Two Razer prototypes have been stolen at CES 2017

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The insane prototypes Razer was showing off at CES 2017 last week have been stolen according to chief executive officer Min-Liang Tan.

“I’ve just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today,” wrote Tan on his official Facebook page.

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

The prototypes in question aren’t expressly named. Last week Razer showed off to concept products at CES 2017.

Project Ariana, is a UHD projector that turns your room into a display and Project Valerie is a rather swish notebook that has three displays. At time of writing it unclear whether these are the two products that have been stolen.

It’s worth noting that the products are concepts and don’t have much value though Tan eluded to that fact that perhaps “industrial espionage” might be at play.

“We treat theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously,” said Tan. “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.”

The Razer CEO has appealed to members of the public to come forward with any information they might have that pertains to the theft.

The firm can be contacted via the legal  [at] razerzone [dot] com email address and Tan has said that all information shared will be kept in the strictest of confidence.


Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.