During the Consumer Electronics Show last week, PC company Razer released two ambitious-looking prototypes. One is a laptop with three screens dubbed as Project Valerie. The other item is a smart projector called the Project Ariana. With these awesome releases from Razer CES 2017, thieves didn’t think twice to grab hold of said items.
Razer CES 2017 Stolen Prototypes
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan posted on Facebook about the stolen prototypes. He said that they already filed the necessary reports. He added that they coordinated with the show management and law enforcement to address the issue.
“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,” Tan said.
He also said that the stolen units are their pride and that they worked hard for it. He called for those who could give information about what happened. The information can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tan assured possible informants that the information they will relay will be “kept in the strictest of confidence,” GameSpot reported. However, his post did not specify about what particular prototype got stolen.
Razer CES 2017 Rewards Informants
Later on, Tan confirmed that two Razer Project Valerie laptop prototypes got stolen from their booth. It got lost from the press room at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8. But, the people behind the incident are not determined yet.
Razer will be giving a $25,000 reward for original information given to them. The information acquired from informants will lead to the suspect’s identification, arrest, and conviction. Although there is a stated amount for the reward, Razer has the sole discretion to decide. Only those who deserves the reward could get it.
Hence, the amount of money given to informants rely on the evaluation of the law enforcement. If there is more than one informant, they will share the reward depending on how much Razer will give them. The company added that they will not disclose anything about the matter in public.