Razers, razors, Razrs and blades. What's the difference?

Because not everyone knows.

Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
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There's been some confusion, so let's get this straight:

This is a razor.

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This is a razor:

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This is a Razor:

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This is a Razr phone:

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This is a Razer Phone. With an 'e': 

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This is not a Razr phone, no matter what the company says:

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This is a Razer Blade:

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This is a Razer Blade Stealth

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(It's smaller than the regular Razer Blade.)

This is a Razer Blade Stealth running Blade Shadow, because I'm a ninja like that. 

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You know, blades, shadows... ninjas? Ah, forget it.  

These are Blade glasses:

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This is a blade server:

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This is a Blade drone:

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This is Blade.

Blade, Daywalker

This is Ruben Blades:

This is a running blade:

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This is a Blade Runner:  

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And this is not.


To recap: 

  • Razor makes things with wheels for kids
  • Razer makes things with three-headed snake logos for gamers
  • Motorola still makes phones, but no longer makes Razrs
  • Altered Carbon is a poor substitute for more Blade Runner
  • The next time I see a product called "Blade," it had better damn well be able to open a can of tuna.