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Can Razer’s Productivity Suite Finally Bridge the Gap Between Gaming and Work?

Much like a computer can be used for both work and gaming, the accessories can also double up on their functionality. With that thought in mind, it should come as no surprise that Razer, a company known for it performance in the gaming world, has a keyboard that’s actually meant for productivity. The Razer Pro Type Ultra Keyboard pairs with the Pro Click Mini mouse and the Pro Glide mouse mat to create a productivity station that will help you get the work done.

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Aside from its ability to improve your productivity, the Pro Type Ultra has a unique design—sort of. It’s actually a modern take on the retro Mac keyboards. You know the keyboards we’re talking about, those old-school mechanical keyboards with the clacking, raised keys. Despite using Razer’s “Silent” keyboard switches, you’ll get that satisfying clicking sound that you can use to measure just how fast you’re typing (and potentially annoy any coworkers working nearby).

The keys give you a solid feeling under your fingers, letting you type with confidence. Below the keys you’ll find a comfy leatherette wrist rest that runs along the entire length of the board. Where the true productivity boosts come into play, however, is in the function row, which comes completely outfitted with the usual shortcut buttons plus dedicated keys for operations like opening mail or calculator apps, browser refreshing, and initiating your computer’s file explorer.

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“Today’s workspace can be anywhere – in the office building, at home on the dining table, on the train or in the air,” Alvin Cheung, senior vice president of Razer’s Peripherals Business Unit said. “Regardless of where the user is, Razer’s Pro range has workflow-enhancing features for every task and situation, from non-distracting silent click mouse switches through to all-day-comfort soft-touch keycaps, allowing users to work effectively wherever they are.”

The Pro Type Ultra is a wireless keyboard that connects through Bluetooth, but you can also opt to use a 2.4Ghz USB-A dongle. If you do go wireless, Razer promises up to 200 hours of battery life. Getting your hands—or fingers—on a Razer Pro Type Ultra keyboard will cost you $159. While you’re at it, you may as well spring $79 for the Pro Click Mini. Your improved productivity will be well worth the investment.

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