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September 03, 2016 14:00 ET

Razer Unveils World's First Mecha-Membrane Keyboard Technology

The New Razer Ornata Mid-Height Keyboard Features the Unprecedented Hybrid of Membrane and Mechanical Keyboards -- Combining the Best of Soft Touch Keys With Tactile Feedback

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - September 03, 2016) - (PAX West 2016) - Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Ornata, a line of gaming keyboards featuring revolutionary Razer Mecha-Membrane™ technology.

Designed to combine the most desirable traits of membrane rubber dome design with the merits of mechanical keyboard technology, the Razer Mecha-Membrane delivers both a soft, cushioned touch and a crisp, tactile click with each keystroke.

Traditionally, users choose membrane rubber dome keyboards for comfort, while mechanical switches are favored for fast actuations and distinct tactile feedback. The Razer Mecha-Membrane is a unique mid-height keycap hybrid that provides a comfortable and efficient typing experience unlike any key type on the market.

"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 Razer Ornata Chroma features individually backlit keys that are powered by Razer Chroma™ technology, which unlocks customizable lighting features that can be synced across devices. Gamers can choose from 16.8 million colors and a variety of effects. Custom settings can be created using the Razer Synapse software platform and shared with millions of other Razer software users via the Razer Chroma Workshop. In-game Razer Chroma lighting profiles are also integrated into popular game titles, including "Overwatch," "Call of Duty®: Black Ops III," "Blade and Soul" and more. These profiles can display tutorials, in-game actions and more.

Also included in the Razer Ornata package is a detachable ergonomic wrist rest that is magnetically held in place to make it easily removable for smaller work and gaming spaces.

An alternate version of the Razer Ornata with monochrome green backlighting will be available as well. It will have ability to display dynamic lighting effects via Razer Synapse.

The Razer Ornata Chroma and Razer Ornata are available for pre order now from RazerStore.com. For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com/ornata-chroma

About the Razer Ornata Chroma

Price:
U.S. $99.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com - Immediate
Worldwide - October 2016

Product features:

  • Razer™ Mecha-Membrane Technology
  • Mid-height keycaps
  • Razer Chroma backlighting
  • Ergonomic wrist rest
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Fully programmable keys with on the fly macro recording
  • 10-key roll over
  • Dedicated Gaming Mode
  • Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
  • Approximate size:
    • Length: 463 mm / 18.22 in
    • Width: 154 mm / 6.06 in
    • Height: 31 mm / 1.22 in
  • Approximate weight: 950 g / 2.1 lbs

About the Razer Ornata

Price:
U.S. $79.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com - Immediate
Worldwide - October 2016

Product features:

  • Razer™ Mecha-Membrane Technology
  • Mid-height keycaps
  • Individually backlit keys
  • Ergonomic wrist rest
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Fully programmable keys with on the fly macro recording
  • 10-key roll over
  • Dedicated Gaming Mode
  • Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
  • Approximate size:
    • Length: 463 mm / 18.22 in
    • Width: 154 mm / 6.06 in
    • Height: 31 mm / 1.22 in
  • Approximate weight: 950 g / 2.1 lbs

Images:

For digital screens (websites, mobile, social media)
Razer Ornata Chroma
Razer Ornata

For print (magazines, posters, brochures)
Razer Ornata Chroma – Black Background
Razer Ornata Chroma – White Background
Razer Ornata – Black Background
Razer Ornata – White Background

ABOUT RAZER:

Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted "Best of CES" award consecutively for six years, the company's leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.

Razer's award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

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