The Razer Huntsman Elite Uses Opto-Mechanical Keys

 - Jun 29, 2018
References: razer & engadget
Thanks in large part to the continued ascendance of the gaming industry as a whole, keyboards have become a serious point of consideration for people who care about their technology, and the Razer Huntsman Elite represents a unique design in an increasingly crowded segment of the peripheral market. The newly released keyboard uses lasers to actuate, combining the tactility of mechanical keyboards with the speed and accuracy of digital sensors.

The Razer Huntsman Elite is the first ever keyboard to use what Razer calls "opto-mechanical" keys. The keys are primarily mechanical, using plastic for a light and clicky feel, but the actuators (i.e. the parts that register the pressing of a key on the computer itself) use laser sensors to log every single key press.