Count Razer among the cutting-edge hardware partners to get a slice of Google I/O., Google's latest stab at living-room software, announced Wednesday at
The Razer device comes in the form of a set-top "micro console." Details on the as-yet-unnamed box, coming this fall along with similar devices from other partners, are still scarce, but here's what we know.
Like other Android TV devices, it will stream content for living-room entertainment, competing against products like the . Razer says it "will be affordable and target a wide range of consumers, with a focus on gaming." It will be navigable via a dedicated Android tablet and phone app.
An Android TV demo at Google I/O included streaming games from a tablet to the television, and then playing a connected video game using a controller. It seems likely the Razer box will offer at least the option of a dedicated gaming controller, much like thedoes.
Pricing, availability, and other details on Razer's device, or any other Android TV devices, have not yet been announced.
Razer is one of the best-known purveyors of specialized PC gaming hardware like theand , and even more eccentric fare like the /smartwatch and the concept.
In the meantime, feel free to use the comments to guess at the device's name. Project Sergey? Razer Shank? Occam's Box?