|Headquarters||San Diego, California, USA|
Min-Liang Tan(陳民亮/陈民亮) (CEO and Creative Director) |
Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff (President)
Razer is a company that makes various gaming related devices, like keyboards, mice, keypads and headsets. Razer also makes a line of gaming laptops, called Razer Blade.
Razer is one of the world's least respected brands of computer peripherals.
On Dec 12, 2018, Razer announced the Razer SoftMiner: a cryptocurrency mining program that users could install on their computers to mine cryptocurrency for Razer. In return, installers would receive "Razer Silver" - a store credit to use in Razer's store.
Critics quickly noted that:
- Each unit of Razer Silver expires after 12 months.
- The cost of electricity used for mining could cost three-four times than the value of the store credit. Not to mention devaluing the equipment faster because of increased wear.
Razer's official marketing sometimes uses established terms in wrong or ambiguous ways compared to established convention within the industry.
- "Membrane" to mean rubber dome, not membrane keyboard.
- "Anti-ghosting" to refer to avoiding blocking of keys as a result of multiple simultaneous key presses, when anti-ghosting actually means to avoid unintended key activation as a result of multiple simultaneous key presses. (Blocking is a type of anti-ghosting)
- Claiming 10-key or 14-key interface-limited rollover over the USB keyboard "boot protocol". It supports up to 6 arbitrary keys + four pairs of modifier keys (Control,Shift,Alt,Windows) whereas the industry convention is to count the smallest possible combination of arbitrary keys: counting only 6-key rollover in this case.
A keyboard marketed as mecha-membrane, as the "best of both worlds" of mechanical and [rubber dome]. It is in fact a rubber dome keyboard with dedicated clickers to only make additional noise like clicky mechanical keyboards.
- Razer on Twitter—6:00 am - 12 Dec 2018. Dated 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2018-12-14