Razer announces a new mobile PC gaming concept design called Switchblade

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:20 GMT


Razer has announced a “new mobile PC gaming concept” called Switchblade, which supposedly “redefines” the mouse and keyboard interface for mobile gamers.

Powered by the Intel Atom, it contains an “ultra-sensitive” multi-touch screen which replaces the traditional mouse and keyboard interface and includes a dynamic tactile keyboard which adjusts the configuration and key layout “on-the-fly” based on game content and user requirements.

“The main problem with mobile PC gaming so far is that no one has been able to port the full mouse and keyboard experience onto a small size portable solution,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and creative director, Razer.

“By combining adaptive on-the-fly controls and display, we managed to maintain the full tactile keyboard in a miniature computer while saving valuable screen estate.

“With our established focus on human interface devices, moving the mouse and keyboard experience to the next level was a natural step. Razer isn’t just about bringing innovation to the PC, but creating products that will change the future of gaming. The Razer Switchblade is one such product.”

Just a concept at moment, the Razer Switchblade is a hot-looking portable gaming device with two multi-touch seven-inch screens in a netbook sized portable medium. It’s 3G-connected and has HDMI-outs so you can hook it to your television.

If this thing hits the market, you’ll likely see fellow train and bus passengers playing their MMOs on the way to work in the mornings.

Watch a video featuring it below. We’ve sent a mail to get more information on it.

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