Razer’s smart desktop prototype is straight out of science fiction

Project Sophia looks like something Tony Stark wanted to do

Razer has made a name for itself as one of the most trusted sources of gaming accessories out there. In addition to their consistency, however, they have also been known for making some beautiful experimental products over the years, from triple-screened laptops to LED air-purifying masks. For a brand that has such a team in the market for peripherals, I have to respect that they are always looking to innovate, even if some of their bets may miss the mark. Now they have introduced us to yet another ambitious idea: a smart desk.

The Consumer Electronics Show is where Razer shows off their prototypes, and luckily for us, CES 2022 will take place this week from 5.-7. January. This time, the brand presented their latest endeavor, a prototype called Project Sophia. So far, we only have a 3D rendering of it, as well as a short video clip, but that is certainly enough to pique my interest. Razer calls it a “gaming desk concept,” whatever that means, and it honestly looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.

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It basically looks like a sleek desk with a large screen attached to it, but where it gets really interesting is on the desk itself – it’s modular, which means parts can be replaced. Razer says there are thirteen different pieces that can be swapped in and out, and include everything from secondary monitors to audio mixers to pen tablets.

The prototype is said to need an Intel processor and Nvidia GPU to function, which is magnetically attached to the bottom of the desktop. There are also even more additions, such as cameras and microphones, wireless charging pads and even a cup warmer. At the sound of it, you would never have to leave your desk. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

Razer’s smart desk looks like it would be an expensive toy that I personally would not be able to justify the price of, but I imagine it would be a multitasker’s dream and could cut down on the number of different devices , one needs to buy as they are all built-in.

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