Razer is an electronics industry and software developer based in the United States. It was founded in the year 2005 by Matthew Thompson, Robert Krakow and Min-Liang Tan- who is the Chief Executive Officer. Razer manufactures, among many other electronic devices, laptops, gaming equipment, keyboards, mouse pads, X Box O and X Box3 controllers and watch software, all of which it is famous for gaming hardware, software(for example the Voice Over Internet Protocol(VOIP) software that goes by the name Razer Comm) and systems. This goes in line with their slogan, ‘For Gamers By Gamers’. The company which goes under the trademark name Razer USA Ltd has a distinguishing signature logo of three snakes intertwined at their tail-ends. Its products remain the most sought after by serious gamers. Most of Razer products are named after either snakes or other venomous predators.
Razer’s laptop- Razer Blade Stealth has made records for being the smallest and cheapest laptop yet with an optional Razer Core, plugged to it, has PC capabilities. Owing to its superior qualities and ultrabook size, it has been tagged the name ‘The Ultimate Ultrabook.’ Its keyboard is by far the most aesthetic, thanks to its chromatic feature. It has Red-Green-Blue colour animations that can be customized to the users’ tastes and preferences. The Razer Blade Stealth has been praised for its excellent display, the unique sleek exposed aluminium metal frame construction and fingerprint-proof keys. It has received a backlash over its overheating and short battery life. The Razer Blade Stealth comes to the rescue of gamers who need the comfort of a portable device rather than being confined to PCs. It gives users the opportunity to consume ultrabook functionality and at the same time enjoy the gaming experience. The Keyboard has a ‘Game Mode’ button that disables the Windows Key and the user can customize it for other more game specific functions. The Razer Blade Stealth laptop won the people’s choice award in the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The Razer DeathAdder mouse is the most sold of all Razer’s products largely because of the aesthetic value and functionality it accords the gaming community. Razer’s smartwatch, the Razer Nabu Watch, launched at 2016 CES, has water resistant capabilities to the tune of 5ATM rating. The large button and LED screen spices up the beauty and functionality of this device. Its forerunner, the Razer Nabu band, worn at wrist has such features as, fitness monitor, distance estimation and mobile app notifications and appeals more to fitness oriented people. In July 2015, Razer confirmed to have bought the software, development and technical teams of Ouya Inc. The reason was to set Razer’s Android TV back in place having fallen out previously. The Ouya team was to concentrate more on Cortex gaming platform as well as the Console of Forge TV. In bid to better serve its gaming clientele, Razer has partnership with over 15 professional e-Sport teams and a number of players. Collectively, they form what is famously known as ‘Team Razer’.