• Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
  • Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
  • Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
  • Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
  • Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti
Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches   Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti

Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard: Hybrid Mechanical Key Switches Customizable Chroma Rgb Lighti

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  • High Performance Mecha Mechanical Switches: Provides the tactile feedback of mechanical key press on a comfortable, soft cushioned, membrane, rubber dome switch suitable for gaming
  • Ultimate Personalization and Gaming Immersion with Razer Chroma: Offers effortless, full integration with popular game titles and syncs with Razer hardware, Philips Hue, and gear from 30+ partners; supports 16.8 million colors on individually backlit keys
  • Fully Programmable Macro Support: Razer Hypershift allows for all keys and keypress combinations to be remapped to execute complex commands
  • Ergonomic, Magnetic Wrist Rest: Made of soft touch leatherette to maximize comfort over extended gaming sessions
  • Durable Construction: Supports up to 80 million clicks; made of military grade metal top plate

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Very Good! Key wobble? Should you buy it? MY "O" key doesnt click. The keyboard came in two days, and i was excited. Upon opening the package i could tell they really think about the customer, the packaging keeping the keyboard in was very nice and sturdy. I plugged this baby in and launched synapse. It worked fine and needed to update. The colors work great the the program is easy to use unless you want to build your own scheme. The only problem i have as of right now would be there is a little bit of key wobble but not enough to affect the experience while using it. I give it a 4/5 also because the shift bound characters are actually on the bottom of the keys instead of the top. Using it a little bit and i should be use to it in no time. If you don't have 150 dollars to drop on the black widow chroma v2 then this is the keyboard for you. It still has the satisfying sound of the click, but isn't to loud at all. The colors are the same exact thing from the more expensive version. Heck you even get a wrist rest with it!EDIT: Just noticed that my "O" key doesnt click. 3Great keyboard So far I have been very pleased with this keyboard. There is one annoying thing. The keys are "transposed" (best way to describe it). For example. If you want to look at the "?" key - Normally this key has a "?" above the "/", indicating a "Shift" is needed. On this keyboard all "Shift"ed keys are labeled BELOW the normal character. 5Good, but theres some BIG buts.. Ok, it's a decent keyboard. I'm going to break down several elements.FUNTIONALITY: This is where I encountered issues. Never in my life have I ever had to lubricate a keyboard, and certainly not one practically new out of the box. I was breaking out the teflon spray on q-tip inside of 2 weeks. Like, come on razer... it's a $90 keyboard and you're cutting corners on lube? The stuff they used was way too high viscosity and the keys would stick. Works fantastically and smoother than new when you add a dab of teflon.RGB LIGHTING: VERY large selection of colors, just about any you can imagine you can select, and individual color coding is awesome for hotkeys across multiple games.SOFTWARE: ATROCIOUS. just plain BAD. Fine for basic color coding and whatnot, but advanced lighting effects interfere with each other. I tried stacking 2 wave effects in a relatively simple way, and it wouldn't adjust the speed for whichever was on the bottom layer, throwing off the sync.Other: the wrist rest is COMFY, but extremely delicate. In a few weeks the faux leather coating has already begun to deteriorate. However, I really like the cord management, there are 3 slots under the keyboard for you to direct the wire either left, right, or out the back.Conclusion: it's a decent keyboard, I like the tactile click despite the issues I've had with lubrication, and not as loud as traditional mechanical switches. That all being said, my next keyboard will be from Corsair. I've been a fan of Razer since they launched, and I've watched the quality of their products slowly but surely deteriorate over time. It's probably time for me to pick a new favorite gaming brand. 