For years, there has been a war being fought in the keyboard world. While the quiet, flat touch of membrane option is the most preferred by the typist and the office workers, individual mechanical switches are still the top favorites of the gamer. So, some geniuses from Razer thought why not blend the best out of both and make something crazy out of it? The result is, Razer Ornata, the company’s first keyboard featuring Mecha-Membrane technology.
Razer Ornata Chroma is the compromise between the two sides. The company claims its Mecha-Membrane technology keeps only the best of both. Its mechanical components provide you crisp tactile feedback and satisfying click that every gamer wants, while a membrane underlay lets you experience long-lasting, smooth button-pressing action of most modern membrane keyboards.
“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 keyboard comes in two models, the Razer Ornata and the Razer Ornata Chroma. The second one comes with an optional Razer Chroma RGB backlighting. You can completely customize the color of the LED lights with 16.8 million colors available. You can also get different settings and color options via the Razer Synapse software. Both the keyboards feature a detachable ergonomic wrist rest, 10-key rollover with anti-ghosting for 10 keys, and a dedicated gaming mode.
The keyboards are available now on Razer’s website for the U.S. customers and the price is set at $99.99 for Ornata Chroma and $79.99 for Ornata. Both the keyboards will start shipping worldwide in October.