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Razer Unveils Worlds First Mecha-membrane Keyboard Technology

Razer Unveils Worlds First Mecha-membrane Keyboard Technology

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Ornata, a line of gaming keyboards featuring revolutionary Razer Mecha-Membrane technology. Designed to combine the most desirable traits of membrane rubber dome design with the merits of mechanical keyboard technology, the Razer Mecha-Membrane delivers both a soft, cushioned touch and a crisp, tactile click with each keystroke.

Traditionally, users choose membrane rubber dome keyboards for comfort, while mechanical switches are favored for fast actuations and distinct tactile feedback. The Razer Mecha-Membrane is a unique mid-height keycap hybrid that provides a comfortable and efficient typing experience unlike any key type on the market.

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“The Razer Mecha-Membrane is the result of years of research and development that we’ve dedicated to build the best keyboards for gamers,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO “When we moved to our own Razer Mechanical Switches in our production lines, we were excited to learn from real-use scenarios and apply that knowledge to perfect other technologies. The Razer Ornata is a great example of how our engineers can use feedback to innovate something truly amazing for gamers, in this case a solution that melds two seemingly disparate keyboard technologies for a phenomenal experience.”

The Razer Ornata Chroma features individually backlit keys that are powered by Razer Chroma technology, which unlocks customizable lighting features that can be synced across devices. Gamers can choose from 16.8 million colors and a variety of effects. Custom settings can be created using the Razer Synapse software platform and shared with millions of other Razer software users via the Razer Chroma Workshop. In-game Razer Chroma lighting profiles are also integrated into popular game titles, including “Overwatch,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops III,” “Blade and Soul” and more. These profiles can display tutorials, in-game actions and more.

Also included with the Razer Ornata Chroma is a detachable ergonomic wrist rest that is magnetically held in place to make it easily removable for smaller work and gaming spaces.

An alternate version of the Razer Ornata with monochrome green backlighting will be available as well. It will have the ability to display dynamic lighting effects via Razer Synapse.

Pricing and Availability:

Ornata Chroma: USD $99.99, EUR 109.90€.
Ornata: USD $79.99, EUR 89.90€.
Immediate availability on Razerzone, worldwide availability starting October 2016.

Product features:

Razer Mecha-Membrane Technology
Mid-height keycaps
Razer Chroma backlighting
Ergonomic wrist rest
Razer Synapse enabled
Fully programmable keys with on the fly macro recording
10-key roll over
Dedicated Gaming Mode
Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
Approximate size:
o Length: 463 mm / 18.22 in
o Width: 154 mm / 6.06 in
o Height: 31 mm / 1.22 in
Approximate weight: 950 g / 2.1 lbs

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