During the CES 2022 in Las Vegas, Razer presented two exciting hardware news. Project Sophia, the manufacturer’s first modular gaming table, awaits us, while the Enki Pro HyperSense gaming chair lets us feel the gaming experience.
Razer Project Sophia: Modular Gaming Table
Razer has presented two exciting innovations at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. First and foremost, Project Sophia, an innovative and modular gaming table that can be customized to meet users’ needs.
But highly-modular table can be adapted for all needs – whether office use, in gaming mode or for livestreaming. Razer Project Sophia is made up of a total of 13 separate modules, all of which can be customized with components useful for different purposes.
These include, for example, a second screen, system monitoring tools, streaming panels, audio mixers or pencil holders, and much more.
“Project Sophia is our futuristic vision of a versatile gaming and workstation setup that meets all the needs of various PC usage scenarios,” said Richard Hashim, VP of Growth at Razer. “The modular system allows users to quickly reconfigure their desktops with near infinite flexibility.”
Powerful technology, built right in
Built right into Razer Project Sophia are powerful components, including Intel’s latest processors and an Nvidia GPU, capable of handling even the most demanding tasks. To ensure the maximum possible space on the table, all components are placed in a compact chassis that is attached to the underside of the glass tabletop with magnets. The chassis can be removed quickly and easily, for example to install new hardware.
The individual modules have been designed to offer different users what is needed at the moment. Content creators can easily attach touchscreens, tablets or other input devices that output hotkeys or macros. Gamers, on the other hand, can focus on modules that enhance the gaming experience – such as a THX surround sound system or a fast monitor.
Streamers can turn Project Sophia into a full live streaming setup consisting of a camera, microphone, streaming deck and more, while office users can focus on a hotkey module, wireless charging station and cup warmer, for example.
Of course, the desk can’t be without Razer Chrome RGB lighting, as the built-in LEDs can be directly integrated into the ecosystem. In addition, Project Sophia relies on a huge OLED display with self-luminous pixels and that optionally with a size of 65 or 77 inches.
Razer Enki Pro HyperSense
The Razer Enki gaming chair (our review) is also getting a makeover. The Razer Enki Pro HyperSense relies on innovative haptic feedback to provide an unprecedented gaming experience. This is the first time that Razer’s HyperSense technology, which has already been impressive in the Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense gaming headset, for example, has been used in a gaming chair.
This is made possible by a unit for haptic feedback, which was developed by manufacturer D-BOX and brings the events on the screen to life – of course, including Chroma RGB lighting here as well.
More than 2,200 games, movies or music titles are already supported at launch – including games like F1 2021, Forza Horizon 5 or Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. The entire environment in the games is brought to life on the Razer Enki Pro HyperSense.
But even titles that are not directly supported by the software benefit from the features. Here, connected controllers, respectively mouse and keyboard inputs generate a physical feedback, which is implemented by the gaming chair when used.
Even when watching a livestream, you’re supposed to benefit from the Razer Enki Pro HyperSense’s features, allowing you to even experience music, sound effects, and soundtracks. Many of the most popular streaming platforms are directly supported.
65,000 Haptic Variations
Inside the Razer Enki Pro HyperSense works an advanced haptic engine that can make a variety of vibrations, textures, and movements perceptible. In total, this allows users to experience around 65,000 haptic variations, up to +/- 1 G-force and up to a vertical or backward tilt of 1.5 inches (that’s around 3.81 cm).
Thanks to real-time synchronization, feedback is also rendered in under 5 milliseconds. Otherwise, the new gaming chair relies on the same strengths that already distinguished the Enki. These include the particularly wide seat, the integrated lumbar support and much more.