Razer is one of the few brands that not only assembles devices from off-the-shelf components but also designs and manufactures all the elements. This allows you to independently carry out quality control, and modify their parameters depending on your needs. The range of Razer keyboards is designed for any needs and wallets. For a closer acquaintance with the brand’s products, we selected three models from different price categories.
Razer Cynosa chroma
The most economical selection option. It is designed on the basis of membrane switches. The quiet keystroke and good tactile feedback make Cynosa Chroma a versatile solution – suitable for gamers and those who have to type large amounts of text. Another plus is the waterproof construction. A cup of tea spilt in the midst of a fierce tank battle will not be fatal for this Razer accessory.
Cynosa Chroma, like more expensive counterparts, is equipped with branded lighting. In conjunction with the Razer software package, this allows for almost any customization options. You can adjust the backlight of each key. Of course, the created styles are saved in separate profiles. It is convenient, for example, to configure their inclusion depending on the running game. In the proprietary utility, you can also set macros. Available to change the functions of each button, so it is easy to make even a full alternative layout.
Considering all the advantages and relatively low price, Cynosa Chroma is a good option for those who play from time to time and are not ready to spend impressive sums on professional “equipment”.
Razer Ornata chroma
The main feature of the model is the switches with the mechanical-membrane design. Ornata Chroma combines the advantages of the two most popular types of keyboards.
Traditional rubber membrane solutions have a soft touch, which, however, does not allow for a high degree of accuracy. On the other hand, mechanical switches provide quick triggering of keys with a clear tactile response, but they cause fatigue during prolonged use. The latter is especially relevant when working with text.
As for the new Razer switches, they made it possible to achieve a soft, but at the same time, accurate pressing. Those who are pleased to hear clicks while typing, characteristic of mechanical keyboards, will also be happy. For many, they are associated with vintage typewriters. Of course, the designers Ornata Chroma have not forgotten about the advanced lighting system and compatibility with proprietary software Razer Synapse.
Pleasant bonus – Ornata Chroma is sold with a soft, ergonomic wrist rest. It attaches to the keyboard with convenient magnetic fasteners – nothing backlash and does not move. The effect of the stand is felt with prolonged use – the hands get tired much slower.
Ornata Chroma can be recommended to anyone who spends a long time at the computer, be it office applications or network battles. And also appreciates not only thoughtful design but also maximum comfort.
Razer Blackwidow elite
The Blackwidow line is a true classic of the premium segment. Blackwidow Elite has retained all the key features of the iconic series, but it hasn’t been without innovations. This model has received the Razer proprietary mechanical switches. The familiar design was improved – two side walls appeared, thanks to which the keys are attached much more tightly. This eliminates backlash, and the buttons are perceived as more resilient. Reliability is appropriate – the manufacturer guarantees up to 80 million clicks. An impressive figure, because the standard value for such devices is 50 million.
Also noteworthy is the Razer Hypershift feature. Thanks to it, it is easy to assign your own macro to each individual key. You can store settings in the internal memory or in the cloud storage. However, this feature is not unique – it is in all current models of the brand.
Blackwidow Elite has enhanced multimedia features. On the left side are two connectors – USB 2.0 and mini-jack. In the upper right corner, there is a multifunction wheel and three round buttons. So convenient to adjust the volume of the music or scroll through the videos in the playlist. You can manage other multimedia tasks – everything is customized in the Razer Synapse utility.
The keyboard is protected from moisture inside the device. The “skeleton” design, in addition to reviving the design, facilitates cleaning the keys from dust and dirt. Stand on magnetic mounts also attached.
Razer Blackwidow Elite can be advised to those who are seriously keen on games, including at the professional level. In the design of this model, everything is subject to achieving maximum efficiency, comfort and durability.
Starting in 2006 with a single gaming keyboard, today Razer offers a whole range of models. Many important functions, such as advanced lighting and creating macros in a proprietary application, are available for both top solutions and low-cost ones. Almost any user will find an option to your liking and wealth.