an off-road bike can be asked for at a gas station from Jane, for a military motorcycle you can get it in the Bunker for red coupons and a floppy disk, and a blueprint for a policeman will have to be pulled out of the stiff hands of zombies killed in wave 99 in the Police Station.

Where can I ride a bike? On a bike you can ride around locations, knock down everything alive, crash into everything dead. Although some locations, such as the farm or the Alpha bunker, will still have to be explored on foot, since the chopper will not go there.

How to fix a bike? If you get too carried away and crashed into some kind of obstacle and crushed your motorcycle, you can fix it in the garage at your home base using publicly available parts. If time does not endure, and repair is required away from home, use repair kits.

Last Day on Earth: Walkthrough of Bunker Alpha

What is a bunker, why is it needed? Bunker is a game zone of increased difficulty. To get into it, you need an access card and a password. Inside you can find many obstacles in the form of zombies and traps, but you can find weapons, equipment, rare parts and items.

Where can I find the bunker access card? The Bunker Access Card can be found by searching defeated enemies.

Why didn’t I get a minigun / fork / gas tank after passing through the bunker? The chance of these items dropping in the bunker is not 100%, there is no such thing that everyone finds them without fail. These are very rare items and only drop from red voucher crates. If you failed to get the desired part the first time, do not despair, next time you will definitely be lucky!

How to kill a blind hunter? Alpha Bunker’s hard mode hides a special mutated zombie species, the Blind Hunter. It is not easy to deal with him, but there is a chance to get a special item. We advise you to pay attention to his behavior and his environment, this will help you develop your own tactics and defeat the boss.

Why am I taking cold damage at level 4 even though I’m wearing winter clothes? The fact is that the temperature in freezers is so low that even fur clothes do not save. Therefore, we do not recommend staying there for a long time!

How can I find out the password for the bunker? Bunker password is updated every two days. It is broadcast on the radio, and can also be recognized by checking the corpse of a dead military man, which can be found in the game locations.

I enter a password, but it does not match. Make sure that this is the current password for the bunker you need.

I can’t get into the bunker, it says «low energy», why? Bunker Alpha is a demanding location for device resources. Therefore, the developers have limited access to it to devices that do not meet the minimum system requirements, the game on such devices would simply crash inside the bunker. But do not worry, every day the developers are working on optimizing the game, and perhaps in one of the next updates the bunker will be available to you in full.

How to activate the protocol and what will it lead to? By activating the protocol, you will launch an increased difficulty mode, as a result of which completely new and stronger opponents will appear on the floors of the bunker, as well as the opportunity to receive special rewards. We advise you to thoroughly prepare for cleaning the bunker and not go there with picks, shovels and a destroyer. To access the new mode, you will need to find a military engineer.

Please note: if you open access to a new mode, it will be impossible to return to the normal difficulty level until the bunker is restarted!

How to get to the caretaker’s room? You can get into the caretaker’s room with the help of an engineer, but first you have to find and free him from the bowels of the Alpha bunker.

Where can I find the location using the coordinates received from the floppy disk in the caretaker’s room? For increasing reputation levels with an engineer, you will receive not only weapons, but also floppy disks that will allow you to find a special location on the world map with valuable loot.

We advise you to hurry up, access to this location is limited in time, and the countdown will begin from the moment the data is loaded from the floppy disk into the terminal!

Why do I need personal items, a military notebook and dog tags? To win the trust of an engineer, you will have to get special items for him: personal items, a military notebook and tokens. As a reward for this, you will receive floppy disks with coordinates, or a new weapon.

What is gun oil for? Weapon Oil is one of the components needed to modify weapons with the Engineer. You can get weapon oil when passing the bunker in the advanced difficulty mode.

Why can’t I go down to the lower floors of Bunker Bravo? Currently, the underground levels of the Bravo Bunker are still under the rubble, and therefore the survivors cannot yet access them.

Last Day on Earth: Weapon Mod Guide

How to modify weapons? In order to modify weapons, you first need to build a gunsmith’s table. Then you need to find a drawing, study it and craft the appropriate modification. Each weapon has several slots for modified parts. By choosing a specific slot, you can place one of the modifications in it. For different weapons, the number of slots can be individual.

