Razer is enrolling in the router business with a fresh product and they are calling it Sila. Unlike almost all standard gaming routers on the market today, Razer states its model concentrates in fast and reliable Wi-Fi. It also highlights mesh networking capabilities, for those who may not have a simple way to quickly access their router via Ethernet.
That could be considered pleasing to console gamers who keep their devices in living rooms or bedrooms and aside from the main router. It’s also, as Razer denotes out in its press materials, a benefit for mobile gamers who are increasingly playing sophisticated and competitive titles like Epic’s Fortnite or Tencent’s Honor of Kings on phones and tablets.
That said, we don’t yet know just how great the Razer Sila functions until we get a chance to try it. The tech giant says its product is using an exclusive “smart traffic management” tool called Razer FasTrack that enables the router to dissolve traffic on the network and prioritize certain devices over others. “With built-in detection for PlayStation, Xbox and Switch consoles, users can effortlessly fine-tune their networks for the smoothest gaming or streaming experiences,” reads the company’s announcement post. “Razer FasTrack also emphasizes a one-touch gaming mode, to automatically reserve bandwidth for online gaming.”
Still, if you’re an enthusiastic console gamer who’s suffered dropped connections, timeouts, and other frustrating factors of playing on a wireless connection, Razer’s new product could be a powerful solution, albeit an expensive one. The tech giant states the router will distribute for $249.99 worldwide, starting on October 3rd. If you want to set up a mesh network at your home, which Razer says can cover up to 6,000 square feet, you’ll need to purchase two units.