Razer, the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers, on Wednesday unveiled the world’s first modular gaming desk concept, Project Sophia during the CES 2022.
“With working from home more widespread than ever, many people find it a challenge to configure their set-ups for the multiple different uses required of their systems throughout the day. From being a pure office productivity set-up through to a gaming, streaming or editing suite, each use has a host of extra peripherals and devices to enhance and improve that experience,” the company said in a statement.
“With a highly adaptable, modular design allowing users to quickly reconfigure their workspace for the tasks at hand – be that churning through emails and Word docs for work, blasting through enemies on their way to the objective when gaming, or tearing it up on Twitch with their squad whilst streaming to their viewers, Project Sophia provides a seamless solution to all of these challenges.”
Razer notes that there is a highly modifiable desk central to Project Sophia’s flexibility, which is capable of supporting up to 13 separate modules for an untold level of personalization. This allows each section to be configured with an array of task-specific components, such as secondary screens, system monitoring tools, touch-screen hotkey panels, pen tablets, and audio mixer units, or even external capture cards, so the user’s set-up can be reconfigured in seconds for the specific situation.
Further, at the heart of Project Sophia is a customized PCB fitted with cutting-edge core components, including the latest Intel processor and NVIDIA GPU to support the most resource-intensive tasks.
To maximize desk space, all of this is housed in a slim chassis that magnetically snaps in underneath the glass tabletop, which can be just as easily detached to install new upgrades, allowing the user to quickly create the system required for the task at hand.
Additionally, modules have been designed for all types of users, with creators being able to slot in touchscreen digitizers, tablets, and creative input tools to streamline hotkeys and macros, while gamers can instead focus on modules for high-fidelity audio and blistering visual performance by adding a THX Surround Sound system and high refresh rate monitor.
Also, streamers can transform Project Sophia into a full broadcast setup complete with camera, microphone, and stream control, while those looking for a more efficient work environment can multitask effectively and comfortably with a productivity hotkey module, wireless charger, and cup warmer.
The spacious desk is lined with LEDs for enhanced immersion and customization, which can be synced with the Razer Chroma™ RGB ecosystem. It comes equipped with a next-gen 65-inch OLED display that features self-lit pixels and the latest technologies to ensure a brighter, sharper picture for the ultimate viewing experience.
“Project Sophia is our futuristic vision of a multi-purpose gaming and workstation set-up which meets the very different needs of a variety of PC uses, negating the need to move between workspaces,” said Richard Hashim, VP of Growth at Razer.
“The hot-swappable modular system allows users to quickly reconfigure their desk with near infinite flexibility, adapting Project Sophia not just for the task at hand, but also to the user’s particular preference. This is the future of the battlestation.”
Razer claims that due to Project Sophia’s highly adaptable and versatile design, it is able to provide the optimal configuration for gaming, creating, streaming, and working, combining many traditional setups into one single desktop.
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