Razer Pushes the Boundaries of PC and Mobile Gaming at CES 2020

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announces the new Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers, the Razer Sila 5G Home Router, the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, and a new Razer Eracing Simulator concept created in collaboration with several game publishers and technology vendors.

PAVING THE WAY FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE CLOUD GAMING

As the undisputed innovation leader in gaming hardware, software and services, Razer is looking to get players ready for the future of cloud and mobile gaming. With a view to creating a unique ecosystem of high-performance input devices and infrastructure solutions, the company introduces the Razer Kishi, a universal cloud-gaming compatible controller for iOS and Android phones, and the Razer Sila 5G Home Router, the first gaming-focused 5G router.

The Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers support low latency gameplay on either Android or iOS devices. Building on the compact ergonomic form of the Razer Junglecat which primarily targeted Razer Phone 2 owners, Razer’s new Kishi cloud-compatible controllers provide clickable analog controls and thumbsticks on both sides of the phone with a universal fit created in partnership with Gamevice for compatibility with most smartphones.

Ultra-low latency native and cloud game control is now delivered through a hidden USB-C or Apple Lightning® connection, and pass-through charging ports on the Kishi allow for device charging during game play. The Kishi for Android offers support for most Android or iOS games that are compatible with mobile controllers, including both native titles and cloud services.

“Razer is excited to strengthen its collaboration with NVIDIA by joining their GeForce NOW Recommended program,” said Jason Schwartz, Head of Mobile Gaming at Razer. “GeForce NOW is PC gaming in the cloud, transforming underpowered or incompatible hardware into a powerful GeForce gaming PC. Razer mobile gaming controllers are perfect complementary devices to enhance this type of gameplay which we are pleased to feature here at the Razer CES booth.”

The Razer Kishi mobile controllers (for Android or iOS) will be available in early 2020.

Razer’s Sila 5G Home Router concept is a high-speed networking device tailored for gamers to offer ultra-low latency during both stationary and mobile gameplay, featuring Razer’s proprietary FasTrack engine. A built-in rechargeable battery also adds capability as a mobile 5G hotspot for impromptu, latency-free tournaments wherever you go.

Razer’s FasTrack engine is an intelligent, continuously adaptive QoS (quality of service) feature that prioritizes bandwidth for applications and devices for high-speed gaming & streaming. A unique Gaming Mode allows for online gameplay with no interruptions.

The Razer Sila 5G Home Router lets users prioritize between client hardware, such as Xbox or desktop PC, and is designed to optimize cloud gaming services. Additionally, a manual indicator will notify users when the priority has changed so that they’re always in-the-know.

The router can be easily controlled through the available Android or iOS apps with the option to prioritize individual apps or games, or alternatively, to prioritize the categories of those apps. The accompanying app allows users quick and easy control of guest networks, to set security protocols, or adjust device priorities.

REDEFINING COMPACT GAMING SYSTEMS

In partnership with Intel®, Razer introduces the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop – the first truly modular desktop system utilizing the new ultra-compact Razer Tomahawk N1 chassis.

A perfect fit for the Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element, the Razer Tomahawk N1 is a sleek, compact desktop chassis with an advanced modular layout, infusing Razer’s minimalistic design language into a gaming chassis to create a one-of-a-kind desktop case, capable of achieving high clock speeds and frame rates without the bulk of a full-sized desktop.

The Razer Tomahawk N1’s all-aluminum body is flanked by tempered glass on both sides, highlighting the vertically mounted GPU in all its glory, with an open vent design at the top to maintain cooling performance. The rear features a lock-and-slide sled mechanism that opens with minimal effort, allowing for quick access to internal components without the need for tools.

The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop will feature up to an Intel® Core-i9 processor, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and NVIDIA™ GeForce RTX™ 2080 Super graphics. Both the RAM and SSD modules on the NUC card will be upgradeable as well as the fans, GPU and NUC itself, to satisfy the needs of the most demanding gamers, streamers, and content creators alike.

The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop will be available in the first half of 2020. The Tomahawk N1 case will be available as a standalone product for hardware-savvy PC enthusiasts looking to build their own compact yet powerful gaming PCs.

