• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Razer Rolls Out Orbweaver Stealth Edition FPS Keypad

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
34,335 (9.23/day)
Likes
17,427
Location
Hyderabad, India
System Name Long shelf-life potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x GeForce GTX 970 SLI
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 28-inch 4K
Case Cooler Master CM690 Window
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus 2014
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update
#1
Razer rolled out a newer, quieter variant of its Orbweaver FPS keypad. Designed for PC gamers who crave a well-placed WASD cluster alongside their bulky main keyboards, the Orbweaver Stealth Edition uses quieter mechanical switches, which feature 45 g actuation force, and 2 mm key-travel.

The main keypad provides you with 20 completely programmable keys, from which you can configure WASD (up/left/down/right), and other useful action keys around them. In addition to the 20 keys, Orbweaver Stealth Edition gives you an 8-direction analog thumb-stick, and a thumb-button that can take function of your left-thumb controlled spacebar. It features adjustable palm- and thumb-rests. Measuring 154 x 55 x 202 mm (WxDxH), it weighs about 300 g. It plugs into your PC as a common USB keyboard. Available for pre-order on RazerZone, it is priced at US $129.99.

Show full news post
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2004
Messages
12,373 (2.57/day)
Likes
5,817
Location
Europe\Slovenia
System Name Dark Silence 2
Processor Intel Core i7 5820K @ 4.5 GHz (1.15V)
Motherboard MSI X99A Gaming 7
Cooling Cooler Master Nepton 120XL
Memory 32 GB DDR4 Kingston HyperX Fury 2400 MHz @ 2666 MHz
Video Card(s) AORUS GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB (1950/11000 OC Mode)
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 2TB SSD (3D V-NAND)
Display(s) ASUS VG248QE 144Hz 1ms (DisplayPort)
Case Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 + Altec Lansing MX5021 (HiFi capacitors and OPAMP upgrade)
Power Supply BeQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 750W
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard Cherry Stream XT Black
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Fall Creators Update)
#2
I still prefer good old arrow keys. Started with them on Commodore C-64 PC and i'm sticking with them. I hate all the other buttons crammed around WASD. Imagine sitting in a car with millions of buttons sticking out everywhere all around you. It just feels weird and so it does on the keyboard. But around arrow keys, there is proper space, basic buttons on left and keypad on the right, 6 buttons in a rectangular formation over the arrow keys and all in a proper range for my "big" hands.
 
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Messages
3,119 (1.16/day)
Likes
1,559
System Name The "Oh shit we have competition"
Processor Core i7 8700K @ 4.8Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Ultra Gaming
Cooling Custom WC & 240MM Rad
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2666Mhz 16GB
Video Card(s) Palit Jetstream GTX 1080 OC 8GB
Storage 5TB HDDs + 1TB SSDs
Display(s) U2713HM + 2433T + XL2430T 144Hz
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540
Power Supply Antec Edge 750W
Mouse The almighty Logitech G400
Keyboard Cougar 600K Cherry-MX Blue
Software Windows 10 Pro
#3
The WASD keys have been long burned into my brain... i do not think i could use something else for shooters.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Feb 8, 2008
Messages
2,312 (0.64/day)
Likes
715
Location
Switzerland
System Name Keep spending on me
Processor i7 4790K ( 4.4 Ghz stock )
Motherboard Maximus VII Impact z97
Cooling Corsair H90 140mm AIO
Memory 2x8 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 1866 Mhz
Video Card(s) ASUS DUAL GTX 1060
Storage M.2 Samsung NVMe 960 Pro 512 GB
Display(s) AOC G2460 G-Sync 1080p
Case Cooler Master Mastercase 3
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX II Impact
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Razer Deathadder 2013
Software Win 10 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores Gaming at high performance is my priority
#4
nice! My next buy !
 
Joined
Apr 24, 2008
Messages
1,092 (0.31/day)
Likes
127
Processor Core i7 3930K / Core i7 5820K
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Deluxe / Asus X99-A
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
Memory 32GB DDR3 1600 (8x4GB)
Video Card(s) GTX 670
Storage Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD (2x) Samsung 840 500GB SSD
Display(s) Asus VE276Q, VE278Q and VK278Q triple 27” 1920x1080
Case Antec P180
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec Earthwatts 650W
Software Windows 8 Pro 64bit
#5
I still prefer good old arrow keys. Started with them on Commodore C-64 PC and i'm sticking with them. I hate all the other buttons crammed around WASD. Imagine sitting in a car with millions of buttons sticking out everywhere all around you. It just feels weird and so it does on the keyboard. But around arrow keys, there is proper space, basic buttons on left and keypad on the right, 6 buttons in a rectangular formation over the arrow keys and all in a proper range for my "big" hands.
The WASD keys have been long burned into my brain... i do not think i could use something else for shooters.
Actually, I use WASD as well but have used speedpads like this such as the old Belkin Nostromo n50, n52, n52te and so on,...

