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Razer has launched its first gamer-focused router

Razer has launched its first gamer-focused router

PC peripheral manufacturer Razer has launched its first router.

The Sila is Razer’s first push into the wireless router space and touts itself as a gaming router. The tri-band 802.11ac router works out as an AC-3000 model - fast enough, but nothing outside the existing realm of devices.

One advantage Sila does has over other routers is mesh networking - paired together, two devices can be combined to increase fast WiFi coverage up to 6,000 square feet. Three devices can bring that coverage across multiple floors.

But Razer hopes the big seller will be the Sila’s focus on prioritising gaming bandwidth - making sure consoles and PC signals are put first, according to demand.

"By using deep packet inspection and adaptive learning technology, Razer FasTrack allows users to prioritize traffic based on application and device types, from mobile phones and smart TVs through to laptops, PCs or consoles,” said Razer.”

“With built-in detection for PlayStation, Xbox and Switch consoles, users can easily fine tune their networks for the smoothest gaming or streaming experiences. Razer FasTrack also features a one-touch gaming mode, to automatically reserve bandwidth for online gaming."

Besides routers, Razer is also developing the next generation of its gamer-oriented Razer Phone.

The Sila launched on Wednesday, October 3rd, priced at $249.99.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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