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Not wanting to feel left out, Razer wants to be apart of the wearables market with the Nabu. It has a 32 x 32 OLED display, can track your motion, and has a 7 day battery life. Currently it's only available to developers, but at just $49.

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Engadget Jan 6, 2014

By positioning the screens on opposite sides of the user's wrist, Razer hopes the second screen will act as sort of a privacy screen, keeping folks from reading your texts by glancing at your wrist.

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CNET Jan 6, 2014

Take a smartwatch. Take a fitness band. Stir them together. What do you get? A magic formula that manufacturers like LG and now Razer are trying to crack: the fitness-notification superband.

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Tom's Guide Jan 7, 2014

Most wearable devices deliver app notifications to your wrist, but Razer’s Nabu takes the social element to a new level. The wristband is not only capable of displaying alerts for you texts, calls, and fitness goals, but it also communicates with other Nabu devices to exchange information.

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The Wall Street Journal Jan 8, 2014

The key feature of the Nabu is its shape, which attempts to eschew the boxy and clunky look of most smart watches by using two separate screens, on the top and bottom.

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SlashGear Jan 6, 2014

While we’re used to this company creating everything from headphones to notebooks, this device seems - at first - to be a break from normality. Instead, this team of gamer-friendly creators says - it’s just another extension of their “making things we want to see made” aim.

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Mashable Jan 7, 2014

The Nabu is a "smart band", a rubber bracelet with two OLED screens that offers users a mix of notifications from their device, which tracking everything about their daily habits.

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The Verge Jan 8, 2014

On the outside, the Nabu's biggest differentiating feature is the inclusion of two OLED screens (despite the dual displays, Razer says the device will achieve between seven and ten days of battery life). The smaller screen on the outside of your arm lights up with icons.

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GottaBeMobile Jan 6, 2014

Razer put a lot of thought into creating a product that will stand out and deliver what consumers want without burdening the user with a need to constantly charge the band or displaying calls and notification to anyone who might be glancing at your wrist.

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TechRadar Jan 8, 2014

The Razer Nabu isn't ready to graduate from prototype form just yet and the company, mostly known for gaming peripherals, seems to be heavily relying on third-party developers to push its software to new and better places.

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TrustedReviews Jan 13, 2014

The Razer Nabu promises a whole lot more than what current smart bands can do but our only concern is that Razer has a track record of not always delivering on some of its most interesting and innovative ideas in recent years.

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TechRadar Jun 15, 2014

The Razer Nabu isn't meant to be the most flashy wrist-worn wearable. It's being designed so that users can discreetly check important notifications and almost forget about it. The band simply vibrates whenever a call, text, email or social media notification is beamed to your wrist.

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Electronista Jan 9, 2014

Rather than overloading the Nabu with a million features, Razer chose to take the existing fitness-wristband concept and enhance it with iOS and Android notifications.

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Techno Buffalo Jan 10, 2014

The band itself is simple: it uses Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone and can then provide alerts on incoming calls, emails, text messages, WhatsApp messages and more. On the top, there’s a small window that shows an icon for what sort of notification you received.

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