At CES 2023, Razer shared a lot of announcements, starting with the official launch date of its Edge handheld gaming console. Razer Edge is available in two versions (Basic and 5G), and it launches on January 26th. The base version is priced at $399 and can be obtained at Razer.com or physically at RazerStore locations across the US. On the other hand, the 5G version is exclusive to Verizon.com and Verizon Store, and more information on its pricing is available here.
Below you will find a summary of the official Edge specifications.
|Slices||Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1|
|Monitor||6.8 inches FHD + (2400 x 1080) AMOLED 144 Hz|
|storage||Internal: 128 GB (UFS 3.1)|
|External Memory Support: MicroSD (up to 2TB)|
|My voice||Two-way speakers with 2 digital microphones|
|THX spatial audio|
|camera||Front: 5 MP, 1080p@60fps|
|the battery||5000 mAh|
|USB Type C|
|3.5mm headphone jack (via controller)|
|Dimensions||260 x 85 x 11 mm|
|Weight||264 g (tablet only)|
|401 g (with controller included)|
|Foreman||Powered by USB-C|
|2 analog sticks|
|2 programmable buttons|
|Razer HyperSense tactile technology|
|Content||Razer Edge Wi-Fi|
|Razer Kishi V2 Pro|
During the show, Razer also showed off its so-called Project Carol Concept Design, a head pad that features near-field surround sound and haptics.
Unlike traditional speakers, Project Carol’s near surround sound delivers closer and more direct background sound, providing a more surround sound range. Project Carol is powered by award-winning Razer HyperSense technology. The Pad converts game sounds into real-time haptic feedback, allowing players to feel everything behind them, placing them firmly in the middle of the action.
According to Razer, Project Carol is natively supported on PC and can fit all gaming chairs thanks to the adjustable elastic straps. Users connect the device to their PC via a 2.4GHz wireless network and can expect up to 8 hours of playtime before ordering a new charge.
On the audio front, Razer also unveiled the Leviathan V2 Pro, the world’s first with head-tracking AI.
Combining beamforming surround sound with head-tracking AI technology, Leviathan V2 Pro delivers immersive 3D audio thanks to a built-in infrared camera that detects the user’s position. This allows the soundbar to adapt the sound packets to the listener’s position in real time, ensuring that it is always in the right place for the best audio experience.
Powered by THX Spatial Audio for an immersive experience, along with Audioscenic user adaptive beamforming, the soundbar delivers realistic 3D audio for all your entertainment needs. 3D audio can be experienced in two modes: the THX Spatial Audio Virtual Headset is for any stereo content, providing you with specific, positional sound previously only found in headphones, while the THX Spatial Audio Virtual Headset is for any multi-channel content providing a wide range , the room-filling home theater system that users usually encounter with a complete home theater system.
The Leviathan V2 Pro includes a subwoofer and supports Razer Chroma RGB. The soundbar will be available this month for $399.99 or €489.99 via Razer.com and RazerStores.
VR gamers can look forward to two new accessories designed by Razer in collaboration with ResMed for Meta Quest 2: the adjustable head strap system and face interface.
Razer’s adjustable head strap system was created with all head shapes in mind. High-performance nylon material provides reliability, comfort, and durability, while optimal weight distribution allows for more balance during active play. The soft, adjustable straps will help players find their perfect fit, and the quick-slip design ensures little interruption in resuming play.
The Razer Facial Interface has been developed to provide more comfort and optimal support. Created with ultra-thin, textured membranes, the Razer Facial Interface eliminates facial pressure and medical-grade hypoallergenic materials help reduce skin irritation. The interface also blocks light while still providing ventilation, so gamers can experience unparalleled immersion. The crevice-free surface allows for better hygiene and easier cleaning maintenance, while the 3D contoured shape provides the perfect balance of comfort and support.
Both supplements will hit the US market in the first quarter of 2023, with other regions to follow at a later date. Pricing information has not been shared at this time.
Finally, content creators can look forward to the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra webcam, which features the largest sensor ever used in such a device.
The heart of Razer’s new professional webcam is the industry-leading Sony 1/1.2″ STARVIS 2 sensor with a pixel size of 2.9µm to capture more light and image data per pixel for exceptional detail and color. In order to maximize the full potential of the sensor, the Kiyo Pro Ultra is equipped with a dedicated extra-large F/1.7 aperture lens that can capture nearly four times as much light as other webcams, providing crisp, clear images even in low-light conditions.
This exceptional picture fidelity is preserved thanks to a cutting-edge processor that can convert raw 4K 30fps (or 1080p60fps) footage into uncompressed 4K 24fps, 1440p30fps, or 1080p60fps Second straight to your broadcast. To ensure creators are always the center of attention, the Kiyo Pro Ultra’s AI face tracking autofocus tracks the user’s face to ensure sharp, steady focus while subtly blurring the background thanks to a true bokeh effect. All this without the need for any additional hardware or software.
The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) at 30fps. The webcam is available starting today at $299.99 / €349.99 via Razer.com and RazerStores.