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Razer Improves The World's Favorite Gaming Keypad

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Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals brand, today announced the Razer Nostromo gaming keypad, co-developed with Belkin and designed to give gamers the upper hand with cutting-edge ergonomics, tournament-grade controls, extreme customizability, and maximum comfort.

“A few years ago we had the privilege of working with Belkin to co-develop the highly successful Belkin n52te Speedpad.” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer. “The Razer Nostromo is an update to this illustrious gaming keypad to meet today’s competitive gaming demands. Building on the Speedpad’s proven ergonomic design, the Razer Nostromo incorporates the latest gaming technologies that Razer has developed over the past few years, including a new chipset and software drivers that allow all levels of gamers to program sophisticated command strings to help decimate their opponents.”

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For some this might be good, for me it would be an epic waste of money.
However it's funny how Razer newsreleases always features words 'expert gaming', 'macro', 'on-the-fly' and 'pro'. And btw, I have nothing against Razer. In fact I use 2 of their products.
 

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What's the difference for current Belkin n52TE owners? (except from more true support)
 
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looks nice!! but my left hand is slow and clumsy :p
 
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I have never heard about somebody actually using this kind of gadgets with succes!

Then, the name Nostromo is ... problematic. There is already a Nostromo company, in the same business.
 
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OMFG I'm so in on this, I do hope they either make a red version or a special version where you can change the back light color.
 

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I have never heard about somebody actually using this kind of gadgets with succes!

Then, the name Nostromo is ... problematic. There is already a Nostromo company, in the same business.
I use it all the time as does my wife.. Love it. Won't game with out one anymore.

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What is a "tournament-grade layout" ?
 
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So it's an n52te with better software, a razer logo and razer's incredibly irritating marketing drivel?

I have never heard about somebody actually using this kind of gadgets with succes!

Then, the name Nostromo is ... problematic. There is already a Nostromo company, in the same business.
You sure you aren't thinking of Belkin's Nostromo Speedpad, the predecessor to the n52te? Supposedly they both have quite loyal followings, so there must be some people who enjoy using them.
 
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Thank you for correcting or illuminating me!

IIRC, Logitech also makes something alike... G13 Gamepanel

But is this really practical during a fast paced shooter, p.e.?
 
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I think a few companies have had a stab at it. Cyborg had one that's since gone out of production, if I remember rightly.

I've never used one myself, but I can't see why they wouldn't be decent for FPS. I imagine the number of buttons might be a draw-back for RTS or MMOs, though.
 
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Thank you for correcting or illuminating me!

IIRC, Logitech also makes something alike... G13 Gamepanel

But is this really practical during a fast paced shooter, p.e.?
I think this is more for MMORPG gaming than an FPS, hence the macro keys.
 
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I think this is more for MMORPG gaming than an FPS, hence the macro keys.
Yup. If you want something for FPS you need this......



I'm using one now and its awesome!
 
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That's a damn sweet looking mouse. I want to try a trackball out for FPS though...
 
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cool! might actually break out the old credit card and get this. my trusty speed pad is starting to be not so trusty, after 6 years of play so it might be time for any upgrade soon.
 
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Still uses Belkin's clunky thumb button I guess... They say its hard to use it as the spacebar or 'jump button'..
 
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Used the nostromo N52 since it first came out before Razer started helping out with the gaming engine. Love these and are so easy to setup and use
 
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I would study a Logitech Gamepanel G13 (for the panel actually) and retiring my aging G15 keyboard and get a Steelserires mechanical.
But this Razor one looks hot, (like de Ratsass Mouse, mailman)
 
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I think this is more for MMORPG gaming than an FPS, hence the macro keys.
Keeping in mind the keys that would get used up with foward/back/left/right, modifier keys and maybe push-to-talk. I can't see it having enough buttons for a decent MMO set-up.

Yup. If you want something for FPS you need this......

*Pretty Picture*

I'm using one now and its awesome!
Well seeing as the keypad would replace the keyboard rather than the mouse, you could use both.

Used the nostromo N52 since it first came out before Razer started helping out with the gaming engine. Love these and are so easy to setup and use
Seeing as you seem to be the only person here who's used one, what type of games do use it with?