PAX Prime: Razer Announces Wildcat Premium Xbox One Controller and Smartband Nabu
Today at PAX Prime in Seattle, Razer announced two new pieces of tech. First is the Razer Wildcat controller for the Xbox One. The Wildcat is a tournament grade controller similar Microsoft’s own Elite Controller. Razer is going for the eSport athletes and those who want a premium experience from their controllers. The Wildcat controller offers several features not found in many current Xbox One controllers. Here’s what it sports:
- 2 shoulder Hyperesponse Multi-Function bumpers
- 2 removable Hyperesponse Multi-Function triggers
- 4 Hyperesponse ABXY action buttons
- 4 button Quick Control Panel
- Optional trigger stops for rapid fire
- 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input
- Optional rubber palm grips
- Optional analog stick grip caps
- Carrying case
- Detachable 3 m / 10 ft. lightweight braided fiber cable with Micro-USB connector
The Razer Wildcat controller is only available for the Xbox One and is scheduled to release in October 2015 with a price tag of $149.99.
Next we have the Nabu Smartband which was originally announced at CES in 2014. The Nabu is the next step beyond the Nabu X which has a very minimalist approach to it’s design and look. Sporting only 3 different color LEDs to indicate a message. The Nabu has a small single color OLED screen that shows notifications. The Nabu will work with iPhones 5 and above as well as most Android phones running, at least, Android 3.4 and that come equipped with Bluetooth Lower Energy (BT4.0+). The Nabu, as well as the Nabu X, will allow users to track fitness goals, get notifications of incoming messages and keep an eye on sleeping habits.
The Nabu will be out October 2015 with a price of $99.99. The Nabu X is currently available for $49.99.