Razer's Mechanical Case for the iPad Pro shows that the company is taking tablet gaming seriously


Gaming powerhouse Razer has just announced the Razer Mechanical Case for the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro.

Popularly known as a gaming accessory maker, Razer is now apparently taking tablet gaming seriously. This perspective makes sense given how much tablet gaming has evolved in the past few years. In particular, the idea of a mechanical keyboard case seems a perfect match when it comes to large-screened tablets such as the Apple iPad Pro, which are marketed as PC replacements.

Razer's new mechanical case for the iPad Pro consists out of three components: a matte black keyboard, a detachable polycarbonate case, and a metal kickstand.

The matte black keyboard comes with a white backlight and, as the name suggests, is a mechanical keyboard type. According to the manufacturer, the keys require at least 70 grams of force to register a press, which should significantly boost accuracy.

Using the transparent polycarbonate case is optional. However, it works well in conjunction with the relatively thin keyboard to act as a bulkier flip case. 


The Razer Mechanical Case connects with the iPad Pro through Bluetooth, not Apple's own Smart Connector. As such, the integrated metal stand is there to support the tablet, it doesn't really facilitate any connections between the slab and Razer's new accessory. 

Razer says that its mechanical case for the iPad Pro will last for about 10 hours on a charge with the backlight on and up to 600 hours without it.

Razer's new iPad Pro peripheral is already available for purchase from Apple at a price of $169.99. That's a steep price for an iPad Pro keyboard, but Razer is promising to deliver in terms of quality.

What do you guys think of Razer's keyboard for iPad Pro?

source: Razer

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13 Comments

1. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Still disappointed that ios isn't compatible with a cursor in it's interface. Without this, the IPad pro will neither be a gaming tablet, nor a laptop replacement.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even if it had it, it wouldn't be. ARM gaming vs X86 gaming. ARM not even scratching the (S)urface.

4. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I think ARM handles quite well with the games currently running on it. Even tho mobile devices can't run crysis or the latest installment of GTA, it doesn't mean there aren't worthy mobile games deserving of credit. I've had countless hours of fun with games like afterpulse, asphalt, Shadowgun and even GTA San Andreas among many others.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Anyone who is serious about gaming, would never chose an ARM based tablet...EVER! Windows is the king of gaming, unless you spend money to make your PS/Xbox mobile.

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Useless piece of s**t, Razer just can't think of any other products, so the R&D just came out with a random keyboard. I am with techie on this one, mobile gaming is meant to be touchscreen based, if you are serious about it, get a pc/console, maybe even a handheld which was optimized for gaming, way better than any tablet+controller/keyboard combo

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Serious gaming and bastardized ARM tablet don't mix. That said, this is a much better keyboard solution for the iPad XL than crappIe's single-angle, non-backlit and barely tactile "Smart keyboard" that just matches the price...

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Or you can just get a more powerful PC for less.

8. HR_19

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

"Grams of force"... and people wonder why Americans don't want to switch to the metric system.

9. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Lol, yeah the unit it wrong, lol, should have been gram-force, not grams of force

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

serious gaming? and what can this tablet run? crysis3? skryim? GTAV? surface pro can do more serious gaming (and serious work oc) compared to this useless tablet (even with Razers Mechanical Case)

11. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Well I doubt it can do "serious gaming", but it should be fine for csgo at lower settings, maybe lol, dota2 and even starcraft, WoW etc.

12. Ray.S

Posts: 456; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Only problem is those games aren't available on iOS, so...

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even $220 tablet can run LoL, CS:GO and other stuffhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clfT83zRxbc and surface pro 4 (i5) can run the game I mentionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQYadT6VV8Q

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