A couple of days ago I wrote about Project Valerie, a triple-screen gaming laptop from Razer. Besides this ultra-high-end laptop, Razer also showed off Project Ariana, an immersive video game experience.
Unfortunately, Razer suffered a stroke of bad luck as Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan posted on Facebook that two prototypes got stolen from the company's booth at CES. Tan doesn't reveal which prototypes got stolen, but chances are probably high that it includes Project Valerie and/or Project Ariana. In this statement, Tan urges everyone who may have seen something or has relevant information to contact Razer's legal team:
I've just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today.
We have filed the necessary reports and are currently working with the show management as well as law enforcement to address this issue.
At Razer, we play hard and we play fair. Our teams worked months on end to conceptualize and develop these units and we pride ourselves in pushing the envelope to deliver the latest and greatest.
We treat theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously – it is cheating, and cheating doesn’t sit well with us. Penalties for such crimes are grievous and anyone who would do this clearly isn’t very smart.
If you were at the show and/or if you can provide us any information, please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org – all information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidence.