Front edge: It seems that almost every year at CES, Razer presents an unusual concept product. They are easily recognized by the word “Project” in their names. Unlike concept cars, these devices rarely make it into series production. However, they are fun to watch.
Razer unveiled its latest concept design for CES 2022 on Wednesday, titled “Project Sophia.” This futuristic table can be supplemented with various modules that are magnetically attached to it from below. This is a gamer’s dream or nightmare, depending on how you feel about power consumption.
First, a desk is not just a desk. It is a complete PCB computer system with “the latest Intel processors and Nvidia GPUs.” The computer component magnetically snaps into place at the bottom of the glass desktop in the top center case of the module.
Users can install different modules in four other magnetic arms on the left and right side of the table. The components are hot-swappable and include accessories such as secondary screens, system monitoring tools, hotkey and macro panels, graphics tablets, audio mixing tools, and external capture cards. There’s even a THX Surround Sound module that attaches directly to the sides of the included 65-inch monitor that attaches to the back of your desk.
Razer expects it to be used by gamers, content creators, streamers or business professionals as its modularity means it can be quickly reconfigured to suit multiple roles.
“Project Sophia is our futuristic vision of a multipurpose gaming and workstation that meets the diverse needs of a variety of PC uses, eliminating the need to move between workspaces,” said Groth Razer VP Richard Hashim. “The modular, hot-swappable system allows users to quickly reconfigure their desktop with almost infinite flexibility, adapting Project Sophia not only to the task at hand, but to the user’s specific preferences. This is the future of the battle station. “
Like virtually all Razer products, Project Sophia comes standard with proprietary LED accent lighting that users can sync with the Razer Chroma RGB ecosystem.
As neat as this rig looks, don’t hold your breath when you can ever buy it. As we said, Razer is known for unveiling at least one concept at CES that will never reach the consumer. Previous developments include Project Christine from CES 2014, Project Valerie and Project Ariana from 2017, Project Linda from CES 2018, and last year’s Project Brooklyn.