It’s nearly 2022, yet it’s still hard to find a good wireless mechanical keyboard. There are options, sure, but if you’re after a numpad, a decent price, or different color options, the pool gets small. But an unlikely ally has emerged in the battle for more wireless mechanical options: pricey peripheral-maker Razer, which is now entering the productivity space with fewer RGB lights or snake logos.
The Razer Pro Type Ultra, announced this week for $160 and set to ship in Q4, can connect to three devices via Bluetooth (you switch between them using keyboard shortcuts). It also features a wireless dongle and a cable for wired connections, so it’s ready for today’s multi-device world. Razer’s Synapse software lets users reprogram the Pro Type Ultra’s buttons and even create macros to make work more efficient.
However, the Pro Type Ultra isn’t a solution for everyone. For one thing, it adds to the already high price of the original Razer Pro Type, which currently has an MSRP of $126 (though it’s sometimes cheaper). The new keyboard offers much better battery life, dampening foam for a quieter sound profile, and a wrist rest—at the cost of some extra cash.