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.