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[Razer] Razer Launches World's First Keyboard Mechanical Switch Designed for Gaming

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While traditional mechanical switches were originally designed for typing, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up for gaming. In order to achieve that, Razer decided to go back to the drawing board to completely re-engineer the traditional mechanical switch.
After extensive research, Razer’s multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches. Furthermore, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches are made using an ultra-precise manufacturing technique that, along with gold plated contact points, result in a lifespan of up to 60 million key strokes.
While Razer scientists and engineers designed the new Razer Mechanical Switch from ground up, mass production was done by a third party manufacturer. However, to ensure that each switch met to its demanding specifications, Razer placed its own quality assurance experts on the production floor to make sure each switch meticulously follows the design blueprint and specifications defined by Razer.
Finally, these switches were tested extensively by the world’s most demanding eSports athletes who validated the new Razer Mechanical Switch in some of the most intense professional gaming tournaments.
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Moving away from Cherry switches is a brave move...
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Interesting. I have never thought any cherry switches were as good for gaming as everyone seems to think. MX reds are the best suited imho. This could be a game changer if they got it right.
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Not really interested in Razer stuff, but those switches sound interesting.
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really nice, problem is atleast 99% of gamers that know about mechanical are also using their computer for non gaming purpose which could be a killer if it is unpractical outside gaming.

However, i'm really interested in trying them! I hope i'm wrong so i can spend $$$ on another mekb biggrin.gif
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  • Razer Green = MX Blue with a few minor changes
  • Razer Orange = MX Brown with a few minor changes

There won't be any tangible benefit in games other than that caused by the placebo effect.
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Do they still have their DRM policies in place?
    
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

  • Razer Green = MX Blue with a few minor changes
  • Razer Orange = MX Brown with a few minor changes

There won't be any tangible benefit in games other than that caused by the placebo effect.

Do you have any source for this or are you just guessing?
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"Razer’s multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter"


Except for the fact that the correct distance for gaming or anything else is completely subjective.
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Do you have any source for this or are you just guessing?
He's comparing the Cherry MX specs and the Razer switch specs listed on the website.

He's right, the only real change is the actuation point, the actuation force is the same.

They also claim that their switches will last 3 times longer than Cherry's, which I do find hard to believe.
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Is Cherry still the OEM for the switches? They have the experienced with these in volume...
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