What you need to know
- Razer's 'Project Brooklyn' is a concept gaming chair.
- It features a fully deployable 180-degree 60" OLED display with force feedback.
- Razer will use the concept to develop future consumer and professional products.
One of the most fun things at CES is when Razer shares its concept devices. These aren't real products – yet – but rather bold concepts that the company's engineers are kicking around. With ample feedback, they could be products someday.
In my recent review of Razer's first gaming chair – the Iskur – I remarked that although it lacked Chroma RGB, "something tells me the company may have plans for that someday."
That plan is for 'Project Brooklyn,' but it is also way more than just adding lights. Think full immersion with audio, cabling, and a 60-inch 180-degree curved (and deployable) OLED display. It's an evolution of Razer's Eracing Simulator revealed last year at CES.
The idea is simple: imagine a gaming chair that looks normal but could also deploy an OLED gaming display from the rear when needed. Toss in some force-feedback (Razer HyperSense), already found in its Nari Ultimate headphones, 4D armrests, the same cable management system from the Razer Raptor 27 and you have the most ambitious gaming chair imagined.
From the press release:
Of course, there is no ETA on when such a chair would ship, nor how Razer could keep the price low enough so actual consumers could buy it. That does not mean we won't see some of it in action, nor some of its effects in future products:
The idea of Project Brooklyn is enticing. It seems like a device out of the hit sci-fi show 'The Expanse' (opens in new tab) and certainly more manageable than the $30,000 Predator Thronos (opens in new tab).
Hopefully, we'll all live long enough to see it someday.