Razer Unveils Concept 5G Router at CES 2020

By Telecom Tech Outlook | Thursday, January 09, 2020

The addition of an inbuilt rechargeable battery adds the capability of a mobile 5G hotspot to the router. It can be controlled using apps available on both Android and iOS platforms.

FREMONT, CA: World leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software, and systems Razer unveiled new concept products at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020. The highlight products were a 5G router and a controller to turn mobile phones into full-fledged gaming devices. While no launch date was announced for the 5G router, the gaming controller is expected to be in stores early this year.

Razer's Sila 5G Home Router is a high-speed networking device exclusively designed for gamers that offers an ultra-low latency gaming experience during both stationary and mobile gameplay. The router also features Razer’s proprietary FasTrack engine for bandwidth prioritization. The addition of an inbuilt rechargeable battery adds the capability of a mobile 5G hotspot to the router. It can be controlled using apps available on both Android and iOS platforms. The router also has an option to prioritize individual apps or games and categories of apps as well as control guest access and security settings.

“Razer is excited to strengthen its collaboration with NVIDIA by joining their GeForce NOW recommended program,” said Jason Schwartz, Head of Mobile Gaming at Razer. “GeForce NOW is PC gaming in the cloud, transforming underpowered or incompatible hardware into a powerful GeForce gaming PC. Razer mobile gaming controllers are perfect complementary devices to enhance this type of gameplay, which we are pleased to feature here at the Razer CES booth."

The 5G router runs on the Qualcomm X55 modem with support for sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G and WiFi 6 and comes with one 2.5Gbps WAN port, four 1Gbps LAN ports, one USB 3.0 port, and one SIM slot. The Razer Kishi gaming controller can connect over USB-C and Apple Lightning ports, while being compatible with a wide range of smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S and Note series, Google Pixel and other Android 7 or higher devices, as well as multiple iPhone models going back to the 6 / 6 Plus.

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