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Razer Unveils the Orbweaver Mechanical Gaming Keypad

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Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the release of the Razer Orbweaver, a customizable, mechanical gaming keypad designed with tournament-grade controls, ergonomics and full customizability.

Building on the huge success of its predecessor, the Razer Nostromo, the Razer Orbweaver lets gamers bind an infinite number of controls to 20 mechanical keys and a programmable eight-way directional thumb-pad. Only 50 g of force is required to trigger each key, ensuring that commands are executed as fast as users' fingers can act—and faster than the enemy can react. The thumb-pad can be used for movement or as a modifier for endless combinations. Armed with the Razer Orbweaver, gamers will be able to rapidly fire a vast number of spells, macros and abilities at their helpless foes, and they'll be able to do so with hyper-responsive speed and efficiency.

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130$ ???? Lol :)))))))
 
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Razer is the Activision of the pc peripherals. Just taking the same old product and re-hashing it as something new. And of course charging top dollar for it.
 
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Why is it always as expensive ...

Oh!
I know,
Just because ppl buy at that price ^^

I like gaming pads, and this one seems quite cool ... but razer drivers and software use to be extremely bad for their mouses and keyboards, i still use microsoft drivers for my lachesis. no bsod with this one :D
 
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OH BOY they re re re made the n52 again with mechanical keys this time.
I really want to know what world razer lives in, the g13 is better in every conceivable way and has an LCD screen and only costs $65.
 
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I have never known anyone to use one of these. Why do they think there is such a large market for these?
 
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I wonder if Logitech is going to release a mech version of the g13 too. :D
 
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Razer is the Activision of the pc peripherals. Just taking the same old product and re-hashing it as something new. And of course charging top dollar for it.
how is this a re-hash...i have the old nostromo.....

and the new one looks much nicer....cherry switches....and if the improve on the analog stick, im sold
 
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This type of peripherals are perfect for gamers like me who dont like big ass black illuminated noisy keyboards with 500 keys that i will never use.

I had the first n52te was branded BELKIN i use it to the death works perfect for me without issues.

Then i buy the refreshed Nostromo this time fully branded by Razer and is alot better than the Belkin.

I like this one i will consider it in future.
 
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This type of peripherals are perfect for gamers like me who dont like big ass black illuminated noisy keyboards with 500 keys that i will never use.

I had the first n52te was branded BELKIN i use it to the death works perfect for me without issues.

Then i buy the refreshed Nostromo this time fully branded by Razer and is alot better than the Belkin.

I like this one i will consider it in future.
Do you use these for FPS or MMO?
 

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OH BOY they re re re made the n52 again with mechanical keys this time.
I really want to know what world razer lives in, the g13 is better in every conceivable way and has an LCD screen and only costs $65.
I have never known anyone to use one of these. Why do they think there is such a large market for these?
Tada! Answers everywhere in the thread. Specialist product for special price, you can still get the Nostromo for less than G13 if you don't need the screen. This mechanical option is probably going to sit on top of the current Nostromo, for people who prefer mechanical switches.
 
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I absoultely love my G13 and it enables extended play sessions in a way that my G15 never could. On the G15 I can play for about half an hour before getting pain in my hand. I use the G13 for my FPS and RPG games. My main criticism is that the two wedge shaped keys near your thumb are pretty useless due to the angle you need to bend your thumb to get to them and the fact that they are way too hard to press. I also find the thumbstick pretty useless, as that is quite stiff too, which means you can't get very fine control when looking around a cockpit in a flight sim for example. I think this orbweaver looks like a good product from the point of view of adjustability and the better placement of the thumb controls, but I would miss the screen as I like to know what my GPU is doing while gaming. I would probably also miss the slightly wider keys of the G13 around it's periphery. I find the different shapes help you press the right one in the heat of battle.
 

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doesnt look comfortable when reaching (spacebar) thumb button..
 
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Tada! Answers everywhere in the thread. Specialist product for special price, you can still get the Nostromo for less than G13 if you don't need the screen. This mechanical option is probably going to sit on top of the current Nostromo, for people who prefer mechanical switches.
You might be confused.

I still don't know them.
 

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I have never known anyone to use one of these. Why do they think there is such a large market for these?
Market for them is pretty narrow, hence the inflated price to protect margin.
 
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Market for them is pretty narrow, hence the inflated price to protect margin.
I meant to say that I don't know anyone personally beforehand.

I have thought about picking something like this up, but I don't see any reason not to use a keyboard.

The price is quite expensive, but I think it is the only mechanical device of its type.
 

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I meant to say that I don't know anyone personally beforehand.

I have thought about picking something like this up, but I don't see any reason not to use a keyboard.

The price is quite expensive, but I think it is the only mechanical device of its type.
Was trying to answer the second bit ("Why do they think there is such a large market for these?"). Market is indeed small and they know it.

This is one of those things which you will have to pick it up and experiment with it before getting to know whether they are good for you or not. No one can tell you about your ergonomics.