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TODAY Talks to Razer CEO Tan Min-Liang
TODAY Talks to Razer CEO Tan Min-Liang
Published: 2012/01/27
Channel: TODAYonline
Razer Phone Unboxing - My New Daily Driver?
Razer Phone Unboxing - My New Daily Driver?
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: Unbox Therapy
Razer Phone Hands-On: The Smartphone For Gamers
Razer Phone Hands-On: The Smartphone For Gamers
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
Unboxing The New $1600 Razer Blade Stealth
Unboxing The New $1600 Razer Blade Stealth
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: Unbox Therapy
Unboxing The $4000 Razer Gaming Laptop
Unboxing The $4000 Razer Gaming Laptop
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: Unbox Therapy
Trying the Razer Phone
Trying the Razer Phone
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: Austin Evans
Razer Phone Review: Basically Just for Gamers
Razer Phone Review: Basically Just for Gamers
Published: 2017/12/13
Channel: Android Authority
Razer
Razer's TOP SECRET Project!
Published: 2017/01/05
Channel: Linus Tech Tips
Razer Phone - REAL Day in the Life!
Razer Phone - REAL Day in the Life!
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: UrAvgConsumer
Razer Phone Hands On: A phone for gamers, and everyone
Razer Phone Hands On: A phone for gamers, and everyone
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: Android Authority
Razer Blade Stealth 13.3" Late 2017 Review - Intel 8th Gen
Razer Blade Stealth 13.3" Late 2017 Review - Intel 8th Gen
Published: 2017/12/14
Channel: MobileTechReview
Noisia Studio Tour | Razer Music
Noisia Studio Tour | Razer Music
Published: 2017/12/13
Channel: R Λ Z Ξ R
Razer Keynote in London
Razer Keynote in London
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: R Λ Z Ξ R
Razer Blade Stealth (2016) Review - An Ultrabook for Gaming?
Razer Blade Stealth (2016) Review - An Ultrabook for Gaming?
Published: 2016/01/30
Channel: Dave Lee
Razer
Razer's Min Liang-Tan is Moving Gaming Forward (full panel)
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: TechCrunch
Nextbit Robin - Razer
Nextbit Robin - Razer's Kickstarted Predecessor REVIEWED!!
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: StopDrop&Retro
Razer Chroma RGB Line - Blackwidow Ultimate, DeathAdder, and Kraken
Razer Chroma RGB Line - Blackwidow Ultimate, DeathAdder, and Kraken
Published: 2014/10/15
Channel: Linus Tech Tips
Razer FINALLY Sent their new Phone - Classic Unboxing
Razer FINALLY Sent their new Phone - Classic Unboxing
Published: 2017/12/04
Channel: Linus Tech Tips
Razer Blade Stealth Review - My new daily driver?
Razer Blade Stealth Review - My new daily driver?
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: Linus Tech Tips
HUGE 2017 RAZER UNBOXING!
HUGE 2017 RAZER UNBOXING!
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Life of Tom
Razer Phone Review: The Obsidian Obelisk
Razer Phone Review: The Obsidian Obelisk
Published: 2017/12/09
Channel: MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
Razer Phone w/ 120HZ DISPLAY! - UNBOXING!!!
Razer Phone w/ 120HZ DISPLAY! - UNBOXING!!!
Published: 2017/12/10
Channel: XEETECHCARE
Razer Phone - Unboxing And First Impressions
Razer Phone - Unboxing And First Impressions
Published: 2017/12/01
Channel: Flossy Carter
Ouya CEO Leaves Company Following Razer Acquisition - IGN News
Ouya CEO Leaves Company Following Razer Acquisition - IGN News
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: IGN News
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma - Unboxing
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma - Unboxing
Published: 2017/12/14
Channel: Th3GameBG
Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Mercury Edition - RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Mercury Edition - RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Published: 2017/12/11
Channel: Flossy Carter
