Razer introduces the Nabu Smartband

Razer Nabu
By Jared DiPane on 8 Jan 2014 10:20 pm
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In the past Razer has been known for their computer gaming hardware, but they have just announced an all new smartband which they have named the Nabu. At CES this year we have seen a ton of different smartwatches and various wearables, and Razer wants to take part. Combining the ability to track personal information as well displaying notifications, the Nabu brings the best of both worlds in one device. 

Unlike other devices the Nabu has two different screens, a public screen which would be on the top of the wrist, and a private screen which will be on the inside of the wrist. On the public screen you will be able to view icons of new notifications, but no details about the notification. The private screen on the inside will display the contents of the message, or the information of the caller. Security is something that many people take seriously, and having the notifications come through to easily be seen, and still keep the information inside them discreet is a huge advantage.

The Nabu will work on both iOS and Android with the use of a utility application that will allow you to control notifications, change settings and view the information that is collected. Hoping to attract some developers for the platform Razer is offering developers the chance to pick up a Nabu for only $49 to get started. Razer has not announced retail pricing on the Nabu as of yet, but the device is expected to ship in Q1 of 2014.

For full details, and to find out how to get in on the developers program be sure to check out the link below. Stay tuned to our live CES coverage to see if we can get our hands on this device to see how it compares to the other devices on the market.

Related: Razer Nabu News

9 comments

RedVagabond

This is honestly the best idea I've seen for a smart device of any kind I don't wear a watch, but I'd wear this in a heartbeat. Adding in the fact that they're making gestures part of it, there are so many possibilities here.

iiiikoolaidiiii

Surprised you didn't mention anything about the gamification features idea in the device, it can locate nearby nabu devices as well as send information automatically then. Love the idea of sending contact details on a handshake and gesture support. I'm really interested in this device and it's prospects, one of the most interesting wearable devices of the show. The dual screen idea is also brilliant, especially with an OLED which are highly visible from multiple viewing angles.(guess you missed my tip e-mail about it the other day then?)

galatians51

I like this idea better than a smartwatch to be honest. Simple and automatic.

unstoppablekem

Windows phone compatibility soon I hope!

jsntrenkler

Looks nice, very minimalistic and attractive to boot. Looks like they might sell a lot of these.

ki11ak3nn

I signed up to get the developer edition, but I won't get my hopes up. This is definitely the device for me. Until I see what the Galaxy Gear v.2 brings to the table.

FutileExercise

Do like the look of this. Wonder if you can control your music with it?

nikkisharif

Reminds me of my fuel band...LOVE IT!!

dmowry

Absolutely cannot wait for this!!!

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