Razer just upped the ante on their mechanical keyboards as they’ve managed to combine the best features of both membrane and mechanical keyboards together into a new hybrid tech of sorts dubbed the Razer Mecha-Membrane. Keyboards that incorporate the Mecha-Membrane will have the soft cushioned feel of a membrane keyboard combined with the responsive tactility of a mechanical switch keyboard. This is combined with mid-height keycaps for a swifter, more efficient typing experience.
The first recipient of Razer’s Mecha-Membrane tech is their own Ornata Chroma gaming keyboard. On top of the tangible tactile benefits of their Mecha-Membrane tech, the Ornata Chroma has highly customisable lighting features with the option to choose from 16.8 million colours along with a variety of different programmable effects. This light show can also be synched with other Razer Chroma gear for a colour coordinated gaming extravaganza. The Ornata Chroma also sports a detachable padded wrist rest that latches on magnetically for support and can be removed if you need to use it in a compact workspace. It’s not just about the light show though, the Razer Ornata Chroma has a game mode, a 10-key rollover and an anti-ghosting ability for up to ten simultaneous key presses at a time; handy for beat-em-up games or otherwise general button mashing oriented gaming.
If you’re not so big on the whole colour thing, you can opt for the Razer Ornata that is functionally identical (including the cushy padded wrist rest) and differs primarily in that it comes with monochrome green backlighting rather than the kaleidoscopic lightshow that the Razer Ornata is capable of displaying with a commensurately lower price tag.
The Razer Ornata Chroma is available for preorder on the Razerzone website for RM469.90 while the Razer Ornata will retail for RM379.90 with both arriving sometime in October. For preorders saunter on here.