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Razer’s Nabu Wearable Set to Cost Under $100

by Todd Haselton | July 24, 2014July 24, 2014 7:00 am PST

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We first saw Razer’s Nabu band back during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in January. We haven’t really heard much on the wearable, which is being developed by a gaming peripherals company, but that all changed on Thursday thanks to new comments made by the company’s CEO Min-Liang Tan to Re/Code.

Tan said that the Nabu will support WeChat when it launches, allowing a user to see chat notifications on his or her wrist. That’s not exactly a break-out feature, especially since most wearables allow you to see chat notifications, but Razer has other tricks up its sleeve. The company also wants to allow people to add friends by “shaking hands or giving a high-five,” Re/Code explained. Razer hasn’t really identified how this will appeal to its usual target market of gamers over other consumers, but when we spoke to the company during CES it said it was working on creating some sort of gamification with the wearable.

Tan told Re/Code that we can expect the Nabu to land in the United States in next couple of months, with support for iOS and Android out of the box, and that it will cost under $100 when it hits store shelves.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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