Gaming device-maker Razer has announced the Razer Ornata keyboard series featuring Razer Mecha-Membrane technology. The gaming keyboards have been designed to combine the best of both worlds by using a membrane rubber dome design with mechanical key technology. This results in a soft, cushioned touch delivering a tactile click with each keystroke.
The Razer Mecha-Membrane is a unique mid-height key-cap hybrid, which, the company claims, provides a comfortable and efficient typing experience unique to the Ornata. The Chroma features individually backlit keys powered by Razer Chroma technology which makes use of customisable lighting features that can be synced across various devices. There are around 16.8 million colours and a large variety of effects available.
Custom settings can be created using the Razer Synapse software platform, which can also be shared with other Razer software users via the Razer Chrome Workshop. Currently, in-game Razer Chroma lighting profiles have been integrated into games titles such as Overwatch, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Blade and Soul etc. These profiles can display tutorials, in-game actions and more.
An alternate version of the Razer Ornata with monochrome green back-lighting is available with the ability to display dynamic lighting effects via Razer Synapse.
The Razer Ornata chrome is priced at $99 while the monochrome Ornata is $20 cheaper at $79. Both will be available worldwide from October 2016.