Razer Unveils DeathStalker Ultimate Keyboard With Switchblade Interface

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Ragnar-Kon

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Part of me says "WANT WANT WANT!!" and then the realistic part of me pulls me back to say that I will honestly never use the Switchblade interface on a desktop, no matter how cool it is.

Also... no mechanical keys? Common now...
 

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Yuck. Keep your scissor switches.

Also, I'm noticing that every company and their dog are coming out with mech/fancy keyboards now. It's gone past the point where it was cool that they were becoming popular to where every kid thinks they needs a LEET MX BLUE GAMING KEYBOARD TO GIVE THEM THE COMPETITIVE EDGE!

I remember only a handful of "Gamer" keyboards in the past and those all seemed to use rubber domes, and would entice people with blinky lights, macro keys, and/or LCD screens. IMO if you're looking for a budget gaming keyboard, grab a CM with reds for 60 bucks and you're good to go.
 

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I think i like it a bit. But i do not like how much useless key board is from the space bar to the end of the keyboard. I dont like resting my hands on the board. I would rather have a very thin board that ends after the space bar.
 

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I don't understand why Razer keeps marketing their garbage keyboards as "gaming". This one isn't even mechanical and their supposed top rated "gaming" keyboard uses cherry blues. Cherry effin blues.
 

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Although I'd like a keyboard with a trackpad built-in (HTPC keyboard), $250 for this thing is an Apple-style ripoff. Low quality of build, lots of marketing, a high price, and people will only buy it for the name. Razer is on the same level as Monster cables and Apple in my book.

My gaming keyboard = cheap Logitech keyboard. My next one will be, too.
 

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Aww, they put their switch blade on the wrong side, how am I supposed to move around and use my mouse as the same time I want to cast skills? Large jump for my left hand..
 

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not mechanical keys... well there is strike one
a razor product... there is strike two... where will 3 come from...
250$... well crap strike 3

in all seriousness, i have a use for a keyboard like that, i could customize the 10 lcd keys for various programs, and could probably manage 16-20 hotspots on the touch pad for more keys.

the problem comes in at razor has crappy drivres and software, my naga, something i could use 10-20 profiles for, only allowed me to have 5 at most. i still love the naga design, but now that logitech released a similar mouse, i doubt im going razor again.

than you compound that with no mechanical keys on a 250$ keyboard... ok optomis keyboards i can give a pass to because they are all oled or lcd keys, or lcd ready keys, that is the only keyboard i will give a pass to that is over 50$ but has no mechanical keys.

now for the record, im using a Microsoft alienware branded keyboard i got about 8 years ago and its been used to the point that letters aren't on the keys anymore and the paint has stripped itself because of over use... i know the keyboard was like 40$ new, and i still have it because it works, but if i ever get a new one because this one breaks, mechanical keys are a must.
 

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Since Razer started using the Synapse that requires you to register i haven't touched their new keyboards/mouses that dont have "normal" drivers...

Forced register for a keyboard/mouse driver WTF is wrong with some companys!?
 

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Funny how they already sold THE EXACT SAME KEYBOARD back in January as a "Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Keyboard". Same design. Same layout. Same features. Just painted in a different color.

And yet these so called "journalists" report this as news...
 

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I wonder if it would be cheaper to spend like $60-70 on a decent gaming keyboard with a bunch of macro keys, then take a low cost 7+ inch tablet (they have slower/ lower cost ones for about $129), then make a android app that takes the place of a large LCD that would be on a keyboard.

while it looks nice, it is way overpriced for what you get and the keys would suck for gaming (used those types of keys on laptops and they suck.)
 
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