Razer enters the router market with a new product called Sila. Unlike most standard gaming routers on the market, Razer says its model is specialized in fast and reliable Wi-Fi. It also provides mesh networking capabilities for those who can not easily access their router via Ethernet.
This might be a lot to console players who keep their devices in living rooms or bedrooms and off the main router. It is also, as Razer points out in its press materials, an advantage for mobile players playing increasingly sophisticated and competitive titles such as Epic Fortnite or Tencent's Honor of Kings on phones and tablets.
However, we do not yet know how well the Razer Sila works until we can try it out. The company says its product uses a proprietary "Smart Traffic Management" tool called Razer FasTrack, which allows the router to analyze network traffic and prioritize certain devices. "With integrated PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch consoles, users can optimize their networks for the finest gaming or streaming experiences," the announcement said. "Razer FasTrack also offers a one-touch gaming mode to automatically reserve bandwidth for online games."
Still, if you're an avid console player, having connections, timeouts, and other frustrating elements of playing on a wireless connection, Razer's new product could be a powerful, if expensive, solution. The company announces that the router will be available worldwide for $ 249.99 from October 3. If you want to set up a mesh network in your home that Razer can hold up to 6,000 square feet, you'll need to buy two units.