Razer Pro Type Review
Razerthink – Razer may be best known for its gaming peripherals but have always had a productivity product on its list for a long time; the Razer Pro Type is a wireless keyboard targeted at business and home office consumers made by one of the world’s most popular computer peripheral makers. So, there is no doubt that the Razer Pro Type is an excellent keyboard with lots of great features and an attractive design.
Razer Pro Type is a full-size mechanical keyboard that uses Razer Silent Yellow mechanical switches with dual ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) keys. Razer Pro Type is a mechanical keyboard with a minimalist design with a blend of light grey and white colours and a soft touch coating finish. For the mechanical keys, the Razer Orange Mechanical uses the Razer Orange Mechanical, which will provide responsive typing like a mechanical keyboard in general, but with a quieter sound profile to minimize distractions while working.
This productive mechanical keyboard can also be connected to four devices wirelessly, from PCs, tablets, laptops, and smart TVs. Users can connect using Bluetooth wireless or USB type C. With space to store three Bluetooth device profiles, switching the Razer Pro Type between different computers is quick and easy, with a fourth device accessible using a standard 2.4GHz wireless connection.
Razer Orange switches provide a great typing experience, satisfying tactile feedback and excellent responsiveness. It’s not tiring to type, but the lack of a wrist rest is a bit disappointing. While each button is programmable, customization requires the Synapse 3 software, available only for Windows. Out of the box, you’ll find the keyboard, a 2m rubberized USB-C-to-USB-A cable, and faux leather armrests. Given its hefty price tag of S$249, I would have wanted at least a braided cable instead of a rubber cord.
Razer Pro Type Key Specifications
- Razer Orange mechanical switches, rated for up to 80 million keystrokes
- 10-key rollover, Windows cofnfiguration
- Adjustable, true white LED backlighting
- ABS plastic keys, metal top
- Bluetooth/2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, Bluetooth connection for up to 4 different devices
- Battery life up to 12 hours with backlighting, up to 84 hours with Bluetooth, up to 78 hours using 2.4 GHz
- USB-C charging, 6.5-foot braided white charge cable included
- Razer Synapse 3-enabled for programming
- 4 x 5.2 x 1.6-inches, weighs 1.98 pounds
- 2-year warranty
The build quality of the Razer Pro Type is excellent. The Razer Pro Type is wrapped in a plastic frame with a metal plate on top to provide rigidity. It flexes a bit, but not enough to be a concern. The legs are sturdy and provide enough grip to prevent the keyboard from shifting. The keycaps are ABS plastic and have a soft-touch finish that feels comfortable. The coating doesn’t feel cheap, but it may peel or fade over time. The stabilizer on the spacebar, Shift and Enter keys isn’t tremendous and wobbles a bit.
- Height ; 1.6″ (4.0 cm)
- Width :17.4″ (44.1 cm)
- Depth : 5.2″ (13.3 cm)
- Depth With Wrist Rest : N/A
- Weight : 2.00 lbs (0.908 kg)
The backlit light is white, not with an RGB display like the usual Razer gaming keyboard. The Razer Pro Type has a durability of up to 80 million keystrokes, so users can work comfortably without worrying about it getting damaged quickly. Then for the mouse, the Razer Pro Type, you can see the review in my previous Razer Pro Click review.
Cables & Connectors
The included USB-C is braided. It is rigid and maintains a kink. Razer Pro Type is for charging only, as data is still being sent over the wireless connection when plugged in. Note that although this keyboard uses a USB-C charging cable,
- Detachable: Yes (Charge Only)
- Length: 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
- Connector (Keyboard side) : USB type-C
Razer Pro Type uses Synapse 3 for its customization. It allows you to remap keys and program macros and create custom profiles. You can save as many shapes as you want in the software. There’s no onboard memory, so you’ll need to reinstall Synapse 3 and use the cloud sync function to retrieve your settings if you move to another computer. But unfortunately, Synapse 3 does not have backlight customization for Pro Type; you can only choose between static or breathing effects.
The Razer Pro Type has a media control hotkey, not a dedicated one. Every key is macro programmable except the Windows key but requires the Synapse 3 software to set up the macro.
Those issues are pretty minor compared to the keyboard’s biggest problem: wireless connectivity. Many peripherals are hit or miss when it comes to their wireless connections, especially the 2.4GHz signal, and the Razer Pro Type is no exception. The Razer Orange mechanical switch is quieter than other mechanical keyboards and feels very responsive to touch. Combine this with a soft-touch coating on the keys, and before you know it, your fingers are flying across the keys with minimal effort.
The switches are rated for 80 million keystrokes, so the keyboard is also physically built to last. Depending on whether you turn off or leave the backlight on, you can get approximately 12 hours from a full charge using one of the wireless options with the backlight. Turning it off gives you significantly longer battery life, up to 84 hours on Bluetooth and 78 hours on 2.4GHz wireless. The Type Pro doesn’t charge the USB-C port on the back, which we’re happy to see, and it can provide a wired connection to any device with a USB port in case you’re running low on battery power or just opting for a wired connection.
The quality of typing with the Razer Pro Type is excellent. The spacing and shape of the buttons are relatively standard, and I don’t think it should require much adapting for most people. While most of the keys are a little shaky, it’s not noticeable while typing. That said, the spacebar, Shift and Enter keys vibrate and vibrate more too. Typing is light and responsive, and the Razer Orange switches provide satisfying tactile feedback. It doesn’t feel tiring to type on, but the palm rest would be nice because it has a relatively high profile.
The Razer Pro Type has very low latency. If you want to play it, it is recommended to use a USB dongle.
- Cable Latency: N/A
- Receiver Latency: 4.8 ms
- Bluetooth latency: 12.0 ms
The Razer Pro Type is now available on the Razer website for $140 (around £110 / AU$195) and in Amazon $139.99
- Quiet mechanical keys
- Appealing design
- USB-C charger
- Connects to four wireless devices without re-pairing
- Wireless connectivity issues
Razer Pro Type adalah keyboard yang bagus untuk penggunaan di kantor. Ini memberikan pengalaman mengetik yang luar biasa yang terasa ringan dan responsif tanpa menyebabkan terlalu banyak suara mengetik. Tidak melelahkan untuk mengetik.
Razer Pro Type sangat baik untuk bermain game. Sakelar Razer Orange mudah diaktifkan, dan jarak pra-perjalanan yang pendek memberikan respons yang luar biasa. Itu dibangun dengan baik, dan memiliki lampu latar untuk mereka yang suka bermain dalam gelap. Setiap tombol dapat diprogram, tetapi sayangnya, tidak ada tombol makro khusus untuk game MMO.