Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, the co-founder of Razer, has died at the age of 81

Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, the co-founder of Razer, has died at the age of 81 ...

Razer was once a Karna brand, but would not become a standalone business until 2005, when Krakoff and current CEO Min-Liang Tan purchased the rights to the brand from the bankrupt corporation.

Razer wasted a lot of time soaking the market with a slew of gaming peripherals, many of whom are named after venomous or predatory creatures. Before RGB LEDs became the kudzu of the gaming world, high-speed sensors, programmable hotkeys, and customizable profiles were all the rage.

As RazerGuy, Krakoff was a head of the business for CES 2007, and I had a private meeting with Krakoff, who demoed the company''s featured attraction, the Mako 2.1 THX certified speaker system. The product was impressive, but I was more impressed with Krakoff himself. He was extremely knowledgeable, profound, and compassionate, and treated a person like me with the most respect.

According to Razer, Krakoff died on April 26, 2022. No cause of death has been identified.

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