Razer Nabu Smartband Video Preview

Razer Nabu CES 2014

While Razer's Project Christine took home our Outside the Box award, it wasn't the only brave, unconventional product out out of the PC gaming accessories maker. Razer's getting into the wearable tech game with the Nabu smartband, which aims to cut down on some of your smartphone time by sending you notifications and light info right to your wrist.

The Nabu features two screens, with a smaller one in top that's suitable for showing an icon, and another one on the bottom that's big enough to display text. It's debatable whether or not staring at one's wrist is better than a smartphone, but these are still early days of wearable tech and we're glad to see a familiar name in the arena. We may not be alone there, as readers of our sister-site Tom's Guide have seen fit to name Razer's Nabu as Best of CES 2014.

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  • Yet everyone notices when you check your watch to accuse you of not being engaged and assume you have somewhere better to be. And most people can check the time faster than you check a text. It will still be perceived as rude. I rate this gadget as "dumb" and predict it will never take off.
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    Yet everyone notices when you check your watch to accuse you of not being engaged and assume you have somewhere better to be. And most people can check the time faster than you check a text. It will still be perceived as rude. I rate this gadget as "dumb" and predict it will never take off.
    Sadly, just because it is not for you, doesn't mean that this product is "dumb". An inanimate object cannot be subjected to a judgement of this sort. I disagree with you, I believe that this device will do very well for the target that it is aimed towards. Being in said target myself, I can attest that I will surely be purchasing this smart band and look forward to using it myself, even if no one else wears one. I will simply enjoy it. Thanks Razer.
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    An inanimate object cannot be subjected to a judgement of this sort.


    I wasn't attempting to anthropomorphize the wristband. I figured it went without saying that it was the idea that i found "dumb". I'm sure you'll wear it until the next dumb fad comes along.
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