Razer Launches ‘World First Mechanical Switch Designed For Gaming’ Keyboards

You won’t find a bigger fanbase of mechanical keyboards than Razer followers, which is why its very exciting to see razer push the envelope when it comes to their products. Razer’s latest product is aimed straight at gamers. It’s a mechanical keyboard technology that is specifically made for gamers first, and typing second, while most of the keyboards on the market cater typists first.

As you’d expect, Razer invested a bit of time in researching the wants of gamers, identifying the “optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the exact distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when comparing to standard mechanical switches. ” Razer also claims that the lifespan of the board approaches 60 million (yes, with a capital M) key strokes.

The brand new technology is currently available on the brand new Razer BlackWidow family of gaming keyboards, and amazingly, Razer’s making it available to “other gaming peripheral makers who wish to manufacture” high-grade mechanical keyboards of these own. The all new Razer Mechanical Switch comes in two types: The Razer Green switch that is tactile and clicky, requiring a force of 50 g to actuate; and the Razer Orange switch that is tactile yet silent, requiring a force of 45 g to actuate.