With mouse and keyboard support coming to Xbox One in the past November, the walls between PC and console are coming down. Nearly any modern wired or wireless mouse should work with the Xbox One, but while lots of living room gamers may ready to jump into the fray with the added precision of a mouse, most keyboard/mouse setups are not made to be easily used from the couch.
Razer is hoping its new keyboard and mouse combo will help bridge that gap. The Turret for Xbox One pairs to a console with a single USB dongle, and, as the name would suggest, is designed to work with the Xbox One. (The slightly clunky name is to differentiate is from a previous "Turret" laptop.)
The keyboard itself is a minimalist slab of metal and comes with Razer's mechanical keys and full Chroma RGB lighting. While the previous turret had a fold-out mousepad, this model cleverly integrates a sliding tray on its right side for the mouse to rest on.
This retractable tray is one of the best parts of the Turret's design.
This setup is more comfortable than I'd expected, and the keyboard and mouse feel natural to use from a sofa, whether perched on the edge or leaning back. The previous "not for Xbox One" Turret had a lightly magnetized mousepad, and Razer has expanded on that idea. This Turret sports two different strength magnets in the mousepad/tray. The tray's outer edge sports a set of magnets strong enough to hold the mouse in place, even vertically. This is a great idea, and keeps the mouse from getting knocked around as you pick up the tray or set it back on a coffee table.