If you find yourself having trouble juggling different desks for your different roles, then Razer’s latest dream might be yours as well.
All of us have different roles to play in life. Some of those are easily compartmentalized, thanks to being confined to a specific location. With new arrangements that have left many people stuck at home, however, the boundaries between work, study, and play have started to get muddled. While there are those that advocate keeping different spaces and even desks for different tasks, most people probably have to live with just one at home. If Razer’s Project Sophia concept ever becomes a reality, however, that will be a problem of the very distant past.
Whether you have one desk or three, you most likely have different setups for the different roles you play. Work might require you to be professional and productive, but video or audio streaming requires specialized tools to keep quality up and noise down. Switching between setups and desks will always be a chore, and it would be nice if a single desk could reconfigure itself depending on the task at hand. While an autonomous workspace is probably still a fantasy, Razer is envisioning the next best thing.
Project Sophia is an all-in-one modular desk concept that employs strong magnets and crafty electronics to reconfigure its functionality, depending on the task at hand. The desk itself is actually a computer in disguise, powered by an Intel processor and NVIDIA graphics to drive the modular system. There’s even a huge OLED screen, either 66 or 77 inches, so you really have a complete computer setup even without the modules.
Those modules, however, are the magic sauce to Project Sophia. These snap beneath the desk’s glass surface and offer a wide variety of functionality for different use cases. The idea is that you can quickly swap out modules when you switch from work to play to your other work as a streamer, no need to leave your desk. Except perhaps to get the modules you need and reconfigure the desk.
Razer said that there are 13 separate modules, including a programmable hotkey, media controls, system monitors, and a wireless charger. The company even says there’s even a cup warmer module available for avid coffee fans. And, in typical Razer fashion, there is an RGB LED strip lining the desk that people can customize to fit the mood.
If these images make you fantasize about futuristic dashboards and cockpits, you wouldn’t really be far from the truth. Just like how most of those are fantasy, Razer’s Project Sophia is sadly still just a concept at this point, but it’s an exciting concept nonetheless, especially for those who find themselves with different shoes to fill in a single day.