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Optical Mechanical Keyboards

The HP Omen Sequencer is a Tactile Dream for Any PC Gamer

— July 24, 2018 — Tech
Much like the new Razer Huntsman keyboard, the new HP Omen Sequencer features an optical-mechanical operation, but it manages to set itself apart thanks to interesting functions and striking design elements. Like the previously mentioned Razer keyboard, this new offering from HP combines mechanical keyboard switches with its own optical laser. This combination allows for a 0.2ms reaction time and is on par with some of the fastest keyboards ever made. This blend of sensors gives the keyboard an incredibly tactile feel while keeping the volume of taps down as a user clicks on the keyboard.

The HP Omen Sequencer also features an over-sized space bar for easy access when gaming, several RGB lighting zone and five macro buttons down the side of the keyboard. Also featured on the keyboard is a red volume slider that uses grooves and metal diamond stipling to offer a tacticle and responsive feel.
Trend Themes
1. Optical Mechanical Keyboards - The fusion of mechanical keyboard switches with optical lasers present an opportunity for manufacturers to improve keyboard performance and user experience.
2. Tactile Gaming Keyboards - Gaming keyboards with tactile volume sliders, macro buttons, and oversized space bars are gaining popularity for their ergonomic design and improved gaming experience.
3. Low-volume Tactile Keyboards - The combination of optical lasers and mechanical keyboard switches produces low-volume yet tactically responsive keyboards which solve issues endemic to traditional typing peripherals.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming - The trend towards high-tech, next-generation gaming keyboards means that the gaming industry will benefit from cutting edge technologies that optimize the user experience.
2. Tech, Manufacturing - The convergence of mechanical keyboard switches with optical lasers poses an opportunity for manufacturing and tech companies to produce new, high-performance products that address existing market needs.
3. Ergonomics - Incorporating tactile features such as oversized space bars and macro buttons into keyboards presents an opportunity for ergonomic product design and manufacturing companies to improve the human-user interface.
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