Wednesday, August 15th 2012

Razer Announces the DeathStalker Ultimate - The World's Smartest Keyboard

Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, set a technological benchmark today with the release of its new Razer DeathStalker Ultimate gaming keyboard, featuring Razer's award-winning Switchblade User Interface (UI).

The Switchblade UI on the Razer DeathStalker Ultimate is the same acclaimed, customizable LCD trackpad and LED keypad combo introduced on the Razer Switchblade concept, which can currently be found in production on the Razer Blade gaming laptop and the Star Wars: The Old Republic gaming keyboard. This unique interface transforms gaming keyboard functionality into a customizable control panel with 10 dynamic, adaptive tactile keys that can be used to bind commands, macros, skills and spells for an unparalleled in-game competitive advantage. Each key can display any image by using Razer's Synapse 2.0 software, offering gamers the smartest keyboard on the market.
The LCD panel below the keys is capable of two modes. The first setting displays critical in-game information, such as damage dealt and heals-per-second on the new Star Wars: The Old Republic Battle Logger application, or countdown timers that keep track of in-game events with the Razer Gamer Timer application. This display also allows for intuitive multitasking, running external applications like YouTube and most social media platforms, which allows gamers to stay connected to the world by instantly updating their status for friends and followers to see, all on the LCD panel.

The second mode of the panel functions as a highly sensitive, multi-touch trackpad with intuitive gestures built-in, offering an alternative method of navigating games or PC desktops.

The Razer DeathStalker Ultimate features an anti-ghosting infrastructure of up to 10 keys in game mode. Users may actuate as many keys as they have fingers, and have them all register accurately and swiftly in-game.

Powered by Razer Synapse 2.0, the world's first cloud-based storage software, the Razer DeathStalker Ultimate automatically saves all of a user's custom settings and profiles for the gaming keyboard on a cloud server. These settings can then be accessed from any computer, with any Razer DeathStalker Ultimate, to ensure the keyboard is instantly ready for use.

"With the Switchblade UI on the Razer DeathStalker Ultimate, we wanted to offer gamers an enriching and intuitive gaming experience built for total game control," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "We continue to work closely with independent software vendors to integrate the API of their games on the Switchblade UI, so that you can see more of the game as you play. I'm excited that we are making such cutting-edge technology available to gamers everywhere, and look forward to bringing more game-specific apps."

In addition to the revolutionary Razer DeathStalker Ultimate, Razer also introduced the Razer Deathstalker gaming keyboard. The Razer DeathStalker maintains a standard keyboard layout, replacing the Switchblade UI with a numpad instead. The Razer DeathStalker features the same unique design and features of the Razer DeathStalker Ultimate - a 10-key anti-ghosting infrastructure, chiclet-style keycaps, and Synapse 2.0 support.

About the Razer DeathStalker Ultimate gaming keyboard
Experience a revolutionary and innovative level of gaming immersion and control with the Razer Deathstalker Ultimate gaming keyboard, designed with Razer's award-winning Switchblade User Interface. It features 10 fully programmable dynamic, adaptive tactile keys and an LCD panel capable of two modes: one for displaying critical in-game information, and another that serves as a highly sensitive trackpad with natural gesture recognition built-in, making the Razer DeathStealker Ultimate the world's smartest gaming keyboard.

An anti-ghosting infrastructure of up to 10 keys over the entire keyboard ensures no key is left behind as you orchestrate your multi-key press of destruction. The Razer Deathstalker Ultimate is also Razer Synapse 2.0-enabled, and has customizable multi-colored backlit keys to give this hardcore gaming keyboard a personalized look.

Price: US $249.99 / EU €249.99

Features
  • 4.05" touch screen able to run widget apps
  • Track pad with gesture support
  • 10 dynamic display keys with 80hz response time
  • Chiclet style key caps
  • Tri-colour backlit keys
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling
  • Fully programmable keys with on the fly macro recording
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
  • Dedicated Gaming mode
  • 5 additional macro keys
  • Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Fixed wrist rest
For more information about the Razer Deathstalker Ultimate, please visit the product page.
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37 Comments on Razer Announces the DeathStalker Ultimate - The World's Smartest Keyboard

#26
AsRock
TPU addict
TheLostSwede
Says who? Considering it's a keyboard, you could shove a pretty large battery in there and the screen isn't much bigger than say a Galaxy Note, so you'd be able to get 8-12h battery life easily if done right. That said, it'd most likely add another $100 on the price...
But for that price you think it be mechanical and use LiPo battery's.. Those flat keys would bug me no end too.
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#27
TheLostSwede
Octavean
I still use my G7,.....great mouse IMO!
Never said it was a bad mouse, all I was saying was that the battery life sucked
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#28
laszlo
gaming keyboard with "Face-shot-off-Book" button ? gtfo of here razer
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#29
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
Fancy.... Still rocking my original Blue LED G15. I dunno what I would do if it died...I certainly wouldn't be replacing it with this wacky thing...

Oh and bta your product page link is broken ;)

THIS one is the right one
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#30
ERazer
damn if im paying that much it better be at least mechanical, imo
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#32
m1dg3t
Where do I put my toast?!?!
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#33
Jaffakeik
Keyboard looks nice,would look great with my razor mouse,but price is an issue for me :)
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#34
Melvis
digibucc
i don't even know what to say. i have so much hate for razer due to the sub-par quality of their products, and all the gimmicks. this just tips the boat. ridiculous.
Couldn't agree more :toast:
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#35
Widjaja
IDK about Razer.
I tend to think they tend to sell off aesthetics, marketing and past reputation.
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#36
D4S4
no numpad no care in general, but the design of all this "gaming" crap is getting ever more tackier each year, not only razer (for which i have special hatred ever since i used my friends copperhead and kept accidentally pressing those side buttons).
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#37
Bitgod
I'd have been interested, even at that price, if it only had mechanical keys. Actually, I'd rather just have a Logitech G19 with mechanical keys, I'm used to the LCD being at the top of the keyboard.
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