With the increasing need for processing power in next-gen games and an ever demanding user base, Razer will also launch the next generation of Razer Blade gaming laptops later this year. Featuring the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ H-Series Processors to meet those expectations, they will pack up to 300Hz refresh rate panels, powerful graphics processors, and optimized designs to stay ahead of the game.

TAKING POLE POSITION IN NEW ERACING ESPORTS CATEGORY

For the Razer Eracing Simulator concept, Razer brought together some of the leading companies in sim racing to deliver the most immersive racing experience to date, offering a preview and demo of the future of competitive eracing. Running Project CARS Pro, the concept model features technology from Vesaro, Simpit, Fanatec and Synthesis VR, creating a thrilling and immersive eracing setup with a 202-degree projection system, a hydraulic racing platform, full manual controls, and a steering wheel with paddle shift.

The simulator chassis is built with an ultra-strong hand-crafted center core designed around an advanced modular upgrade system, allowing for many simulation scenarios. The center core sits on a motion platform powered by two actuators and a gaming control box for a professional racing training setup that maps terrain surfaces, G-force and sounds into motion for a completely immersive experience. Real surround visuals provided by Simpit come from two Full-HD projectors beaming onto a 128-inch custom black projection surface with 202-degree field-of-view with vibrant colors and deep blacks.

Driver controls from Fanatec feature an anodized aluminum and carbon fiber steering wheel sheathed in smooth leather, magnetic paddles and adjustable buttons for gear shifting and precise driver aide, paired to a three-pedal system below. The racing harness simulates the effects of G-forces by applying pressure, allowing the body to feel the fast acceleration speeds and tightest corners.

“The competitive eracing scene is an untapped but growing sector of esports for which Razer has brought a new innovation, making the games more enjoyable, more immersive and more exciting for fans,” said David Tse, Global Esports Director at Razer. “We are ready to invest resources into growing this area of competition.”

“We are very excited to be working alongside Razer as they enter the racing esports space at CES 2020; combining one of our professional grade systems with Razer’s racing sim effort, we can’t wait to see how this will push virtual racing further into the mainstream spotlight and take the sport to the next level,” said Nevil Slade, CEO & Designer for Vesaro.

Razer will continue to develop and build the ultimate eracing simulator, rallying together the best hardware and software technology companies in the industry. Razer will also invest in eracing competitions and leagues in the near future. Parties interested in collaborating on the development of the simulator can contact [email protected].

ABOUT THE RAZER KISHI MOBILE GAMING CONTROLLERS

  • USB-C or Apple Lightning™ connection
  • Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S9+/S10e/S10/S10+/Note 8/Note 9/Note 10/Note 10+, Google Pixel 2/2 XL/3/3XL/4/4XL, and other Android 7.0 Nougat or higher devices
  • iOS Smartphones: iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
  • Pass through charging
  • Latency-free connectivity

ABOUT THE RAZER SILA 5G HOME ROUTER

  • Qualcomm SDX55 + Hawkeye IPQ8072A
  • 5G NR (Sub-6 and mmWave), and 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax 4×4
  • 1 x 2.5Gbps WAN, 4 x 1Gbps LAN, 1 x USB 3.0 port
  • 1 x SIM slot

Mesh Node Specifications

  • Qualcomm Atheros IPQ6000
  • Wi-Fi 6 11ax 2×2
  • 1 x 1Gbps WAN, 4 x 1Gbps LAN, 1 x USB 3.0 port

ABOUT THE RAZER TOMAHAWK GAMING DESKTOP

Intel NUC

  • Up to Intel 9th Gen i9 8-Core CPU
  • Up to 64GB DDR4
  • Dual M.2 SSD Slots
  • Wi-Fi 6

Graphics

  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20 Series, Support for full-length PCI graphics cards

Design

  • Toolless design
  • Compact footprint
  • Open vents for efficient cooling

Ports

  • 2x Thunderbolt 3, 2x 1G Ethernet, 2x HDMI 2.0A, 6x USB 3.2 Gen 2

NVIDIA Partners Announce 25 New Laptops At Computex

NVIDIA today announced the launch by leading manufacturers of 25 laptops fueled by its power-efficient NVIDIA Turing™ GPUs, broadening the reach of their revolutionary ray-tracing capabilities beyond the nearly 100 Turing-generation laptops announced earlier this year.

