Razer have announced and released their latest tech doodad, but this time is its first in the WiFI router space: The Razer Sila. Touted as a “high-performance WiFi router designed for home users requiring WiFi service optimised for high-performance gaming, streaming and downloading multimedia content”, the router is now on sale at Razer.com at S$409.90. Sadly, it doesn’t come with Chroma.
The Razer Sila is packed with a smorgasbord of technologies aimed at giving gamers the fastest, most reliable Wifi connect, said Razer. It includes:
- Razer FasTrack – Intelligent continuously adaptive QoS with Deep Packet Inspection prioritizes applications & devices for high-speed gaming & streaming
- Multi-Channel ZeroWait DFS – Get additional bandwidth on protected fast channels for reliable, interference-free, lag-free connections
- Tri-Band Mesh with Dedicated Backhaul – For widespread coverage with maximum performance
- Intelligent Active Steering – Ensures client devices are always connected to the strongest signal
- App and Smart Software Support – iOS & Android app with advanced features for guest network & security controls
Razer FasTrack allows users to proritise traffic based on application and device types, and comes with built-in detection for PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch consoles so you can get the best settings for your console without fuss. Razer FasTrack also comes with a one-touch gaming mode so you can automatically reserve bandwidth for gaming.
The Multi-Channel ZeroWait DFS tech ensures clean WiFI channels so you can avoid clogged network traffic and maintain high speds.
And if you have a big home, you can use the mesh technology to connect two or more Razer Sila units. Razer promises WiFi coverage across areas up to 6,000 square feet with two units or multi-storey locations over 6,000 square feet with three units. As a Tri-Band router Razer Sila features a dedicated 5 GHz backhaul and independent fronthaul links operating on up to 4 simultaneous DFS channels which further reduces interference and network congestion.
“We are constantly achieving new performance heights with our hardware and software,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “But high precision and low latency can be rendered useless if the WiFi drops. So we took the next step to develop a strong foundation for our ecosystem with WiFi that just works no matter where you are.”
The Razer Sila is the fruit of the partnership with Ignition Design Labs, which is probably best known for their award-winning Portal Smart WiFi router released in 2016.
“Razer demands the very best in engineering, design and performance. We are thrilled to be Razer’s design partner, applying our engineering expertise and patented technologies to build a uniquely powerful pro-grade router for the world’s foremost gaming and entertainment ecosystem,” said Terry Ngo, CEO of Ignition Design Labs.
The Razer Sila is now available at S$409.90.
● Tri-Band AC3000
● IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
● 802.11n 2.4GHz: up to 400 Mbps
● 802.11ac 5GHz-1: up to 1734 Mbps
● 802.11ac 5GHz-2: up to 866 Mbps
● WPA / WPA2-PSK
● 9 x powerful high-gain internal antennas
● Razer FasTrack Adaptive QoS + DPI Engine
● Multichannel ZeroWait DFS
● Tri-Band Mesh with dedicated backhaul
● Multi-user MIMO & Beamforming technology
● Intelligent active steering
● Isolated guest network support
● Simplified app setup via Android or iOS
● 4 Gigabit Ethernet (1x WAN, 3x LAN)
● 1 x USB 2.0 port
● 1 x USB 3.0 port