Razer launches worlds first keyboard mechanical switch designed for gaming
Razer today announced the launch of the world’s first mechanical switch designed by Razer specifically for gaming – the Razer Mechanical Switch. While traditional mechanical switches were originally designed for typing, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up for gaming. After extensive research, Razer’s multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches
The all-new Razer Mechanical Switches are made using an ultra-precise manufacturing technique that, along with gold plated contact points result in a lifespan of up to 60 million key strokes. The all-new Razer Mechanical Switches were tested extensively by the world’s most demanding eSports athletes who validated the new Razer Mechanical Switch in some of the most intense professional gaming tournaments. Razer mechanical switch has been designed and engineered in-house from the ground up for gaming vs. traditional mechanical keyboard switches designed for typing.
The Razer Mechanical switch is available on the new Razer BlackWidow family of mechanical gaming keyboards, and is open to other gaming peripheral makers who wish to manufacture the highest quality gaming-grade mechanical keyboards. 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.