Everything Razer Have Announced at CES 2020
Razer has rocked up to CES this year with a very strong showing for PC and mobile gaming. Revealing a number of announcements at their booth, players have been able to grab a quick taste of GeForce NOW cloud gaming, their Razer Eracing simulator and also the opportunity to take a look at their new modular gaming desktop.
For those looking to take their mobile gaming to the next level, the Razer Kishi looks like it will fit the bill. This cloud gaming compatible controller can be used on both Android and iOS devices.
This controller features two thumbsticks, a D-pad, shoulder buttons and a standard set of A, B, X&Y buttons. Connecting to your device using a hidden USB-C or Apple Lightning connection, pass-through charging ports also allow for your device to be charged during gameplay – something that is becoming more essential as mobile games get more extravagant.
- 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
Razer Sila 5G Home Router
This router concept allows for high-speed networking in the home, tailored towards gamers. This will allow for low-latency gaming during both mobile and desktop gameplay. This new router will come equipped with Razer’s FasTrack engine.
The FasTrack engine is an adaptive quality of service feature that helps prioritize bandwidth for applications in the home. This allows for online gameplay with no interruptions when using the ‘gaming mode’ setting.
If needed, this router also has a rechargeable battery which can allow it to be used on the move with 5G hotspot gaming. The router can also be easily accessed and configured through the available apps on Android and iOS, with built-in options to prioritize certain applications or games.
- 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
Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop
Working in partnership with Intel, the Razer Tomahawk system will utilize the Razer Tomahawk N1 chassis to become one of the first truly modular gaming systems. With a compact chassis, this system is easily transportable and will fit almost anywhere in your home.
The case is easily accessible through a lock-and-slide mechanism which gives you quick access to the components inside. This system can feature up to an Intel i9 processor, 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU. Quite impressive for such a small package!
Available from the first half of 2020, consumers will be able to get their hands on the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, or if you want, you’ll be able to purchase the Tomahawk N1 case to start building your own compact PC.
- 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
Razer Eracing Simulator
In what looks like every young child’s dream growing up, Razer is set to bring us one of the most impressive commercial sim-racing packages available at the moment. The Eracing simulator allows players to experience a full cockpit when sim racing.
The concept at the event, running Project CARS Pro, showcases a 202-degree projection system, full manual controls, a steering wheel with paddle-shift, all on top of a hydraulic racing platform.
The chassis is also designed to allow for a modular upgrade system which will allow you to cater for many different simulation scenarios. The motion platform combined with the G-force and sounds allows for a completely immersive experience.
The steering wheel will be of Fanatec design, one of the leading players in sim-racing setups. You’ll also be able to adjust the buttons freely as well as strap into the cockpit with a racing harness that simulates the effects of braking and acceleration.
If you haven’t had the chance to try out a simulation rig before now, then prepare to be amazed. The differences between a gamepad and a steering wheel setup can enhance the gameplay experience so much that it’s nearly becoming essential these days.
That’s quite an impressive showing from Razer so far don’t you think? Seeming to hit all the bases when it comes to mobile and desktop gaming, it’s going to be interesting just to see how well the Razer Kishi pans out.
With cloud gaming getting off to a rocky start at best, Razer collaborating with NVIDIA on their GeForce NOW program should hopefully give us a good showing of what to expect for PC gaming in the cloud. If it works out well, you’ll be able to transform your old, underpowered hardware into powerful gaming devices.
The Eracing setup is exciting as having an all-in-one package for sim-racing would make it easily accessible for new users. Hopefully, this won’t be priced around the same rate as an actual car though, but with the tech involved, we wouldn’t be so sure.
We’ll be following up this post with other booth-breakdowns during the event, so be sure to stick with us for all the latest news. Let us know in the comments section what you think about Razer’s offerings!