Microsoft added support for keyboards and mice on Xbox platforms this past November, and also confirmed back in June that it was working with Razer on a pair of peripherals for the console. Those peripherals are here now.
The Razer Turret is the first official wireless keyboard and mouse combo for the Xbox One. Razer chose not to design something from the ground up, unfortunately. It simply revamped its Turret specifically for Microsoft's platform. Don't take that as a demerit, however. The Turret duo is still pretty snazzy, complete with a mechanical Razer keyboard and a wireless Mamba mouse that's made for desktop or lap use.
Razer Turret For Xbox One
On the keyboard, there's a side panel that slides out, which should make it easier to use on one's lap. Both peripherals connect via a single wireless dongle, and the keyboard even comes with its own Xbox key for bringing up the home menu. It's built to last, too — Razer says players can squeeze as much as 40 hours from the Turret on a single charge.
Razer Turret Pricing And Release Date
Unfortunately, at $250, the Razer Turret is one of the most expensive keyboard and mouse combos, and that's saying something. Worse yet, keyboard and mouse support only works with a handful of Xbox One titles at the moment — including Fortnite, Warframe, Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, War Thunder, and X-Morph: Defense — so players can't really whip out the Turret anytime they wish.
That means a particular game has to have support in the first place, otherwise it simply won't work. The Turret becomes even more of a hard sell when one considers that the Xbox One supports practically any keyboard or mouse.
More developers are expected to use keyboard and mouse support for their Xbox One titles, so the list is poised to expand over time. To be clear, this is entirely up to the developers, not Microsoft. Some of them can exclude support altogether if they wish.
Razer will release the Turret sometime in the first quarter of 2019, but interested customers can preorder it now from Microsoft's online store. Deliveries begin in March, according to the company.
Thoughts about the Razer Turret? What about the Xbox One finally accepting keyboards and mice? As always, if you have any thoughts, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!