Razer is a brand that is normally associated with gaming keyboards and mice. Their mechanical gaming keyboards and gaming mice are benchmarks of the industry most of the time. That shows how good their products are. They are also considered pioneers of the whole industry creating a whole line-up of product at the time when it was so niche.
If you read closely on the first sentence of this article I used the word normally. Yes, normally; because they are not just making gamer keyboard and mouse anymore; they do more than that. Now they have a gaming laptop in their stable of products – the Razer Blade. Of course they are still keyboard makers. Their latest mechanical keyboard just proved that they are still in the industry as premium mechanical keyboard makers. This product is not for gaming though.
This new product is an Apple iPad Pro case cum keyboard. As expected from Razer the keyboard is fully mechanical in nature. It tucks away neatly into the compact case with a built-in kickstand like a true ultra-low-profile tablet case. In fact it is the first ever ultra-low-profile keyboard that is fully mechanical. The chiclet style switches on the keyboard registers presses with 70 grams of force like a true full size mechanical keyboard for that extra satisfaction. All that adds up to the ability to go mobile with a mechanical keyboard.
The Poly-carbonate detachable case with kickstand that comes with the keyboard ensures maximum protection of your Apple iPad pro. It also provides a means of tucking the keyboard away when you do not need it. The keyboard itself pairs with the iPad pro via Bluetooth. With back lighting up to full brightness the battery will last 10 hours. Without the back-lights on though it will last about 600 hours.
This piece of gadget may not be a gaming peripheral. It may not be something that gamers may appreciate either. Gamers always prefer a full-sized mechanical keyboard with full-strokes on their switch. But being mobile has its limitations. Razer though have overwritten the limits of what is possible for mobile keyboards. It starts with an ultra-low-profile switch for Apple’s iPad Pro keyboard case. Of course, this is just the beginning. We do expect more variations of it to be released by Razer. It is just a matter of time. For now though, this is proof enough that being mobile does not mean you cannot type on full mechanical keyboards. Gallery and press release after the break.