Its been my experience that these devices default to WASD on the keys and the thumb key defaults to space bar. And so on,......

So WASD users would be able to hit the ground running with no learning curve,.....
 
Joined
Aug 19, 2011
Messages
509 (0.22/day)
Likes
165
System Name NZXT 980 Z
Processor 3570K
Motherboard AsRock Z77 O/C Formula
Cooling Custom Liquid
Memory 2133MHz Mushkin Blackline 64g
Video Card(s) 2 X Asus GTX 670 full cover EK blocks
Storage 240 mushkin 2x120 samsungs
Display(s) Asus "24 144Hz
Case Switch 810
Audio Device(s) creative
Power Supply Seasonic platinum
Software w7 steam futuremark
#6
but its even better......the "w" lines up exactly with the "s"......
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2011
Messages
195 (0.08/day)
Likes
25
Location
Porterville, CA
System Name Naraku
Processor Intel i7 2600k stock
Motherboard Asus P8P67 Pro
Cooling Corsair H80
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) GTX 1070
Storage 240gb Kingston HyperX/1TB Hitachi Deskstar
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution ll
Case Azza Hurrican 2000
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply NZXT Hale90 850w
Software Windows 7 Pro
#7
I dunno about this. The thumb key (space bar or jump key) is a bit far from the main keys unlike the one on the keyboard. If you're used to the keyboard and use space bar a lot then this might get a little getting to use to.
 

AsRock

TPU addict
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
15,315 (4.00/day)
Likes
4,724
Location
US
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 290X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
#8
Other from being left handed which makes this item pointless for me there is not enough keys. Probably breakdown within a year too haahaa j/K or am i.
 

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
34,335 (9.23/day)
Likes
17,427
Location
Hyderabad, India
System Name Long shelf-life potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x GeForce GTX 970 SLI
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 28-inch 4K
Case Cooler Master CM690 Window
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus 2014
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update
#9
Other from being left handed which makes this item pointless for me there is not enough keys.
You have a right-handed keyboard with WASD keys under your right hand?
 

Krneki

New Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2011
Messages
23 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
#10
Happy owner of the G13 and still looking for something better, this one doesn't look like good enough.

This keyboards are far superior to WASD, sure you need 1 week to get used to it, but since I bought the G13 I don't use the keyboard for any game now, the buttons are much easier to access, and you have 7 buttons under your thumb, much much better then any keyboard.
 

AsRock

TPU addict
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
15,315 (4.00/day)
Likes
4,724
Location
US
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 290X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
#11
You have a right-handed keyboard with WASD keys under your right hand?
Yes'n'No, I have a Right handed WASD keyboard and i have the arrow keys and all keys around that area and + some pending on what game i am playing.
 

Frick

Fishfaced Nincompoop
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
14,884 (3.45/day)
Likes
5,414
System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
#12
I still prefer good old arrow keys. Started with them on Commodore C-64 PC and i'm sticking with them. I hate all the other buttons crammed around WASD. Imagine sitting in a car with millions of buttons sticking out everywhere all around you. It just feels weird and so it does on the keyboard. But around arrow keys, there is proper space, basic buttons on left and keypad on the right, 6 buttons in a rectangular formation over the arrow keys and all in a proper range for my "big" hands.
Because driving a car is exactly like playing Quake Online. :wtf:

WASD för president yo.
 

Aquinus

Resident Wat-man
Joined
Jan 28, 2012
Messages
10,401 (4.84/day)
Likes
5,481
Location
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Zalman CPNS9900MAX 130mm
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI AMD Radeon R9 390 GAMING 8GB @ PCI-E 3.0
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 Corsair Force GT Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100
Software Ubuntu 17.10
Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
#13
Yes'n'No, I have a Right handed WASD keyboard and i have the arrow keys and all keys around that area and + some pending on what game i am playing.
My boss at work is left handed and I see him switching between being right handed and left handed when it comes to using a keyboard and mouse. For a keyboard I can't see it making all that much of a difference but the mouse on the other-hand is another story. I can type just find with my left hand be forget it if you want it to use a mouse. :p

Standard WASD for me.
 