The latest systems include both powerful RTX Studio laptops — aimed at the new class of independent artists whose creativity is fueling fields like social media, digital advertising and 3D development — and high-end gaming laptops, delivering unprecedented levels of performance and cutting-edge features including real-time ray tracing and AI-assisted gaming.

The launch — including systems with award-winning, power-efficient GeForce® and Quadro® GPUs — rounds out the industry’s most acclaimed line of mobile PCs. RTX Studio laptops deliver performance of up 7x that of the MacBook Pro, while delivering 100 frames per second in popular titles such as FortnitePUBG and Apex Legends.

“The laptop landscape has exploded over the past six months, with Turing fueling dozens of incredible devices,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the PC business at NVIDIA. “Thanks to leaps in innovation and power efficiency, there has never been a better time to be in the market for a powerful, thin, light laptop to meet creative or gaming needs.”

RTX Studio Laptops

At Computex this week, NVIDIA introduced 17 RTX Studio laptops, which are purpose-built for creative workflows to inspire creativity and enable desktop-level performance on the go. Inside are NVIDIA Quadro RTX™ or GeForce RTX™ GPUs, which enable real-time ray tracing, AI processing and high-resolution video editing for the tens of millions of creators who have joined the workforce over the past decade.

RTX Studio laptops feature new Quadro RTX 5000, 4000 and 3000 GPUs, as well as GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs. Quadro RTX 5000-based laptops are the world’s first Max-Q laptops with 16GB of graphics memory — the largest available in a laptop — enabling advanced multi-app creative workflows and use of large 3D models that previously were not possible while on the go.

RTX Studio laptops will be available starting in June from top OEMs, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, GIGABYTE, HP, MSI and Razer. Pricing for RTX Studio laptops starts at $1,599 and will vary based on partner designs, features and region.

Latest Gaming Laptops

Additionally, nine new GeForce-powered laptops are being introduced at Computex, giving gamers even more options to choose the best in performance and power efficiency for today’s most popular games.

In addition, systems by ASUS, HP and MSI offer the world’s first G-SYNC gaming laptops with 4K 120Hz DCI-P3 color displays, for definitive, high-fidelity, on-the-go gaming experiences.

For the gamer who prefers ultra-fast framerates, for a portable esports experience, ASUS, Clevo, Dell and Razer are demonstrating at the show their 15.6-inch, 240Hz GeForce-powered laptops. 

And ASUS, Clevo, Dell, MSI and Razer offer GeForce-powered 4K OLED gaming laptops, bringing advanced color fidelity and true black levels to a portable form factor. These are perfect for creators who need true color accuracy on the go and love high-fidelity gaming.

Razer Reveals New Blade Laptops With Intel 9th Gen Processors

Razer has launched the 2019 editions of its Blade series of gaming laptops, updating them with Intel’s 9th gen laptop processors. There are three models, the Blade 15 Basic, the Blade 15 Advanced and the Blade 17 Pro.

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced comes with up to an Intel Core i7-9750H, an RTX 2070, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a 240 Hz Full HD display. It also features Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting and weighs about 4.73 pounds. If that doesn’t suit you, and you have more cash to spend, you can go for the other Razer Blade 15 Advanced variant that includes an RTX 2080 MaxQ, and a 4K 60Hz OLED touchscreen display. It has a brightness of 400 nits and covers 100 percent of the advanced DCI-P3 colour gamut, and also has HDR. The Blade 15 Advanced starts at a price point of $2399.

The Razer Blade 15 Basic, on the other hand, has a Core i7 processor, but is limited up to an RTX 2060. It has a 144 Hz Full HD display and weighs about 4.63 pounds. Both the Basic and the Advanced models of the Razer Blade 15 lack the option for an SD card reader. The Basic Razer Blade 15 starts at $1999.

