Razer was on hand at CES 2023 with some new technologies for attendees to look at including some great products like the Razer Edge.
The Razer Edge for Android device – built with Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform – active cooling for sustained performance, designed with Qualcomm for Razer Edge.
Paired with a 6.8-inch AMOLED FHD+ Display with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 – it is the best in class and can’t find a better screen on the market. Razer says because of this screen, there is less power draw on the battery so you can play longer. Graphics have a 144hz refresh rate and features immersive controls.
Next was the reveal of Project Carol, the world’s first head cushion with enveloping surround sound and haptics. Project Carol is meant to immerse users by showcasing a new world of audio and tactile immersion. Razer says the device is paired with 7.1 surround sound and unlike traditional speakers, Project Carol’s near-field surround provides closer, more direct rear audio. It is also powered by Razer’s HyperSense tech.
Project Carol is natively supported on PC and is designed to fit all gaming chairs including Razer’s own Iskur and Enki lines. Once connected via 2.4 GHz wireless, Project Carol provides up to 8 hours of gaming before needing charging.
Serving as a refresh for 2023, Razer revealed new gaming laptops that use a larger 16:10 aspect display with the most up-to-date graphics and processing power — all found within the Razer Edge.
Both the Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18 come equipped with the latest 13th generation Intel Core i9 HX chipset, NVIDIA’s next-generation RTX 40 series graphics processors running up to 175W TGP, and upgradeable DDR5 5600MHz memory.
The Razer Blade 16 uses an aluminum chassis, pushing performance and portability further. It also has a 1.50 Graphic Power Density, delivering 35 percent more graphics per cubic inch than any other product in the market at the same 16-inch specs.
Razer also delivers its first HDR-capable dual-mode mini-LED displays, supporting 120Hz refresh in UHD+ resolution or 240Hz in FHD+ for the 16-inch model. The 18-inch model pushes 240Hz at QHD+ resolution.
The Blade 16 will be available Q1 2023 at Razer.com, RazerStores, and select retailers starting at $2,699.99 USD. The Blade 18 will be available Q1 2023 at Razer.com, RazerStores, and select retailers starting at $2,899.99 USD.
Next, the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro represents the latest innovation in 3D audio, being the world’s first beamforming soundbar for desktops with head-tracking AI. Partnering with THX and Audioscenic, Razer’s new soundbar was designed to showcase sound from all angles.
Further, the Leviathan V2 Pro uses head-tracking AI technology with an integrated IR camera to detect the user’s position. This allows the soundbar to adapt where the audio is beamed to the listener’s position in real time, giving them the optimal experience.
Powered by THX Spatial Audio, 3D audio can be experienced in two modes: THX Spatial Audio Virtual Headset is for any stereo content, providing you with pinpoint positional audio previously only found in headsets, while THX Spatial Audio Virtual Speakers is for any multi-channel content that provides a wide, room-filling soundstage that users would normally experience with a full home theatre system.
It will be available from January 2023, starting at $399.99 USD at Razer.com and RazerStores.
Continuing along, the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is said to redefine the standards of content creation and streaming. Using a large sensor, users can experience DSLR-level detail and clarity. Razer mentions that the Kiyo Pro Ultra comes with an “industry-leading ultra-large Sony 1/1.2″ STARVIS 2 sensor with a 2.9 μm pixel size to capture more light and image data in every pixel for exceptional detail.”
This is achieved through a custom, ultra-large F/1.7 aperture lens, capable of capturing up to four times more light than other webcams. The image fidelity converts raw 4K 30 FPS (or 1080P 60 FPS) into uncompressed 4K 24 FPS, 1440p 30 FPS, or 1080p 60 FPS directly into your stream. The Kiyo Pro Ultra uses AI-powered Face Tracking Auto-focus to ensure your face is sharp and steady.
It will be available on January 5, 2023, starting at $299.99 USD exclusively at Razer.com and RazerStores.
Lastly, Razer has two new VR accessories for the Meta Quest 2: The Razer Adjustable Head Strap System and the Razer Facial Interface.
The Razer Adjustable Head Strap was created for all head shapes and uses a high-performance nylon material for reliability, comfort, and durability.
The Razer Facial Interface was meant to extend comfort and optimized support. It was created using ultra-thin textured and profiled membranes, eliminating facial pressure and the use of medical grade, hypoallergenic materials help to reduce skin irritation. The Razer Facial Interface also blocks light while providing ventilation.