Razer today announced the Razer Tartarus Pro, the company's first keypad fitted with analog optical switches designed for gamers.
The Tartarus Pro is equipped with Razer Analog Optical Switches, enabling the keypad to measure how deep each key is pressed. This allows the Tartarus Pro to emulate analog input similar to controller thumbsticks. Additionally, gamers can adjust the actuation point between 1.5mm for a faster keystroke, or up to 3.6mm for a deeper, and more deliberate press.
At the heart of the Razer Analog Optical Switches, an infrared light beam passes through switch stem, while a sensor measures the depth of the switch based on how much light passes through. As such, the switches can register scaling levels of input in the same keystroke.
This lets advanced users take advantage of dual-function keys to bind two functions to each key – one that triggers on a partial keystroke, and another on a full keystroke.
The Tartarus Pro has 32 programmable keys including an eight-way directional thumbpad, which can be assigned for navigation or other commands unique to the user’s requirements. The eight quick-toggle profiles allow users to swap between settings or skill loadouts via a side button that changes profile instantaneously.
A customizable alternative to any keyboard, the analog input from the Tartarus Pro is compatible with all gamepad-supported games without the need for integration.
- Razer Analog Optical Switches
- 32 fully programmable keys
- Secondary function for each key
- Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
- Programmable 8-way directional thumb-pad
- Instantaneous switching between 8 key maps
- Unlimited macro lengths
- Razer Synapse enabled
- Braided fiber cable
- Unlimited customizable profiles via Razer Synapse
The Tartarus Pro is available for $129.99 USD / €149.99.