Razer Joins Android TV Bandwagon w/ Forge TV
Razer is on a crusade to invade gamer’s living room. They started it with the launch of Leviathan Soundbar back in November which is followed by the announcement of the Razer Forge TV – a USD100-worth set-top box that runs on Android TV and powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor.
The Razer Forge TV takes advantage of all the good stuff that Android TV has to offer including the ability to stream contents from any supported Android device, as well as interact/control the micro-console with the use of wearables running on Android Wear.
Razer Forge TV specs:
2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Adreno 420 GPU
16 GB storage
Bluetooth 4.1 + HS
Wireless 802.11ac 2X2
HDMI 1.4 output
105 x 105 x 17mm
All of these Android TV-related features, however, are just the tip of the iceberg. The real deal here is the Razer Cortex: Stream service which would allow gamers to remotely play your PC Games using the Forge TV.
Obviously, gamers would want to have the same PC Gaming experience when they stream their games on the Forge TV. Razer knows that, which is why they launched three wireless peripherals that would complete the gaming experience using the micro-console which includes a sleek controller (Razer Serval), and keyboard + mouse combo (Razer Turret).
When bought separately, the new Razer Serval and Razer Turret will set you back $79.99 and $129.99 respectively. However, if you’re planning to get a Serval along with the Forge TV, then you’re better off getting the Forge + Serval bundle which will only cost you USD149.99 instead of a combined total of USD180.