CES is one of my favorite times of the year, and this is exactly why — Razer have announced an array of new products that will push the boundaries of both PC and mobile gaming. Mobile gamers will appreciate the new Razer Kishi Mobile Gaming Controller, PC users will feel right at home with the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, technology enthusiasts will appreciate the Razer Sila 5G Home router, and finally the Razer Eracing Simulator concept is full of innovation and will help advance racing sim as an Esport.
The Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers
The Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers is the perfect accessory for both Andriod and iOS devices. The Razer Kishi builds on the ergonimic form of the Razer Junglecat with clickable analog controls and thumbsticks on both side of the phone (think Nintendo Switch), combine this with ultra-low latency and cloud game control, Razer are ensuring that gamers can get their gaming fix no matter where they are.
“Razer is excited to strengthen its collaboration with NVIDIA by joining their GeForce NOW Recommended program,” said Jason Schwartz, Head of Mobile Gaming at Razer. “GeForce NOW is PC gaming in the cloud, transforming underpowered or incompatible hardware into a powerful GeForce gaming PC. Razer mobile gaming controllers are perfect complementary devices to enhance this type of gameplay which we are pleased to feature here at the Razer CES booth.”
The Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers will be available in early 2020, no pricing is yet available.
- 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
Razer’s Sila 5G Home Router is something I’m particually interested in as Australian internet is about as good as the Cincinnati Bengals. The Razer Sila 5G Home Router is not only able to deliever high-speed networking (featuring Razer FasTrack) with an emphasis on ulta-low latency, but as you could guess from its name, this router also features the ability to act as a 5G hotspot for mobile gaming (or to replace our pathetic home internet speeds) thanks to a built-in rechargeable battery.
Razer FasTrack ensures that your most critical devices on your network are prioritized, meaning that your game of Fortnite will get bandwidth priority over less important applications such as your dad’s international Skype conference. A manual indicator will notify users when your dad changes bandwidth priority, a clever little feature that ensures your online gaming sessions are lag-free.
The Sila 5G Router can be easily controlled through Android or iOS apps with the ability to adjust a number of parameters such as device priorities, guest networks, security protocols, and device priorities.
No information has been released regarding a release date or pricing for the Razer Sila 5G Router, but stay tuned.
- 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
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