Razer, a gaming PC, and accessories firm unveiled the Kraken V3 gaming headset on Thursday, which uses haptic vibrations to enhance your gaming audio experience. The updated Kraken headsets blend styles and features from earlier Kraken models with Razer’s BlackShark and Nari headset families, making them ideal for PC, Mac, and PlayStation gamers.
HyperSense technology, which was first seen on Razer’s Nari headset, places haptic drivers in the earcups that can translate game sounds into touch-sensory feedback. This allows you to experience explosions or other events, and because it employs a wide frequency range, it may alter intensity based on your in-game proximity and position to the action; a blast far away will be faint compared to a boom right next to you. Because the feature isn’t game-specific and doesn’t require the use of an app, it may be used with any audio, including movies and music.
There are three versions of the new Razer Kraken V3. The $200 Pro version (£145 and AU$270, converted) works wirelessly with a PC, PlayStation, or docked Nintendo Switch, or wired with anything with a 3.5mm port. It also contains leatherette cushions and a super-cardioid mic that can be removed.
A wired USB-A-only version featuring HyperSense, a replaceable cardioid mic, and fabric-covered ear cushions is available for $130. Not a fan of haptic feedback? For $100, you may obtain the Kraken V3 USB-A wired version without HyperSense.