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Razer Rocks CES 2014

/ Jan 15th, 2014 No Comments

RAZER CES 2014-FEATURED

The buzz of CES 2014 surrounded Razer. Razer has always been known to push the limits of all things gaming – from audio to mice and tablets. This year, Razer did it again. The Razer booth setup was the same as last year with an open design and a DJ slightly overlooking the crowded showroom floor. But it wasn’t the booth or the DJ that drew a crowd. It was the hardware Razer was showing off. Razer released two of the top must-see items at CES – the Razer Nabu and Project Christine.

Razer Nabu is Razer’s take on wearable tech. The Nabu performs the standard functions of step tracking and records bio-data. It will link to smartphones and let users know if they have a call or text message. Jun Chia at the Razer booth was helpful in explaining what sets the Nabu apart from smart-bands that are currently on the market. Think of walking 10,000 steps before you get home and your wife or brother, who also owns a Nabu, has walked 6,000 steps. Razer will interact through its proprietary band-to-band wireless connection and turn your amount of steps into soldiers that you can play with on your phone in a game developed especially for the Nabu.

The Nabu can be also be connected to your Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter accounts and, through a handshake, high-five or maybe even a pat on the back, will share your contact information with fellow Nabu users. Razer is even in talks with triple-A game companies for integration into future games. Not only is Razer in talks with big publishers and developers, but the company is also releasing the SDK to any and all developers who are interested in developing software for the band.
 

Razer Nabu smart-band

Razer Nabu smart-band


[adsense250itp]Project Christine was truly a showstopper at CES. This is Razer’s first foray into the desktop build. In talking with Jermaine Davis, part of the Project Christine systems team, it was revealed that Razer is in talks with companies to build modules for the system (Nvidia Titan module for this beauty please). Much like Project Fiona (which turned out to be the Razer Edge) before it, Project Christine does not have a production schedule, release date, specs or price attached to it.

Congratulations are in order for Razer for winning Engadet’s People’s Choice Best of CES 2014 award with the Nabu band and winning best PC with Project Christine. Stay tuned for more reviews of all things shown and released at CES here at GamingIllustrated.com.

Special thanks to Jun Chia and Jermaine Davis for their hospitality at the CES 2014 Razer booth
  

Sal Thomas

Sal Thomas

Contributor at Gaming Illustrated
Sal is a contributor to Gaming Illustrated.

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