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Razer Pro Type Ultra Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 17, 2021 at 10:19 am
Razer Pro Type Ultra Picture
9.3
Gaming
6.2
Mobile/Tablet
8.2
Office
8.6
Programming
7.0
Entertainment / HTPC
Connectivity Wireless
Size
Full-size (100%)
Mechanical
Yes

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is a straight, wireless keyboard designed for office use. It's Razer's second productivity keyboard, and it looks nearly identical to the Razer Pro Type, except the Ultra comes with a wrist rest and different switches. You can pair it with up to three Bluetooth devices or one device via its USB receiver. It uses a Razer Productivity Dongle, meaning you can use the same receiver to connect other devices that use the same receiver as well, like the Razer Pro Click Mini. It uses linear Razer Yellow switches, which feel very light and are quiet compared to other mechanical switches, but there's no tactile feedback, which may bother some people.

Our Verdict

9.3 Gaming

While the Razer Pro Type Ultra is designed for office use, it's still a fantastic choice for gaming. Its latency is very low, and the Razer Yellow switches feel light and very responsive. It has a wrist rest and two incline settings for better comfort, and you can set macros to any key on the board. Although it has backlighting, it's white only, which might be a dealbreaker if you wanted to sync all your RGB peripherals together.

Pros
  • Very low latency.
  • Has two incline settings and a wrist rest.
  • All keys are macro-programmable.
Cons
  • Lack of RGB may bother some gamers.
6.2 Mobile/Tablet

The Razer Pro Type Ultra isn't bad for mobile device or tablet use, but it's larger and heavier than most dedicated mobile device boards. That said, it's wireless and can pair with up to three Bluetooth devices or one device via its USB receiver. It's compatible with most mobile operating systems, but some keys don't work on certain devices.

Pros
  • Unifying USB receiver.
  • Supports multi-device pairing.
Cons
  • Taller and heavier than most mobile boards.
  • Some keys don't work on mobile operating systems.
8.2 Office

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is great for office use. It's comfortable to type on for a long time, thanks to its wrist rest and two incline settings, so you can adjust it in whatever way feels best. You can pair it with up to three Bluetooth devices or one device via the receiver. The linear Razer Yellow switches feel light to type on, and they're quiet; however, there's no tactile feedback when you actuate a key, which some people may not like.

Pros
  • Unifying USB receiver.
  • Has two incline settings and a wrist rest.
  • Supports multi-device pairing.
Cons
  • Available with linear switches only.
8.6 Programming

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is excellent for programming. You can pair it with up to three devices via Bluetooth or one device via its USB receiver. The linear Razer Yellow switches feel light to type on, but there's no tactile feedback, which some people may not like. It comes with a wrist rest, two incline settings, and bright white backlighting. Also, you can set macros to any key on the board.

Pros
  • Has two incline settings and a wrist rest.
  • All keys are macro-programmable.
  • Supports multi-device pairing.
Cons
  • Available with linear switches only.
7.0 Entertainment / HTPC

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is decent for use with a home theater PC setup, even though it isn't designed for this. It's wireless, so you won't need to worry about a cable running from your board to the TV. You can pair it with up to three Bluetooth devices or one via its USB receiver, and it's compatible with most common operating systems, though some keys don't work on certain OSes. It has bright white backlighting and media hotkeys, too. Unfortunately, there's no built-in trackpad, so you'll need a mouse on the side. Also, it's a full-size board, so it's big, which may not be ideal on your lap.

Pros
  • Unifying USB receiver.
  • Wireless.
Cons
  • No built-in trackpad.
  • 9.3 Gaming
  • 6.2 Mobile/Tablet
  • 8.2 Office
  • 8.6 Programming
  • 7.0 Entertainment / HTPC
  1. Updated Dec 17, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Dec 13, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
1.6" (4.0 cm)
Width 17.4" (44.1 cm)
Depth
5.2" (13.3 cm)
Depth With Wrist Rest
8.7" (22.2 cm)
Weight
2.13 lbs (0.966 kg)

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is the same size as the Razer Pro Type, but it comes with a wrist rest.

8.5
Design
Build Quality
Keycap Material ABS

The Razer Pro Type Ultra feels very well built, and it looks and feels identical to the Razer Pro Type. Its chassis is plastic and feels solid, though there's a bit of flex, with an aluminum top plate to give more rigidity. It has 6 rubber pads on the underside that help keep the board in place. There's rubber ends on all inline feet as well. Also, there's a space to store the receiver on the underside. While the keycaps are ABS plastic, they feel nice and have a soft-touch coating. The keys feel stable, and while there's some slight wobbling with the larger keys, it's hardly noticeable.

7.5
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Minimum Incline
Medium Incline
Maximum Incline
Wrist Rest Detachable

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is a straight board with two incline settings. However, unlike the nearly-identical Razer Pro Type, the Ultra has a plushy wrist rest. It isn't magnetic, so it simply sits in front of the board. That said, it doesn't slide around easily.