Why do you need to modify weapons? Mods give all kinds of additional bonuses for specific weapons. Weapon modules can affect damage, attack speed, durability, size and chance of critical damage, noise from a shot, character movement speed, and spread when shooting.

Will weapon modifications be lost if they are broken/lost? All purchased mods remain with you forever and will not be lost along with the weapon breaking or losing it after death. Having received a new weapon, you can continue to use all the previously created improvements.

Where can I get resources to upgrade weapons? Glue is common, the spring is former weapon parts, carbon fiber and factory parts can be obtained by disassembling a firearm, lenses can be found in the world, and large bones can be found by killing the most dangerous zombies. Mod blueprints drop in most locations, including the bunker, and can also be obtained by disassembling firearms at the processing bench.

Why can’t I learn a weapon modification blueprint? If the button is inactive, most likely you have previously studied this modification and you got a duplicate drawing. You can exchange unnecessary blueprints with the engineer in the lobby of the bunker.

Can I install mods from a weapon I found? Only learned and collected mods can be installed. Yes, they can be removed, but this will not bring any benefit — it will not be possible to reinstall them.

Last Day on Earth: Dog Guide

I have a puppy in a box, but I can’t do anything with it. In order to release a puppy at your base, you must first build an aviary for him.

What happens if the enclosure runs out of food? While there is food in the enclosure — You can feel the positive effect of the useful skills of your pets, as soon as the food runs out, the buffs will stop working, and the puppies will stop growing.

How can I take my dog ​​with me to other locations? Only the bravest and most well-trained pets can accompany a survivor during outings, so do not even try to take a dog with you on walks until it reaches rank 4 and has acquired the special skill «True Friend». After that, in the enclosure menu you will see a separate slot where you need to place a pet that will follow you on your travels

How can I increase my dog’s rank? To get a puppy of a higher rank, you will need to cross two talented parents. For example, you have a chance to get a puppy of the third rank from two parents of the second rank. After that, the parents will run away, but you will get a new puppy with new abilities.

How can I add abilities to my dog? The number of your pet’s skills corresponds to its rank. To get the most perfect representatives of the breed, you need to cross pets of different sexes and the same rank. To breed a trained and experienced friend who is ready to go on a trip with you, you will need talented parents.

Where can I get a dog kennel? You will need an aviary to raise puppies and breed dogs with new skills. The scheme for creating an aviary is in the list of drawings.

In addition, in the aviary you can designate which of your pets will patrol the base, and which will go with you on reconnaissance. You can learn more about taking your dog on the road by clicking here.

Last Day on Earth: Raid Secrets

How to summon raiders? To make a deal with the raiders and get the coordinates of another survivor’s base, you need a radio. Turning the knob of the receiver, you can contact their leader, who in a few minutes will send his thugs to your base, and you will have to negotiate with them yourself.

Raider missions are too hard! Raiders is not a temporary event, but a full-fledged part of the game. This is not just an opportunity to rob someone in order to get fat, agreeing to cooperate with these adventurers, be prepared for the fact that other players can visit you too. This isn’t news to anyone, is it? Newly added quests give you the opportunity to prepare for a raid, collect some weapons, axes, stock up resources to restore your base, etc. Nothing impossible, the standard set of actions in the game. If you are new to Last Day on Earth and the quests seem difficult to you, then most likely it is too early to go into raids.

Why was my base robbed? By agreeing to take part in the attack on the enemy base, you promised the raiders to share with them part of the booty in exchange for location coordinates with valuable loot. If you violate your part of the contract, be prepared for the wrath of the raiders. In addition, other survivors may visit you, eager to appropriate some of someone else’s loot.

Where can I find C-4? C-4 can be found in the bunker and other dangerous locations.

During a raid, Thug teleports after me. Not all players fight fairly, and some take advantage of the fact that zombies sometimes get stuck in furniture or building debris. However, zombies are also not lagging behind in development and are trying to evolve along with the constantly changing conditions of survival in the new world. That is why the Brute, who appears during the raid, has learned not only to restore his health, but also to teleport to the survivors.

