Wednesday, October 27th 2010

Razer Announces the World's First MMO Gaming Keyboard: the Anansi

Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals brand, announced a new entry for its MMO Gaming product line, a keyboard that lets you Get Imba - the Razer Anansi. Sharing the same successful design philosophy as the world’s best-selling MMO Gaming Mouse, the Razer Naga, this keyboard gives gamers an unprecedented slew of MMO functions and features such as dedicated thumb modifier keys and cutting-edge macro capabilities.

“The Razer Anansi gaming keyboard is the new weapon of choice for MMO gamers,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, president, Razer USA. “Let’s face it, the regular keyboard that came with your PC was designed and built for typing, not for MMO gaming. With its revolutionary seven thumb modifier keys, every key combination that you had before is now multiplied by seven times. The Razer Anansi allows you to use every spell, ability or custom macro in your arsenal -- both instantly and in complete comfort.”
Designed and engineered especially for MMO gameplay, the Razer Anansi gives MMO gamers the power to instantly use up to seven times more commands and abilities over the current 12 ability keys normally accessible on a standard keyboard. The Razer Anansi also features over 100 fully programmable keys, on-the-fly macro recording, five additional gaming keys and the ability to customize the key backlighting from over 16 million colors.

The Razer Anansi is also designed to be used seamlessly with the 12-button mouse keypad on the Razer Naga and Razer Naga Epic MMO gaming mice, giving gamers a supreme level of battle control and ergonomic comfort when playing their favorite MMO game.

The Razer Anansi was designed and engineered especially for the MMO gamer with the ability to execute seven times more commands instantly compared to a standard keyboard. Its seven thumb modifier keys located below the space bar allow gamers to actuate every possible combination of modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt) in total accuracy and comfort using a single key stroke. With over 100 programmable keys and five additional gaming keys, the Razer Anansi allows both casual and hardcore MMO gamers alike to further expand their repertoire of boss-killing abilities and macros, providing total control with convenient and instantaneous command executions.

Product Features
  • Seven thumb modifier keys that allow the use up to seven times more abilities
  • Over 100 programmable Hyperesponse keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 20 gaming profiles with one-button profile switching
  • Five additional gaming keys
  • 16 million color backlight illumination
  • Optimized key matrix for minimized ghosting
  • Gaming mode option for deactivation of the Windows key
  • Easy access media keys
Price: US $99 on Razer Zone.
For more information, visit the product page.
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12 Comments on Razer Announces the World's First MMO Gaming Keyboard: the Anansi

I have always thought that the best MMO keyboard out there is the Sidewinder x6 with its movable mousepad.
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Fourstaff said:
I have always thought that the best MMO keyboard out there is the Sidewinder x6 with its movable mousepad.
I'm with you on that one, but some of my keys are starting to wear out after two years of pretty much everyday usage... so I'd say the quality isn't what it used to be when it comes to keyboards...
I miss good old Keytronic, I wonder whatever happened to them?
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The Knife in your Back
I'd agree that it's definitely not the first MMO keyboard out there, but it has to be the first with that thumb pad, I like it, but not sure it would be a better choice than something like an N-52.
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Are the thumb keys not back-lit? They don't look like they are in the picture?
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WTF keyboard? WTF MMO? WFT stupid spells?

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LOL, but I think the others are MMORPG keyboards. It looks like a half-way decent keyboard.
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Tannhäuser said:
Errm, why do they claim that this is the first MMO-keyboard out there?! What about the Zsoft-Keyboards? Ideazon? What about Steelseries? :confused:
They also claim their blackwidow is the "world's first mechanical gaming keyboard".

Apparently reality is irrelevant when it comes to Razer marketing.
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Why did the place the macro keys at the bottom? That's the last place you'd want electronics, just imagine when you stumble around your desk in search of cheesy poofs with your filthy, greasy, MMO hands and accidentally knock over your 4 litre mug of diet coke, sending the liquid into every open orifice in earshot and literally soldering everything together when it dries into a black charcoal-like flegm.

Awesome font, though!
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Depth said:
Why did the place the macro keys at the bottom?
They're modifier keys. Holding one down changes the functions of potentially all the other keys.
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it's a beautiful looking keyboard, but I still prefer my Steelseries/Ideazon Merc Stealth, it's just superb
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