Razer made several exciting announcements, while unveiling new concepts and never-seen-before products at CES 2022, the world’s largest annual consumer technology convention. Located in booth #15076 in Central Hall, Razer continues its ‘show stopping’ tradition at CES, exhibiting the very latest For Gamers. By Gamers.
The new editions of the Razer Blade 14, Razer Blade 15, and Razer Blade 17 are equipped with the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, up to an RTX 3080 Ti, making the new Blades better than ever, now shipping with Windows 11. All new Razer Blade gaming laptops now also include groundbreaking DDR5 memory, providing blistering clock speeds up to 4800MHz, an increase in frequency by up to 50% compared to the previous generation.
The Razer Blade 14, 15, and 17 are powered by cutting-edge advancements from both AMD and Intel. The Blade 14 returns with the next generation of AMD️ Ryzen 6000 Series processors. Every configuration offers the ultra-fast Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, enabling some of the most powerful AMD gaming possible on a mobile device.
Both the Blade 15 and Blade 17 come equipped with the newest 12th Gen Intel Core H-Series Processors, up to an Intel Core i9-12900H with a new 14-core count over the previous 8-core generation. Intel’s 12th Gen processors bring a revolutionary new design with a performance hybrid architecture that combines performance-cores with efficient-cores, offering users the freedom to chat, browse, stream, edit, record, and play. The newest generation of Intel Core i9 processors will see high-speed frequencies up to 5.0GHz.
Each Razer Blade is uniquely imagined with exemplary CNC-milled aluminum chassis and high-quality custom components, resulting in a gaming laptop unlike any other on the market. Designed with the gamer’s wellness in mind, the new Blades sport a refreshed keyboard design, with slightly larger keys, making the typing experience more ergonomic than ever before. The revised design also includes laser-cut speakers, a refined hinge design with a thinner profile and additional ventilation with well-designed rubber feet to create convenient cooling airways.
The new Razer Blade 14 starts at $1,999.99/2,199.99€ MSRP on Razer.com and will be available for pre-order at Razer.com, Razer Store locations and select retailers on February 10th and for purchase from select retailers in Q1 2022.
The new Razer Blade 15 starts at $2,499.99/2,799.99€ MSRP and will be available for pre-order exclusively at Razer.com and Razer Store locations on January 25th and for purchase from select retailers in Q1 2022.
The new Razer Blade 17 starts at $2,699.99/2,999.99€ MSRP and will be available for pre-order exclusively at Razer.com and Razer Store locations on January 25th and for purchase from select retailers in Q1 2022
RAZER also unveiled its vision for the future of gaming and home computing at CES 2022 with Project Sophia, the world’s first true gaming desk concept, and the Enki Pro HyperSense, an advanced gaming chair with built-in high-fidelity haptics from D-BOX. Created by Razer’s visionary R&D department, both Project Sophia and the Enki Pro HyperSense introduce new innovative solutions to level up any home setup.
With working from home more widespread than ever, many people find it a challenge to configure their set-ups for the multiple different uses required of their systems throughout the day. From being a pure office productivity set-up through to a gaming, streaming or editing suite, each use has a host of extra peripherals and devices to enhance and improve that experience.
With a highly adaptable, modular design allowing users to quickly reconfigure their workspace for the tasks at hand – be that churning through emails and Word docs for work, blasting through enemies on their way to the objective when gaming, or tearing it up on Twitch with their squad whilst streaming to their viewers, Project Sophia provides a seamless solution to all of these challenges.
Central to Project Sophias flexibility is a highly modifiable desk capable of supporting up to 13 separate modules for an untold level of personalization. This allows each section to be configured with an array of task-specific components, such as secondary screens, system monitoring tools, touch-screen hotkey panels, pen tablets and audio mixer units, or even external capture cards, so the user’s set-up can be reconfigured in seconds for the specific situation.
At the heart of Project Sophia is a customized PCB fitted with cutting-edge core components, including the latest Intel processor and NVIDIA GPU to support the most resource-intensive tasks. To maximize desk space, all of this is housed in a slim chassis that magnetically snaps in underneath the glass tabletop, which can be just as easily detached to install new upgrades, allowing the user to quickly create the system required for the task at hand.