I cleared the bunker. Why does the raider quest not count? This means only one thing — somewhere in the bowels of the bunker, a surviving zombie lurked. We advise you to carefully run through the floors again and inspect all the nooks and crannies.

Why did zombies appear on the base during the raid? By breaking open boxes or destroying the walls of an enemy base, you create noise that attracts zombies. Therefore, if you do not want to communicate closely with the Thug, be quiet.

When can my base be attacked by other survivors? After a deal with raiders, other survivors can attack your base within 24 hours. If you take revenge or attack other people’s bases while you are under threat, the danger of an attack on your base increases, and the threat time increases.

Why did my things disappear from the bunker / from the neighboring base? Do not store personal belongings in other people’s bases and bunkers, raiders can steal them.

Why wasn’t I raided in retaliation? Not all players are ready for a return raid, so it is possible that the survivor has decided not to take revenge on you.

Last Day on Earth: How to play after the update?

The maximum skill level. If, when choosing a skill for pumping, all the proposed options are indicated as maximum, for example, as in this image:

— this means that by choosing a skill now, you will pump its maximum level, and not that you already have a maximum. This way, not a single skill point will be wasted.

How to open access to the clan storage? Storekeeper Pete is now in charge of your clan storage, but everyone except recruits can access it.

How to invite friends to a party? You can now team up in groups of 3 and go to Sector 7 with friends instead of strangers. Even if you are in different clans, this is not a problem. To call a comrade into battle, it is enough to know his tag.

Twitch. Added Twitch Drops for streamers and their viewers! To activate, you need to go to the settings and link your game and Twitch accounts. It’s very simple, and you will also receive coins as a reward. More about promotions and sweepstakes will be told on the developers’ social networks.

How do I get items out of Sector 7? The high level of radiation in Sector 7 causes the virus to constantly mutate. In order to prevent the spread of a new strain of the virus, it is strictly forbidden to take any objects outside the walls. All personal belongings, including clothing, must be left at the checkpoint when entering Sector 7. Such isolation methods are required to prevent further mutation of the virus in the high radiation area.

How to increase the capacity of the drawers on the base? In the updated list of crafting recipes you will no longer find huge chests and vaults, only a small box with 15 slots. To increase the number of cells, you will have to improve it. Not immediately, but in the future you will be able to increase its capacity to 75 cells.

How can I find out what is inside the box at my base? A picture is displayed on the lid of the box, by which you can understand what items, for the most part, lie inside.

How to apply new skills? In the inventory menu, a little below and to the right of your character’s nickname, you will see a green star, clicking on which will open access to all available bonuses and skills of your character. The skill bar has three tabs: active, passive and temporary. From among the active skills, you can select two and assign them to the buttons in the lower left and right corners of the main screen. Don’t forget that some active skills have a cooldown time. Passive ones will be active from the moment they are learned. And temporary buffs can be obtained with the help of pets or as a result of completing quests.

Last Day on Earth: Be careful with account

How to link my account to Google Play/Game Center? Usually, an account is automatically linked to Google Play/Game Center when you first enter the game, if you have agreed to this. You can check if your account is linked in the game settings. If you see the «Unbind» button:

This means that the game account is connected and your progress is automatically saved. If the settings window looks like this:

then the developers strongly recommend that you click on the «Connect» button.

I lost my progress. What to do? If your account was linked to Google Play/Game Center, progress can be restored. If the game did not offer to do this when loading, go to the settings and click the «Link» button:

Unfortunately, if you haven’t linked your account, you won’t be able to restore your progress. If you are sure that your account has been linked, but the method proposed above does not help, write to the developers, they will try to help you!

I click on the Connect button, and nothing happens. Please make sure that you have the latest versions of the Play Market and Google Play Games applications on your device. If after the update the «Connect» button still does not respond to clicking, contact the developers, and they will help you solve this problem.

Can’t restore progress! If after clicking the «Restore» button the game loads, but the process of loading the save takes too long, write to the developers, they will definitely figure out what the problem is.

