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Recharging batteries when docked
for maximum convenience. Batteries charge in approx. 3 hours and last up to 8 hours.
Pre-set equalizer stages
for customized sound.
5.1 Channel Dolby® surround sound
for pinpoint positional audio with Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic® II and Dolby Headpone.
Dedicated lag-free local team communications
Up to four Razer Chimaera 5.1 base stations can be connected to create a lag-free, crystal clear voice channel for dedicated team conversations.
50mm neodymium magnet speaker unit in each ear cup
for true-to-life audio.
5.8 GHz frequency headset for interference-free wireless performance
The Razer Chimaera 5.1 allows a true wireless Xbox experience with no cables restricting your movement. Using the 5.8 GHz frequency protects this headset against almost all wireless interferences.
Switch between digital optical or RCA source
Fully PC compatible*
Integrated headset port for Xbox LIVE® and local team communication
Works best with the Razer Onza Tournament Edition Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360
Independent audio and microphone controls
on the ear cups
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5. Rechargeable Batteries

Q: Are the Razer Chimaera headsets rechargeable?

A: Yes, the Razer Chimaera headsets come with two AAA rechargeable batteries out of the box. Simply place the headset on the base station when you are not destroying competition to recharge.

Q: What is the battery life on the Razer Chimaera headsets?

A: Up to 8 hours on the Razer Chimaera 5.1 and up to 12 hours on the Razer Chimaera.

Q: What is the charging time for the Razer Chimaera?

A: 3 hours, baby.

Q: How do I know when to recharge my Razer Chimaera?

A: Once the power in the headset drops below 10%, a beeping sound emits from the unit at 2 minute intervals. At this point you should get ready to take a break and let the Razer Chimaera recharge.

Q: How do I change the batteries on the Razer Chimaera headsets?

A: The right ear cup cover can be snapped off (pull with gentle force as demonstrated on the image) to reveal the compartment for two AAA rechargeable batteries. Switching them is a piece of cake, but take a look at the schematics below:

Battery Installation

Q: Why doesn't the Razer Chimaera have a built-in rechargeable battery?

A: Rechargeable batteries have a limited life. When they go kaput, the headset would need to be repaired in order to replace the internal battery which would just make you spend more money or travel/ship your device to a support centre which is not very nice. On top of that, a headset with an internal rechargeable battery can't be used as soon as the battery is drained as it needs to be recharged. With AAA batteries, you can swap the old ones for a fresh pair if you want to get right back into the game. And using a pair of rechargeable AAA batteries instead of standard alkaline batteries offers the convenience of letting you recharge and reuse instead of having to purchase new ones continually. That said, you don't have to use the headset only as an audio solution. If you just need a way to recharge your rechargeable AAA batteries, then you can always just pop 'em into the Razer Chimaera, charge them, and take them out for use elsewhere.

Q: Can I use other rechargeable AAA batteries other than the ones supplied with the headset? What happens if I use non-rechargeable alkaline AAA batteries?

A: Firstly, yes you may use other rechargeable AAA batteries with a current rating of at least 900 mAh to power the Razer Chimaera although we recommend sticking to the supplied ones. You can also use lower current batteries such as 800 mAh if you like but the battery life may drop slightly below 8 hours of continuous use. As for using non-rechargeable alkaline AAA batteries, this is what will happen if you try to charge them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTRxXvQY0s.
Just kidding. You can try charging them but nothing will happen. Duh.

Q: Does the Razer Chimaera have an automatic sleep mode to help extend battery life?

A: Yes. When the headset does not detect an audio signal for 10 minutes, the headset will automatically turn off to save battery power.

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