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Posted by Caitlyn Muncy on Jan 7, 2013

Razer Orbweaver Mechanical Keypad Steps Onto The Scene


It’s that time of year where you start looking to see what you’ll want to save up for soon. That’s right, CES 2013 is just about underway, and glimpses of hardware are starting to crop up. Razer is a well-known name amongst the gaming community, and they’re looking to improve their standing.

The Razer Orbweaver has been announced, and is already available for order, priced at $130. Obviously, the big question is what will make it special compared to others like it on the market. The Orbweaver has been built off of its predecessor, the Nostromo, and is looking somewhat bigger and better.

There is an 8-way directional thumb-pad, and 20 mechanical keys that can be programmed however you would like, paired with instantaneous switching between 8 key maps. You can have as many profiles as your heart desires, and the keys are backlit. Only 50 grams of pressure are necessary to trigger the keys, which means you’ll be able to act as fast in-game as you can in real life. You will be able to adjust the hand, thumb, and palm rest so that you can be comfy cozy as you slaughter your enemies. It says that it is Synapse 2.0 enabled which means newer, possibly better software? Time will tell! Overall, not a lot has changed other than the mechanical aspect, barring Razer releasing additional information, so unless you really just love hearing the extra clacking, this is a lot of money to dump on a key pad.

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