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Robert ‘RazerGuy’ Krakoff, Razer co-founder and gaming mouse pioneer, dies at 81

Robert 'RazerGuy' Krakoff, Razer co-founder and gaming mouse pioneer, dies at 81

Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, Razer co-founder and gaming mouse pioneer, has died at the age of 81.

Krakow passed away on April 26, 2022, and Razer shared a message on Twitter announcing the sad news.

“We are saddened by the passing of Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus Robert Krakow, known to all as RazerGuy,” Razer wrote. “Robert’s unwavering drive and passion for gaming continue to inspire and continue to inspire us all. Thank you Rob, we’ll miss you.”

As I mentioned the edge, Krakoff was instrumental in bringing the first gaming mouse – the Razer Boomslang – to market in 1999. Krakoff was working for Kärna at the time, a company that had created an “optical-mechanical encoder wheel that could track mouse movements at 2,000 dpi, far superior to a resolution of The other mice at that time.”

Krakow did not create a file razer boomslang, But he was a key figure in making this happen along with a marketing agency called Fitch He started the Razer brand we know today. This includes the name, Three Headed Snake logo, website, packaging, and design and engineering of the Boomslang Mouse.

Karna went bankrupt in 2001 and Krakow would go on to co-found Razer with current Razer CEO Min-Lian Tan in 2005.

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At Razer, Krakoff will and will become the public face of the company Not only does it include a message from RazerGuy with Razer products, But he also added his email to the note as well. He was also known as Interviewing up-and-coming journalists And You will even provide some of them with jobs.

After his time at Razer, he will start MindFX Science, which has focused on energy drinks and supplements in hopes of selling a “healthy alternative to high-caffeinated energy drinks and pre-workout products.”

He was also a published author under the name RM Krakoff, having written dozens of books since 2009 that ranged from fantasy to nonfiction.

Krakow is survived by his wife, Dr. Patsy Krakow, their two children, Scott and Robin, and five “very adorable” grandchildren.

Adam Pankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter Tweet embed and on Twitch.