How do I restart the game? To delete current progress and start over on Android:

  1. Click «unlink» to unlink your Google Play profile.
  2. Erase data in Settings — Applications — LDoE.
  3. Restart the game and link it to Google Play so that your progress is automatically saved.

On iOS, in order to start over, just untie game progress in the game settings and reinstall the game.

How to avoid losing progress? The following tips will help you save your progress:

  1. When you first enter the game, you must agree to link the game to Google Play/Game Center.
  2. Make sure your progress is linked: in the settings, the button should say «Unlink».
  3. If the progress is not linked, you need to link it in the settings by clicking the Connect button and selecting the required account in Google Play/Game Center.
  4. If you were unable to attach the progress, contact the developers in the game through the technical support menu, you can find it in the game settings (gear-shaped icon in the upper right corner of the screen).
  5. In addition, developers can be written through the site, through the «Contact Us» button or this form: https://kefirgames.helpshift.com/a/last-day-on-earth/?p=all&l=en&contact=1
  6. Click in the settings section on the server name to display your User ID, save a screenshot with these numbers. In case you are unable to restore the progress yourself, the technical support staff will need your old user ID to find your lost account.
  7. Do not reinstall the game if it is not necessary! It is the abuse of reinstallations that most often leads to account reset.
  8. Sometimes, after the release of an update, players experience an endless loading. Do not panic and do not rush to do anything: as a rule, the problem resolves itself after a while.
  9. Do not follow the advice of other players. Everyone’s situation is different — what helped someone else can completely ruin the game for you.
  10. Cheats, hacks and cheat increase the chances of losing your account.
  11. Finally, do not share your Game Center/Google Play account credentials with anyone.

Unable to play on multiple devices at the same time. Unfortunately, the function of synchronization of progress on several devices is not yet implemented, but the developers plan to add it in the future!

Account linking error. If, when trying to link your account to Google Play Games or Game Center, you encounter a message that another account is already linked, this means that your current game progress is linked to a Google Play Games/Game Center account different from what it is now active on your mobile device.

To correct this situation, remember the Google Play Games/Game Center account that you linked to the current progress earlier, log in under this account and, if necessary, untie it. This will allow you to link another Google Play Games/Game Center account. If, when trying to link your account to Google Play Games or Game Center, you encounter a message stating that you could not get a response from the server, then try again after a while.

I’m trying to link my progress, but the game prompts me to restore my account. This means that a game profile is already connected to your Google Play account. To protect yourself from losing your current progress, we recommend that you unlink the old progress and link the new one. For this:

  1. Open the game on another device (emulator or other phone).
  2. Restore the game from Google Play.
  3. Unlink your account in the game settings and close the application.
  4. Open the game on the main device and link the current progress to Google Play.

These steps must be carried out in strict sequence! After that, you will be able to continue the game on your device with linked progress.

How do I transfer my progress to another device? To transfer the game to another device, follow the instructions for your operating system.

iOS

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  1. Make sure your game profile is linked to your Game Center account.
  2. Then sign in with the same Game Center account on another iOS device.
  3. If after launching the game did not offer to restore the saved progress, go to the settings and click the «Link» button.

Android:

  1. Make sure your gaming profile is linked to your Google Play account.
  2. Then sign in with the same Google Play account on another device.
  3. If after launching the game did not offer to restore the saved progress, go to the settings and click the «Link» button.

From iOS to Android or vice versa: To transfer game progress from one platform to another, write to the developers from the new device and attach the user ID of your account on the old device.

Why does the game need access to my storage? The game needs access to your device’s internal storage for progress save files. Without this, every time you restart the application, the game would have to be restarted. Please note that this does not mean that the game has access to your personal data. The application has access only to the game part.

Where can I find my ID? Player ID can be obtained by clicking in the lower left corner of the game settings window. When you click on the word «Server», your ID will be copied to the clipboard, after which it can be pasted, for example, in a dialogue with technical support. The ID will appear at the bottom before the first fraction. You can take a screenshot of it and save it for the future. If this method does not work, you can try tapping in the upper left corner of any game loading screen.