9.3
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting Yes
Color
White
Individually Backlit Keys
Yes
Color Mixing
White Only
Effects
Yes
Programmable
Yes

The Razer Pro Type Ultra has bright white backlighting. You can adjust the brightness and change the lighting effect from Static to Breathing through the Razer Synapse 3 software. Also, you can dim and brighten the lighting with the F11 and F12 keys. It looks brighter than the backlighting on the Razer Pro Type; this is likely because the casing on the Razer Yellow switches isn't grey like the Razer Orange switches on the Pro Type, which affects the lighting tone slightly.

Design
Cable & Connector
Detachable
Yes (Wired Mode and Charge)
Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Connector (Keyboard side)
USB type-C

The Razer Pro Type Ultra has a simple white USB-C cable, similar to the one on the Razer Pro Type.

10
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth Multi-Device Pairing
3
Proprietary Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable

The Razer Pro Type Ultra pairs with up to three devices via Bluetooth or one device via its USB receiver. You can switch between the Bluetooth devices by holding 'FN' and pressing either 1, 2, or 3. There's also a switch next to the USB-C port to switch between Bluetooth and receiver mode. It uses the unifying Razer Productivity Dongle, meaning you can use the same receiver to connect the Razer Pro Click Mini, which is a mouse that's also part of the productivity line.

Razer claims the battery life is up to 214 hours over Bluetooth and 207 hours with its receiver, though they don't specify if this is with the backlighting on or off.

Design
Extra Features
Media Keys
Hot Keys
Macro Programmable Keys
All
Trackpad / Trackball No
Wheel No
USB Passthrough
No
Numpad Yes
Windows Key Lock
No
Lock Indicator Caps, Scroll & Num lock

You can set macros to any key on the Razer Pro Type Ultra, except for the Windows key and the Fn key. Also, unlike on the Razer Pro Type, the F-keys are no longer the default functions, meaning you won't need to hold down Fn when you want to use the media keys.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Pro Type Ultra
  • Razer Productivity Dongle
  • Wrist rest
  • USB-C to USB-A cable with USB caps
  • User manual

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
Razer Yellow
Feel
Linear
Operating Force
44 gf
Actuation Force
44 gf
Pre-Travel
1.4 mm
Total Travel
3.5 mm

The Razer Pro Type Ultra uses linear Razer Yellow switches, which don't provide any tactile feedback. They feel very light and responsive, but it doesn't come with any other switch, which is disappointing if you want a different feel. If you prefer tactile feedback, the Razer Pro Type uses Razer Orange switches.

8.5
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

The Razer Pro Type Ultra's typing experience is excellent. The ABS keycaps have a soft-touch coating, and they feel very nice for ABS plastic. The keys have a slight wobble to them, especially the larger keys, but it isn't noticeable while typing. The shape and spacing of the keys are standard, so you shouldn't cause you to make more typos or type slower than usual. The wrist rest is very comfortable to use, and it should help prevent fatigue when using the board for many hours. The linear Razer Yellow switches feel light to type on, but there's no tactile feedback. If you like linear switches, this shouldn't bother you, but if you prefer to feel a bump when the key is actuated, you might prefer the Razer Pro Type's tactile Razer Orange switches.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Quiet

The linear Razer Yellow switches on the Razer Pro Type Ultra are quiet to type on, but they aren't as quiet as some other models. That said, it shouldn't bother people around you in a silent room.

10
Typing Experience
Latency
Latency Wired
0.7 ms
Latency Receiver
1.3 ms
Latency Bluetooth
7.0 ms

The Razer Pro Type Ultra's latency is incredibly low, especially for a non-gaming keyboard. While it's a bit higher via Bluetooth, it's still impressively low.

Software and Operating System
7.1
Software and Operating System
Software & Programming
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Account Required
No
Profiles
6+
Onboard Memory
No
Cloud Sync
Yes
Macro Programming
Software
Ease Of Use
Easy
Software Windows Compatible
Yes
Software macOS Compatible
No

Razer Synapse 3 offers some customizations, like remapping keys, setting macros, and adjusting the backlighting brightness and effects. Unfortunately, there's no onboard memory, so your settings and keybindings won't stay when you use the Razer Pro Type Ultra on a computer that doesn't have the software installed. Since the software isn't available on macOS or Linux, you can't make customizations or set macros.

