One and a half years after the Orana V2 (our review), Razer has officially introduced the successor of the popular keyboard. It also uses the manufacturer’s unique Mecha membrane switches. The new Razer Ornata V3 is a low-profile keyboard with a more compact form factor.
The Razer Ornata V3 in detail
The new Razer Ornata V3 relies on a more compact and modern design than its predecessor and is once again equipped with the manufacturer’s Mecha membrane switches, which combine clicky key switches with a soft suspension. They virtually offer the typical characteristics of mechanical switches with the typing feel of rubberdome keyboards.
The keycaps of the new edition are also even slimmer. For maximum durability, the Ornata V3’s ABS keycaps are UV-coated to protect against fading and scratches. The keyboard also features four dedicated, backlit media keys that let you pause, play, and skip music. Alternatively, you can adjust the volume or brightness.
RGB lighting also on board
Naturally, the Oranta V3 features Razer Chroma RGB lighting with 10 zones, while ergonomics are enhanced thanks to a removable, magnetic soft-touch palm rest. Otherwise, the wired keyboard comes up with a durable design that is also protected against liquid ingress.
It allows full programming with on-the-fly macro recording, offers 6-key rollover and a polling rate of 1,000 Hz. Also offered is a dedicated gaming mode.
Razer Ornata V3 X
The manufacturer also provides these models with a cheaper variant, the Razer Ornata V3 X, which relies on silent membrane switches. It offers the same compact, low-profile form factor with durable UV-coated ABS keycaps and a spill-resistant design, as well as a Razer Chroma RGB with 1-zone lighting.
The palm rest is also included, so the differences are only in the switches and RGB lighting.
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Prices and Availability
The Razer Ornata V3 and Razer Ornata V3 X are available now at Razer.com, RazerStores and select retailers. The V3 has an MSRP of $99.99, while the V3 X costs $49.99. For more information, visit Razer’s product website.