Razer has been having a good CES this year. The company won two Best of CES awards for its concept products, namely the triple-screened gaming notebook Project Valerie. We say has because someone decided to steal two of Razer’s prized prototypes off of the show floor, with one certainly being the triple-screened gaming machine.
CEO Min-Liang Tan confirmed the theft in his Facebook page, where he detailed the theft on the last day of the show. “I’ve just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today,” he says on his Facebook page.
“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,” he added.
This isn’t the first time that someone nixed the company’s prototype machines. Back in 2011, two of their experimental Blade Prototypes were stolen in thei R&D lab in San Francisco. Tan isn’t ruling out corporate espionage, though it could just have been someone that really, really wanted a triple-screened notebook.