Razer likes to go large at CES. In years previous, the corporate has proven off every little thing from a triple-monitor gaming laptop computer to a completely immersive racing simulator. This 12 months, Razer is exhibiting off two idea initiatives: an immersive gaming chair and a high-tech face masks outfitted with, in true Razer vogue, RGB lighting.
Undertaking Hazel is Razer’s tackle a “sensible” masks. It will use a removable, rechargeable active-ventilation system to manage airflow, with N95 medical-grade respirator safety to filter at the very least 95% of airborne particles. The design additionally
contains a clear entrance panel so that folks can see your facial expressions, or, when speaking with people who find themselves deaf or arduous of listening to, learn your lips. The masks would additionally
use a “VoiceAmp” expertise that includes a built-in microphone and amplifier to stop the masks from muffling your voice. And to high it of, in fact, it options Razer Chroma RGB lighting.In fact, to be clear, Undertaking Hazel is simply an idea venture, and is extraordinarily unlikely to return to market in its present type, if in any respect. That mentioned, tacky sci-fi aesthetics apart, it is good to see firms excited about methods to tackle a few of the frequent complaints about masks, given they’ve turn out to be a necessary a part of on a regular basis life.
Razer’s different idea this 12 months is Undertaking Brooklyn, an all-in-one immersive gaming chair. The thought is an ergonomic chair with built-in haptic suggestions and a retractable, wraparound curved display. Visuals can be delivered by a 60-inch rollable OLED show that retracts and folds into the chair when not in use. Equally, the armrests modify and retract as wanted relying on should you’re taking part in on PC with mouse and keyboard or console with a controller. Once more, that is only a idea product that seemingly won’t ever exist as an actual product, at the very least in its present type.
As for actual merchandise, at CES Razer additionally confirmed off new variations of its Blade 15 and 17 gaming laptops, most notably that includes a brand new 1440p display choice.
Bo Moore is IGN’s Government Editor of Tech. Observe him on Twitter @usebomswisely.