With a bigger screen size of 17.3 inches, the Razer Blade Pro is powered by an Intel Core i7-9750H. The GPU options let you choose between an RTX 2060, RTX 2070 MaxQ and RTX 2080 MaxQ. Interestingly, the 15-inch Blade has an option between a 240 Hz 1080p panel and a 4K 60Hz display but the 17-inch Pro is limited to a 144Hz Full HD 1080p display. Apart from that, the Blade Pro includes 16GB 2667 MHz DDR4 RAM and weighs about 6.06 pounds (around 2.75 kg). The Blade Pro starts at about $2499 for the RTX 2060 model. The laptops are currently available in the US and Canada and will come to other countries next month.

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Razer Launches New Capture Card For Streamers

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced the Razer Ripsaw HD, an external multi-platform video capture card with full HD capture and 4K throughput for a high definition streaming and gameplay experience.

High-quality recording and broadcasting with the Razer Ripsaw HD

The Razer Ripsaw HD is a compact external capture card with pro-grade features to meet the demands of broadcasters requiring high frame rate, detailed footage and crisp audio. Capturing video in Full 1080p HD at 60 frames per second, the Ripsaw HD is designed for super smooth gameplay recording and live streaming.

The Ripsaw HD features a 4K 60 FPS passthrough, allowing broadcasters to enjoy the latest ultra-high-resolution games as the developers intended, whilst sharing the gameplay with their audience with crisp 1080p Full HD resolution at super-smooth 60 frames per second.

“With the Ripsaw HD joining our extensive Broadcaster range, streamers now have a capture card ready to broadcast the latest games at high resolution and framerates from both their PC or console,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Viewers will love the Full HD streams, while broadcasters can enjoy their games as they were intended with the 4K pass-through.”

The Ripsaw HD is compatible with PC and console, featuring a simple HDMI input and output for video capture with a single USB 3.0 connection. With built-in audio mixing, streamers can broadcast both their game and microphone audio through the Ripsaw HD with zero latency and no synching delays. The microphone input allows streamers to use one microphone across two PCs, removing the need for complicated audio mixer or software set-ups and allowing streamers to use in-game comms whilst still broadcasting their voice audio to their stream.

With the addition of the Ripsaw HD to Razer’s range of innovative broadcasting products, which includes the Razer Kiyo, the first streamer-focused camera with built-in ring light, and the Seirẽn Elite, a broadcaster microphone with built-in noise limiter, Razer now offers a high-quality audio and video solution to suit every streamer and broadcaster, across multiple platforms.

ABOUT THE RAZER RIPSAW HD

Technical Specifications

  • Max capture resolution: Uncompressed 1080p 60 FPS
  • Interface: USB 3.0 only
  • Video Input: Digital – HDMI 2.0
  • Audio Input: Digital – HDMI
  • Audio Mix-in Input: 3.5 mm Mic-in / 3.5 mm Aux-in
  • Video Output: HDMI 2.0
  • Maximum Supported Pass-Through Resolutions: 2160p60
  • Other Supported Resolutions: 2160p, 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 480p
  • Includes: USB3.0 Type C to Type A cable, HDMI 2.0 Cable, 3.5 mm Audio Cable

COMPATIBILITY

Compatible with Open Broadcaster Software, Mixer, Streamlabs, XSplit, Twitch & YouTube

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

$159.99 USD / 169.99€ MSRP

Razer.com – April 11th, 2019
Worldwide – Early Q2, 2019

Razer is launching the Ripsaw HD, an external capture card that, simliar to Elgato’s HD60 S, lets you stream and record at 1080p 60FPS. The fun part is, with the Ripsaw, you can actually play at 4K resolution, provided your system is powerful enough. That’s much better than the HD60 S, which limits your own gameplay to 1080p.

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Razer Gaming Laptops Have A Critical Security Issue

Razer has made a big name for itself in the gaming peripheral business thanks to their impressive range of high-end peripherals. The company has also expanded into the laptop market with their sleek Blade. However, if you already own a Razer laptop, you might want to brace yourself.

