Razer Offering $25K Reward For Stolen Prototypes
Razer’s surreal 4K projector and futuristic triple-screen laptop have quickly taken the tech world by storm since their unveiling at this year’s CES. However, reports say that a number of the prototypes shown at the Las Vegas have ended up stolen from the show floor.
Posting on Facebook yesterday, Razer’s CEO, Min-Liang Tan said that “I’ve just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today. We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working with the show management as well as law enforcement to address this issue.”
“At Razer, we play hard and we play fair. Our teams worked months on end to conceptualize and develop these units and we pride ourselves in pushing the envelope to deliver the latest and greatest. We treat theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously – it is cheating, and cheating doesn’t sit well with us. Penalties for such crimes are grievous and anyone who would do this clearly isn’t very smart,” he says.
Razer has since confirmed to gaming site Kotaku that both of the units stolen were the company’s triple-screen laptop Project Valerie.
It’s unknown at this time whether or not Project Valerie will even become available to consumer markets.
In the meantime, Razer is offering a $US25,000 reward being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of the Project Valerie prototypes.