There is no mistaking which device you preferred at this year's CES 2014. The Razer Nabu fitness tracker/smartwatch/bracelet was the hands-down, top choice of the Tom's Guide readers, and we can see why.
Not only does the Nabu displays text-message alerts, call notifications and fitness goals, it can transmit data with other Nabu devices. For example, if two Nabu wearers shake hands, they can be instantly linked via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to follow one another or exchange contact info. Third-party app developers will have access to the data on the device, so you’ll be able to use your existing fitness and social apps with the wristband. Razer tells us that Nabu wearers have control over which information is shared, and can opt out of this functionality by hand-picking the type of info that is shared.
We really like the dual-screen interface of this simple wristband. The Razer Nabu features a 32 x 32-pixel OLED display on top of your wrist, that shows simple icons. Razer calls this the Public Display, and it’s meant to alert you that there’s an incoming notifications without broadcasting it to the people around you. This second screen, the 128 x 32 Private Messages screen is located on the underside of your wrist. It shows message previews rather than just icons.
While exact pricing and availability haven't been announced, we know the developer model will be just $49. So we're hoping Razer keeps things affordable for this versatile device.
While it's true that Razer handily took home the win for this competition, the Alienware Steambox and MatCatz R.A.T. Tournament Mouse both make valiant efforts. Bringing up the rear were the Samsung UHD 105" Curved TV, the Pebble Steel smartwatch, the da Vinci 3D printer and the Parrot miniDrone.