Razer today announced its new Ornata gaming keyboards, which happen to be the world’s first gaming keyboards to come with Mecha-Membrane technology.
While users traditionally have to choose between membrane rubber dome keyboards for comfort and mechanical switches for fast actuations, the patent-pending Razer Mecha-Membrane is a unique mid-height keycap hybrid that basically gives you the best of both worlds. Not only do users get a comfortable typing experience that they expect from a rubber dome keyboard, but also the distinct tactile feedback that only mechanical keyboards provide.
The Razer Ornata Chroma comes with individually backlit keys powered by Razer Chroma technology. Gamers get to choose from 16.8 million colors and a number of effects. The Razer Synapse software will let you create custom settings and also share them with other Razer users via the Razer Chroma Workshop. In-game Chrome lighting profiles come integrated into popular games such as “Overwatch”, “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”, “Blade and Soul” and more. A more affordable Razer Ornata keyboard with monochrome green backlight will also be available. While you obviously won’t be able to choose different colors, it will still support dynamic lighting effects that can be configured via the Razer Synapse software.
The Razer Oranata Chroma also includes a custom-designed wrist rest for your marathon gaming sessions. It is magnetically held in place, which means it can be easily removed in case you don’t wish to use it or if there isn’t enough space for it. Some of the other key features of the new keyboards include fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording, 10-key roll over, dedicated gaming mode, and Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses.
The Razer Ornata Chroma and Oranata keyboards are now available exclusively via Razerzone for a price tag of $99.99 and $79.99, respectively. Both keyboards will be more widely available across the world starting next month.