3Love it So many options out there currently with mechanical keyboards I had a hard time deciding what to get. I personally don't mind spending more on something I will use so frequently, however 150+ range I felt was too much.. I am not on Virtus.Pro or NiP..I'm a normal everyday, a bit obsessed cs gamer. I have to say I'm super pleased with this keyboard. I had some old Logitech before and wore off most of the letters on the board, and hated squinting at the keyboard in the dark just to type lol (usually ended up typing kik instead).But seriously.. perfect blend of mechanical sound and not waking up your neighbors everytime you hit the space bar of a traditional mech. Keyboard. The ability to set profiles allows me to easily go from fps settings to plain old white like the MacBook Pro keyboard I love so much. I never get tripped up on the sides of keys when I make quicker moves, and obviously handles day to day typing, programming, etc with easy. The only complaint I have with it is they inversed the symbols(shift+symbol) keys..not actually, but rather the placement of each symbol is inversed. Muscle memory has made this much of a non issue but on keys I rarely use I second guess myself 5It has a Magnetic Wrist-Rest The Wrist-Rest is MAGNETIC! I was a little upset when it didn't come attached to the keyboard; I thought it was going to slide around a bunch, then I found out it was magnetic when I nudged it up to the keyboard.This keyboard feels smooth. As the other reviews said, the keys make noise, but it isn't loud or obnoxious in any way.The click of the keys is actually a little satisfying to the touch when you press them.I've never been disappointed with Razer.Let me tell you a short story of my experience and you will see why I'm such a fan:I really like the gamepads (Razer Orbweaver Chroma).Well, I had one where the wrist-pad was sent with way too much sticky-paste, so much so that the rubber pad slowly slid off of the gamepad. It was annoying, and after 2 years, the pad just wouldn't stay on at all, so I removed it.I was at the end of my warranty (2 days left to expiration), but I shot them an email telling them about the problem. I had already even discarded the rubber pad, so they couldn't even verify that I was telling the truth. They said they'd over look it though, "Send it in, we'll send you a brand new gamepad"Razer has Great Products, and when something goes wrong, their Support team is even better. 5A fabulous keyboard for transcription! But on the high side of mid-profile with quality ssues (UPDATED 8/2018) Top half of this review is an overall performance overview. Bottom half is an update about quality control and slow replacement issues that made me change this from a 4- to a 3-star review.I didn't purchase this keyboard for gaming, just straight typing. I work in transcription and have many of the same problems gamers do. I type faster when the keyboard gives me the right tactile feedback, it can't be too loud, the key spacing needs to be on-point, and even ghosting is a problem. The Ornata is one of the best keyboards I've ever used and has noticeably increased my productivity.Key Feel: I'm a heavy-handed typist, meaning membrane is generally easier for me to use. However, I love a good click. Having a 'tickity-tack' sensation with depression helps me stay 'in the zone' while I type. When I'm not working, I type fastest on my Macbook Pro keyboard. Macbook keyboards are a sort of membrane/mechanical hybrid like the Ornata, which is the biggest reason I went with it. You get that 'click' while still having gentler touch. The Ornata has a more aggressive 'click' than a Macbook keyboard, but it's still that hybrid sensation.Key Height: The Ornata advertises itself as a mid-profile key on the Razer website (I don't know why all the professional reviews call it 'low profile'; it definitely isn't even by gaming keyboard standards). I liked that idea. With low-profile keys (and especially full-on chiclets), it can be too easy to hit multiple keys at once when typing at max speed. However, the keys on the Ornata 'float' above the profile of the keyboard base. The end effect definitely isn't as dramatic as high profile keys, but it's still on the higher side. I expected something shorter. Key height can play a big role in hand fatigue, especially if you're a heavy-handed typist. If they set the keys even a little bit into the base of the keyboard, or make them just a touch shorter, it would be closer to 'mid-profile.' The trade-off you get for this key seating is easier cleaning (see Cleaning down below).Anti-Ghosting: When typing quickly, I often have a problem where I'm hitting the next key in a sequence before my finger has fully "disengaged" the previous key. On every other keyboard I've ever used, this means ghosting. I'd get 'thes' instead of 'these' and so forth. The Ornata prevents that, and it significantly improves my work efficiency. I spend less time correcting the 'thes' and 'tht' and 'thoug's I normally have to deal with.Key Volume: I'd rate this as a mid-volume key. It's much quieter 15-year-old, 'out of the box' desktop mechanicals that pretty much go "THUMPITY-WHACKITY," but it's nowhere near as quiet as my Macbook. I can still transcribe without the key volume making it hard to hear my files, but a friend of mine who works on the phone noted that their customers would absolutely be able to hear their