Gaming PC magnate Razer is getting into the wearable game. First showcased at CES this year, the Razer Nabu is among the class of fitness wearables poised to enter the market this year. The company has begun seeding their beta program, and it’s more than just a software test.
Tt’s not often you find a company with a CEO whose main mode of communication with the public is Facebook. It’s also not often that you see the founder of a company as well known as Razer take responsibility for the company’s shortcomings. Today, Founder and CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan, has taken to the social network to make amends with the public for their "screwing up on anticipating demand" for their products for "a long time."
Earlier this year at CES 2014 we got our first glimpse of what would eventually become the Razer Junglecat. This tiny beast takes hold of the gamepad era for the iPhone, making certain the full extent of Razer’s promise in highest-quality materials and build are delivered. The final device has evolved far beyond what we saw in-hand this January.
If you owned - or own - a Fitbit Force this season, you know there’s been a bit of trouble with users complaining of skin irritation. In light of this, it would appear that the folks at gaming device creator Razer have decided to put their own wearable device, the Razer Nabu, through another round of testing. Straight from co-Founder, CEO, and Creative Director at Razer Min-Liang Tan comes a message of assurance.
This week NVIDIA launched its new mobile GPUs that we have already talked about in the GTX 800M series. When we talked about those new GPUs we mentioned that Razer was cramming the GTX 870M inside its thin Razer Blade gaming notebook. We didn’t talk much about the other features of that thin gaming rig.
In the launch of NVIDIA’s next generation of notebook-aimed graphics processors, a series of manufacturers have stepped up to bring the first wave in with thinness. Groups such as MSI, Alienware, ASUS, Razer, Lenovo, and Gigabyte will be delivering models this season with a variety of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M GPUs under the hood. These releases will all benefit from NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience and all the goodies that go with it.
Today Razer has announced its latest device for gamers, the Razer Mechanical Switch, which is the company's first mechanical switch keyboard designed for game play. The company says it has engineered the keyboard from the ground up, doing so with a focus on its gaming customers, rather than the typists such devices are often aimed at.
This week we're being given the opportunity at CES 2014 to see Razer's newest product - Project Christine - up close, well before it hits the market in all its modular glory. This machine is what Razer intends to be their center for innovation in the modular computing environment, allowing users to upgrade and swap out bits and pieces with ease, however they see fit. Creating all the parts themselves, they've once again made clear that they'll be no stranger to the high-end PC manufacturing world through the future.
While we won’t go too far into the long-term listening experience involved in the Razer Adaro series headphones and earbuds appearing this week at CES 2014, we will say this: they look and feel great. Straight from Razer we’ve heard that they’ve gone back to the drawing board with this whole series, bringing on what they suggest is three key points: durability, comfort, and “uncompromising audio quality.” And they come in black and green, imagine that!
We’ve had a close-up look and feel experience with the Razer Nabu this week not long after the device was revealed, getting an idea of what it meant to have this gaming company behind the wheel of a wearable. Speaking with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan about the device, we immediately asked how the company, known for their gaming products, classifies this device - and how it fits in to their collection. “We make products for gamers,” Tan made clear, “not for gaming.”
So you only know Razer for their high-end gaming peripherals, do you? This week the Razer team is out to prove your preconceived notions of what their company is all about completely wrong, making with a device called Razer Nabu. This machine is a wearable, one of many at CES 2014, aiming in this case to be the “world’s smartest wristband” - and not just for gamers.