Razer Announces Tartarus Pro Keypad with Analog Optical Switches

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    Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the Razer Tartarus Pro. The newest member of Razer’s renowned Tartarus keypad family is the first keypad fitted with analog optical switches designed to provide gamers with superior control in games. The Tartarus Pro is equipped with Razer Analog Optical Switches, enabling the keypad to measure how deep each key is pressed. This allows the Tartarus Pro to emulate analog input similar to controller thumbsticks. Additionally, gamers can adjust the actuation point between 1.5 mm for a faster keystroke, or up to 3.6 mm for a deeper, and more deliberate press.

    At the heart of the Razer Analog Optical Switches, an infrared light beam passes through switch stem, while a sensor measures the depth of the switch based on how much light passes through. As such, the switches can register scaling levels of input in the same keystroke. This lets advanced users take advantage of dual-function keys to bind two functions to each key – one that triggers on a partial keystroke, and another on a full keystroke. With dual-function keys, the Razer Tartarus Pro can help ease complex key presses and level up the gaming experience by adapting to the user’s playstyle and requirement.

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    “The Razer Analog Optical Switches advance the keyboard input technology landscape,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s Peripherals Business Unit. “The Razer Tartarus Pro opens up various possibilities, such as a greater degree of movement control in FPS and racing games, by introducing analog input previously only available on gamepads to an interface more familiar to PC gamers.”

    The Tartarus Pro has 32 programmable keys including an eight-way directional thumbpad, which can be assigned for navigation or other commands unique to the user’s requirements. The eight quick-toggle profiles allow users to swap between settings or skill loadouts efficiently via a side button that changes profile instantaneously.

    A customizable alternative to any keyboard, the analog input from the Tartarus Pro is compatible with all gamepad-supported games without the need for integration.

    Razer Analog Optical Switches
    32 fully programmable keys
    Secondary function for each key
    Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
    Programmable 8-way directional thumb-pad
    Instantaneous switching between 8 key maps
    Unlimited macro lengths
    Razer Synapse enabled
    Braided fiber cable
    Unlimited customizable profiles via Razer Synapse
    MSRP: $129.99 USD / 149.99€ MSRP
    Razer.com – October 24, 2019
    Japan – October 24, 2019 for Black and Mercury
    Rest of the world – October 24, 2019 for Black; December 2019 for Mercury

    For more information, visit the Product Page.
     

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