Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:31:46
Razer is known for all-black, LED-filled gaming accessories made to keep you gaming at the top. But its newest lineup, which consists of a wireless mouse, wireless mechanical keyboard, and a compatible mouse pad, is much simpler in function and design.
The $99.99 Pro Click is a great wireless mouse with a sunken palm and thumb-fill design. Razer is working with office ergonomics firm Human scale to develop it. The mouse is built to position your wrist at a 30-degree angle, which Razer and Human scale say can help prevent discomfort and injury, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Here's a new look for Razer; the company probably hopes you'll mess up a mouse with something like the Logitech MX Master 3.
Pro Click features Razer's 5G optical sensor with a sensitivity of up to 16,000 DPI. The mouse feels comfortable to use, especially the notched metal scroll wheel. I wish Razer had installed a switch to set the wheels free to spin endlessly, as Logitech does with many high-end mice. I also wish Pro Click charged via USB-C instead of micro USB. Razer tries to compensate for the disappointment you might feel with a rail near the port that makes aligning and inserting the included cable easier, but still not as straightforward as USB-C. Also, because of this rail system, most micro USB cables your plugin may not be small enough to fit into a socket.
The mouse has two main mouse buttons, two pill-shaped thumb buttons, a DPI toggle button, and the scroll wheel can be tilted left or right. You can customize button assignments and preferences using the Razer's Synapse 3 software, but unlike most other hardware, there are no LEDs to change. Pro Click can pair to your device via Bluetooth or with the included 2.4GHz wireless adapter, and Razer claims 400 hours of battery life per charge.
PRO TYPE, NEW RAZER WIRELESS MECHANIC KEYBOARD
Another new Razer product in the line, the Pro Type mechanical keyboard, wasn't developed with the Human scale, and it shows. Not that it's not a good keyboard. Nothing ergonomic or office-friendly (despite a warning at the bottom that typing in an “awkward” position for long periods causes injury). This is a full-sized model with Razer's signature orange buttons, which the company says provides a “quieter, yet tactile experience,” but in practice loud enough that I was kicked out of the office by my Verge colleague.
On the bright side, it's a great keyboard for typing, and it has a white per-key backlight that creates a scintillating sparkle on the top of the anodic aluminum case. Like the Pro Click mouse, this keyboard can be connected using Bluetooth or the included 2.4GHz wireless adapter. It's rechargeable via USB-C, and while it's too loud for office use, it might be the perfect fit for your rig if you want an all-silver or all-white aesthetic. The Pro Type costs $139.99 and was released today.
Complementing the offering is Pro Glide, a large gray mouse pad (14.18 × 10.84 × 0.12 inch (3.05 mm)) available now. There's nothing special about it, other than the fact that it's just as low-key as any other Pro-branded accessory. There are no seams around the edges, but they are unlikely to fray easily. It costs $9.99, which is a good price for this.
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