You may have to ditch the Chroma-enabled Head Cushion soon if you prefer immersion – by the way sound and haptics – over changing RGB lights. At the CES 2023, Razer revealed Project Carol, the world’s first head cushion with near-field surround sound and haptics:
“Razer presents Project Carol, the world’s first head cushion with enveloping near-field surround sound and haptics, taking gamers into a new world of audio and tactile immersion… Project Carol takes immersion and realism to new heights with its clever use of near-field surround sound for clear, pure audio, paired with 7.1 surround sound for a captivating gaming experience. Unlike traditional speakers, Project Carol’s near-field surround sound provides closer, more direct rear audio, giving a more enveloping soundscape.”
Project Carol is powered by Razer HyperSense technology that converts game sounds into haptic feedback in real-time, allowing you to feel everything behind you. In other words, it should make you feel like you are in the middle of the action.
Project Carol is natively supported on PC and is designed to fit with all gaming chairs, including Razer’s very own Iskur and Enki lines. It is strapped to the chair with adjustable, elastic straps and connects to the system via a 2.4 GHz wireless connection. It has a built-in battery that offers up to 8 hours of operation in between charges.
No words on when Project Carol will materialize or how much it will cost. But there’s a product page where you can learn more.
All images courtesy of Razer.