Every year, CES brings a great many announcements to the electronic and gadget market. Legendary hardware developer Razer was in top-form this year, with a surprising announcement of something totally different for them. Something that just might break the stereotype of overweight, lazy, Cheeto-eating gamers: The Razer Nabu.
Razer is quick to say that this is neither a smart watch, nor a fitness tracker or wellness band, but rather a device that falls somewhere between those established areas of smart phone companion devices. The Razer Nabu features an open development SDK with tracking out-of-the box for calories burnt, steps taken, floors climbed, distance traveled, hours slept, personal goals, and places visited.
As for pricing, developers can sign up for access to the SDK, and can buy a Nabu at the developer price of $49 (USD), but retail pricing and availability is still unannounced. Given the developer price, it's probably safe to assume pricing will hover around $75-80 for the final retail unit. It's also unclear if the $49 developer hardware will be in any way different from the consumer model, but it's like the exact same unit.
We're still not sold on the Nabu, but we intend to try getting our
hands on wrists in a unit to write about here, so keep your eyes on us for future updates on Razer's Nabu.