We didn’t think Razer could top the concept they unveiled at last year’s CES, but here we are, turning a smartphone into a full-fledged Android laptop.
Project Linda is a legit plug-and-play solution: Insert your Razer Phone into the compatible laptop’s slot and enjoy a multi-display setup complete with a keyboard and mouse!
Like Project Valerie, this is purely a prototype so far, but the possibilities are plenty at this point. You could turn the phone’s display into a trackpad, utilize the handset as a Nintendo DS-style secondary display, and make full use of the phone’s loud speakers for the entire system’s audio.
All the specs of the Razer Phone get adopted by the laptop — all except the battery and 200GB of additional storage, which live under the keyboard. It carries its own weight, too, by charging your phone while it’s docked.
Whatever Android version you have on the connected Razer Phone is the software the laptop will run, as well. Everything from productivity apps to games will be upscaled to a more tablet-like resolution, but we haven’t seen any true utilization of the dual displays outside of the Vainglory split-screen setup shown above.
On the sides, you get a USB-C port, full-sized USB port, and — something the actual phone lacks — a 3.5mm audio port. There’s still a webcam on top of the 13.3-inch display to make up for the loss of your phone’s cameras.
Razer hasn’t revealed any pricing or availability as of writing. Considering the Razer Phone itself already costs US$ 700, it would be smart for the company to lower the laptop shell’s cost as much as possible to keep this within a realistic price range below actual Windows laptops and Chromebooks.
But then again, this is the same company that lost a triple-monitor laptop right under their noses.
Podcast Episode 1: Getting lost at the world’s largest tech show
In this first epidose of GadgetMatch Podcast we talk about the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) which just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Michael Josh and Isa share behind the scenes challenges of covering the world’s largest tech show. And the team talks about the most attention grabbing tech from the show including an entire range of Artificial Intelligence and Google Assistant gadgets, Vivo’s new phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Sony’s new robot dog, and Razer’s Project Linda.
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The future of smart appliances is upon us.
LG has not only dared to venture into connected kitchen technology, they’ve taken it a step further with their newest smart appliances. We got to see all this at CES.
The InstaView ThinQ is the fridge of the future. It’s equipped with the smart voice assistant Alexa which means you will be able to talk to it — the better to figure out what you want to eat! Not only that, it will suggest recipes depending on what food items you have stored. The best part is that it can be connected to your phone and all your other smart appliances for a seamless everyday home experience.
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