typing. To me, the volume is too loud for a hybrid key. It seems like it's making an effort to make a sound. I think that's what bugs me the most about it. It's inorganic; it doesn't feel 'native' to the key feel. If it was even the same volume but less sharp of a sound, it would be great. If you're looking for a 'stealthy' keyboard, this definitely isn't it.Programability: TBA. I haven't messed with this yet, but I use a number of macros while I work. I'll update this review after I've fiddled with it. The one thing I will say is that the keyboard updates are a mild annoyance. Your keyboard will stop working until you restart your computer, which I found out the hard way.As an aside, the Synapse software frequently leaves a lot to be desired. I'm on the beta for the new version. It works better, but the "upgraded" main interface is enormous, slow loading, and ugly. Lots of negative space for no good reason. It also lacks the customization capabilities you would expect. Everything about the keyboard is customizable, but you can't customize the interface to only show the options you use. The Chroma (color-change) customization screen is still awkward to use, though it works much, much better than it used to.Color & Color Programming: Phenomenal. The color is just icing for me, but it makes my work day a lot more interesting. It's rich and lovely with a good color-to-color shift. There are a few problems with programming it. The first is that the software needs work, though the beta of the new Synapse works much better than the old one. I still have problems with the keyboard abruptly resetting the color cycle to default after updates.Cleaning: Someone asked a question about this and made me realize this keyboard is absurdly easy to clean. I have dogs that shed nonstop; fur tends to build up between keys in other keyboards. Because of the 'floating' set and spacing of the keys, I don't get as much fur between the keys, and what does get in is a cinch to get out. I can tease pretty much anything that falls between the keys out with just a napkin or my nails. It would be effortless to clean up with canned air or just a paintbrush. Even if something was stuck to the membrane, you could dampen a Q-tip or a stiff paintbrush and get it right off.Overall, definitely recommend for heavy-handed typists that have a need for speed and accuracy. I knocked off a star for it overcompensating on the click loudness and the keys being taller than they should be for true 'mid-height.'UPDATE, reduced from 4 to 3 stars:After having the keyboard for about eight months, the LEDs started glitching out. Razer customer service personnel is fantastic; I've dealt with them twice now, and they're great. I sent my original keyboard back to Razer for a replacement. I appreciated free shipping both ways, but it was ground. It took almost a month between shipping it to them and getting my replacement.Six months after I received my replacement, the black coating is starting to wear off the center of my space bar. I have a .5 inch section where it's totally worn off an a 2 inch section where it has a heavy gloss from wearing down and is about to wear off. I had a shoddy laptop keyboard's coating last a good five years longer than this. The weird thing is that this didn't even happen on my last Ornata after six months of an equal amount of use.I contacted Razer customer service. I got prompt, professional replies, and the agent checked with a particular department about my issue. Unfortunately, this is considered normal 'wear and tear,' and my warranty is considered to be from my original purchase date.Razer does offer replacement key caps, but they were out of stock when I contacted customer service.You'd think a gaming keyboard would have key coatings tough enough to withstand heavy, rapid key press abuse. Just six months is pretty pathetic. This could be a quality control flub, but if so, the Ornata definitely has QC issues; this marks the second time something has gone wrong with a brand new Ornata within less than a year.If this were a $30 keyboard, I wouldn't care so much. But you can't have a $100 MSRP on a keyboard and have quality issues like this, let alone replacement shipping that's as slow as it is. 3If you value more than just pretty colors, look elsewhere I've had this keyboard a few months now, and even though the key travel is nice and positive, it just misses the mark compared to the two other keyboards (Das Keyboard and a Logitech G100) I use on other machines.The absence of discrete media volume controls has turned out to be a real pain for me. I want to be able to change volume, skip tracks, and mute with a single button press, not a combination.The lighting is pure gimmick. Too much light comes out between the keys, making it very hard to see the actual keycaps in less than perfect light.Changing the order of symbols on the number row (symbols under numbers) is utterly arbitrary and still makes no sense to me. The terrible illumination means that the "shifted" symbols are illuminated way more than the number, which in turn means it take a fraction of a second longer to orientate yourself if you have to look down at the keyboard.And finally there's the app, which is creepy and intrusive but HAS to be running otherwise the keyboard drops into a psychedelic color strobe.edit: after months of trying to get used to it, I still hate it and have swapped to another brand. 