Razer ManO’War wireless headset will rock your ears

Razer must be running out of names for poisonous snakes, because it's now turning to other kinds of nasty bugs to name its wares. The company has a spiffy new headset out now that it's calling the ManO'War. Not the Portuguese variety, mind you, which is a nasty thing you don't ever want to shake tendrils with.

We'd never stoop so low as to make bad jokes comparing the ManO'War to a certain heavy metal band of the same same. Instead, we'll tell you that the Razer headset will let you enjoy heavy riffage and loud performances with its 50-mm neodymium drivers. There are no wires in sight, either—epic soundscapes are piped to your ears through a "gaming-grade" 2.4GHz wireless connection, which Razer claims is lag-free.

The connection's range is 12 meters—about the diameter of the average mosh pit—and it can be extended to 14m with the included dock. Unlike Manowar's amps, though, the main wireless transmitter is a small and convenient plug'n'play USB stick.

In a nod to lead vocalists everywhere, the headset's digital microphone is retractable and comes with an LED mute indicator. Both the main speaker and microphone volume are adjustable with actual knobs, too. Razer did not confirm or deny whether these controls go to 11. As expected of a headset bearing such an imposing name, the ManO'War offers a light show with its RGB LED-lit logos on the earcups.

Let it be known, too, that the ManO'War packs almost as much power as its namesake ensemble. Razer says the headset can maintain its wall of sound for 14 hours straight, or 20 hours if one opts to turn off the pretty lights—roughly as long as a Karl Logan solo. The company says most gamers can expect to use the headset for about a week between charges.

The whole contraption weighs in at a reasonable 0.83 lbs, or 375g. 7.1 surround sound virtualization is included in the mix, too. Interested rockers can get their headbang on come April 18 for $170 at the Razer store.

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    • Pixelade
    • 4 years ago

    1. Razer has a naming scheme for every type of peripheral. Keyboards are spider-related, mice are snakes, audio is mythical beasts and aquatic beings, and systems are related to bladed weapons.

    2. In this case, Razer actually did name the headset after the Portugese ManO’ War, so get your facts straight before you write an article.

      • morphine
      • 4 years ago

      404: Humor Not Found.

      • Forge
      • 4 years ago

      Liar. They named it after the greatest hair metal band ever.

    • Kretschmer
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]Razer says the headset can maintain its wall of sound for 14 hours straight, or 20 hours if one opts to turn off the pretty lights[/quote<] While having an option to turn off the bling is somewhat admirable, why offer an extraneous feature that cuts battery life by 30%? I'm fairly certain that both gamers and G4/\/\3RZ would buy your product if the fundamentals and functionality were sound. Cut the price and exorcize the colored LEDs from your brand. "Nah Bro it's not leet enough for me!"

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 4 years ago

    Wow! You are funny and informative today! Thanks for the fun!

    Keep up the good work.

      • morphine
      • 4 years ago

      Oh my!

      *Someone* thinks I’m funny!

      /me blushes.

    • DrCR
    • 4 years ago

    They make a smaller version for kids called Baby Blue. But the opportunity cost is far more than just monetary.

    • Airmantharp
    • 4 years ago

    Read the article, read Razer’s website- and have two questions:

    1. Are these open or closed? I’m guessing closed, but then there’s that mesh, and open would be more comfortable for the suggested 2-hour daily gaming sessions.
    2. Just how do you go about charging these things? A cable? Batteries? Wireless is nice, but it’s also a hassle, and if you have to remember to keep another cable laying around…

      • vargis14
      • 4 years ago

      most charge and work at the same time…and a extra single micro USB charging cable which is probably not needed since most probably have one already hooked to our machines.

        • ImSpartacus
        • 4 years ago

        Yeah, I have a similar headset and I just have a microUSB cable going to my desk. Sometimes it’s used for my phone or whatever, but more often it charges my headset – sometimes while I use it.

    • Generic
    • 4 years ago

    If it be Man O’ Wars we be talkin’… my coin’s on El Impoluto.

      • juzz86
      • 4 years ago

      That ship was an ass.

    • DrDominodog51
    • 4 years ago

    Morphine, have you been stung by a Portuguese Man O’ War or did you just know those existed?

      • derFunkenstein
      • 4 years ago

      He lives in Portugal so my guess is both.

      • morphine
      • 4 years ago

      Living here, I know those exist of course, but I never had the “pleasure” of being stung by one. IIRC, they land on the Azores, mostly. Mercifully, they’re relatively rare.

      Still, the prospect of swimming and getting wrapped up in something that’s so pretty, several meters long, and will cause you huge amounts of pain is a little scary. And they appear in whole schools too, so “an expanse of death” is an apt description.

    • Firestarter
    • 4 years ago

    Huh, another wireless product with lights that any sensible person would turn off immediately

    • TwoEars
    • 4 years ago

    “Should you put this ManO’War on your head or not?”

    Is this the future of advertising? Product names designed around click-bait?

      • juzz86
      • 4 years ago

      Ten Reasons why you DO want to tangle with this Man O’ War!!

        • Shobai
        • 4 years ago

        How would you tangle? Isn’t it a wireless headset?

          • juzz86
          • 4 years ago

          Hah! Full points to you my friend!

          😀

    • Captain Ned
    • 4 years ago

    Man’O’War is a horse and the Isle of Man should sue for logo infringement.

      • Redocbew
      • 4 years ago

      Unless you mean a Portuguese man o’ war, also known as a floating terror.

      But I wouldn’t want one of those on my head either.

      Edit: Doh. That’s what I get for skimming.

    • vikas.sm
    • 4 years ago

    [url<]http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/11/14/25-best-metal-bands-time-1-manowar/[/url<] Just how metal are Manowar? Manowar are so metal that in bar fights they can only bitch slap their opponents, because hitting them with a closed fist is the legal equivalent of beating someone with an aluminum baseball bat. Manowar are so metal that they piss hot molten lead and shit lug nuts. Manowar are so metal that the first thing they do every morning is lather themselves in WD-40. Manowar are so metal that if they go out in the rain, they rust. Manowar are so metal that if they go to the beach, they can’t go into the ocean because they’ll sink right to the bottom. Manowar are so metal that they got their original record deal after they were discovered during a mining expedition. Manowar are so metal that they readily lose electrons to form positive ions, and if you were to put them in a room with a non-metal band, they’d form an ionic bond. Manowar are so metal that they’re listed on the periodic table under Group IA, because they’re the most active metal. MANOWAR. ARE. METAL!!!!!!!!!!! Couldn't help it 😀 😀 😀

      • morphine
      • 4 years ago

      \m/

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