As revealed by security researcher Bailey Fox last month, Razer laptops have a vulnerability known as CVE-2018-4251, which allows hackers to downgrade the BIOS to exploit older flaws like Meltdown, amongst other things. It relates directly to the Intel Manufacturing Mode, a testing suite for Intel-based motherboards that is supposed to be disabled before the device is shipped to consumers.

While this issue does not let the hackers take control of a system by itself, once they do get in, it makes their job much easier. The hackers could then damage the system in a variety of ways, for instance, by changing system settings and hiding malware so that it doesn’t get detected by your antivirus software.

Razer has admitted to this as well, saying that several of their laptops have this flaw, including the Razer Blade 15 (2018), the Razer Blade Advanced (2018 and 2019) and the 2018 Razer Blade 13. All these devices have shipped with Manufacturing Mode enabled, but Razer says that it has fixed the problem on their end and future orders will not ship like this. For people who already have the affected laptops, Razer has a firmware update that disables the Manufacturing Mode.

Interestingly, this is similar to the flaw detected in the past in Apple devices, which let hackers mess around with firmware on Mac devices which had Intel Manufacturing Mode enabled. Fortunately, Apple was able to detect the issue on its own and patch it with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.

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Razer Phone 2 Release Date

Razer started their journey into the mobile market by releasing a mobile phone specifically targetted at gamers with features that are exclusive to it like the 120Hz display. While the Razer Phone wasn’t a huge hit, it did well in the market and Razer announced the Razer Phone 2 sometime back and now, we might have a release date.

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Razer has been sending out invitations to the media for the launch of a new product which seems to be the Razer Phone 2. This is mainly due to the fact that the invite features the date of the event along with the words “Flagship” and “Gaming” inside what seems to be the outline of a phone. As seen from the invitation, the event takes place on 10th October in Hollywood and takes place a day after the Pixel 3 Launch event.

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While not much is known about the event or phone at this point, the phone is expected to have a Snapdragon 848 SoC and will retain the 120Hz display with a design that’s very similar to its predecessor, the Razer Phone.

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Razer Phone 2 Confirmed by Razer, Plans To Bring PC Software to Mobiles

Razer made its foray into the smartphone market with the debut of the Razer Phone last year, turning gaming smartphones into a huge phenomenon. While the trend has yet to take over the world, the success of the first-gen device speaks for itself, as a second-gen device has been confirmed.

In the latest earning reports, Razer stated that the first phone was an immense success and the company is now “focusing its resources on the development of the second generation Razer Phone”. However, no details have been revealed regarding its specifications and the release date. Here’s what the official statement says:

“Regarding the Others business, which includes the Group’s next-generation products, saw a 432.3% year-on-year growth to US$16.5 million in revenues, primarily due to the contribution of Razer Phone sales. With the successful launch of the Razer Phone in late 2017, Razer has since been widely recognised as the industry forerunner with the foresight of recognising the unmet demand for and being the first-mover to launch a mobile device for gamers, spawning a whole new category for the industry. The Group is very pleased with the success of its first generation Razer Phone, which was released in a limited run and has garnered very positive reviews internationally. Razer is now focusing its resources into the development of the second generation Razer Phone and accompanying software releases which will extend its software and services from PC into the mobile market.”

What makes it even more interesting is that Razer has mentioned that it plans to extend its PC software services into the smartphone market, though it’s not at all clear what that might entail. Whether it means a rival to the Steam Link app or something new altogether, only time will tell. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Razer Phone coming to India, Confirms CEO

The Razer Phone that released in the United States in November 2017 has finally been confirmed to be coming to India. The CEO of Razer, Mr Min-Liang Tan confirmed on Twitter that they were working on getting the Razer Phone to India during a conversation between Anuj Sharma a current employee of Razer and, Ershad Kaleebullah.

This is big news since there were a lot of people who wanted to get their hands on the Razer Phone but importing it was too much of a hassle for most people, not to mention the lack of any service centres which would also mean the lack of warranty on such an expensive phone. Mobile gaming in India has been rapidly on the rise and even though the Razer Phone might be a bit late, just the introduction into the market and giving people the choice of owning a phone that was specifically designed with mobile gaming in mind is a good step forward and hopefully, is the start of many other Razer products officially coming to India in the near future as well.

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