Razer Pioneers The Future of Gaming With Exciting Announcements at CES 2024

Igniting CES 2024 with innovation, Razer introduces Sensa HD Haptics, unveils new Blade gaming laptops with exceptional displays, the ergonomic advancements on the new Iskur V2, and reinforces sustainability efforts.

 

LAS VEGAS (CES 2024) – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, once again redefines the future of gaming with its latest showcase at CES 2024. With the debut of the revolutionary Razer Sensa HD Haptics shown on the Project Esther concept, the new Razer Iskur V2 gaming chair, a new addition to the Razer Gamer Room line, and the next generation of Razer Blade laptops, Razer continues to lead the pack in gaming excellence. These game-changing announcements, alongside sustainable initiatives and ergonomic breakthroughs, highlight Razer’s ongoing commitment to pioneering the gaming industry.

For more details on the new Razer products and concepts that were announced during the show and can be experienced at Booth #15054, Central Hall, please read on below.

 

Introducing Razer Sensa HD Haptics debuting with Project Esther – the World’s First HD Haptics Gaming Cushion

Razer unveiled Razer Sensa HD Haptics[1] at CES 2024, revolutionizing gaming immersion. This innovation is showcased through Project Esther, a concept demonstrating the transformative capabilities of Razer Sensa.

Razer Sensa HD Haptics elevates the gaming experience, blurring the lines between physical reality and the virtual world. Now showcased within a chair mat, Razer Sensa makes every in-game action – from explosions to the subtlest heartbeat – palpably real. This advancement is not just a leap in gaming technology but a new realm of immersive experience.

In 2018, Razer’s Nari Ultimate introduced Razer HyperSense haptics via wideband Voice-Coil Actuators and advanced Digital Signal Processing, offering gamers immersive and reactive haptics. In 2022, Razer acquired Interhaptics, the leading haptics development platform for game studios.

Now in 2024, Razer Sensa HD Haptics pushes these boundaries further with a sophisticated software-device integrated platform using Interhaptics technology, allowing for greater developer customization and enriched gaming experiences. Game developers have full control over the haptics’ directionality, multi-actuator experiences, and multiple-device integration between different platforms and peripherals. In addition to this full range of customization features, the software also offers a plug-and-play solution, made possible via automatic audio-to-HD-haptics conversion.

Project Esther, the world’s first HD Haptics Gaming Cushion, is a testament to Razer’s continuous innovation. This groundbreaking product concept features:

  • Wideband, High-Definition Haptics: Delivering complex and realistic tactile sensations for unparalleled immersion.
  • True-Positional Haptics: 16 Haptic actuators create a genuine sense of in-game direction, distance, and location.
  • Adjustable Straps for Universal Fit: Compatible with most gaming and office chairs, ensuring a personalized gaming setup.
  • Razer HyperSpeed Wireless: Offering ultra-low latency for gaming and seamless media content enjoyment from compatible devices.

Razer Sensa HD Haptics and Project Esther represent a significant stride in gaming technology, affirming Razer’s commitment to pushing the limits of gaming immersion.

For more information on Razer Sensa HD Haptics and Project Esther, please visit Razer.com. Attendees of CES 2024 can experience Project Esther in-person at the Razer booth.

 

A New Generation of Razer Blades: Unleashing Power, Portability, and World First Innovations

The 2024 lineup of Razer Blade laptops not only introduces groundbreaking hardware and world first innovations, but also embodies the distinctive Razer Advantage.

This commitment to excellence ensures each Razer Blade delivers a gaming experience that’s unparalleled in quality and performance.

  • Calman Verified Displays: Each model in this generation of Razer Blades features displays that are Calman Verified, ensuring professional-grade color accuracy and visual fidelity straight out of the box.
  • Dynamic Lighting with Windows 11: The integration with Windows 11 allows for dynamic lighting control, expanding the Razer Chroma ecosystem. This feature lets users synchronize their Razer Chroma devices and other compatible third-party devices for a cohesive and immersive RGB experience.
  • Enhanced Audio with THX Integration: Through Razer Synapse, each Razer Blade now comes with full THX integration. This enhancement enables users to enjoy custom EQ profiles or choose from optimized settings, ensuring an immersive audio experience whether gaming, watching movies, or listening to music.
  • Extended Battery Warranty: In line with Razer’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, the new Razer Blades offer an industry-leading battery warranty of up to 2 years. This warranty is a testament to Razer’s confidence in its products’ durability and longevity.
  • RazerCare for Peace of Mind: For additional assurance, RazerCare is available in select regions, offering up to 3 years of extended coverage. This service underlines Razer’s dedication to supporting its users every step of the way.

The Blade 16, Blade 14, and Blade 18 each redefine their categories, offering unparalleled performance, innovative display technology, and the unique Razer advantage.

Razer Blade 16: High-Performance Meets High-Definition with the World’s First OLED 240Hz 16” Display

The Razer Blade 16 boasts the world’s first OLED 240Hz 16” display, delivering incredible visual clarity and depth of color for gamers, and delivers more graphics power per cubic inch than any other gaming laptop in the market.

Equipped with the all-new Intel® Core™ i9-14900HX processor and up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 graphics, the Blade 16 is a powerhouse, offering unparalleled performance in a sleek anodized aluminum unibody form factor. NVIDIA RTX Laptop GPUs are packed with specialized AI Tensor Cores enabling unmatched AI performance in creative apps, ultra-efficient productivity, blistering fast gaming, and more. Backed by NVIDIA Studio technology, they also come pre-installed NVIDIA Studio drivers for enhanced performance and reliability.

Key Features:

  • World’s First OLED 240Hz 16” Display: A gaming revolution offering better hit rates and reduced trigger time. Featuring QHD+ resolution, 0.2ms response time, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, this display will conquer the competition in perfect clarity – backed by VESA ClearMR 11000 and DisplayHDR True Black 500 certifications.
  • Dual Mode Mini-LED Display Options: Switch between high-resolution creative work and high-refresh-rate gaming with the only gaming display that natively switches between UDH+ 120Hz and FHD+ 240Hz.
  • Cutting-Edge Processing with Intel Core i9 HX: At the heart of the Blade 16 lies the Intel Core i9-14900HX, the world’s fastest mobile processor. With 24 Cores and the ability to unlock overclocking through Razer Synapse, it offers unparalleled processing power for the most demanding gaming and creative tasks.
  • Unparalleled Graphics Performance: The Blade 16 is a powerhouse in the gaming laptop market, supporting up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Graphics and unlocking 175 W Full TGP (Total Graphics Power), delivering more graphics power per cubic inch than any of the competition. Leveraging NVIDIA’s AI-powered DLSS 3 to deliver faster framerates and real-time ray tracing. GeForce RTX technologies are supported in more than 500 popular games and applications, including blockbuster games such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Alan Wake 2.
  • Advanced Cooling System: Razer’s patented vapor chamber technology ensures optimal performance even under intense gaming sessions.

Razer Blade 16
$2999.99USD / €3499.99 MSRP
Razer.com, RazerStores & Authorized Retailers – Available Now, January 8, 2024
For more information on the Razer Blade 16, please visit Razer.com, or experience it at your local RazerStore.

Razer Blade 14: Ultimate Portability Boosted with Ryzen AI

Built for gamers on the go, the Blade 14 gaming laptop is the most portable chassis in the Razer Blade line. Updated with the all-new AMD Ryzen™ 9 8945HS processor and featuring up to NVIDIA® GeForce™ RTX 4070 Laptop Graphics with a QHD+ 240 Hz display, it offers incredible performance despite its compact form.

Complete with upgradable DDR5 memory and the latest connectivity options including USB4 and Wi-Fi 7, its cutting-edge features will lead the pack for years to come.

Key Features:

  • Exceptional Portability: Only 0.71” thin and 4.05 lbs. light, the Blade 14 remains incredibly portable while offering up to 10 hours of battery life to keep gamers going.
  • AI Accelerated Performance: The new AMD Ryzen™ 9 8945HS processor features enhanced Ryzen AI performance to boost AI workloads such as Microsoft Windows Studio effect or Microsoft Copilot in Windows 11.
  • Immersive Visuals: The Blade 14 continues to offer best-in-class visuals through the 16:10 QHD+ 240Hz display, now Calman Verified, for improved color accuracy.
  • Portable Powerhouse: Incredibly portable but packed with performance, the Blade 14 features up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 laptop graphics with up to 140W TGP (115W Base + 25W Boost) to maximize play while on the go.

Razer Blade 14
Pricing details will be announced closer to the pre-order date.
Razer.com, RazerStores & Authorized Retailers – Available for Pre-Order January 23, 2024
For more information on the Razer Blade 14, please visit Razer.com, or experience it at your local RazerStore.

Razer Blade 18: A Glimpse into the Future

Coming later this year, Razer also offered a sneak peek at the 2024 Blade 18, set to redefine the large-format gaming laptop category.

With the world’s first 4K 165Hz 18” display and leading the charge with Thunderbolt™5, the latest from Intel’s high performance connectivity protocol, the Blade 18 promises to be a game-changer, offering unparalleled performance and versatility.

First announced in September 2023, Thunderbolt™5 allows users to connect multiple high resolution gaming displays, high speed storage, and all-in-one docks, through Bandwidth Boost, up to 120 Gbps, three times more bandwidth than the current leading connection protocol. The Blade 18 is bringing the future of connectivity into the present by massively improving connectivity speed and bandwidth so gamers and creators can enjoy the highest-quality visuals and immersive experiences.

While more details will be revealed closer to its launch date, the Blade 18 is poised to be the ultimate choice for gamers and creators seeking the most powerful Blade in the lineup.

 

Razer USB C Dock – One Connection. Infinite Possibilities.

The Razer USB C Dock is a portable 11-port USB C dock compatible with Windows and Mac laptops and desktops.

Designed to maximize connectivity in any setting, this dock is the epitome of Razer’s commitment to versatility and performance.

Key Features:

  • Expansive 11-Port Design: The dock is equipped with a variety of ports, including 4 USB-A, 2 USB C, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, a 3.5 mm audio combo jack, and UHS-I SD/MicroSD card slots, providing comprehensive connectivity options.
  • High-Definition Display Output: With 4K 60 Hz support via HDMI, users can enjoy extended monitor support, ideal for vibrant creative work or high-frame-rate gaming.
  • Immersive 7.1 Surround Sound: The dock’s 3.5mm audio jack delivers advanced 7.1 surround sound, offering an immersive, accurate audio experience for both stereo and multi-channel content.
  • Robust and Lightweight Design: Crafted from thermally optimal aluminum alloy, the dock’s unibody design is not only strong but also offers efficient thermal management.
  • Powerful Charging Capabilities: The dock supports 85 W laptop charging, ensuring your devices stay powered and ready for action. (USB charging cable and adapter not included)
  • Universal Compatibility: This dock extends port connectivity to a broad range of devices, including PCs, MacBooks, iPads, and Chromebooks.

The Razer USB C Dock is a versatile addition to any gamer’s or creator’s toolkit, ensuring seamless connectivity and maximum performance.

Razer USB C Dock
Starting at $119.99 USD / €139.99 MSRP
Razer.com, RazerStores & Authorized Retailers – Available Now, January 8, 2024
For more information on the Razer USB C Dock, please visit Razer.com, or experience it at your local RazerStore.

 

Razer Iskur V2 Gaming Chair – The Pinnacle of Gaming Comfort with Unmatched Lumbar Support

From its inception, the Razer Iskur marked a revolution in gaming chair design, setting a new benchmark in ergonomics and comfort. Developed with insights from the world’s top esports players and ergonomic experts, the original Iskur redefined gamers’ expectations. Now, the legacy continues with the Razer Iskur V2, pushing the boundaries of innovation and once again setting a new standard for the industry.

The Razer Iskur V2 distinguishes itself with a globally unique 6D Adjustable and Adaptive Lumbar Support System. This system is the only one of its kind that offers both adaptability and adjustability, meticulously designed to conform to the natural curvature of your spine. This spring-loaded mechanism not only adjusts in real-time to your body’s weight and posture but also allows for complete customization through its integrated lumbar curve adjustments. With the ability to fine-tune both the lumbar’s protrusion and height, it guarantees a perfect fit tailored to individual comfort needs.

To complement its ergonomic advancements, the Iskur V2 features high-density foam cushions, providing a balanced combination of support and comfort. The reactive seat tilt and up to 152-degree recline functionality enable gamers to find their perfect angle for both intense gaming and relaxation periods.

Crafted with superior EPU-grade synthetic leather, the Iskur V2 delivers both a premium feel and enhanced durability against the rigors of daily use. The chair’s 4D armrests offer extensive customization in height, position, and angle, while the memory foam head cushion presents tailored head and neck support for extended gaming marathons.

“The Razer Iskur V2 is the best gaming chair on the market, and I highly recommend it to all gamers,” stated Dr Matthew Hwu, founder of the 1HP organization.

The Razer Iskur V2 is not just a chair, but a gaming throne built to withstand the test of time and trend, empowering gamers to conquer in comfort and style.

Razer Iskur V2
$649.99USD / €699.99 MSRP
Razer.com, RazerStores & Authorized Resellers – Available Now, 8 January 2024
For more information on the Razer Iskur V2, please visit Razer.com, or experience it at your local RazerStore.

 

Razer Aether Monitor Light Bar – The Future is Bright

Razer elevates immersive gaming atmospheres even further with the introduction of the Aether Monitor Light Bar, blending innovative lighting technology with unparalleled style. This latest addition to the Aether Gamer Room collection uniquely features dual lighting with both front-facing and rear-facing LEDs, designed for those that game or work on their battlestations through the night.

The Razer Aether Monitor Light Bar stands out with its ultra-high Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 95, providing vivid and natural lighting across a substantial area, measured at 60cm x 30cm at 500 Lux. This feature ensures comprehensive coverage and luminous efficiency, perfect for gamers seeking an enhanced desktop setup.

At the heart of the Aether Monitor Light Bar is Razer Chroma™ RGB. The rear-facing LEDs, project captivating lighting effects against any walls behind, creating an immersive visual experience. With over 16.8 million colors and a myriad of lighting effects, the Chroma RGB integration transforms any gaming space into a dynamic and reactive environment, elevating the overall ambiance.

Crafted to complement most monitor sizes and curvatures, the Aether Monitor Light Bar offers a secure and adaptable mounting mechanism. This design philosophy extends to its user interface, featuring capacitive touch controls for seamless interaction. Users can effortlessly modify brightness, color temperature, and Chroma Effects, making customization intuitive and accessible.

Powered by the new universal standard of smart home connectivity, the Aether Monitor Light Bar is designed to work with all other smart home devices and controllers supported by Matter. Users can also adjust settings and create automated routines with the Razer Gamer Room app, a simple, yet powerful tool that brings devices into one integrated ecosystem.

The Razer Aether Monitor Light Bar joins the rest of the Razer Gamer Room line unveiled at RazerCon 2023, which includes the Aether Lamp Pro, Aether Lamp, Aether Light Bulb, Aether Light Strip, and Aether Light Strip Extender.

Attendees of CES 2024 can experience the Gamer room line of products in-person at the Razer booth, or online during the Community Livestream.

Razer Aether Monitor Light Bar
$129.99USD / €149.99 MSRP
Razer.com, RazerStores & Authorized Resellers – Available March 2024, along with the entire Razer Gamer Room line.
For more information on the Razer Aether Monitor Light Bar, please visit Razer.com, or experience it at your local RazerStore.

Razer Continues to Deliver with New Sustainability Achievements and Goals

Sustainability remains a core focus in all Razer’s operations and CES 2024 sees Razer taking a key step towards a sustainable future with two key announcements. These announcements underline Razer’s commitment to minimising the environmental impact of all its operation at all levels, from raw materials sourcing and manufacturing through to administration and office management.