1Excellent Keyboard, Great Buy... Excellent keyboard, but some glitchesI love the feel of this keyboard, its customizability is excellent (probably better than the blackwidow in terms of looks)The glitches i have found with the keyboard is that the keyboard will flicker/flash one time the default pinkish color when opening and closing my laptop lid (turning on/off screen) and one of my custom profiles made it flicker randomly. But this is probably just a software glitch and will be fixed down the road. (It doesnt occur every time just sometimes)Edit: The bug previously mentioned has gone away, apparently an update fixed it or a reinstall of my OS (I installed Linux on my laptop, but decided to go back to windows for my main OS due to program compatibilities).however I have found a new glitch - somewhat hardware related - After a period of not using the keyboard I started typing and some keys wanted to stick for like a second, (seemed to be only 1 or 2 keys suffered with this) but the glitch quickly disappeared and haven't had it occur since. 4Fun Keyboard with Weird Design Choice for Secondary Key Functions I've had it for about a week and really love it. I do a lot of work from home and it has actually motivated me to do work :) I thought adding light animations when I pressed the keys would be distracting, but its not. It makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something.The only complaint I have (and it's not big enough to knock of a star) is the writing on the keys is a bit weird. You know how normally the keys that have secondary functions by pressing shift have the secondary function written above the primary function? For some reason, they are reversed on this keyboard. So, instead of the numbers being on the bottom and the secondary items being on the top, the secondary items are on the bottom and the numbers are on the top. Its not a big deal until you try to use one of those keys you always forget which is primary and secondary (for me its the = + key and the \ | key). I've attached a picture so you can see what I'm talking about. It's a weird design choice and because of this I wouldn't recommend this keyboard for someone who can't type without looking at the keyboard. 5Bought 3 of these, 1 had issues; overall decent gaming keyboard I've had a pretty good experience with Razer products in general, so I decided to upgrade from my old Razer keyboard (Anansi), to the new Ornata Chroma which was on sale. Of course the big selling feature with the Ornata Chroma is that the keyboard uses a "mecha membrane" key system. When each key is pressed down, the feeling is similar to that of a clicky mechanical keyboard. Typing feels much better compared to my old membrane keyboard. And since it uses a membrane instead of individual mechanical keys, the price is kept down.LightingThe main reason why I bought this keyboard was for the illuminated keys. The keys appear to "float" over the RGB lighting giving it a really cool look. The actual keys themselves have their letters lit - but the font size is rather thin, so the lighting through letters can appear a bit dim compared to other competing keyboards. Still, the keys are readily readible in the dark - which works for me.TypingI really like the feel of the typing with this keyboard. I didnt' want to spend the money for a real mechanical keyboard with RBG lighting (like the Black Window or the Huntsman), so this suits me nicely. All the keys feel great when I type long emails or documents.GamingI've played mainly FPS games and MMO's with this keyboard and it feels really comfortable. Other than the sticky issue (see below), gaming with this keyboard is good.Razer customer service helping with problemsInitially I had no problems with the Ornata Chroma. I liked it so much I ended up with three of them - one for my home PC, another for my office PC, and lastly one for a family member. However, after a week 1 of the 3 keyboards started having sticky keys. I would press down on some keys and they would not return back up after the initial keystroke. This didn't happen that often, but it was very annoying when it did. Thankfully this only plagued one of the keyboards- the other two were just fine. I tired to fix the issue myself by cleaning the key swtches, but eventually the keys would still stick down. I ended contacting Razer's customer service. Although I had to send the keyboard back to them via Fedex (they provided the paid shipping box), the customer service was very smooth - all during a holiday break - which was quite unexpected. They literally responded to every email I sent within 1 day, and usually it was with an actual person addressing my needs specifically. The unit I received back was a brand new Ornata Chroma and it works perfectly.ConclusionIn the end, I feel that my experience with this keyboard's sticky keys is rare occurance - due to all the positive reviews that I've seen. And if you do have any issues, I'd say that their customer service will definitely take care of you. The Ornata Chroma is a really good deal for the feel of mechanical keyboard, response of a gaming keyboard, and the fully customizable lighting that Razer provides. 4
