It was back in January of this year when we saw the gaming accessory maker Razer announcing its entrance to the wearable device market with the Nabu smartband. Now, the company is allowing a handful of early adopters to get their hands on the Nabu via a beta testing program.
Razer is taking signups for the beta test as we speak, saying that it will pick 500 people to get an early version of the Nabu for the price of just $1.Razer is taking signups for the beta test as we speak, saying that it will pick 500 people to get an early version of the Nabu for the price of just $1. Once the selection process is completed, the beta testers will get their smartbands on July 10th. The company is primarily looking for earlier users of their products who would be required to write up detailed beta testing reports to Razer.
What makes the Nabu smartband unique is that it sports two small screens, one serving to deliver information about notifications and the other, bottom screen to show actual content of those notifications. The device will also allow users to track their activities, recording their steps and calories as they exercise.
Originally, Razer was looking to ship the Nabu band in the first quarter of the year but has later decided to postpone the launch to make sure the materials used do not cause skin irritation like what happened with the Fitbit Force. We’re still clueless how much Nabu will cost once it’s officially launched.