Razer Announces the Razer Forge TV Set-Top Box

Add Razer to the increasingly long list of developers trying to get a set-top box into your living room. Announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, the Razer Forge TV will allow you to stream content to your television – including PC games – and you can use a special controller and keyboard/mouse combo to boot.

The Razer Forge TV uses a quad-core Krait 450 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and Android OS to get the job done. That’s powerful enough to run anything Android that you throw at it. From there, you can use either the Serval game controller or the Razer Turret, a keyboard and mouse combo.

The Serval was designed by the same team that did the Razer Sabertooth Xbox controller. It’s a full-size gaming controller that works not just with the Razer Forge TV, but any Android device, and it even clips onto your phone for convienence.

Then there’s the Razer Turret, a wireless keyboard with a built-in mousepad. If you take a short break, the mouse can magnetically adhere to the mousepad so that you don’t lose it, and then when you’re done playing entirely the mousepad folds into the keyboard and the mouse locks in, giving you the option to stash it away vertically so it doesn’t take up a lot of space. If nothing else, it looks sleek as hell.

Razer Announces the Razer Forge TV Set-Top Box

The most important component of all of this is the Razer Cortex: Stream software, which launches into beta this spring. It’s an extension of Razer’s exiting game launcher and it allows users to stream games from their PC to the Forge TV, regardless of what graphics card you’re using. Better still, you don’t even have to use a Razer Forge TV – you can use the software to stream games to any Android microconsole.

The Razer Forge TV is due on in Q1 2015. You can get the box for $100, the controller for $79.99, or buy them both in a $150 bundle. The Razer Turret will cost $129.99 when it’s released in Q2 2015.


via Kotaku

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