razor ornata chromaThe Razor Ornata Chroma (RZ03-02040200-R3U1) is a gaming enthusiast hybrid keyboard. The keyboard is a mecha-membrane design to give it a more positive feel like old Keytronic keyboards. The MSRP is $99.

  • Soft cushioned membrane rubber dome with a crisp tactile mechanical click
  • Custom designed keycaps for quicker actuation without missing a single stroke
  • Powered by Razer Chroma with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Ergonomic magnetic wrist rest for ultimate comfort.
  • Dedicated Gaming Mode
  • Perfectly execute up to ten commands at the same time.
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling

The Razer Ornata Chroma features the all-new Razer Mecha-Membrane that combines the best of both membrane rubber domes and mechanical switches to deliver a typing experience unlike anything before. While traditional rubber dome keyboards are known for their soft cushioned touch, they fail to deliver accurate tactility due to their mushy feel and lack of actuation control. On the other hand, mechanical switches deliver fast actuations and distinct tactile feedback but cause fatigue during extended gaming sessions.

We like the design for backlighting as this can be helpful when lighting levels are subdued. The rich range of color can be selected from the entire RGB8 gamut.

For those who need to do a lot of typing the wrist rest is a very welcome addition. Here we do a lot of typing and having a good quality keyboard is important. Then after hours we play games.

They keyboard is easy to acclimate to and typing speeds of over 100 words a minute are easily done. Compared to a Keytronic keyboard, Razor’s design is comparatively good. The positive keypress makes it less likely to make typographic errors.

The Razor software wants users to create and account but the keyboard will work fine without their software.