3D Realtime presentation: Razer Inc. Serval game controller
3D Realtime presentation: Razer Inc. Serval game controller
Published: 2015/04/22
Channel: Yuvine VR
Razer Phone | The Ultimate in Mobile Entertainment
Razer Phone | The Ultimate in Mobile Entertainment
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: R Λ Z Ξ R
OnePlus 5T vs Razer Phone SPEED Test
OnePlus 5T vs Razer Phone SPEED Test
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: SuperSaf TV
DETONATION vs KRAKEN | Razer 2017 Vainglory World Finals Group Stage
DETONATION vs KRAKEN | Razer 2017 Vainglory World Finals Group Stage
Published: 2017/12/14
Channel: VainGlory Season
Razer Hardware Development Kit - Individually Controllable Modular RGB Lighting System
Razer Hardware Development Kit - Individually Controllable Modular RGB Lighting System
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: Flossy Carter
No Compres el Razer Mamba Tournament Edition
No Compres el Razer Mamba Tournament Edition
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: Nate Gentile
The Hovering Mouse - Project McFly | Razer
The Hovering Mouse - Project McFly | Razer
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: R Λ Z Ξ R
Hands-On with the Razer Phone!
Hands-On with the Razer Phone!
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: Tested
Razer Phone hands on
Razer Phone hands on
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: The Verge
Razer Phone Review
Razer Phone Review
Published: 2017/12/08
Channel: PhoneArena
Razer Phone Review: 120Hz Is A Gamechanger
Razer Phone Review: 120Hz Is A Gamechanger
Published: 2017/11/28
Channel: ben's gadget reviews
Official Overwatch Razer hardware Powered by Razer™ Chroma
Official Overwatch Razer hardware Powered by Razer™ Chroma
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: R Λ Z Ξ R
5 Things You Need To Know About The Razer Phone
5 Things You Need To Know About The Razer Phone
Published: 2017/12/03
Channel: GameSpot
Newegg: Razer Blade 14" Gaming Laptops: i7 7th Gen, GTX 1060 and 4K
Newegg: Razer Blade 14" Gaming Laptops: i7 7th Gen, GTX 1060 and 4K
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Newegg Studios
Razer Phone review
Razer Phone review
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Android Central
Razer Phone Unboxing + Hands On: Best Sounding And Scrolling Phone Ever
Razer Phone Unboxing + Hands On: Best Sounding And Scrolling Phone Ever
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: ben's gadget reviews
The Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro
The Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: R Λ Z Ξ R
Razer Phone review
Razer Phone review
Published: 2017/12/01
Channel: Engadget
Razer Phone - This Thing is Powerful!
Razer Phone - This Thing is Powerful!
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: UrAvgConsumer
Razer Phone review
Razer Phone review
Published: 2017/11/24
Channel: TechRadar
Razer Blade Stealth (2017) Review - Ultrabook Unleashed
Razer Blade Stealth (2017) Review - Ultrabook Unleashed
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: TechnoBuffalo
THE BRAND NEW RAZER PHONE! - My London Day Trip Vlog
THE BRAND NEW RAZER PHONE! - My London Day Trip Vlog
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: Mini Ladd
15+ Razer Phone Tips and Tricks!
15+ Razer Phone Tips and Tricks!
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: Droid Life
Razer Phone review - 9/10 for gamers, 8/10 for everyone else
Razer Phone review - 9/10 for gamers, 8/10 for everyone else
Published: 2017/11/15
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Razer Inc.
Public
Traded as SEHK1337
Founded 2005; 12 years ago (2005)
Founders
Headquarters Singapore and San Francisco, California[1]
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Min-Liang Tan (CEO & Creative Director)
Robert Krakoff (President)
Khaw Kheng Joo (COO)
Subsidiaries
Website razerzone.com

