CES 2017 comes to a close amid the usual geeky fanfare, giving us a glimpse into technologies that will headline the year. Razer was the talk of CES as it unveiled two mind-blowing gaming prototypes. However, the brand was forced to close CES 2017 on a sour note, as it reported theft of two of its concept devices from its stand on the last day of the show.
“I’ve just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today,” said Min-Liang Tan, Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Razer, in a Facebook post. “We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working with the show management as well as law enforcement to address this issue.” The stolen items in question are a pair of Razer’s Project Valerie laptops. The company is offering a $25,000 reward, according to a statement issued to Polygon
Razer wowed gamers with Project Valerie, an awe-inspiring three-screened laptop, and Project Ariana, a beautiful Chroma projector. Project Ariana even won two Best of CES 2017 awards.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time Razer’s prototypes have been targeted. In 2011, two of the company’s Blade prototype laptops were stolen from its R&D lab in San Francisco. Here’s hoping Razer gets the prototypes back and doesn’t hinder the product development of these two beauties.