Debuting new technologies such as the world’s first beamforming soundbar with head-tracking AI, Razer kicks off 2023 with new products for gamers!
LAS VEGAS (CES 2023) – Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, ushers in its showcase at CES 2023 with all-new, innovative technologies for attendees to get exclusive first looks.
Among groundbreaking concepts and product announcements, CES 2023 is the first opportunity for gamers and tech enthusiasts to get hands-on with the upcoming Raze Kiyo Pro Ulta, Razer Edge, the ultimate Android handheld gaming device.
Razer Edge and Razer Edge 5G – Exclusive Hands-On and Release Date revealed at CES
Developed with a 6.8” AMOLED display and 2400x1080 FHD+ resolution that boasts a 144Hz refresh rate, the Razer Edge is ideal for an always-connected mobile gaming experience. The handheld is the first device powered and developed exclusively for the latest Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform, and is purpose-built with active cooling for long gaming sessions playing top AAA titles and native games on the go without having to compromise performance.
The Razer Edge will release in two versions in the US on January 26: Razer Edge (Wi-Fi) exclusively at Razer.com and RazerStore locations across the US for $399.99, and the Razer Edge 5G exclusively at Verizon.com and Verizon store locations. More details for Razer Edge 5G pricing are available through Verizon here.
Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra – The Largest Sensor Ever in a Webcam for DSLR-like high quality
The bigger the sensor, the better the image quality: The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra redefines the visual standards of content creation and streaming. Boasting the largest sensor ever used in a webcam, creators can experience DSLR-level detail and clarity with the plug-and-play simplicity of the most powerful webcam from Razer so far.
The heart of Razer’s new professional webcam is an industry leading ultra-large Sony 1/1.2″ STARVIS 2 sensor with a 2.9 μm pixel size to capture more light and image data in every pixel for exceptional detail and color. In order to maximize the sensor’s full potential, the Kiyo Pro Ultra is fitted with a custom, ultra-large F/1.7 aperture lens that can capture almost four times more light compared to other webcams, providing crisp, clear images even in low-light conditions.
This exceptional image fidelity is maintained thanks to a cutting-edge processor that can convert raw 4K 30 FPS (or 1080P 60 FPS) footage into uncompressed 4K 24 FPS, 1440p 30 FPS, or 1080p 60 FPS directly into your stream. To guarantee creators are always the center of attention, the Kiyo Pro Ultra’s AI-powered Face Tracking Auto-focus tracks the user's face to ensure sharp, steady focus while artfully blurring the background thanks to the true bokeh effect. All this without the need for any supplementary hardware or software.
Coupled with High Dynamic Range (HDR) support at 30FPS, creators can achieve true-to-life colors thanks to the Kiyo Pro Ultra’s ability to automatically refine lighting and contrast while correcting over or under exposed areas, in order to add more visual detail and textures that make colors pop, even for darker or lighter tones. Creators can take this further with Razer Synapse which allows them to finetune or tweak their content quality with a comprehensive selection of customizable settings including ISO, shutter speed, pan, tilt, and more.
The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra will be available on January 2023 starting at $299.99 USD / €349.99 MSRP exclusively at Razer.com and RazerStores.
Razer Leviathan V2 Pro – The World’s First Beamforming Soundbar with Head-Tracking AI
The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro represents the latest innovation in 3D audio, being the world’s first beamforming soundbar for desktop with head-tracking AI. In partnership with immersive audio pioneers, THX®, and leading 3D audio beamforming experts, Audioscenic, Razer’s new PC soundbar provides the best of both worlds, delivering a surround soundstage whilst ensuring users are always in the sweet spot for the optimal listening experience. All of this is packed into a compact, premium form factor with a simple setup, allowing for a clutter-free desktop.
Combining beamforming surround sound with head-tracking AI technology, the Leviathan V2 Pro delivers immersive 3D audio thanks to the integrated IR camera that detects the user’s position. This allows the soundbar to adapt the audio beams to the listener’s positioning in real-time, ensuring that they are always in the sweet spot for the best audio experience.
Powered by THX® Spatial Audio for the immersive experience, combined with Audioscenic user adaptive beamforming, the soundbar provides true-to-life 3D audio for all your entertainment needs. 3D audio can be experienced in two modes: THX® Spatial Audio Virtual Headset is for any stereo content, providing you with pinpoint positional audio previously only found in headsets, while THX® Spatial Audio Virtual Speakers is for any multi-channel content that provides a wide, room-filling soundstage that users would normally experience with a full home theatre system.
The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro will be available from January 2023, starting at $399.99 USD / €489.99 MSRP exclusively at Razer.com and RazerStores.
Project Carol Concept Design – World’s first head cushion with near-field surround sound and haptics
Razer presents Project Carol, the world’s first head cushion with enveloping near-field surround sound and haptics, taking gamers into a new world of audio and tactile immersion. Project Carol is the latest concept design from Razer’s innovative R&D division, a team dedicated to exploring new product designs, influencing Razer’s future product portfolio, and winning multiple CES Innovation and Best of Show Awards along the way.
Project Carol takes immersion and realism to new heights with its clever use of near-field surround sound for clear, pure audio, paired with 7.1 surround sound for a captivating gaming experience. Unlike traditional speakers, Project Carol’s near-field surround sound provides closer, more direct rear audio, giving a more enveloping soundscape.
Project Carol is powered by the award-winning Razer™ HyperSense technology. The cushion converts game sounds into haptic feedback in real-time, allowing gamers to feel everything behind them, placing them firmly in the middle of the action.
Project Carol is natively supported on PC, and designed to fit with all gaming chairs, including Razer’s popular Iskur and Enki lines, via elastic, adjustable straps. Once connected via 2.4 GHz wireless, Project Carol provides up to 8 hours of gaming before needing charging.