Last week at CES 2017, Razer showed off there new Prototype – Project Valerie. A cutting edge triple screen laptop designed for the gamer on the go.
However this year CES has gone horribly wrong for Razer, why? well on Sunday, Jan 8th two of the prototype models were stolen from the Razer booth. The information of this theft was first announced on Min-Liang Tan’s Facebook page – CEO of Razer:
I’ve just been informed that two of our prototypes were stolen from our booth at CES today. 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. If you were at the show and/or if you can provide us any information, please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org – all information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidence
*This update is to confirm that two Razer Project Valerie laptop prototypes were stolen from the Razer booth at CES. The product was taken from the Razer press room at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. A $25,000 reward is being offered for original information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a criminal suspect. Razer, in its sole discretion, will decide who is entitled to a reward and in what amount. Razer may pay only a portion of the maximum reward offered. The decision will be based primarily upon law enforcement’s evaluation of the value of the information provided. When there are multiple claimants, the reward will be shared in amounts determined by Razer. Razer associates are not eligible for the reward. This reward offer is good for one year from the date it is first offered, unless extended by Razer. Information about the theft can be sent to email@example.com. Razer will not publicly disclose material that it receives or details about respondents, except to those persons with whom Razer is directly working to resolve this matter or as may be required by law.
As can be seen above, the company are now offering a $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened to a Razer concept, Razer laptop prototypes seem to be in high-demand. Back in 2011 two models of its ‘Deadliest laptops’ were stolen from Razers very own Research and Development labs.