Razer Focuses on Perfecting Several Areas of Gaming With New Hardware for PC and Mobile
During CES 2020, Razer revealed their new line up of hardware to include the Razer Kishi, the Razer Sila 5G Home Router, the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, and a new Razer Eracing Simulator concept.
The Razer Kishi are universal low latency mobile controllers that hook up to your mobile device. With support for both iOS and Android, these controllers allow players to connect directly to their phones through USB-C or Apple Lightning connection for the best experience while playing on a mobile device.
“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 will launch in early 2020.
Razer Kishi specifics:
- 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
Additionally, the team revealed the Razer Sila 5G Home Router, which is currently in concept and aims to deliver high-speed networking for gamers for the best stationery or mobile gameplay experience. These devices will use Razer’s FasTrack engine, which is continuously adaptive to quality of service and prioritizes bandwidth so that users will receive high-speeds for their gaming and streaming.
Razer Sila 5G Home Router specifics:
- 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
Razer also revealed the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, which is a modular desktop system that utilizes the Razer Tomahawk N1 chassis. The box is made to perfectly fit the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element and uses its minimalistic design to enclose some of the best hardware available.
The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop will feature up to an Intel Core-i9 processor, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 2080 Supergraphics. 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.
Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop specifics:
- Up to Intel 9th Gen i9 8-Core CPU
- Up to 64GB DDR4
- Dual M.2 SSD Slots
- Wi-Fi 6
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series, Support for full-length PCI graphics cards
- Toolless design
- Compact footprint
- Open vents for efficient cooling
- 2x Thunderbolt 3, 2x 1G Ethernet, 2x HDMI 2.0A, 6x USB 3.2 Gen 2
Lastly, the team revealed the Razer Eracing Simulator, which is currently still in concept. 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.
“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,” says Nevil Slade, CEO & Designer for Vesaro.
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.
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