It is more known as a company that produced gaming peripherals, Razer did surprised plenty of people when it decided to launch a smartband called Razer Nabu at CES 2014. The dual-display smartband is designed not only to relay notifications and track usage data but it is also able to discover other nearby Nabu which gives it a social capability.
Originally intended to be released to developers in Q1 this year, Razer has unfortunately delayed the release to end of May or early June according to the email that the company has sent to developers last week.
Apparently, the move was taken in order to allow further testing on Razer Nabu by medical professional in order to ensure that the smartband is fully hypoallergenic. This was most probably done in the wake of Fitbit Force recent recall which was due to skin irritation that was reported by some of the Force’s users.
While it is certainly a good move by Razer to make sure that Nabu will not possess any health issues to its wearer, I do wonder how long will general consumers will be able to see it in the market. Given the fact that developer will only be able to get their hands in May or June, I supposed the public availability of Nabu will only follow through in Q4 of 2014.
That’s a long wait indeed but one thing for sure: better be safe than sorry.