Razer reports two Razer Blade prototypes stolen from R&D lab

Razer made headlines in August when the PC game accessory maker announced plans to release the Razer Blade, a gaming PC notebook that would have another smaller LCD screen to display in-game info and a version of Razer's Switchblade user interface.

Today Razer posted a note on its Facebook page with this brief message:

Over the weekend of 11/4/11, we had a break-in at one of our Razer offices. Two Razer Blade prototypes were stolen from our Bay area R&D lab. As you can imagine, the return of these prototype units is very important to the company. We have already reported this to the authorities who are working closely with us on this matter. We take this act of theft seriously and would like to appeal for its return and discourage anyone from buying the Razer Blade prototypes from the perpetrators, whether online or otherwise, as they are stolen property. We appreciate any and all information anyone may have on the incident. Please contact us at cult@razerzone.com if you have any information.

There's no word on how this theft might affect the actual release of the Razer Blade. Back in August, Razer said it would release the notebook by the end of the year but there's been no word until today about the status of the product. The notebook's price was supposed to be $2,799.

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Dont they have any sort of security system there? How did anyone gain access and get away with it? Very odd.

:: Lyon :: said,
Ouch, that is some sad news. Guess they didn't install any security cam or anything?

Come on now, that would make sense!