Razer Inc. (stylized as RΛZΞR), is a Singaporean-founded American[2][3] gaming company founded in San Diego by Min-Liang Tan and Robert Krakoff, with dual-headquarters in Singapore and San Francisco,[4] and listed in Hong Kong since November 2017.

According to Razer's IPO Prospectus, Razer has "built the largest global gamer ecosystem of hardware software and services".[5]

Razer is one of the world's most recognizable and best-performing gaming brands[6] and is also considered one of the pioneers of esports as well as one of the biggest brands in esports today [7] Its founder, Min-Liang Tan has been credited as the brain behind Razer, directing and overseeing the design and development of all of its products.[8]

History[edit]

Razer began as a subsidiary of kärna LLC in 1998, created to develop and market a high-end computer gaming mouse, the Boomslang, targeted to computer gamers. Kärna ceased operations in 2000 due to financial issues. The current iteration of Razer was founded in 2005 by Min-Liang Tan, a Singaporean NUS graduate and the brain behind the company[9], and Robert Krakoff after they procured the rights to the Razer brand.[1]

At Consumer Electronics Show 2011, Razer unveiled the Razer Switchblade, a handheld gaming device prototype.[10]

At CES 2013, Razer unveiled its Razer Edge gaming tablet computer, which was previously known as Project Fiona. The tablet uses the Windows 8 operating system and is designed with gaming in mind.[11]

In May 2013, Razer unveiled the 14-inch Razer Blade and 17-inch Razer Blade Pro gaming laptops with fourth-generation Intel Haswell processors. The Razer Blade 14-inch portable gaming laptop was dubbed the "world's thinnest gaming laptop" which weighed just 4.1 lbs., while the 17-inch screen Razer Blade Pro featured the built-in 'Switchblade' LCD display.[12]

At CES 2014, Razer unveiled Project Christine, a modular gaming PC. Each of the branches on the PC is a discrete component—a CPU, a GPU, a hard drive, memory—that simply plug into the central backbone. Once slotted in, Project Christine automatically syncs the newly added modules through PCI-Express (the same serial bus that discrete graphics cards and other components currently use).

In July 2015, Razer announced it was purchasing the software division of video-game company Ouya.[13]

At Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, Razer has been selected for People's Choice Winner for Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook. The company won the year before for the Razer Forge TV, and this year, it took home the prize for the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, a super-slim gaming laptop.[14]

In October 2016, Razer purchased THX according to THX CEO Ty Ahmad-Taylor.[15]

At CES 2017, Razer revealed Project Valerie,[16] a triple display laptop, and Project Ariana,[17] a projector that is designed to project onto a room with automatic room scanning.

In January 2017, Razer bought manufacturer Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone.[18]

In July 2017, Razer filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong.[19] In October of the same year, it was confirmed that Razer plans to offer 1,063,600,000 shares at a range of $0.38-$0.51.[20] On November 14, Razer was officially listed on Hong Kong stock exchange under the stock code 1337, a reference to leet speak commonly used by gamers.[21] Razer's IPO closed 18% up on the first day of trading and was the 2nd most successful IPO of 2017 in Hong Kong.[22]

In November 2017, Razer unveiled to critical acclaim, the Razer Phone, its first smartphone.[23]

Products[edit]

The Razer Naga Hex

Razer's products are generally targeted at gamers, and include gaming laptops, gaming tablets, and PC peripherals such as mice, audio devices, keyboards, mouse mats, and game pads. Razer has also released a VOIP software called Razer Comms. The Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse is the company's most popular product by sales numbers. Most Razer products are named after predatory or venomous animals, ranging from snakes (mice), insects (mouse mats), arachnids (keyboards) over marine creatures (audio) to felines (console peripherals), with the Razer Blade laptops and Razer Edge instead named after bladed objects.

Gaming equipment[edit]

  • The Razer Blade series is a series of gaming laptops developed by Razer and include the 12.5-inch Razer Blade Stealth, the 14-inch Razer Blade, and the 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro.
  • The base Razer Blade Stealth model has a 2,560x1,440 pixel resolution touchscreen display, a Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB of M.2 solid-state storage, this is upgradable to 3840 by 2160 with 512GB of M.2 solid-state storage.[24] The Blade stealth was announced alongside the Razer Core.[25] On June 14, 2017 Razer announced an updated version of the Blade Stealth, with a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200x1800) screen. It also made the 7th generation Core i7 and 16gb of RAM standard on every 13.3-inch Blade Stealth.[26]
  • At DreamHack 2015, Razer and Lenovo announced a partnership to make a co-branded gaming desktop called the Lenovo Y900 Razer Edition gaming desktop.
  • The Razer Edge is a gaming tablet PC developed by Razer specifically for games which run on Windows OS.
  • In late 2014, Razer released their Chroma series of products.[27] All Chroma series products have customizable RGB lighting. The first item in the series was the Blackwidow Chroma. The Blackwidow Chroma is a keyboard that has some new features added onto the original Blackwidow keyboard. After the first Chroma product was released, Razer has continued to add products to the series, such as the Razer DeathAdder Chroma. They have also added their RGB lighting onto another mouse they recently released called the Razer Mamba Chroma, which has RGB on the sides of the mouse with 14 different zones. A new version of the Razer Diamondback gaming mouse was also released and also features customizable RGB lighting.

