Razer had some of the coolest tech of CES in 2017. First there was the enormous 17-inch 12K laptop with three screens and enough LEDs to light a small runway. Then there was the sleek alien-looking projector that expanded a game's image well beyond the edges of the TV screen. Gizmodo was impressed with these prototypes. So were some thieves, who stole at least two prototype samples from Razer's booth during the show.
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"I've just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today," Razer's CEO, Min-Liang Tan, announced via Facebook. Besides acknowledging the thefts Tan also suggested the thieves might have been motivated by either greed or corporate espionage. However, crucially, Tan did not mention which prototypes were stolen.
As both prototypes were being exhibited in extremely controlled settings, with many planned and promoted features not yet working, its safe to say that if they were stolen for fun and not profit the thieves are going to be pretty disappointed with their ill-begotten booty.
We reached out to Razer, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the CTA (the organisation hosting CES) for more details but had not heard back at time of writing.