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Razer Unveils the Tartarus 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 Tartarus, a membrane gaming keypad created with ergonomic comfort and infinite customization options.

Successor to the widely popular and award-winning Razer Nostromo, the Razer Tartarus features an increasingly comfortable form factor and 25 programmable keys including an eight-way directional thumb pad. The thumb pad allows gamers to move with more precision, while also acting as modifier keys, multiplying the keyset count by eight, providing 128 different command options.

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So this marks the final death of the "n52" of belkin which then was co-branded by razer as "n52te".

I find it odd how they call it 25 buttons... 15 buttons + 8way thumb thingy + 2 thumb buttons = 25?!
 
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So this marks the final death of the "n52" of belkin which then was co-branded by razer as "n52te".

I find it odd how they call it 25 buttons... 15 buttons + 8way thumb thingy + 2 thumb buttons = 25?!
I don't see what the issue is. 15+8+2=25. The 8-way thumb thing can be mapped to different keys/macros for each of the 8 directions so it's essentially 8 separate buttons.

I owned an n52te when I played games on my old laptop because it let me play without rubbing the touchpad all the time and messing with my mouse. One thing I loved is that it had a scroll wheel with a middle click that I could map as volume up/down and click to mute. The newer Razer gamepads can't do this in Synapse. I still have my old n52te attached to my desktop just for the volume wheel. I'm looking forward to snagging Corsair's K70 with brown switches as it has a volume wheel above the number pad.
 

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What a ripp off at least put some cherrys on it for $80 sheesh..
 
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Meh,....

If it walks like a Belkin Nostromo n5xxx and talks like a Belkin Nostromo n5xxx then,.........
 

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Meh,....

If it walks like a Belkin Nostromo n5xxx and talks like a Belkin Nostromo n5xxx then,.........
Indeed this is one of the Nostromo's successors, the other being the mechanical Orbweaver.
 
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this is the real successor of nostromo.

I must have one ! :rockout: