At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Razer unveiled a number of new products primarily for gamers, including a small tower with high performance and a smartphone controller inspired by Nintendo’s Joy-Con.
Razer is used to unveiling a slew of laptops during CES, but this year it has limited itself to a few very targeted products. It includes a very powerful computer tower, mainly dedicated to gamers, a controller for smartphone and a 5G router concept.
The first product is the Razer Tomahawk N1, a desktop computer entirely geared towards gaming. While most video game computers are heavy, noisy and imposing, Razer has managed to contain a very muscular configuration in a relatively small case. This case is made of aluminium, and has two transparent walls that allow you to see the motherboard and the graphics card. Speaking of configuration, the Razer Tomahawk N1 features an Intel Core i9 processor, Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics cards and supports up to 64GB of RAM. As far as storage is concerned, this remains variable, since the computer is fully scalable, but it is still in SSD format. The Razer Tomahawk N1 is expected to be launched early this year. The box can be ordered separately to configure the machine yourself.
The second Razer flagship ad is the Kishi, a Joy-Con-style joystick for smartphones. Following the Junglecat launched last October and reserved for Android smartphones, the Kishi is compatible with Android as well as iOS and is even MFi certified (Made for iPhone). Good news for users of Apple products, especially those who have subscribed to Apple Arcade, the subscription video game service of the Cupertino-based firm. As far as the Kishi is concerned, the accessory is very similar to the Joy-Con of the Switch, except that you can’t separate it into two parts. It is capable of stretching to slide in its smartphone, allowing a mobile phone of any size to fit inside. The Kishi connects directly to the smartphone from which it draws its power. There’s no need to recharge it. This wired connection also offers the advantage of good performance without any latency.
In addition to mobile gaming, the accessory is also ideally suited for the cloud gaming services that will soon flourish on our smartphones, including Stadia, Shadow and GeForce NOW. It is this latter service in particular that Razer has sought to highlight by announcing that it is joining the GeForce Now program. The Kishi will be available “early 2020” according to the brand, in two versions, one with a Lightning connector and the other with a USB-C connector.
Finally, the Californian firm also mentioned a domestic 5G router, called Sila, also designed for gamers. If this router is still only a concept, it should allow you to enjoy a stable and latency-free connection to enjoy your online games anywhere, with the best possible speed.
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