Wearables[edit]

  • The Razer Nabu is a smart band developed by Razer with features such as mobile app notifications, fitness tracking, and more which was first released in December, 2014.[28][29] In 2015, Razer released a new version of the Razer Nabu called the Razer Nabu X.
  • At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Razer released the Nabu Watch, a dual-screen smartwatch: it integrates an always-on illuminated backlit display, that takes care of some pretty standard features as date and time, and a second OLED screen, which is activated by raising your wrist and is where you can explore its smart features.[30] It requires Android 4.3 (or higher) device with Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth 4.0 or higher) capability[31]

Other[edit]

  • Razer is part of the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) ecosystem with the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit, a virtual reality device and open-source software that enables programming for any variety of VR technology.[32]
  • The first gaming controller Razer released was the Razer Onza. It was released in late 2010, followed by the Razer Sabertooth which was released in 2013. In 2015, the Razer Wildcat gaming controller was announced, available for pre-order and was in stores by October 2015.
  • The Razer Core was announced at CES 2016 alongside the Razer Blade Stealth. It was intended as a way to extend the functionality of the Blade Stealth by adding 4 additional USB-3 Type A ports, as well as a gigabit ethernet port, and the ability to connect a discrete graphics card to the blade. This was done using a Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 Type-C charging cable connecting the Core to the Blade Stealth. The 2016 Razer Blade also has support for the Razer Core.
  • Razer has a partnerships with Nzxt and Lenovo to add Razer branding to NZXT computer cases, and Lenovo Pre-built desktops.
  • Razer bought the THX sound brand
  • Razer bought the smartphone start-up Nextbit, and later also designed their own phone, the Razer Phone

Based on information on Engadget, Razer's products have always been aimed towards gamers.[33] The mice line of products is used by over 16% of professional gamers.[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Singapore gaming firm Razer rises more than 40% in Hong Kong debut". www.todayonline.com. 
  3. ^ "About Razer". 
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  6. ^ "Meet Razer, the billion-dollar gaming company you've never heard of". Fortune. 
  7. ^ "Why esports is still about Razer". VentureBeat. 
  8. ^ "About Razer". www.razerzone.com. 
  9. ^ "About Razer". www.razerzone.com. 
  10. ^ "CES People's Voice Award". CNET. January 8, 2011. Archived from the original on January 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  11. ^ McWhertor, Michael. "Razer Edge gaming tablet is Windows 8 laptop, console and 'Steam Box' in one". Polygon. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  12. ^ Portnoy, Sean. "Razer launches 14-inch Blade, 17-inch Blade Pro gaming notebooks with Intel Haswell processors". ZDNet. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  13. ^ Razer Purchases Ouya's Software Business - Geek Inspector, 27 July 2015
  14. ^ Lee, Nicole (8 January 2016). "Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!". Engadget. 
  15. ^ A New Beginning for THX: Why I Sold My Company in My First Year - Medium, 17 October 2016
  16. ^ Razer. "Razer Project Valerie - Triple Display Laptop". razerzone.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  17. ^ Razer. "Razer Ariana - Video Projection System". razerzone.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  18. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (2017-01-31). "Razer acquires Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone". TechCrunch.com. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  19. ^ "Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO". TechCrunch. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  20. ^ "Gaming accessories firm Razer to raise up to $550M in Hong Kong IPO". TechCrunch. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  21. ^ Chan, Melissa. "Razer Is Officially A Public Company, And You Can Now Buy More Than Just A Mouse". Vulcan Post. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  22. ^ "Razer rises in debut after raising 530 million in Hong Kong IPO". Bloomberg. 
  23. ^ "Razer Phone Reviews and Specs". Time. 
  24. ^ "Razer Stealth Blade and Nabu - CES 2016". GameCrate. 7 January 2016. 
  25. ^ Smith, Ryan. "Razer Core Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Chassis: $499/$399, AMD & NVIDIA, Shipping In April". Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  26. ^ Fingas, Jon. "Razer's Blade Stealth packs a larger display into a familiar frame". Engadget. Oath Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
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  28. ^ "IGN Asia". IGN Asia. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  29. ^ "Razer Nabu X Smartband". 
  30. ^ Sawh, Michael (6 January 2016). "Razer Nabu Watch is a dual screen smartwatch with year-long battery life". Wareable. 
  31. ^ "Razer Nabut Watch Master Online Guide" (PDF). 
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  33. ^ "Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features". Engadget. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  34. ^ "Most Used Monitors by Professional Gamers". ProSettings.net. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 

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