Razer's latest keyboard hopes to combine the best of membrane and mechanical tech

The latest gaming PC keyboard from Razer is called the Ornata. It hopes to combine the best features of membrane keyboards with the ones with mechanical keys that are preferred by hardcore PC gamers.

Razer calles the technology inside the Ormata keyboard "Mecha-Membrane":

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.

Razer will also sell the Ornata Chroma, which will have individually backlit keys that can be customized with 16.8 million colors with software applications. The regular Razer Ormata, which has a green backlit keyboard, is available for pre-order for $79.99, with shipments to begin on September 23. The Razer Ornata Chroma is also available for pre-order on the same shipping date, but is priced at $99.99.

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John Callaham