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Very Good! Key wobble? Should you buy it? MY "O" key doesnt click. The keyboard came in two days, and i was excited. Upon opening the package i could tell they really think about the customer, the packaging keeping the keyboard in was very nice and sturdy. I plugged this baby in and launched synapse. It worked fine and needed to update. The colors work great the the program is easy to use unless you want to build your own scheme. The only problem i have as of right now would be there is a little bit of key wobble but not enough to affect the experience while using it. I give it a 4/5 also because the shift bound characters are actually on the bottom of the keys instead of the top. Using it a little bit and i should be use to it in no time. If you don't have 150 dollars to drop on the black widow chroma v2 then this is the keyboard for you. It still has the satisfying sound of the click, but isn't to loud at all. The colors are the same exact thing from the more expensive version. Heck you even get a wrist rest with it!EDIT: Just noticed that my "O" key doesnt click. 3Great keyboard So far I have been very pleased with this keyboard. There is one annoying thing. The keys are "transposed" (best way to describe it). For example. If you want to look at the "?" key - Normally this key has a "?" above the "/", indicating a "Shift" is needed. On this keyboard all "Shift"ed keys are labeled BELOW the normal character. 5Good, but theres some BIG buts.. Ok, it's a decent keyboard. I'm going to break down several elements.FUNTIONALITY: This is where I encountered issues. Never in my life have I ever had to lubricate a keyboard, and certainly not one practically new out of the box. I was breaking out the teflon spray on q-tip inside of 2 weeks. Like, come on razer... it's a $90 keyboard and you're cutting corners on lube? The stuff they used was way too high viscosity and the keys would stick. Works fantastically and smoother than new when you add a dab of teflon.RGB LIGHTING: VERY large selection of colors, just about any you can imagine you can select, and individual color coding is awesome for hotkeys across multiple games.SOFTWARE: ATROCIOUS. just plain BAD. Fine for basic color coding and whatnot, but advanced lighting effects interfere with each other. I tried stacking 2 wave effects in a relatively simple way, and it wouldn't adjust the speed for whichever was on the bottom layer, throwing off the sync.Other: the wrist rest is COMFY, but extremely delicate. In a few weeks the faux leather coating has already begun to deteriorate. However, I really like the cord management, there are 3 slots under the keyboard for you to direct the wire either left, right, or out the back.Conclusion: it's a decent keyboard, I like the tactile click despite the issues I've had with lubrication, and not as loud as traditional mechanical switches. That all being said, my next keyboard will be from Corsair. I've been a fan of Razer since they launched, and I've watched the quality of their products slowly but surely deteriorate over time. It's probably time for me to pick a new favorite gaming brand. 3Love it So many options out there currently with mechanical keyboards I had a hard time deciding what to get. I personally don't mind spending more on something I will use so frequently, however 150+ range I felt was too much.. I am not on Virtus.Pro or NiP..I'm a normal everyday, a bit obsessed cs gamer. I have to say I'm super pleased with this keyboard. I had some old Logitech before and wore off most of the letters on the board, and hated squinting at the keyboard in the dark just to type lol (usually ended up typing kik instead).But seriously.. perfect blend of mechanical sound and not waking up your neighbors everytime you hit the space bar of a traditional mech. Keyboard. The ability to set profiles allows me to easily go from fps settings to plain old white like the MacBook Pro keyboard I love so much. I never get tripped up on the sides of keys when I make quicker moves, and obviously handles day to day typing, programming, etc with easy. The only complaint I have with it is they inversed the symbols(shift+symbol) keys..not actually, but rather the placement of each symbol is inversed. Muscle memory has made this much of a