Razer announced that their mechanical gaming switch will be coming to third-party keyboard makers later this year. Until now, the Razer Switches have been exclusive to the BlackWidow series of keyboards.
Switches for Gaming
The Razer Switches are designed specifically for gaming, as Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer said:
”Many keyboards on the market today claim to be made for gamers, but all of them use switches design for anything but gaming. Our switches, on the other hand, are designed specifically for gaming. We’re pumped that more partners are validating the advantage they offer and look forward to extending these benefits to even more gamers.”
There are also going to be standalone sales of the Razer Switches, so that DIY enthusiasts can modify or create their very own keyboard.
There are three different varieties of the Razer Mechanical Switch:
- Razer Green Switch: Tactile switch with distinctive click sound
- Razer Orange Switch: Tactile switch without audible feedback
- Razer Yellow Switch: Silent switch with linear actuation
Razer Chroma lighting on third-party devices
Not only did Razer partner up with other keyboard makers, they also announced to begin allowing selected companies to connect their devices to the Chroma ecosystem. In their press release, they announced MSI, NZXT, AMD, Thermaltake, Lian Li, Vertagear, Gigabyte and Ducky as partners. These companies are given access to the API, so they can sync the illumination of PC cases, motherboards, cooling fans and other hardware with the Chroma lighting of the Razer devices.