Razer moves into wireless power, debuts HyperFlux mouse and pad

Razer moves into wireless power, debuts HyperFlux mouse and pad
From TechCrunch - January 9, 2018

The wireless charging movement is getting one more boost today, this time from the world of gaming. Razer, the tech giant that has built a brand (and very loyal following) as a gaming-first hardware company, is announcing HyperFlux, a new wireless power technology that will be making its first appearance a new mouse, the Razer Mamba HyperFlux, and a corresponding power mat.

Priced at $249.99 (279.99) the mouse and matt will be launched in Q1 of this year.

The decision to opt for a mouse is interesting for a couple of reasons. The first is that the mouse is the product with which Razerwhich went public last year in Hong Kong, and now has a market cap of around $4.7 billionfirst made its name several years ago.

The second is that the reason it was Razers first big peripheral, and remains a key item, is because of its central role for gamers. Im guessing that if adoption of it takes offalong with a general growth of wireless charging overallwe might see Razer adding more products into the mix.

While Razer is not known for making entirely new products that no one has ever seen before, what its generally very good at is building and optimizing typical hardware in a way that makes it especially useful and appealing to gaming enthusiasts (and in particular those who are already Razer fans).

That is the case with the HyperFlux, too. Razer said it has built it using a magnetic field to transfer power to the mouse in real-time, rather than charging a battery, as many other wireless architectures are built today (for example for phones). This means that the mouse is lighter, and moves faster, making it especially good for gaming.

Razer claims the wireless charging sans-battery is a world-first.

While other companies have attempted to do wireless charging for mice, they have been unable to achieve true wireless power as their mice still need a battery to be charged. HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology is a game changer in the world of wireless gaming, said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. Gamers are no longer held at the mercy of a battery or cable. Instead, there will be true wireless freedom with a cordless gaming mouse thats the same weight as a wired mouse.


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