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  • Cloud phone manufacturer Nextbit bought by Razer

    Smartphone brand Nextbit has been acquired by peripheral giant Razer, the brand confirmed. "I'm thrilled to announce that we're joining the Razer family! They're rebels like us, they speak from the heart, and they share our need to push boundaries," company CEO and co-founder Tom Moss announced on the website. What should we expect from this deal then? Can we expect new hardware? "Nextbit will operate as an independent division inside Razer, focused on unique mobile design and experiences. To put it simply, we'll be doing exactly what we've been doing all along, only bigger and better," Moss added. Razer's acquisition of Nextbit means...

  • CES 2017: Razer’s triple-display laptop prototypes stolen

    One of the coolest products at CES 2017 was Razer's Project Valerie laptop, being a gaming notebook with three displays that automatically fold out. In fact, the three displays are all 4K-quality, giving users a truckload of pixels to play with. The laptop is powered by a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and supports Nvidia's Surround View tech for gaming at 11 520 x 2160. Now, Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan has confirmed that two prototypes were stolen from the show floor. It's unclear whether this was a case of simple theft or espionage, but Razer definitely wants its laptops back "I've just been informed that...

  • Razer Serval review: an overpriced mobile games controller

    The smartphone controller industry is still somewhat in its infancy, reflected by the wide variety of options and brands on the market. But truth be told, acquiring a smartphone gamepad is still a dicey proposition in South Africa. Yes, despite Madcatz, MOGA and numerous other companies releasing mobile gamepads, it's become very difficult to find these in the country. Fortunately, Razer is on hand, as it gears up to release its Serval controller. Meant for the Razer Forge TV Android gaming console, Razer is also selling these controllers separately, but is it worth the cash? A solid design Before you unbox the controller,...

  • Razer Nabu X smartband review: more burnable than wearable

    Rarely do we get devices so terrible that we have next to nothing good to write about them. When this does happen, we usually try our best to see the gold among the poo. But that's not always easy. Take the Razer Nabu X for instance. It's like an uncooperative, awkward and plain useless roommate. Annoyingly, I really wanted to love living with Razer's attempt as a smart wearable. I enjoyed the concept and the fact that it wasn't simply another smartwatch clone. Razer calls it a "social wearable". But unfortunately, this premise falls flat on its face predominantly thanks...

  • Razer Mamba is the ‘world’s most precise’ gaming mouse [Gallery]

    E3 isn't all about games, you know. There are hardware launches as well that span the length and breadth of the LA Convention Centre. One of the companies showing off its wares was Razer, and it believes that it spawned the world's most advanced gaming mouse, ever. It's called the Razer Mamba and judging by its specs, it's definitely one of the most insane peripherals we've seen in quite some time. There's a 5G 16 000 DPI sensor at the heart of the device, which is "optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions," notes the presser. It's the only scenario...

  • Apple Store trolls, ‘Life Is Strange’ and Twitch defeats Pokemon: the TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: ‘Pixels’, ‘Final Fantasy XV’ and GearVR babies: the TGIF Video Roundup Finally, the long, dreary week has spat out its fair number of glorious videos for us Friday fellows to indulge. Videos this week range from the influence of David Lynch in video games to the latest The Evil Within DLC trailer (which is ridiculously short, mind). Of course, in between all of this...

  • Razer Blade gaming laptop packs GTX 970M grunt in 14-inch aluminium shell

    Razer has announced its new gaming laptop that will look to make a major dent in Alienware and MSI's credentials. The next in the "Blade" series boasts some massively impressive specifications in a relatively thin 17.8mm chassis. Squared by a 14-inch 3200x1800 LED-backlit touchscreen (boasting IGZO "Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide" technology), Razer somehow managed to fit an Intel Core i7 4720HQ (clocked at 2.6GHz but turbocharged to 3.6GHz in times of need), 16GB DDR3 1600 and a SATA M.2-grade 512, 256 or 128 GB SSD into the Blade. Oh, and the company hasn't forgotten about graphics either. Nvidia's GTX 970M with...

  • CES 2015 roundup part two: from Nvidia to ZTE

    In case you missed it: CES 2015 roundup part one: from Acer to MSI The earliest and (arguably) most important technology extravaganza of the year has come and gone, and while the theme of CES 2015 seemed to be wider, thinner and shinier is better, there were some genuinely exiting technologies that left our mouths agape. Arguably, the latter half of the alphabet holds companies that have really set the bar high at CES 2015, but the customary onslaught of TV screens with more than a necessary quota of pixels were also abundant. Apart from this annoyance, powering those screens also seemed an...

  • Razer Kraken 7.1 headset review: the best gaming headset by a longshot

    Razer's does a bang-up job in terms of speakers and headphones. We've recently reviewed the Hammerhead and it was an incredible experience. The Kraken 7.1 usb-powered headset is just as good, except for the fact that it made my ears hurt. Headphones are just too snug on me, but I'll let it pass because of the excellent surround sound. The Kraken (I love the name) is priced at R1179 (US$99) and is worth the investment. While you may think that dropping a dime on a headset is a bad idea, the instant you slip these puppies onto your hearing flaps...

  • Win Rayman Legends, Lost Planet 3 and a Razer Ferox mobile speaker set

    It's officially spring, so we decided to celebrate by giving you a bunch of stuff (not flowers though). You can stand a chance of winning Rayman Legends, Lost Planet 3 and a pair of Razer Ferox mobile speakers. It's incredibly simple. Take a look at the bottom for all the details. Rayman Legends Rayman actually needs no introduction. Being the fifth colourful installment to the award-winning Rayman series, the legendary platformer will let you (and Rayman) run, jump and kick through over 120 beautifully designed levels. Rayman Legends also has the entertaining co-op mode of up to four players featuring characters...