Razer – maker of popular gaming peripherals, keyboards, and more – has announced the release of a mechanical keyboard case for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The new case uses a new ultra-low-profile mechanical switch developed by the company.
Each Razer Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switch features a true actuation and reset point. Presses are registered with 70 grams of force, mimicking the feel of full-size mechanical keyboards in a form factor that’s slim enough to accompany a mobile device.
The new Mechanical Keyboard Case for the Apple iPad Pro is a sleek, all black model, offering a detachable polycarbonate case with a metal kickstand to support the iPad Pro while typing.
“We’re commonly thought of as a company that makes phenomenal products for gamers, but to design the very best products, we’ve had to innovate from the ground up – even from each individual component such as mechanical switches,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited about the potential of our Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switch and look forward to exploring other applications in addition to the mechanical keyboard we’ve designed for the iPad Pro.”
The keyboard connects to the iPad Pro via Bluetooth, instead of the Smart Keyboard connector used by keyboards offered by Apple and Logitech. Battery life for the keyboard is said to range from 10 hours with the included keyboard backlight enabled and set at maximum brightness, all the way up to 600 hours of use with no backlight.
- Razer™ Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switches
- Optimized actuation and reset points
- Slim Chiclet keycaps
- Designed for Apple iPad Pro
- Metal kickstand
- Detachable polycarbonate protective case
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Battery life:
– Approx. 10 hours on a single charge at maximum brightness
– Approx. 600 hours on a single charge with backlighting turned off