8.5
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows Full
macOS Partial
Linux Partial
Android Partial
iOS Partial
iPadOS Partial

All functions work as intended on Windows. Most of them work on other operating systems, but some keys don't register. The Pause Break, Scroll Lock, and My Computer keys don't work on macOS, and all of those plus the Calculator key don't work on iPadOS, Android, and iOS. Only the My Computer key doesn't work on Linux. The software is only available on Windows, so you can't customize your settings if you're on any other operating system.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is available in a white and gray colorway, and there are no other colors available. It's only available with linear Razer Yellow switches. It's an updated version of the Razer Pro Type, which has tactile Razer Orange switches but doesn't come with a wrist rest. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Keyboards

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is a great office keyboard. It's one of the few boards in Razer's Productivity lineup, which prioritizes wireless connectivity and multi-device pairing. While it doesn't have an ergonomic design or a negative incline like some other dedicated office boards, it offers inline settings and a plushy wrist rest. It uses mechanical switches rather than the scissor switches or rubber dome switches on most other office boards, but it's only available with linear Razer Yellow switches. This may not be a problem if you like this switch feel, but anyone who prefers tactile feedback may be disappointed. That said, you could get the near-identical Razer Pro Type board that has tactile Razer Orange switches instead.

See our recommendations for the best keyboards for typing, the best mechanical keyboards, and the best wireless keyboards.

Razer Pro Type

The Razer Pro Type and the Razer Pro Type Ultra are nearly identical, but the Ultra comes with a wrist rest. Also, the Ultra uses the Razer Productivity Dongle, meaning you can connect another device to it if it uses the same receiver as well. While the Pro Type comes with tactile Razer Orange switches only, the Ultra comes with linear Razer Yellow switches only.

Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED

The Razer Pro Type Ultra and the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED are wireless boards designed for different uses. The Razer is an office keyboard with a wrist rest and white-only backlighting. You can pair it with more devices via Bluetooth, and it comes with a unifying receiver that you can connect to a compatible mouse. It's available with Razer Yellow switches only, which are linear and standard-sized. On the other hand, the Logitech is a gaming board with RGB backlighting, dedicated macro keys, a game mode key, and dedicated media controls. While the Logitech is available in more switches, it's only available with low-profile switches, which some people may not like.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro and the Razer Pro Type Ultra are both wireless mechanical boards, but the V3 Pro is designed for gaming while the Pro Type Ultra is designed for office use. The BlackWidow V3 Pro has RGB backlighting, dedicated media keys, a volume control wheel, and onboard memory. On the other hand, the Pro Type Ultra has white backlighting and a plainer, professional look. The BlackWidow V3 Pro is available with clicky Razer Green switches and linear Razer Yellow switches, while the Type Pro Ultra is available with linear Razer Yellow switches only.

Logitech MX Keys

The Logitech MX Keys and the Razer Pro Type Ultra are both wireless office boards, but they use different switch types. The Logitech has typical scissor switches, which provide tactile feedback when you actuate a key. On the other hand, the Razer comes with Razer Yellow switches, which are linear and don't provide feedback. Also, its backlighting is brighter. If you're looking for a board you can also occasionally game with, the Razer has much lower latency.

Razer Huntsman V2

The Razer Huntsman V2 is a wired gaming keyboard, while the Razer Pro Type Ultra is a wireless office board. The Huntsman V2 has a gamer aesthetic, with its RGB backlighting and a Windows Key lock. Also, it has onboard memory, you can set macros directly from the board instead of only through the software, and it has dedicated media keys with a volume control wheel. If you prefer a plainer board, the Pro Type Ultra has white backlighting. Also, you can use it wirelessly, and you can pair it with three Bluetooth devices or one device via its unifying receiver.

Corsair K100 RGB

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is a wireless office board, while the Corsair K100 RGB is a wired gaming board. The Razer can pair with up to three devices via Bluetooth, and it comes with a unifying receiver that you can connect to a compatible mouse. It's available with linear Razer Yellow switches only. On the other hand, the Corsair has more gamer-centric features, like dedicated macro keys, dedicated media control keys, and a programmable multi-function wheel. Also, it has customizable RGB backlighting. Like the Razer, the Corsair is only available with linear switches, but you can choose between mechanical Cherry MX Speed switches or optical Corsair OPX switches.

Razer Huntsman

The Razer Pro Type Ultra is a wireless office board, while the Razer Huntsman is a wired gaming board. The Pro Type Ultra comes with a wrist rest and white backlighting. Also, you can pair it with up to three devices via Bluetooth and switch between them with hotkeys. It's available with linear Razer Yellow switches only. On the other hand, the Huntsman has customizable RGB backlighting, onboard memory, and it comes with clicky Razer Optical switches.

Keychron K10

The Keychron K10 and the Razer Pro Type Ultra are both full-size wireless office boards. If you want a board to match your white office setup, the Razer is a better choice. It has white backlighting, a wrist rest, and you can pair it with one more device thanks to its USB receiver. Also, all its keys are macro-programmable. It's available with linear Razer Yellow switches only, which may bother you if you prefer a different feel. On the other hand, if you prefer a dark-colored board with RGB backlighting, the Keychron is a better choice. Also, it offers more switch feels to choose from, including linear, tactile, and clicky Gateron switches.

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