Gaming peripherals company Razer has announced a new pair of truly wireless headphones meant to compete with the likes of Apple's AirPods, Samsung's Galaxy Buds and Sony's WH-1000MX3.

Razer's new headphones, the Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds, are designed to bring users “true wireless freedom.” While most will simply think that this is due to the audio device's wireless design, it's actually more than that.

Key feature

The gaming accessories company proudly boasted that that Hammerhead offers “Ultra Low-Latency Connection” that ensures seamless audio. “The wireless earbuds have an extremely low 60ms input latency,” Razer said, “which means its audio stays synced with your device and will never stutter.”

Ultra low-latency is achieved once users turn “Gaming Mode” on by tapping three times on the earbud, or by using a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices. Once Gaming Mode is on, users can expect to hear sounds that are perfectly in sync with what's happening on the screen, The Verge noted.

Razer promises that the 60ms input latency will result to providing users with “a competitive gaming advantage.” Players, especially those who play competitive shooting games such as “Fortnite,” “Battlefield” or “Overwatch,” know that it's always better to hear bullets buzzing and explosives explode at the right time. A lag in the game's audio will almost always mean in-game mishaps.

The game peripherals company also emphasized that the Ultra Low-Latency feature can also be used while watching videos or listening to songs, promising that it will provide “a more immersive experience for videos and music.”

Other features

Razer said the Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds are IPX4 rated for sweat and water-resistance. This means the earbuds can be used during outdoor activities, making them a perfect choice for those with active lifestyles.

The new audio accessory somehow looks similar to the AirPods, but come in Razer's signature black with green accent color scheme. The part inserted to the ear has custom-tuned 13mm drivers inside, while the part that protrudes away from the ear has the charging connectors and microphones.

The Hammerhead is touch-enabled and can be operated by tapping on it. Razer also promised that the new earbuds will work with voice assistants for more convenience.

Razer's new earbuds use Bluetooth 5.0 for easier connectivity. The earbuds themselves can last 3 hours on a single charge, and can have 13 more hours of listening time added via the charging case. Those who want the new Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds can order it from Razer at $99.99, available now.

Razer Razer has announced a new pair of wireless headphones, the Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds. Photo: Reuters/Bobby Yip