non issue but on keys I rarely use I second guess myself 5It has a Magnetic Wrist-Rest The Wrist-Rest is MAGNETIC! I was a little upset when it didn't come attached to the keyboard; I thought it was going to slide around a bunch, then I found out it was magnetic when I nudged it up to the keyboard.This keyboard feels smooth. As the other reviews said, the keys make noise, but it isn't loud or obnoxious in any way.The click of the keys is actually a little satisfying to the touch when you press them.I've never been disappointed with Razer.Let me tell you a short story of my experience and you will see why I'm such a fan:I really like the gamepads (Razer Orbweaver Chroma).Well, I had one where the wrist-pad was sent with way too much sticky-paste, so much so that the rubber pad slowly slid off of the gamepad. It was annoying, and after 2 years, the pad just wouldn't stay on at all, so I removed it.I was at the end of my warranty (2 days left to expiration), but I shot them an email telling them about the problem. I had already even discarded the rubber pad, so they couldn't even verify that I was telling the truth. They said they'd over look it though, "Send it in, we'll send you a brand new gamepad"Razer has Great Products, and when something goes wrong, their Support team is even better. 5A fabulous keyboard for transcription! But on the high side of mid-profile with quality ssues (UPDATED 8/2018) Top half of this review is an overall performance overview. Bottom half is an update about quality control and slow replacement issues that made me change this from a 4- to a 3-star review.I didn't purchase this keyboard for gaming, just straight typing. I work in transcription and have many of the same problems gamers do. I type faster when the keyboard gives me the right tactile feedback, it can't be too loud, the key spacing needs to be on-point, and even ghosting is a problem. The Ornata is one of the best keyboards I've ever used and has noticeably increased my productivity.Key Feel: I'm a heavy-handed typist, meaning membrane is generally easier for me to use. However, I love a good click. Having a 'tickity-tack' sensation with depression helps me stay 'in the zone' while I type. When I'm not working, I type fastest on my Macbook Pro keyboard. Macbook keyboards are a sort of membrane/mechanical hybrid like the Ornata, which is the biggest reason I went with it. You get that 'click' while still having gentler touch. The Ornata has a more aggressive 'click' than a Macbook keyboard, but it's still that hybrid sensation.Key Height: The Ornata advertises itself as a mid-profile key on the Razer website (I don't know why all the professional reviews call it 'low profile'; it definitely isn't even by gaming keyboard standards). I liked that idea. With low-profile keys (and especially full-on chiclets), it can be too easy to hit multiple keys at once when typing at max speed. However, the keys on the Ornata 'float' above the profile of the keyboard base. The end effect definitely isn't as dramatic as high profile keys, but it's still on the higher side. I expected something shorter. Key height can play a big role in hand fatigue, especially if you're a heavy-handed typist. If they set the keys even a little bit into the base of the keyboard, or make them just a touch shorter, it would be closer to 'mid-profile.' The trade-off you get for this key seating is easier cleaning (see Cleaning down below).Anti-Ghosting: When typing quickly, I often have a problem where I'm hitting the next key in a sequence before my finger has fully "disengaged" the previous key. On every other keyboard I've ever used, this means ghosting. I'd get 'thes' instead of 'these' and so forth. The Ornata prevents that, and it significantly improves my work efficiency. I spend less time correcting the 'thes' and 'tht' and 'thoug's I normally have to deal with.Key Volume: I'd rate this as a mid-volume key. It's much quieter 15-year-old, 'out of the box' desktop mechanicals that pretty much go "THUMPITY-WHACKITY," but it's nowhere near as quiet as my Macbook. I can still transcribe without the key volume making it hard to hear my files, but a friend of mine who works on the phone noted that their customers would absolutely be able to hear their typing. To me, the volume is too loud for a hybrid key. It seems like it's making an effort to make a sound. I think that's what bugs me the most about it. It's inorganic; it doesn't feel 'native' to the key feel. If it was even the same volume but less sharp of a sound, it would be great. If you're looking for a 'stealthy' keyboard, this definitely isn't it.Programability: TBA. I haven't messed with this yet, but I use a number of macros while I work. I'll update this review after I've fiddled with it. The one thing I will say is that the keyboard updates are a mild annoyance. Your keyboard will stop working until you restart your computer, which I found out the hard way.As an aside, the Synapse software