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    Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    The new switch platform will debut later this year / early next. Has potential for analogue input.
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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    That's it. I'm going to buy in a load of laxatives, paint the bottle bright purple and market it to gamers as "gamer go go juice" that'll make you game "faster" in some pointless, theoretical but immeasurable way.

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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    That's it. I'm going to buy in a load of laxatives, paint the bottle bright purple and market it to gamers as "gamer go go juice" that'll make you game "faster" in some pointless, theoretical but immeasurable way.
    I know what you mean, the marketing spiel is often a load of bollocks with neglible benefits but this new tech looks interesting no matter how they market it; being able to have how hard you press on a key measured opens up interesting possibilities.

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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    I think perhaps mouse buttons would benefit from pressure sensitivity much like "force touch" or whatever it is on the iphone. I'm not sure a keyboard knowing how hard I'm pressing the keys will do anything more than tell it how pissed off I am at the current time.

    Right now I'm quite grumpy.

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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    This is the usual razer marketing crap unless they are actually planning to use optical cables to send the signal to the PC. And even then is this highly questionable. Nothing closes a circuit faster than actually bridging the gap with a conductor. That piece of metal also gives a perfectly timed feedback. They are trying to re-invent the wheel... but as a triangle.

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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I think perhaps mouse buttons would benefit from pressure sensitivity much like "force touch" or whatever it is on the iphone. I'm not sure a keyboard knowing how hard I'm pressing the keys will do anything more than tell it how pissed off I am at the current time.

    Right now I'm quite grumpy.
    That plus in games it could determine how high you jump or fast you walk. That would rely on games supporting it though.

    You never know, there could be a font which changes size so we'd all know how grumpy you are!

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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I think perhaps mouse buttons would benefit from pressure sensitivity much like "force touch" or whatever it is on the iphone. I'm not sure a keyboard knowing how hard I'm pressing the keys will do anything more than tell it how pissed off I am at the current time.

    Right now I'm quite grumpy.
    Use case is to take the advantages of a controller and translate to a mouse/keyboard setup. Fully adjustable walk speed, or fully controllable steering. Look up the Wooting keyboard if you want to see one that already exists.

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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    Quote Originally Posted by Nifl View Post
    This is the usual razer marketing crap unless they are actually planning to use optical cables to send the signal to the PC. And even then is this highly questionable. Nothing closes a circuit faster than actually bridging the gap with a conductor. That piece of metal also gives a perfectly timed feedback. They are trying to re-invent the wheel... but as a triangle.
    the tech, as far as i know, uses a laser beam to measure the distance the key has been pressed, nothing to do with how the data is communicated to the computer

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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    mem chanical was created by coolermaster first. in their devastator keyboard combo. i own 3

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    Re: Razer Purple optical keyswitch details emerge

    As usual the talk of being "faster" is overshadowing the important part, which in my opinion is them being analogue.
    Look up the Wooting One keyboard to see what that can actually offer.
    I think it will be one or two more generations down the line before its done right, but there is a lot of potential there.

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