Optical Switch

Razer has introduced the industry’s first notebook keyboard based on optical switches. The low-profile keyboard promises tactile feedback of mechanical switches as well as near instant actuation required by gamers. The keyboard will first be used by Razer’s Blade 15 Advanced notebook with more models coming in 2020. Razer’s new optical laptop switch uses an infrared light beam to detect when a key is pressed. According to the developer, the actuation point of its switch is one millimeter, which allows gamers to input more commands in less time. Meanwhile, the switch features mechanical tactile click to provide a more comfortable typing experience than membrane keyboards. In addition to the new switches, Razer’s new noebook keyboard supports N-Key Rollover with anti-ghosting as well as Chroma RGB lighting...

GIGABYTE Launches Splash-Proof AORUS K9 Optical Keyboard with Infrared Switches

GIGABYTE has introduced its second AORUS-branded keyboard aimed at gamers. The new AORUS K9 Optical, as the name implies, uses optical/infrared switches with all the advantages they can provide...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2017

The Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Review: A Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron Optical Switches

The popularity of mechanical keyboards and the saturation of the market with a myriad of products has led manufacturers into seeking development of new features and technologies. In this...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/20/2017

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