Las Vegas – At first glance, the Switchblade concept by gaming manufacturer Razer appears to be another netbook computer, with a typically compact screen and keyboard. But it is a prototype for a hand-held gaming device. Underneath the keys lies a second touchscreen, which can change the keyboard functions depending on what game is played.
‘If you’re playing World of Warcraft, all your spells and actions will appear on the keyboard,’ Razer product evangelist Hilmar Hahn tells LS:N Global. ‘It has the tactile feel of a normal keyboard, but can adapt to whatever you’re playing.’
The concept not only demonstrates how mobile gaming might evolve in the near future, but how hardware and software can be designed as customisable to meet specific functions.
Insight editor Max Reyner is reporting on the latest technology devices and trends from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas all week.