How do I change my push notification settings? Push notifications allow the game to send you messages while you are not in the game, such as that the character has arrived at their destination. If you want to enable or disable push notifications on your device, follow these steps:

  • Open device settings;
  • Select «Notifications»;
  • Select a game from the Applications > Allow Notifications list.

By changing the settings, you can enable or disable the game from sending you notifications.

How can I obtain, update or delete my personal data? To obtain, update or request deletion of your personal information, please contact the developers at [email protected]

Last Day on Earth: How not to lose your resources

My resources are gone! If you have lost coins, please try to remember if you could not spend them to speed up any crafting, or to travel fast. The mechanics of the game does not provide for a situation where coins are written off without the knowledge of the user. The same applies to any other game resources, pay attention to what they could be spent on.

I didn’t receive my purchases! Sometimes it takes some time from payment for a purchase to its appearance on your account. If, after restarting the game, the purchased items did not appear on your in-game mail, write to the developers, attaching the payment receipt that was sent to your mail as confirmation of the purchase. On iOS, order information can also be found in Purchase History.

Purchased items disappeared after death! The mechanics of the game is based on the full drop system. When your character dies, there is a chance that you will lose all your things. On some locations, this chance is higher, on others it is lower (for example, at home location). Taking things from the game mail, you risk losing them after death, these are the rules of the post-apocalyptic world. If you have lost your purchased items for any other reason, please inform the developers, they will be happy to help you.

Can I buy coins or play sets outside of the game? Some websites offer to buy in-game currency or bundles with real money. These websites and individuals require confidential credentials to access your account. Remember that by providing access to your confidential credentials, you risk not only your game account, but also personal data, as well as financial resources.

If you want to make an in-game purchase, the best way is to simply make it from the game itself on your mobile device. The developers cannot guarantee the security of your account and your personal data when you make purchases outside the game. In addition, the developers reserve the right to block game accounts from which purchases were made on third-party websites.

Unable to make a purchase. If you’re having trouble making an in-app payment on Android, please contact Google Play Support. If you’re having trouble making purchases on the iOS platform, you’ll need to contact iTunes Support.

Where can I find the payment ID?

  • On Android: The transaction number looks like this: GPA. 1234-1234-1234-12345. You can find it on the receipt you received from Google by email after making an in-game purchase.
  • On iOS: The order number can be found in Purchase History. More information about this is written on the Apple support website.

Last Day on Earth: Bugs in the game

Game won’t load

  • Check if your Internet connection is fast and stable enough. You can refresh your network connection by turning airplane mode on and off again.
  • Close the game via Task Manager and restart it.
  • Make sure your device has enough free memory (at least 200 MB). Go to Settings — Storage and check how much free space is on your device. Then delete unnecessary files if there is not enough free space.

If your device meets all the above requirements, but you still observe this problem, contact the developers. For a faster resolution of your question, please indicate in the message:

  1. Your device model and OS version.
  2. Your User ID (to get it, click in the upper left corner of any game loading screen and take a screenshot of the code that appears in the lower left corner).
  3. Description of your last actions in the game before the problem started.

Game crashes. Most likely the game does not have enough free RAM on your device, perhaps the following actions will help you:

  • Try to free up device memory by closing all unused applications in the task manager.
  • Reboot your device and start the game again.

Found a bug in the game. Who should write about it? Please report the bug to the developers, describing in detail the actions that led to its appearance.

Why are they asking me for money to update the game? Installation and updates of the game are free. If you are asked to pay for the installation or update of the game, please go to the Play Market/Game Center and make sure you download the original application. Also, developers recommend checking the device for viruses.

What are the minimum system requirements for the game? The Android operating system requires Android version 5.1 and above and 1.5 GB of RAM. For stable operation on iOS, operating system version 10 or higher is required.

When downloading or updating a game through the Play Market, an error with a code appears. If you can’t install or update an app from the Google Play Store, try the following:

  1. Make sure there is enough space on the device.
  2. Please check your Internet connection and try again.
  3. Force stop Play Store and clear cache.
  4. Update Google Play Store.
  5. Reboot the device.

If the suggested measures did not help solve the problem, please contact Play Market technical support.

I have the latest version, but when I log in I get a message that the game needs to be updated.