May 18, 2021
First Optical Keyboard developed by Razer

First Optical Keyboard developed by Razer

The first ever optical keyboard of the world to be used for laptops has been developed by Razer, where the company also announced with this news that the new keyboard will be shipped with the first gaming laptop; ‘Razer Blade 15 Advance’.

The constant demand for thin laptops is addressed by laptop manufacturers by compromising on the design of the keyboard to manage that level of thinness. For instance, anyone who had bought a MacBook in the past few years will agree, how far the company goes in compromising the keyboard to achieve a thin laptop. Razer’s approach however; is the type which will serve well for all the gamers out there as it has designed the new keyboard taking a different route.

In order to detect key presses or actuation, the new keyboard depends on an infrared light beam. An actuation force of 55 grams leads to an end result of an actuation point of 1mm. A “satisfying mechanical tactile click” is retained according to the company that claims a 50 percent more key travel. In conclusion one can hope for a satisfying keyboard usage experience.

These changes do not compromise the gaming laptop’s features that the gamers usually demand for. N-Key Rollover with anti-ghosting is featured in the Razer Blade 15 Advanced laptop which will get the new keyboard first. Debouncing will not be a concern given that the key detection relies on light. It is important to note that key presses will be registered no matter how fast they are. Razer Chroma RGB back lighting across every key is retained in the new laptop, so that sounds like good news for those who have owned Razer gaming laptop earlier. You can also choose from as many as 16.8 million colors.

Gaurang Taylor

Gaurang Taylor has held a wide variety of positions at recognized hedge funds and financial services corporations in the United States and abroad. Following his M.A. in Economics graduation from University Of Michigan College in 1992, Gaurang gained his experience in the finance industry with a role as Credit Analyst for Manufacturers Chevron Corporation. More than a year later, Gaurang accepted an opportunity to enter the Information Technology Training Program at Morgan Stanley, after which he became a Financial Analyst for the firm. Mail me :

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