Razer Announces Aviation Inspired BlackShark Headset Sans Battlefield 3 Branding

Paul Lilly

If you spend your days dreaming of taking to the skies, Razer's new BlackShark headphones may be the peripheral to keep your head above ground, even if you aren't. The stereo gaming headset was designed to look and feel like the ones worn by attack helicopter pilots, Razer says, and if they look familiar, it's because the gaming peripheral maker already sells a branded pair for Battlefield 3 junkies.

This new pair sports the same design, only without the BF3 branding. It has full circumaural ear cups, memory foam ear cushions that are supposed to mold to the shape of your head, and a detachable boom microphone.

"Soldiers in intense combat situations need to be fully focused with minimal distractions to take the objectives successfully and come out alive. The same goes for gamers seeking the win – and that’s what the Razer BlackShark gaming headset was built to deliver," said Robert Krakoff , president of Razer USA. "When you stop gaming to get out and about, detach the boom microphone and you’ve got the perfect sound-isolating headphones for your audio on-the-go."

The Razer BlackShark will be available to purchase in September for $120 MSRP.

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