When Razer acquired Nextbit in January this year, we had a feeling that they would put that acquisition to good use combining Nextbit’s smartphone engineering know-how with Razer’s own gamer twist. After just less than a year in the making, Razer unveiled their latest smartphone which may be the first decent smartphone ever produced specifically for gaming and content consumption.
The new smartphone, which Razer calls the Razer Phone, looks very similar to the Nextbit Robin, which was Nextbit’s flagship smartphone before the company was acquired by Razer. From there, Razer has made some serious enhancements to the product to make it one of the [...]
It’s no secret that Razer has been toying with the idea of going public for quite some time. The company has employed a very aggressive expansion strategy over the past few years which has paid off handsomely; however, it appears that the company’s expansion efforts may currently be limited by the lack of funding. As a result, Razer is planning to file an IPO in Hong Kong and according to TechCrunch sources, Razer aims to raise over $600 million to pursue additional growth opportunities.
While the amount planned to be raised was not disclosed in Razer’s 345-page initial IPO paperwork filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last Friday, it does [...]
In a recent announcement, Razer is launching an updated version of their flagship desktop replacement notebook, the Razer Blade Pro.
Aimed at high end gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, the 0.88-inch thin Razer Blade Pro is one of the most feature packed notebooks in existence featuring a 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-Sync display, an Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad Core CPU, 32GB DDR4 2667Mhz RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics and up to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD in RAID 0. Connectivity options include Killer Wireless AC 1535 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, three USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port and [...]
Razer has been doing some serious shopping lately first acquiring famous audio company THX in late 2016 and according to a recent announcement, they’ve also picked up yet another company, Nextbit Systems Inc.
Nextbit, the company behind the popular cloud connected Robin smartphone, quickly saw a lot of success with the Robin which was a decent mid-range smartphone with a pricetag of just $299 and could be regularly found during the holidays for under $200.
As a part of the acquisition, Nextbit will halt all sales of its Robin smartphone however, will continue honoring warranties for 6 more months, and will continue offering software updates and [...]
If you go to the movies often, you’re probably pretty familiar with THX. You’ve probably seen the THX logo or at least you’ve heard the signature THX Deep Note. Founded by famous movie maker George Lucas in 1983, THX has been an audio technologies company that primarily certifies audio devices to ensure that anything certified by THX would be able to deliver the consistent THX sound signature we all know and love. Over the years, THX has certified everything from movie theaters to computer speakers to home theater in a box solutions and more.
While audio products company Creative had been one of the primary owners of THX with a 60% share of the [...]
It seems like Creative is following the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra for their latest Tactic 3D lineup of gaming headsets. For a company with a name that literally implies innovation, this comes across as a little strange for me. In fact, the headsets in the Tactic 3D lineup look so similar that when Creative sent me the Tactic 3D Rage to review I had to double check the box to make sure that they didn’t ship a Tactic 3D Wrath by mistake – they didn’t.
I thought that since the Tactic 3D Rage doesn’t seem to substantially deviate from the Wrath aside from having an angrier name, it’s [...]
It’s only been about a year since we reviewed Creative’s Sound Blaster Recon 3D soundcard and they’re back again with a new line of products, the Sound Blaster Z series. Today we’ll be reviewing the Sound Blaster Z, which is the entry level soundcard in the Sound Blaster Z series of soundcards. While the Sound Blaster Z will be available for purchase starting now, Creative also has the Sound Blaster ZX and the Sound Blaster ZXR coming, both of which I’m told should be available for purchase in Q1 2013.
Despite the Sound Blaster Z being the entry level Sound Blaster Z series soundcard, the Sound Blaster Z is still a very high [...]
Creative is an interesting company. Despite them being most well known for their Sound Blaster line of discrete sound cards, they actually have a ton of product lines covering stuff like speakers, headphones, headsets, etc. What they don’t yet have is something that combines the features of all these products into one. Until now.
Meet the Sound Blaster Axx. It’s really quite hard to classify what kind of device this thing is, but it’s basically a huge mash of all the stuff Creative makes into a single product. In the most basic form, the Axx is simply a USB powered computer speaker with a microphone. What makes this speaker special [...]
Pre-built workstation computers designed for photo editing, video editing and 3D modeling can fetch well over $2000 and you still won’t get the performance and upgrade-ability that comes with a custom computer build. With our August 2012 workstation computer build, we’ll be focusing on building the best photo editing, video editing, and 3D modeling computer build for under that magic $1,000 price point.
Ready to see what we came up with? Let’s go!Workstation Computer Build Component Summary CPU Intel Core i7 3770k $340 Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-D3H $142 Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz [...]
With the introduction of the Intel’s Z77 chipset, Gigabyte has made many big improvements to their motherboard line and overall, we’ve been quite pleased with what they’ve done. A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H. While it wasn’t the top of the line Gigabyte product by any means, we were definitely impressed with what it had to offer for the price. Sporting tons of features, high quality materials, excellent looks and a more than reasonable asking price, it was easily able to snag our highest recommendations.
With that said, today we’re back with a review of another Gigabyte board and [...]