frequently leaves a lot to be desired. I'm on the beta for the new version. It works better, but the "upgraded" main interface is enormous, slow loading, and ugly. Lots of negative space for no good reason. It also lacks the customization capabilities you would expect. Everything about the keyboard is customizable, but you can't customize the interface to only show the options you use. The Chroma (color-change) customization screen is still awkward to use, though it works much, much better than it used to.Color & Color Programming: Phenomenal. The color is just icing for me, but it makes my work day a lot more interesting. It's rich and lovely with a good color-to-color shift. There are a few problems with programming it. The first is that the software needs work, though the beta of the new Synapse works much better than the old one. I still have problems with the keyboard abruptly resetting the color cycle to default after updates.Cleaning: Someone asked a question about this and made me realize this keyboard is absurdly easy to clean. I have dogs that shed nonstop; fur tends to build up between keys in other keyboards. Because of the 'floating' set and spacing of the keys, I don't get as much fur between the keys, and what does get in is a cinch to get out. I can tease pretty much anything that falls between the keys out with just a napkin or my nails. It would be effortless to clean up with canned air or just a paintbrush. Even if something was stuck to the membrane, you could dampen a Q-tip or a stiff paintbrush and get it right off.Overall, definitely recommend for heavy-handed typists that have a need for speed and accuracy. I knocked off a star for it overcompensating on the click loudness and the keys being taller than they should be for true 'mid-height.'UPDATE, reduced from 4 to 3 stars:After having the keyboard for about eight months, the LEDs started glitching out. Razer customer service personnel is fantastic; I've dealt with them twice now, and they're great. I sent my original keyboard back to Razer for a replacement. I appreciated free shipping both ways, but it was ground. It took almost a month between shipping it to them and getting my replacement.Six months after I received my replacement, the black coating is starting to wear off the center of my space bar. I have a .5 inch section where it's totally worn off an a 2 inch section where it has a heavy gloss from wearing down and is about to wear off. I had a shoddy laptop keyboard's coating last a good five years longer than this. The weird thing is that this didn't even happen on my last Ornata after six months of an equal amount of use.I contacted Razer customer service. I got prompt, professional replies, and the agent checked with a particular department about my issue. Unfortunately, this is considered normal 'wear and tear,' and my warranty is considered to be from my original purchase date.Razer does offer replacement key caps, but they were out of stock when I contacted customer service.You'd think a gaming keyboard would have key coatings tough enough to withstand heavy, rapid key press abuse. Just six months is pretty pathetic. This could be a quality control flub, but if so, the Ornata definitely has QC issues; this marks the second time something has gone wrong with a brand new Ornata within less than a year.If this were a $30 keyboard, I wouldn't care so much. But you can't have a $100 MSRP on a keyboard and have quality issues like this, let alone replacement shipping that's as slow as it is. 3If you value more than just pretty colors, look elsewhere I've had this keyboard a few months now, and even though the key travel is nice and positive, it just misses the mark compared to the two other keyboards (Das Keyboard and a Logitech G100) I use on other machines.The absence of discrete media volume controls has turned out to be a real pain for me. I want to be able to change volume, skip tracks, and mute with a single button press, not a combination.The lighting is pure gimmick. Too much light comes out between the keys, making it very hard to see the actual keycaps in less than perfect light.Changing the order of symbols on the number row (symbols under numbers) is utterly arbitrary and still makes no sense to me. The terrible illumination means that the "shifted" symbols are illuminated way more than the number, which in turn means it take a fraction of a second longer to orientate yourself if you have to look down at the keyboard.And finally there's the app, which is creepy and intrusive but HAS to be running otherwise the keyboard drops into a psychedelic color strobe.edit: after months of trying to get used to it, I still hate it and have swapped to another brand. 