Razer Cynosa V2
Maximum PC|February 2021
A $60 keyboard from Razer?
DAVE ALCOCK

RAZER IS RENOWNED for its peripherals, its cult-like fan base, and, of course, its RGB lighting. Razer spends its marketing budget very well; even those who have never or will never use its products see the Razer logo and branding all over the place, from Twitch streams to YouTube ads, TV, and more. This means that impressionable young minds see their heroes playing on a $200 keyboard, then have to have one. Often, parents don’t understand the need for expensive keyboards, can’t afford them, or simply, don’t want to buy them for younger children. Equally, there are many adults who don’t understand the mechanical keyboard hype, but still want the rest of the features Razer offers. This is where membrane keyboards hold their own. For $60, you can get a Razer keyboard with the majority of the features the top-end mechanical boards boast, but at a fraction of the price. The main difference, of course, is that the switches are membrane, rather than mechanical.

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