Looks like Razer's getting into the case business—albeit somewhat indirectly. The company has announced the "Designed by Razer" licensing program, an effort that will see it collaborate with established manufacturers on new, Razerified enclosure designs. Here's the skinny from the press release:
The Designed by Razer licensing program is open to selected case manufacturers, and it is subject to a rigorous vetting process by the award-winning Razer design and engineering team prior to approval. The new enterprise aims to take advantage of Razer’s design expertise and product engineering sensibilities. Every design feature of a licensed case will be directed by Razer in collaboration with any selected partner. Interested case manufacturers can go to http://www.razerzone.com/designedbyrazer to find out more.
The first fruit of this effort is already on the way. In July, NZXT will release the H440 – Designed by Razer, an ATX enclosure decked out with green lighting and Razerrific styling:
Look familiar? As far as I can tell, this thing is simply a restyled version of the regular H440, which NZXT introduced earlier this year. The difference seems to be in the hue choices, the glowing LEDs at the bottom, and the addition of two Razer logos. Also, the H440 – Designed by Razer will cost $149.99 when it hits stores next month, a $30 premium over the regular H440. I guess it ain't easy being green. Or something.
Oh well. At least the Designed by Razer version looks pretty slick. See the gallery below for more glamour shots.