RCoon

Gaming Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Messages
11,370 (5.50/day)
Likes
9,511
Location
Gypsyland, UK
System Name HP Omen 17
Processor i7 7700HQ
Memory 16GB 2400Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) GTX 1060
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB + HGST 1TB
Display(s) 1080p IPS G-SYNC 75Hz
Audio Device(s) Bang & Olufsen
Power Supply 230W
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD+
Software Win 10 Pro
#14
I still prefer the price and performance of the Nostromo, no way would i pay $130 for that, my old nostromo still works just fine...
 
Joined
Apr 24, 2008
Messages
1,092 (0.31/day)
Likes
127
Processor Core i7 3930K / Core i7 5820K
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Deluxe / Asus X99-A
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
Memory 32GB DDR3 1600 (8x4GB)
Video Card(s) GTX 670
Storage Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD (2x) Samsung 840 500GB SSD
Display(s) Asus VE276Q, VE278Q and VK278Q triple 27” 1920x1080
Case Antec P180
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec Earthwatts 650W
Software Windows 8 Pro 64bit
#15
I dunno about this. The thumb key (space bar or jump key) is a bit far from the main keys unlike the one on the keyboard. If you're used to the keyboard and use space bar a lot then this might get a little getting to use to.
No actually it shouldn't take any getting used to at all.

The space bar is longer so smaller or bigger hands can adjust easily to WASD on the keyboard but speedpads like this typically have a palm adjustment as well which helps adjust for different sized hands.

Most adult sized hands should have no problems,......none.

Beyond manufactured or Psychological issues thinking it wouldn't work well,....

To be honest these speedpads fell out of favor with me a bit when Windows Vista was launched due to initial poor drivers. However, I dragged one or two out and use them from time to time. Especially so on systems with more delicate keyboards. I won a Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard (was valued at about ~$250 at the time) as part of a $1000 USD prize package. Its a great keyboard but I wouldn't want to beat-up on it playing a game. Those gaming on a laptop might also want to get something like this as well,.....

I still prefer the price and performance of the Nostromo, no way would i pay $130 for that, my old nostromo still works just fine...
I've broken a couple of Nostromo speedpads,.....

I game hard,... ;)

LOL
 

AsRock

TPU addict
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
15,315 (4.00/day)
Likes
4,724
Location
US
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 290X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
#16
My boss at work is left handed and I see him switching between being right handed and left handed when it comes to using a keyboard and mouse. For a keyboard I can't see it making all that much of a difference but the mouse on the other-hand is another story. I can type just find with my left hand be forget it if you want it to use a mouse. :p

Standard WASD for me.
Well some people can but even if i could just swap hands i surly would not for that pad it lacks in so many ways. In fact the only pad i have ever liked was the Zboard Pad but it sucked due to cheapness with wrist rest and real spongy keys and failed for not having the F keys on it.

But it served well due to the fact the keys were programmable which i need most with a keyboard to crappy limitations of most games which even games like Fallout 3 and Skyrim and Tomb Raider failed for..

More serous offenders would have to be Sleeping dogs and Rage.

I do a lot of stuff right handed as when i was in school it was forced on the person and now do a lot with either.
 

gert

New Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2013
Messages
1 (0.00/day)
Likes
0
#17
your missing what makes this a great bit of kit

i have a belkin n52te

before i got it i was thinking its just usless bit of kit but it is acctualy amazing bit of kit

an example is i play gw 2 as a ranger
not only can i do all 1-10 skills with it
i can control my pet with it
pick up loot and have full movement control
all on one hand


but the best bit is you become so used to where your hand sits that it becomes 2nd nature you never need to look at it or think what key u need to press

in fact i look where it is put my hand on it and suddenly all fingers are in correct place

and as my hand sits on it in the same place all the time it becomes like a glove

when i use a normal keyboard i lose my position on the keys and am forever trying to find a key or my hand moves and instead of moving i will use a skill by mistake
and i am forever looking at the keyboard

the only worry i have with the orbweaver is its size so i will need to see one in a shop first before i buy one

but i recomend the nt52 or the nostromo

on a side note it wouldnt matter if you used wsad or arrow keys it would still funtion amazing
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 12, 2007
Messages
4,815 (1.25/day)
Likes
639
Location
Wangas, New Zealand
System Name Darth Obsidious
Processor Intel i5 2500K
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in Push Pull
Memory 2X4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) ASUS R9 270x TOP
Storage 128GB Samsung 830 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Green
Display(s) LG IPS234V-PN
Case Corsair Obsidian 650D
Audio Device(s) Infrasonic Quartet
Power Supply Corsair HX650w
Software Windows 7 64bit and Windows XP Home
Benchmark Scores 2cm mark on bench with a razor blade.
#18
Having something like this with a sturdy computer chair attachment would be geeky and nice.
 

AsRock

TPU addict
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
15,315 (4.00/day)
Likes
4,724
Location
US
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 290X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
#19