Playing games over the internet like Counterstrike or Team Fortress 2 without a headset is really frustrating. It’s faster to issue commands and ask for help by speaking into a microphone than by typing on the keyboard – which usually will get you killed (virtually, we mean). That’s why the serious gamer always confides in a good headset while playing. Razer, a company known for their gaming mice, is releasing a headset pompously dubbed as a “gaming communicator,” the Piranha. It’s an entry-level model when compared to the Barracuda headset, which has a bigger size and more sound features. Let’s proceed to our field test of the Piranha.

Razer Piranha Gaming Headset ReviewFigure 1: The Piranha headset.


A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil’s biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.