CES: 2018: Razer unveils new speakers, wireless mouse, and a Big Idea

CES 2018: Today Razer unveiled two new products including a new Mamba mouse and a new speaker line. They also pulled back the curtain on an interesting concept device dubbed “Project Linda”, a portable dock/chassis that turns your Razer Phone into a full-sized 13.3″ Android laptop.

 

Project Linda: Transform your Razer Phone into a laptop

Project Linda is basically a 13.3-inch touch-screen laptop with everything you’d expect to find in such a device—except a CPU/GPU. You provide the CPU/GPU by plugging your Razer Phone into the chassis (where the touchpad would normally reside). This turns your phone into a full-sized laptop complete with 13.3″ touchscreen, full-size keyboard,  additional storage, and support for audio and USB connectors.

The chassis also features its own battery so it can charge the phone and keep you running.  The Razer Phone becomes the laptop’s touchpad, and it can be used as a second screen. You can also connect a USB mouse to the laptop chassis.

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Razer Linda Concept: Laptop Chassis + Razer Phone. (Credit: Razer)

 

The Linda keyboard is backlit (courtesy of Razer Chroma lighting) and optimized for Android devices. It includes dedicated keys to aid navigation, search, and other Android functions.

Razer Project Linda (concept) features

  • Unibody CNC aluminum chassis
  • 0.59-inch (15 mm) thin
  • Weighs under three pounds (1.25 kg) including the docked phone.
  • 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen
  • The concept also features a 53.6 Wh internal battery that can rapidly charge the docked phone to full capacity over three times while away from AC power.
  • 200 GB of storage for offline backups, local media, and app storage.
  • 1 x 3.5-millimeter audio jack
  • 1 x USB-A port
  • 1 x USB-C charging port
  • 720p webcam
  • Dual-array microphone

You can check out Razer’s concept video for Project Linda below:

Razer Mamba Hyperflux + Hyperflux Firefly Mouse Mat

The Razer Mamba Hyperflux is a wireless gaming mouse without a battery because it’s continually charged by its companion, the Razer Firefly HyperFlux power mat. (Mouse-charging mouse pads are increasingly popular design for wireless mice; Logitech and Corsair are also touting products based upon the idea.)

 

According to Razer, the Razer Firefly HyperFlux mat creates a magnetic field that transfers power directly to the Razer Mamba Hyperflux, so it will never need to be charged. The Razer Mamba Hyperflux can also be connected to a PC via USB (for travel purposes, for example).

 

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The Razer Firefly HyperFlux is dual-sided so you can choose between the hard side (usually better for speed) or its softer cloth side (a little better for precision).  When connected, the mat supplies indefinite power to the Mamba Hyperflux mouse.

Both the Hyperflux Mamba and Hyperflux Firefly mouse mat feature Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting technology.

The Razer HyperFlux wireless hardware combo will be available in Razer’s store  and select retailers in Q1 2018 for $249.99 / € 279.99.

 

 Razer Mamba HyperFlux features

 

  • Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology
  • Razer Adaptive Frequency Technology (2.4 GHz)
  • Mouse cable for use in wired mode without power mat
  • Razer 5G optical sensor
  • 16,000 DPI
  • Up to 450 in. per sec. (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
  • Nine (total) independently programmable buttons
  • Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches
  • Tactile scroll wheel
  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • Enhanced rubber side grips
  • Razer Chroma lighting w/16.8 million customizable color options
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
  • Approximate size: 124.7 mm / 4.90 in. (Length) X 70.1 mm / 2.75 in (Width) X 43.2 mm / 1.70in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 96 g / 0.211 lbs.
  • Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft. (for use of mouse in wired mode when away from Razer HyperFlux enabled wireless power mat)

Razer Firefly HyperFlux

  • Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology
  • Dual hard and cloth mat surfaces
  • Optimized surface coating for highly responsive tracking
  • Razer ChromaTM lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Non-slip rubber base
  • Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
  • Approximate size: 355 mm / 13.97 in. (Length) X 282.5 mm / 11.12 in. (Width) X 12.9 mm / 0.50 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 643 g / 1.41 lbs.
  • Approximate weight (including cable): 685 g / 1.51 lbs.
  • Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft.

Razer Nommo Speaker line

 

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Razer Nommo Pro 2.1 speaker system with Chroma lighting (Credit: Razer)

 

The Razer Nommo speakers are available in three flavors, which can be summed up as follows:

  • Razer Nommo: Entry level 2.0 speaker system, 3.5mm audio connector.
  • Razer Nommo Chroma: Same as the Nommo, but with Razer Chroma lighting around the base of the speakers. Connects through a USB connector.
  • Razer Nommo Pro: 2.1 THX-certified system with Dolby Virtual Speaker technology, Chroma lighting, and an external control pod.

Read on for more details (including price/availability).

Razer Nommo and Nommo Chroma

The Razer Nommo (and Nommo Chroma) is a straightforward 2.0 speaker system. Each speaker features full-range sound and rear-firing bass ports to add some distortion-free boom to your box. It connects to your PC through a single 3.5mm audio connector.

The Razer Nommo Chroma is a Razer Nommo with USB connectivity, a built-in DAC (Digital Audio Converter), and Razer Chroma lighting.

Razer Nommo Pro

The Razer Nommo Pro is a THX-certified 2.1 speaker system that includes Dolby Virtual Speaker technology to simulate 5.1 surround sound, as well as external control pod with volume controls, source selection, and a headphone jack. You can connect the Nommo Pro through USB, Optical, Bluetooth, or a 3.5-millimeter audio jack.

The Nommo Pro also supports Razer Synapse 3 (beta) and advanced EQ settings within the Synapse software. In addition, a dedicated Nommo Pro mobile app is available for Android and iOS.

 

Nommo, Nommo Chroma, and Nommo Pro Comparison

The Razer Nommo and Nommo Chroma will be available in the Razer Store beginning January 9th, 2018.

The Nommo Pro does not have a release date yet.

Razer Nommo ($99 /€109.99)

 

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Razer Nommo Chroma (Credit: Razer)

 

  • 2 x 3-inch full range, custom woven glass fiber drivers
  • Rear-firing bass ports
  • 3.5mm audio connector

Razer Nommo Chroma ($149 / €169.99)

  • 2 x 3-inch full range, custom woven glass fiber drivers
  • Rear-firing bass ports
  • Razer Chroma lighting
  • Built-in DAC
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio connector
  • 1 x USB connector

Razer Nommo Pro ($499 / € 579.99)

 

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Razer Nommo Pro (Credit: Razer)

 

  • 2 x 3-inch Kevlar-coated drivers
  • 2 x 0.8-inch silk dome tweeters
  • 1 x 6-inch downward-firing Subwoofer
  • Control Pod
  • THX-certified
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker
  • Independent tweeters
  • Razer Chroma lighting
  • Built-in DAC
  • 1 x 3.5mm connector
  • 1 x USB connector
  • 1 x Optical connector
  • Bluetooth
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