Gaming accessory maker Razer announced their entry in the wearable device industry in January with the reveal of the Nabu smartband. Today, the company announced a unique way for some early adopters to get their hands on the Nabu via a beta testing program.
Razer is currently taking sign ups for the beta test, which will see 500 people picked to get an early version of the Nabu for the price of just $1. Once the beta testers are picked, Razer will begin to ship the smartband to the people who are selected on July 10th.
Before you head over to the Razer website to fill out the application, be aware that the company is looking for testers who are already hardcore fans of its previous hardware and software products. The testers must also write up detailed beta testing reports to Razer, and if they don't they won't be invited back for any future testing programs.
The Nabu smartband will have a screen on top for users to get notifications of messages, via an iOS or Android app, and they can look on a second screen on the bottom of the band to read the actual message. It will also serve as a fitness band to collect data about steps, calories and more that can be seen on the Nabu smartphone app.
The Nabu was originally supposed to be out in the first quarter of 2014, but Razer decided to delay the launch to make sure the materials in the band do not cause skin irritation like what happened with the Fitbit Force. Razer has yet to announce a new public launch date and has still not offered any information on what the final price for the Nabu will be like.