CES, just like every year, was full of the latest technology trends for this year and further into the future. We saw offerings from a huge number of exhibitors. From computer giants like Lenovo and Asus to car manufacturers getting into the latest craze: electric cars. Razer, which always has a strong showing, came away with several awards. Most notably, the company came away with ‘Best Gaming.’
Razer’s best of Gaming
So what did Razer show off to win this award? Specifically, it was for Project Ariana. This is a full-room projector that takes the content of a game and intelligently projects it over the room. Speaking about the project, CEO Min-Liang Tan says, “We see Project Ariana as the future of gaming immersion and a great showcase of what our Razer Chroma lighting technology can do. It’s great to see that consumers and editors agree on how exciting this innovation is for gamers. Project Ariana can offer a virtual reality experience without a headset and which can be enjoyed by everyone in a room.”
Razer achieved the remarkable abilities of Project Ariana using its Razer Chroma lighting technology and combining it with laser sensors, 4k video projection technology and game code integration in partnership with publishers. The projector experience is additionally combined with custom lighting features on Razer gaming projects and ambient smart lighting and THX-certified surround sound devices. Each element can react with games in real-time by way of Razer Chroma software.
Razer plans to develop Project Ariana into a consumer-ready model by the end of this year. The company is welcoming feedback on Razer’s Facebook and Twitter pages for those interested in shaping the future of the projector prototype.
It wasn’t just Ariana that Razer showed off. Project Valerie, a bonkers laptop with three screens also generated a lot of buzz for Razer this CES. Each screen is 17.3 inches and is 4k to boot, with Nvidia’s G-sync technology. Right now it is still a concept model, and there is no information about plans to make a consumer version. However, should buzz around both of these projects take off, we might see these in the hands of consumers before long.