1Excellent Keyboard, Great Buy... Excellent keyboard, but some glitchesI love the feel of this keyboard, its customizability is excellent (probably better than the blackwidow in terms of looks)The glitches i have found with the keyboard is that the keyboard will flicker/flash one time the default pinkish color when opening and closing my laptop lid (turning on/off screen) and one of my custom profiles made it flicker randomly. But this is probably just a software glitch and will be fixed down the road. (It doesnt occur every time just sometimes)Edit: The bug previously mentioned has gone away, apparently an update fixed it or a reinstall of my OS (I installed Linux on my laptop, but decided to go back to windows for my main OS due to program compatibilities).however I have found a new glitch - somewhat hardware related - After a period of not using the keyboard I started typing and some keys wanted to stick for like a second, (seemed to be only 1 or 2 keys suffered with this) but the glitch quickly disappeared and haven't had it occur since. 4Fun Keyboard with Weird Design Choice for Secondary Key Functions I've had it for about a week and really love it. I do a lot of work from home and it has actually motivated me to do work :) I thought adding light animations when I pressed the keys would be distracting, but its not. It makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something.The only complaint I have (and it's not big enough to knock of a star) is the writing on the keys is a bit weird. You know how normally the keys that have secondary functions by pressing shift have the secondary function written above the primary function? For some reason, they are reversed on this keyboard. So, instead of the numbers being on the bottom and the secondary items being on the top, the secondary items are on the bottom and the numbers are on the top. Its not a big deal until you try to use one of those keys you always forget which is primary and secondary (for me its the = + key and the \ | key). I've attached a picture so you can see what I'm talking about. It's a weird design choice and because of this I wouldn't recommend this keyboard for someone who can't type without looking at the keyboard. 5Bought 3 of these, 1 had issues; overall decent gaming keyboard I've had a pretty good experience with Razer products in general, so I decided to upgrade from my old Razer keyboard (Anansi), to the new Ornata Chroma which was on sale. Of course the big selling feature with the Ornata Chroma is that the keyboard uses a "mecha membrane" key system. When each key is pressed down, the feeling is similar to that of a clicky mechanical keyboard. Typing feels much better compared to my old membrane keyboard. And since it uses a membrane instead of individual mechanical keys, the price is kept down.LightingThe main reason why I bought this keyboard was for the illuminated keys. The keys appear to "float" over the RGB lighting giving it a really cool look. The actual keys themselves have their letters lit - but the font size is rather thin, so the lighting through letters can appear a bit dim compared to other competing keyboards. Still, the keys are readily readible in the dark - which works for me.TypingI really like the feel of the typing with this keyboard. I didnt' want to spend the money for a real mechanical keyboard with RBG lighting (like the Black Window or the Huntsman), so this suits me nicely. All the keys feel great when I type long emails or documents.GamingI've played mainly FPS games and MMO's with this keyboard and it feels really comfortable. Other than the sticky issue (see below), gaming with this keyboard is good.Razer customer service helping with problemsInitially I had no problems with the Ornata Chroma. I liked it so much I ended up with three of them - one for my home PC, another for my office PC, and lastly one for a family member. However, after a week 1 of the 3 keyboards started having sticky keys. I would press down on some keys and they would not return back up after the initial keystroke. This didn't happen that often, but it was very annoying when it did. Thankfully this only plagued one of the keyboards- the other two were just fine. I tired to fix the issue myself by cleaning the key swtches, but eventually the keys would still stick down. I ended contacting Razer's customer service. Although I had to send the keyboard back to them via Fedex (they provided the paid shipping box), the customer service was very smooth - all during a holiday break - which was quite unexpected. They literally responded to every email I sent within 1 day, and usually it was with an actual person addressing my needs specifically. The unit I received back was a brand new Ornata Chroma and it works perfectly.ConclusionIn the end, I feel that my experience with this keyboard's sticky keys is rare occurance - due to all the positive reviews that I've seen. And if you do have any issues, I'd say that their customer service will definitely take care of you. The Ornata Chroma is a really good deal for the feel of mechanical keyboard, response of a gaming keyboard, and the fully customizable lighting that Razer provides. 4
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