Modules have been designed for all types of users, with creators being able to slot in touchscreen digitizers, tablets, and creative input tools to streamline hotkeys and macros, while gamers can instead focus on modules for high-fidelity audio and blistering visual performance by adding a THX Surround Sound system and high refresh rate monitor. Streamers can transform Project Sophia into a full broadcast setup complete with camera, microphone, and stream control, while those looking for a more an efficient work environment can multitask effectively and comfortably with a productivity hotkey module, wireless charger, and cup warmer.
For enhanced immersion and customization, the spacious desk is lined with LEDs that can be synced with the Razer ChromaR RGB ecosystem, and comes equipped with a next-gen OLED display that features self-lit pixels and the latest technologies to ensure a brighter, sharper picture for the ultimate viewing experience in 65”.
Because of its highly adaptable and versatile design, Project Sophia is able to provide the optimal configuration for gaming, creating, streaming, and working, combining many traditional setups into one single desktop.
The Enki Pro HyperSense, an advanced gaming chair incorporating high-fidelity haptics, allows users to experience a new dimension of immersion in gaming. Based on the popular Enki Pro chair design, the Enki Pro HyperSense features a haptic feedback unit developed with D-BOX, to give the most authentic, lifelike feedback when gaming, and also integrates a Chroma RGB headrest that allows users to personalize their chair when in use.
With native support for over 2,200 games, movies and music titles, including games such as F1 2021, Forza Horizon 5 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players will not only be able to feel every corner on the track, but will also be enveloped in their game surroundings thanks to the physical feedback provided by the Enki Pro HyperSense haptics. Even games not directly supported through the software can still be enjoyed with haptic feedback through Direct Input Haptics, where controller, keyboard and mouse-inputs will generate physical feedback when used.
The haptic feedback isn’t just limited to gaming, as media consumption also benefits from an extra layer of immersion, with many of the most popular streaming platforms being automatically supported. Viewers and listeners will enjoy greater depth and envelopment as music, sound effects and soundtracks can be felt as well as heard.
The Enki Pro HyperSense is powered by an advanced haptic engine that has been developed to simulate a range of vibrations, textures, and motions. With 65,000 haptic variations it has the tactile feedback of +/- 1 G-Force and can create 1.5 inches of vertical and backward tilt in your seat. Real time synchronization ensures that all the feedback is delivered immediately, with a responsiveness of up to 5ms.
Collaborating with leading watch manufacturer, Fossil, RAZER launched a limited-edition smartwatch at CES 2022: the Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch. The co-branded wearable leverages Fossil’s most innovative smartwatch platform to date, the highly anticipated Fossil Gen 6. It also features three exclusive Razer watch faces including Analog, Text, and Chroma, as well as two stylish interchangeable straps. The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 will be launching globally this month for $329 USD in a limited quantity of just 1,337 units.
The Gen 6 is the first smartwatch powered by the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform — providing users upgrades in speed and performance, including faster application load time, highly responsive user experiences, and more efficient power consumption. With an overall 30% increased performance and running Wear OS by Google, the smartwatch does way more, way faster to give gamers a fashionable cutting edge. The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch also boasts top wellness features as a nod to both brands’ commitments to wellness and comes only a few months after the launch of Razer’s dedicated wellness initiative for gamers, Champions Start From Within.
The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch boasts an upgraded heart rate sensor to allow continuous tracking and improved signal accuracy. Users will also benefit from the new SpO2 sensor, which tracks an estimate of the wearer’s blood oxygen measurements to see how well their body is circulating oxygen over time.
Plus, users will continue to enjoy the wellness updates previously released from Fossil Group, including Cardio Fitness Level tracking, which shows an estimation of VO2 max using resting heart rate and user biometrics to indicate overall cardiorespiratory health over time.
The Gen 6 reaches 80% charge in only a little more than 30 minutes of charging. This, combined with the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform’s decreased power consumption and Fossil Group-developed Smart Battery Modes, enables users to quickly reach a full charge in the morning after tracking sleep. It will also be compatible with Google’s new system update, Wear OS 3, announced in 2021. The smartwatch will be eligible for the Wear OS 3 system update in 2022, alongside other updates that will continue to improve the overall user experience.
Following the massive success of the Razer Zephyr, Razer is also announcing the Zephyr Pro at CES 2022, which now adds voice amplification to the feature list. Razer’s patent-pending voice amplification technology ensures one’s speech isn’t muffled even when masked up, allowing the wearer to communicate more seamlessly.
For more information about these new RAZER products introduced in CES 2022, please visit Razer’s site.