Razer announced at CES the new Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers, the Razer Sila 5G Home Router, the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, and a new Razer Eracing Simulator concept created in collaboration with game publishers.
At Razer’s CES booth, visitors can have a preview of NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming, check out Razer’s gaming systems including the new modular, ultra-compact gaming desktop, and participate in a three-lap challenge on the Razer Eracing Simulator.
Razer introduces the Razer Kishi, a universal cloud-gaming compatible controller for iOS and Android phones, and the Razer Sila 5G Home Router, the first gaming-focused 5G router.
The Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers support low latency gameplay on either Android or iOS devices. Building on the compact ergonomic form of the Razer Junglecat which primarily targeted Razer Phone 2 owners, Razer’s new Kishi cloud-compatible controllers provide clickable analog controls and thumbsticks on both sides of the phone with a universal fit created in partnership with Gamevice for compatibility with most smartphones.
Ultra-low latency native and cloud game control is now delivered through a hidden USB-C or Apple Lightning connection, and pass-through charging ports on the Kishi allow for device charging during game play. The Kishi for Android offers support for most Android or iOS games that are compatible with mobile controllers, including both native titles and cloud services.
The Razer Kishi mobile controllers (for Android or iOS) will be available in early 2020.
Razer’s Sila 5G Home Router concept is a high-speed networking device tailored for gamers to offer ultra-low latency during both stationary and mobile gameplay, featuring Razer’s proprietary FasTrack engine. A built-in rechargeable battery also adds capability as a mobile 5G hotspot for impromptu, latency-free tournaments wherever you go.
Razer’s FasTrack engine is an intelligent, continuously adaptive QoS (quality of service) feature that prioritizes bandwidth for applications and devices for high-speed gaming & streaming. A Gaming Mode allows for online gameplay with no interruptions.
The Razer Sila 5G Home Router lets users prioritize between client hardware, such as Xbox or desktop PC, and is designed to optimize cloud gaming services. Additionally, a manual indicator will notify users when the priority has changed.
The router can be controlled through the available Android or iOS apps with the option to prioritize individual apps or games, or alternatively, to prioritize the categories of those apps. The accompanying app allows users quickly control of guest networks, to set security protocols, or adjust device priorities.
In partnership with Intel, Razer introduces the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop – the first modular desktop system utilizing the new ultra-compact Razer Tomahawk N1 chassis.
A fit for the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element, the Razer Tomahawk N1 is a compact desktop chassis with a modular layout, capable of achieving high clock speeds and framerates without the bulk of a full-sized desktop.
The Razer Tomahawk N1’s all-aluminum body is flanked by tempered glass on both sides, highlighting the vertically mounted GPU, with an open vent design at the top to maintain cooling performance. The rear features a lock-and-slide sled mechanism that opens with minimal effort, allowing for quick access to internal components without the need for tools.
The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop will feature up to an Intel Core-i9 processor, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics. Both the RAM and SSD modules on the NUC card will be upgradeable as well as the fans, GPU and NUC itself.
The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop will be available in the first half of 2020. The Tomahawk N1 case will be available as a standalone product.
Razer will also launch the next generation of Razer Blade gaming laptops later this year. Featuring the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series Processors, they will pack up to 300Hz refresh rate panels, powerful graphics processors, and optimized designs.
For the Razer Eracing Simulator concept, Razer is delivering a preview and demo of the future of competitive eracing. Running Project CARS Pro, the concept model features technology from Vesaro, Simpit, Fanatec and Synthesis VR, creating an eracing setup with a 202-degree projection system, a hydraulic racing platform, full manual controls, and a steering wheel with paddle shift.
The simulator chassis is built with a hand-crafted center core designed around an 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. Real surround visuals provided by Simpit come from two Full-HD projectors beaming onto a 128-inch custom black projection surface with 202-degree field-of-view with vibrant colors and deep blacks.
Driver controls from Fanatec feature an anodized aluminum and carbon fiber steering wheel sheathed in smooth leather, magnetic paddles and adjustable buttons for gear shifting and precise driver aide, paired to a three-pedal system below. The racing harness simulates the effects of G-forces by applying pressure, allowing the body to feel the fast acceleration speeds and tightest corners.
ABOUT THE RAZER KISHI MOBILE GAMING CONTROLLERS
- 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
ABOUT THE RAZER SILA 5G HOME ROUTER
- 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
ABOUT THE RAZER TOMAHAWK GAMING DESKTOP
- Up to Intel 9th Gen i9 8-Core CPU
- Up to 64GB DDR4
- Dual M.2 SSD Slots
- Wi-Fi 6
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series, Support for full-length PCI graphics cards
- Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3, 2x 1G Ethernet, 2x HDMI 2.0A, 6x USB 3.2 Gen 2