Razer is delighted to announce that from 2024 onwards, all new PC peripheral products will incorporate recycled materials. This commitment encompasses all new product launches across Razer’s mouse, keyboard, and headset categories, in Razer’s signature black colorway, and is part of a multi-year plan to introduce recycled materials into all new products.

This new initiative was tested on two existing products, the DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed, with 40% recycled materials, and the Ornata V3 with at least 20% recycled materials. Thanks to Razer’s efforts, both products received the coveted UL2809 Recycled Content Validation, an independently verified ecolabel certification from the World’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, UL Solutions. Along with including recycled materials, Razer is also experimenting with using more recyclable materials, minimising the end-of-life environmental impact of each product.

Razer’s second sustainability announcement follows in the footsteps of RazerCon 2023, where Razer announced it had submitted two products for the world’s first Environmental Product Declaration to UL. Today Razer announces that the Basilisk V3 Pro and Basilisk Ultimate are the world’s first consumer electronics products to be certified with an Environmental Product Declaration by UL Solutions.

The Environmental Product Declaration enables consumers to make an informed choice about their purchases by displaying the carbon footprint, water, mineral, and fossil resource usage of each product, on the product packaging. Razer has succeeded in bringing gamers premium quality, high performance, innovative products while meeting the stringent standards for the Product Category Rules. Razer will build on this early success with more products being submitted in the future.

For more information on Sustainability at Razer, please visit Razer.com/go-green.

 

Unveiling New Updates for Razer Axon, with The New Synapse and the Chroma App Now Available in Open-Beta

Continuing its tradition of software excellence, Razer announces new advancements in its software suite at CES 2024.

The updates focus on enhancing user experience and expanding functionality, aligning with Razer’s innovative approach to gaming technology.

  • The New Razer Synapse Now Available in Open Beta: First revealed at RazerCon, The New Razer Synapse is now live. This updated version showcases up to 30% faster performance with a revamped multi-threaded architecture. The open beta, featuring a streamlined interface and superior customization options, is now available directly from Razer.com.
  • Razer Axon’s Expanded Chroma Generate with AI: Axon Create, built into Razer Axon, uses AI to craft high-resolution wallpapers, automatically optimizing them for landscape mode. The expanded Chroma Generate AI now allows users to apply matching Chroma RGB effects to any image within Axon’s extensive wallpaper library, creating a synchronized visual and lighting experience. Gamers can explore the full range of possibilities with Razer Axon at Razer.com.
  • Standalone Razer Chroma App and Windows Dynamic Lighting:Also included in the Open Beta, Razer introduced the new standalone Chroma app, a one-stop solution for all Chroma RGB customization needs. This app allows users to easily apply Quick Effects or utilize Chroma Generate to add lighting effects to personal images. The standalone Chroma app can be downloaded at Razer.com.

These latest software updates underscore Razer’s dedication to innovation, offering gamers and creators advanced tools for unparalleled performance and customization.

 

Continuing to push the boundaries of gaming innovation, Razer remains at the forefront of delivering extraordinary experiences that define the future of gaming. For more information on all Razer announcements at CES 2024, please visit Razer.com.

 

MEDIA ASSETS

Please find the Razer CES 2024 press kit here.

 

ABOUT RAZER

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand For Gamers. By Gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.

With over 200 million users, Razer’s software platform includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games/apps), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials and Gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest game payment services, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.

Founded in 2005, Razer is dual headquartered in Irvine, California and Singapore, with regional headquarters in Hamburg and Shanghai and 19 offices worldwide.

 

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[1] ‘HD Haptics’ as used in the context of Razer Sensa HD Haptics is based on the specifications published by the Haptics Industry Forum. For detailed information regarding the specifications, please refer to the High Definition Inertial Vibration Actuator Performance Specification published by the Haptics Industry Forum, available at: https://github.com/HapticsIF/HDActuatorSpec/blob/main/High%20Definition%20Inertial%20Vibration%20Actuator%20Performance%20Specification.pdf.

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