Wooting and Sea Sonic Partnership

Press Release
November 01, 2018
Wooting and Sea Sonic Partnership

Sea Sonic Adds Wooting Analog Keyboards to its American and European product line-up

Taipei, Taiwan - October 29, 2018 – Sea Sonic, a world leader in PC and industrial power supply design and manufacturing, announces exclusive sales and distribution cooperation with Wooting, the company behind the world’s first and most advanced analogue mechanical keyboard for the PC gaming market.

Sea Sonic’s global presence and strength in the American and European retail channels provide a strong platform to give consumers better access to Wooting products. Calder Limmen, Co-founder and CEO explains in great detail what the collaboration means for Wooting in his latest blog post article.

The partnership between Wooting and Sea Sonic is a perfect fit. Both companies are the front-runners in their respective domains where their collaboration is strengthened by their core beliefs: innovation, performance and quality.

Two years ago, three PC gaming enthusiasts came together and raised over EUR 135,000 on Kickstarter to design, build and deliver the world’s most advanced analogue mechanical keyboard with the goal of making analogue mechanical keyboards the industry standard. Wooting has since cultivated a loyal and active community that swears by this technology.

“We feel excited to work together with Sea Sonic. Their global presence, experience and network will strengthen our weak areas as a small company. This allows us to place more focus on the future adaptations of analogue input technology, product experience and our awesome customers.”
- Calder Limmen, Co-founder and CEO of Wooting

Since 1975, Sea Sonic has been designing and producing PC power supplies keeping a strong focus on innovation, performance and quality. The company prides itself in many first-to-market achievements while placing utmost importance on being customer-centric in channel development and after sales support.

“We believe that by working with Wooting, the forerunner and the best company behind analogue input technology, Sea Sonic not only supports and invests in technology advancement, but also helps innovation reach a wider audience.”
- Vincent Chang, CEO of Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd

Together, Wooting and Sea Sonic present to the public a revolutionized gaming and typing experience and provide world-class support to their global customers and business partners.


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Key Features of Wooting Keyboards

Analog input keyboard
Every key on a Wooting keyboard reacts to analog input similarly to the way a controller ‍‍‍joystick works by recognizing how far each key is pressed down. The user gets precise and full control over in-game movement; whether it is a slight change of direction in driving games or a gradual adjustment of movement speed in shooter games.

Fastest achievable input speed
Thanks to the optical switch technology and custom keyboard firmware, the Wooting firmware scans every 1 ms (1000 Hz) for key-input with no debounce time. In comparison, typical gaming keyboards scan every 8 ms (125 Hz) with an additional 5 ms to 20 ms debounce time.

Flaretech Prism optical mechanical key switch
Each switch key uses infrared light (IR) and a sensor (PT) to detect input. The absence of metal contact eliminates the debounce time and also allows key switches to be hot-swappable to increase the long-term durability of the keyboard.

This user-friendly, light-weight software running the Wooting keyboard is regularly updated. A Wooting keyboard owner can enjoy the latest advancement in analog input technology without having to pay extra to upgrade their hardware.

Considered by many to be one of the most stable and complete utility software, Wootility supports major operating systems and does not need to be running in the background for the analog keyboard to function properly.

About Wooting
Wooting is run by a group of young guys from the Netherlands, who have known each other from a long history of gaming. The company specializes in developing and optimizing analog input technology related firmware and software. Wooting’s mission is to make analog keyboards become the industry standard and maintain a strong commitment to support further developments within this field.

About Sea Sonic
Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd was founded more than 40 years ago by engineers. Since its early beginnings the company has rigorously maintained its focus on the research, development and production of technologically advanced, high quality products. In 1981 Sea Sonic expanded into the production of PC power supplies to become one of the first manufacturers in this market. Ever since, building top performance PC power supplies has become the core identity of Sea Sonic.

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