Razer delaying its Nabu smartband to ensure no skin irritation issues

Razer Nabu
By Joseph Keller on 11 Apr 2014 08:40 am

Razer has delayed the release of their Nabu smartband while they certify that the device is hypoallergenic. This is an effort to avoid the skin irritation problems that caused Fitbit to recall their Force band. The device was originally supposed to be released at the end of March, but some customers have reported that Razer sent them a notice informing them of the delay. The Nabu will now be available in late May or early June, according to Cedric Houston:

Got an email from razergaming letting me know that the Nabu is being pushed back to late May/ Early June. Which isn’t a problem because they are taking the time to prevent what happend to the Fitbit flex.

Did you order a Nabu band, and are you disappointed by the delay? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: Udeze 'Kene on Twitter, Cedric Houston

Reader comments

Razer delaying its Nabu smartband to ensure no skin irritation issues


All developers have done so far is sign up to be eligible to order the $50 developer unit. No one has "ordered" a Razer Nabu yet. Even at late May/early June for the developer units, they'll be making far better progress than most crowdfunded smart devices to date so it is hardly a disappointment. It's such an awesome concept that I would rather see it executed correctly then be summarily dismissed because of a lack of foresight then disappear forever into the graveyard of consumer electronics before the necessary iterations required to bring the concept to complete fruition.

I already posted this on Android Central but not everyone here uses Android so, in the article it says there were skin irritations from the Fitbit Flex. That's wrong, people got skin irritations from the Fitbit Force and it was recalled. The Flex is fine since it doesn't have any metal that comes in contact with the wearer.