You know that moment when you’re palms are sweating from absolutely smashing it in a fire fight, when suddenly your thumb slips off a very slick thumb stick, and you take a few rounds to the face? Try as you might, you just can’t get your mojo back and you end up losing the match. You utter the immortal words to your team – “Sorry, thumb slipped,”. The resulting slew of hurtful insults are often too much to bear.
It seems Razer have this kind of scenario in mind with the Razer Gaming Finger Sleeve – which is NOT an April Fools, apparently. But they look like they are based on one.
Back in 2010, Razer announced Project Venom and Project Hazel. The former being vials of “Nano-Mechanical Bots” which “sync up with Razer Synapse” to enhance your gaming performance. The latter being a socially safe, “smart” face mask that would allow people to see your mouth, with RGB active filters for good measure. With the amount of attention their fake products get, the Razer Gaming Finger Sleeve may have started on a drawing board in Razer HQ, and actually worked in testing. Who knows?
Back to the sweaty thumb sleeves.
The touchscreen compatible sleeves are designed with mobile gaming as the target platform; a non-slip finger sleeve that is made from a “smooth, high-sensitivity fabric”. A blend of silver, nylon and spandex that you can pop on a digit and play, no matter how liquified your fingers and thumbs are.
Of course, they lend themselves to the console gamer and PC gamer who also suffers from – to coin a medical phrase – “sweaty thumb”. Razer promises that these sleeves will be lightweight and breathable and will absorb all the salty liquid you muster during battle. They also say the sleeves are available in a “Wide compatibility and universal fit”, whatever that means.
- 35% Silver Fiber Fabric
- 60% Nylon
- 5% Spandex
This leaves just one question: surely putting a sleeve on your finger and thumb will make them sweat? Razer’s technology is world class, of course, so maybe they have a few secrets tucked away that we don’t know about?
Priced at US$9.99 (per sleeve/per set as yet unknown), and probably available at all stockists who have a sense of humour.