Gaming giant Razer started CES 2016 in a big style by launching three new products – a wearable, a camera, and a laptop, each of them unique as well as innovative.
Razer Nabu Watch
First comes the wearable Razer Nabu Watch. You must be thinking “another smartwatch”, but Razer came with something that might be the compromise between digital watches and smart watches that many people had asked for. As Razor like to call it, “a watch that’s smart”.
Apart from what you’d expect of top-tier digital watches, the full-featured digital timepiece includes an OLED Nabu secondary screen, which offers all the features of a Nabu wearable: notifications previews (like calls, texts, and app alerts) streamed from a smartphone using Bluetooth pairing, fitness activity tracking or sleep activity tracking.
Another exciting feature is the watch-to-watch communication capability, when users wearing Razer Nabu family wearables (Nabu Watch, Nabu and/or Nabu X) can shake hands to exchange Facebook and Twitter info easily.
“We’re bringing together the reliability and incredible functionality of a digital timepiece, with added smart features to empower the tech enthusiasts of today,” says Razer CEO and co-founder, Min-Liang Tan.
Common problem of smartwatches is a short battery life. Razer tackled this issue brilliantly by putting 2 batteries into their digital watch. Coin cell replaceable battery with a 12-month capacity takes care of Razer Nabu Watch digital chronograph component, while watch’s secondary screen has seven days of rechargeable battery life via an included charging cable.
The Razer Nabu Watch is available in two versions. The standart version designed with polycarbonate materials and with Razer green highlights will be available worldwide from late January 2016 and is priced at $149.99/€179.99.
The Razer Nabu Watch Forged Edition has machined stainless steel buttons for added durability and a premium black finish. It is available from January 6th 2016 exclusively at RazerStore retail locations and at RazerStore.com, priced at $199.99/€239.99.
More information: www.razerzone.com/watch
Second product is Razer Stargazer – the world’s first webcam designed for streamers. This desktop webcam powered by Intel RealSense SR300 camera is said to “deliver the best video capture quality in a webcam available today”. The camera captures a 720p video at 60 frames per second, and a high-definition 1080p video at 30 frames per second. The Razer Stargazer also includes an automatic noise-cancelling, dual-array mic.
Stargazer’s biggest trupm card is its Dynamic Background Removal capability, whose potential use reaches far beyond gaming. Removing or swapping background (say goodbye to green screen), and face and object 3D scanning will work out-of-the-box.
“The Razer Stargazer can revolutionize work done by game streamers, YouTube personalities, 3D designers and game developers with additional benefits to the average computer user. Simply stated, this is the webcam of the future.” – Min-Liang Tan
Also, you can’t find more advanced consumer camera in terms of acial and gesture recognition. Up to 78 points on the face and 22 points on each hand can be tracked by the webcam.
The camera requires Intel 6th Generation Core processor, USB 3.0 connectivity and OS Windows 10.
The Razer Stargazer will be available worldwide in Q2 2016 and is priced at $199.99/€239.99.
More information: www.razerzone.com/stargazer
Razer Blade Stealth
And last but not least, here is the Ultrabook that could change the industry. Razer Blade Stealth is a thin, powerful notebook with the latest Intel Core i7 processor and a stunning 12.5-in. touch Quad HD/Ultra HD (4K) display.
The players can also achieve a high desktop-level gaming performance and play lates hardcore games using Razer Core, which can be connected via Thunderbolt 3. Razer Core also offers expanded connectivity.
Additionally, Razer Blade Stealth is the first laptop in the world equipped with individually backlit RGB keys, which gives you millions of customizable colors and a range of effects.
“For the first time ever, there is no need for two separate systems. The Razer Blade Stealth offers the portability of an Ultrabook with the scalability to play hardcore games with desktop graphics performance thanks to the Razer Core. Furthermore, the Razer Blade Stealth starts at just $999, which is significantly lower than any other comparable laptop in its class,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO.
To see full specs of Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Core, click here.
Razer Blade Stealth is available now, and its price starts at $999. The most expensive Ultra HD variant will cost $1,599. Razer Core will be available during the first half of 2016. The price is yet to be announced.
More information: http://rzr.to/blade-stealth
If you are at CES, the full display of Razer products is at booth #30225.
What do you think about these 3 products?
I’m personally most excited about Razer Nabu Watch for its battery life and smart features in combination with classic digital watch.
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