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Published on January 9th, 2018 | by gareth

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Razer Reveals Laptop/Phone Hybrid And New Gaming Accessories At CES

I am looking forward to hands on time with them at CES this week.

 

RAZER UNVEILS PROJECT LINDA: ANDROID LAPTOP/PHONE HYBRID CONCEPT

 

Powered by the Razer Phone, Project Linda combines the mobility of a smartphone with the versatility of a laptop

 

 

LAS VEGAS (CES 2018) – Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today revealed “Project Linda,” a 13.3-inch laptop design powered by the Android-based Razer Phone. The smartphone and laptop hybrid concept harkens a new era for mobile personal computing, blending the familiar Android environment with the ease-of-use of a laptop.

As one of the few companies in the world to straddle user interfaces, laptops and smartphones, Project Linda is a groundbreaking concept that blurs the lines between the smartphone and the laptop.

Razer’s Project Linda laptop seamlessly docks the Razer Phone inside its chassis where a touchpad would normally reside, and connects with the press of a button. The phone’s Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile platform and 8 GB of RAM deliver responsive performance, instantly transforming Project Linda into an Android laptop. The Razer Phone 5.7-inch display can be used as a touchpad, or as a second screen for access to apps, tools, and more.

“Android power users and laptop enthusiasts share a need for performance in a mobile form factor, which we provide with our award-winning Razer Phone and Razer laptops,” says Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Project Linda combines the best of both worlds, bringing a larger screen and physical keyboard to the Android environment, enhancing the experience for gaming and productivity.”

A full-size, built-in keyboard adds to the capabilities of Project Linda, providing enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences. Users benefit from a responsive and comfortable typing experience, customized for the Android environment with dedicated keys for navigation, search and app selection. The Razer Chroma™ backlighting is ideal for low-light situations and can also be personalized with millions of color options. A user may complete the laptop input experience by using the docked phone as a touchpad, or a mouse may be connected for precision control in games and apps.

Designed for mobility, the unibody CNC aluminum chassis of Razer Project Linda is just 0.59-inch (15 mm) thin and weighs under three pounds (1.25 kg) including the docked phone. Its 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen extends the 120 Hz experience available on the Razer Phone to a larger display, providing fluid motion and vibrant visuals. The concept also features a 53.6 Wh internal battery that can rapidly charge the docked phone to full capacity over three times while away from AC power. Inside the laptop is 200 GB of storage, allowing for offline backups and additional local media and app storage. Connectivity afforded via Project Linda includes a built in 3.5-millimeter audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone, giving a range of options for communication and external devices.

Project Linda bridges the gap between handheld entertainment and laptop convenience. The Razer Phone’s performance, display, and dual front-firing speakers combine seamlessly with Project Linda’s larger screen, keyboard, and battery to provide the ultimate mobile hybrid setup for gaming, creativity, and productivity.

Razer won official “Best of CES” awards an unprecedented seven years in a row, including innovations such as the Razer Switchblade (2012), the Razer Edge tablet (2013), Project Christine (2015), and the Razer Blade Stealth and Core (2016). More than 4,000 companies compete for accolades at CES, the world’s most prestigious tech tradeshow.

For more information on Razer’s Project Linda concept and to register for announcements, visit razerzone.com/projectlinda.

Unlike other attempts to create wireless power for a mouse, the new Razer HyperFlux technology allows the mouse mat to create a magnetic field that efficiently transfers power directly to its companion mouse instead of charging a heavy battery. The technology is the world’s first to provide power directly to the mouse and eliminates the need for a battery. The result is an ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse with a weight that’s traditionally only achieved by wired mice.

The Razer Mamba HyperFlux and the Razer Firefly HyperFlux are Razer’s first products to be equipped with this revolutionary technology.

“While other companies have attempted to do wireless charging for mice, they have been unable to achieve true wireless power as their mice still need a battery to be charged. HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology is a game changer in the world of wireless gaming,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Gamers are no longer held at the mercy of a battery or cable. Instead, there will be true wireless freedom with a cordless gaming mouse that’s the same weight as a wired mouse.”

The Razer Mamba HyperFlux is also equipped with Razer’s proprietary Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) for superior signal strength. This ensures industry-leading wireless signal stability between the mouse and computer by adaptively scanning and switching to the strongest signal within the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Combined with a 16,000 dots-per-inch (DPI) 5G optical sensor, the Razer Mamba HyperFlux is a top-tier wireless gaming mouse with swift and precise movements, that never needs charging.

The Razer Firefly HyperFlux is the latest evolution in Razer’s award-winning RGB mouse mat line. It features a dual-sided hard and cloth surface that allows for flexible playstyles. Gamers can opt to use the hard side for speedy mouse actions or the cloth side for control and precision aiming. When connected, the mat supplies indefinite power to the mouse, allowing for smooth, unceasing gameplay.

Powered by Razer ChromaTM lighting technology, both devices have access to 16.8 million color options and are capable of unique customizable lighting profiles and in-game effects.

The Razer HyperFlux wireless hardware combo is available on RazerStore.com and select retailers in Q1 2018.

For more information about the Razer Mamba HyperFlux and the Razer FireFly HyperFlux, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-mamba-hyperflux

Price:

$249.99 / € 279.99

 

Availability:

Razerzone.com – Q1, 2018

Worldwide – Q1, 2018

 

Product features:

 

Razer Mamba HyperFlux

  • Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology
  • Razer Adaptive Frequency Technology
  • Mouse cable for use in wired mode without power mat
  • Razer 5G optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI
  • Up to 450 in. per sec. (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
  • Nine independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • RazerTM Mechanical Mouse Switches
  • Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
  • Razer ChromaTM lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
  • Approximate size: 124.7 mm / 4.90 in. (Length) X 70.1 mm / 2.75 in (Width) X 43.2 mm / 1.70in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 96 g / 0.211 lbs.
  • Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft. (for use of mouse in wired mode when away from Razer HyperFlux enabled wireless power mat)

 

Razer Firefly HyperFlux

  • Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology
  • Dual hard and cloth mat surfaces
  • Optimized surface coating for highly responsive tracking
  • Razer ChromaTM lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Non-slip rubber base
  • Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
  • Approximate size: 355 mm / 13.97 in. (Length) X 282.5 mm / 11.12 in. (Width) X 12.9 mm / 0.50 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 643 g / 1.41 lbs.
  • Approximate weight (including cable): 685 g / 1.51 lbs.
  • Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft.

 

The Razer Nommo is an everyday 2.0 speaker system with technology to bring out  full range sound with Custom Woven Glass Fiber 3 Inch drivers for power and clarity and elongated rear-firing bass ports to help produce higher amount of bass while reducing distortion at high volume levels.

For more versatility in sound the Razer Nommo features bass control with Automatic Gain Control to help maintain integrity of bass. Additionally this helps to adjust EQ settings for boosted clarity at lower bass levels and balanced highs and lows at higher bass levels.

The Razer Nommo Chroma – A Chroma variation with USB connectivity and an inbuilt DAC is available too.

 

“We created the Razer Nommo line as an ultimate entertainment speaker line for gaming, movies and music,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “There is a common perception that gaming speakers don’t have quality audio. The Razer Nommo line changes that once and for all.”

Price:

  • Razer Nommo USD$99.99 / €109.99
  • Razer Nommo Chroma USD$149.99/ €99
  • Razer Nommo Pro USD$499.99/ €99

Availability:

Razer Nommo and Nommo Chroma

  • com – January 9th 2018
  • Worldwide – January 2018

 


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