At CES, Razer introduced a couple of new concept devices the company has been working on. One of the devices, which is being called Project Valerie will have two displays on the side of the main display of the laptop, providing an 180-degree NVIDIA Surround View gaming. The other concept device is called Project Ariana — a video projection system designed for immersive gaming.
Now, unfortunately enough, two of Razer’s prototype devices were actually stolen at CES 2017. Who actually stole the prototypes is yet to be known, but Razer is apparently working with CES’s management team and law enforcement. Additionally, it isn’t known which prototype devices were stolen at the moment.
Razer’s CEO, Min-Liang Tan stated on Facebook:
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 [email protected] – all information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
As Min-Liang Tan stated, if you have any information regarding the incident, you should email the company’s legal team at [email protected] with the necessary information. Still, it’s quite weird to see someone steal a concept device from a show like CES — but if it’s industrial espionage, the criminal could get into serious trouble.