Razer’s Gaming Prototypes Stolen from CES 2017

CES 2017 kicked off the new year with some awesome tech news and new developments to excite us in 2017, including some impressive new showings from gaming stalwart Razer, who had multiple new prototypes at the events.

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With the show now over it’s up to the teams to pack away all the new tech carefully so that they can continue working on them throughout the year, but it seems that will not be the case for Razer who has had two prototypes stolen on the last day of the show.

It is unsure which prototypes have been stolen but clearly the allegations are serious as Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has already taken to social media with an official statement and a call of help to find their missing hardware.

Razer’s Project Valerie, shown at CES 2017

The full statement reads as follows:

“I’ve just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today.

We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working with the show management as well as law enforcement to address this issue.

At Razer, we play hard and we play fair. Our teams worked months on end to conceptualize and develop these units and we pride ourselves in pushing the envelope to deliver the latest and greatest.

We treat theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously – it is cheating, and cheating doesn’t sit well with us. Penalties for such crimes are grievous and anyone who would do this clearly isn’t very smart.

If you were at the show and/or if you can provide us any information, please do reach out to us at legal@razerzone.com – all information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidence.”

Razer's Project Ariana, shown at CES 2017
Razer’s Project Ariana, shown at CES 2017

Hopefully footage of the show floor will soon reveal who managed to sneak away with the stolen goods but I suspect they may not be able to hang onto the hardware for long, as the man-hunt is already on.

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