Razer Pro|Type KeyboardMakaveli - June 19, 2007
Category: Input Devices
Price: $99.99 USD
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Professional is something that we all seek to be in our jobs. Being professional not only entails how you act, but also how you look. If you’re sitting at your desk with a potential customer sitting across from you and you’re typing on a stained prehistoric keyboard, will he or she be impressed? I think not. Will Razer’s new Pro|Type Keyboard be the keyboard that really awes everyone who sees it? Could it possibly set the bar for keyboards used in the work place? Let’s see just how professional this keyboard really is and see how helpful it is to have an iPod docking station on the keyboard.
Razer has definitely been a force in the gaming world with its invincible standard for high-quality in its peripherals. This keyboard is part of a new “Pro|Solutions” line, in which all products are white, in contrast to all its gaming products, which are black.
The box of the keyboard was a bit surprising because it featured hot-pink sides on the box. The top of the box displays a picture of the keyboard with a white iPod docked on it. The back of the box shows some of the features of the keyboard, as well as some of the other products in the Pro|Solutions line. On the front of the box, three major features of the keyboard are shown.
Upon opening the box, I found a piece of Styrofoam with the Razer logo etched into it resting on top of the keyboard. This is a good sign that the product box protects the keyboard from any damage during shipping.
Once you get the keyboard out of the box, you’ll see how protected everything is. The keyboard itself is wrapped with plastic and has plastic film on most of the surfaces of the keyboard. The picture on the right shows the air bubbles in all of the plastic film on the keyboard.
The first thing I noticed was the Razer logo displayed on the wrist rest of the keyboard. As the box hinted to us earlier, this logo lights up with a blue LED backlight. Notice the Razer logo on the key between Alt and Ctrl. From my tests, this key does the same thing as right-clicking on the mouse.