Those of you watching the wearable electronics market will be pleased to know that Razer has extended its Nabu Developers program to an open Beta program that anyone can apply for. The Nabu Beta Program is a one-time opportunity for those interested in the Nabu to test and give feedback on the device. Razer will select 500 applicants to the program. The cost of the Razer Nabu wristbands will be just $1 for those selected.
The beta design of the Nabu shown at E3 this year features a single OLED screen that sits on the underside of the user’s wrist and turns on automatically when the wrist is turned. The Nabu interacts with your smartphone to show call information, texts, and social media alerts.
If you are interested, you can go to the new Razer Nabu site at http://developer.razerzone.com/nabu and sign up before July 10th. Even if you are not selected to be one of the 500, you will be guaranteed a purchase price of $49.99.
“We’ve had an array of Nabu Alpha units out to early testers and partners for the past few months, collected extensive feedback, and we’ve finally nailed-down the design of the Nabu Beta,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We’d like to open-up the Beta Program to the wider public and our most hardcore fans, to garner more feedback towards the product’s final release later this year. Meanwhile, we already have developers hard at work building app integrations with the Nabu. We’re excited to see what fun stuff they come up with.”