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Razer’s Leviathan V2 Pro PC soundbar can adjust 3D audio based on your head position

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Razer has shown off its first line of products for 2023 at CES. Along with new gaming laptops, the company unveiled the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro beamforming pc soundbar. The company says it has an infrared camera that can detect where the user is. Razer claims the soundbar can adjust the 3D audio beams in real time based on your position to ensure optimal audio reaches your ears.

There are two modes for the 3D audio: THX Spatial Audio Virtual Headset and THX Spatial Audio Virtual Speakers. Razer promises to deliver “clear, crisp highs and deep, powerful bass” using multiple drivers and an included subwoofer. There’s also Razer Chroma RGB support. You can pick up a Leviathan V2 Pro later this month for $400.

Next is the Kiyo Pro Ultra. Razer claims it has the largest sensor ever used in a webcam. It has a Sony 1/1.2″ STARVIS 2 sensor with a pixel size of 2.9 μm. According to Razer, that helps the USB 3.0 plug-and-play webcam to provide DSLR-level detail. It should also perform well in low light. There’s a lens with an f/1.7 aperture that Razer claims can capture nearly four times more light than other webcams.


In addition, the company claims that the Kiyo Pro Ultra offers facial recognition, autofocus and background blur without the need for any additional hardware or software. However, you can adjust the settings to your liking in Razer Synapse. The webcam, which arrives nearly two years after the Kiyo Pro, is available starting today for $300.

At the end of March, Meta Quest 2 users in the US will be able to get their hands on Razer peripherals. The company designed the Adjustable Head Strap System and Razer Facial Interface to make using the headset more comfortable. Razer says the latter has medical-grade hypoallergenic materials to help reduce skin irritation. It is said to provide ventilation while blocking external light.

Razer also unveiled Project Carol, a pillow with near-field 7.1 surround sound and HyperSense haptic feedback. Razer says the cushion fits any gaming chair and converts game audio into haptic feedback in real time. It’s a concept design for now, but if and when Project Carol hits the market, it could offer a deeper level of immersion when playing games.

Elsewhere, Razer confirmed the release date for its cloud gaming device, the Razer Edge. We also had the chance to try out the new powerful Blade 16 and Blade 18 gaming laptops. Take a look at our hands-on coverage for more details.

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