Razer Nabu Developer Edition Available

Finally after almost a year, the Razer Nabu Developer Edition is finally available for purchase. The stock is limited and the shipping price is high, but it should be a lot of fun to play with. To circumvent the shipping I added an item worth $15 to receive free shipping, but otherwise it would have cost $14 to ship. The developer device is only $49.99 and hopefully it is worth it.

Razer Nabu Developer Device

Razer Nabu Developer Band Update

Finally they have emailed me with a sort of confirmation saying,

“If you are receiving this message, please also take it as confirmation that your application is being reviewed by our Developer Relations team, and when the device is ready, we will be reaching out to you with next steps on how to purchase it at developer price.”

The only downside is that the launch has been delayed until May or June but I don’t mind as long as I can have it early and for a discounted price!

The device has been delayed to ensure that it is hypoallergenic before release to developers.

 

The Razer Nabu is Worth Developing For

While reading about all of the not so innovative tech at CES 2014, one thing truly stood out. The Razer Nabu according to its promotional video and website seemed amazing, finally something wearable I would be interested in.

This however is a slight oversell as the product is still in early developmental stages. The band shown at CES was clearly a very early version as it seemed unfinished in its construction and responsiveness. It is still a fantastic idea and I have signed up for the developer band here. I would love to help push its development further and see it become a part of my daily life.

According to the website it has

  • Public icon screen: 32×32 pixel OLED
  • Private message screen: 128×32 pixel OLED
  • Accelerometer
  • Altimeter
  • Cylindrical vibration motor

These can be used to create a user experience that is unlike any other smart watch/band. The most impressive feature is the claim that the battery will last at least 7 days, and for me this is one of the most important features as I don’t want to take it off very often. The band also has a USB port where it connects to make a complete circle when worn. This is a great idea but is also a bit worrisome as I am curious to see how it will handle the wear and tear.

I now await to hear back from them to be able to get my hands on a developer band and get started…

Update:

I received an email on January 17, 2014 stating this,

“Thanks for your interest in our new Razer Nabu.
We will be reviewing all applications and getting in touch with you shortly on the next steps for our Developer Program. 
In the meantime, we will be sending you the latest news on Nabu through email, and you can also follow us on Facebook as well as Twitter.”

I still await further news…

Update 2:

https://thelostdigit.com/2014/04/14/razer-nabu-developer-band-update/