Razer, maker of gaming peripherals and components, has some announcements today that are a big departure from their previous products.
First we have the announcement of an open VR standard, the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) ecosystem. Razer is contributing to this with the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit, "a virtual reality device and open-source software that enables programming for any variety of VR technology". The kit will be shipping in June for $199. There's a lot more information about this new VR platform on the Razer's OSVR page.
Next we have Forge TV, an Android gaming device for the living room that Razer says is "powered by a quad-core processor and gaming-grade graphics", which doesn't sound like your usual streamer.
Essentially a high-powered tablet in a box, the Razer Forge TV has impressive specs for an Android device:
- OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 – Quad-Core Krait 450 CPU (2.5GHz per core), Adreno 420 GPU, 2GB RAM
- Storage: 16GB
- Connectivity: Wireless 802.11ac 2X2, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1 + HS
- Ports: HDMI 1.4, USB 3.0
- Dimensions: 105mm X 105mm X 17mm
There is a product page up for the Forge TV on Razer's site, but no word on pricing or availability yet.
Finally we have Razer's entry into the popular fitness wearable market, the Nabu X.
This is compatible with Android and iOS devices and promises "5 to 7 days" battery life per charge. More info from Razer here.
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