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Razer Tartarus Gaming Keypad

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Pros: Makes me feel like I have a robot hand. Every game I own just got a 5 hour keybinding DLC, Makes gaming easier and less bulky, It has a sweet console.

Cons: Keybinding doesn't give me an achievement. I've yet to really play anything just key bind. The thumb stick should be analog. No auto support for games

I saw this on the clearance shelf at walmart and instantly knew I had to have it. It has some sort of appeal over the man child inside me.

After plugging this thing in and installing the program-yes of course it has a program everything now has a program not just drivers but a whole console. We can talk about that after I share my moment.

Putting my hand on it instantly made me 10 again. It was like finding the random house object of the week that would serve my robot appendage. They did a good job making this comfortable. I can't believe this is the same company that designed a mouse that turns my hand into a cramp claw. I sat there randomly pressing buttons and watching the green LED bathe my hand. If I had one of these when I was 10 I would have wore it on a belt next to the duck hunger gun. I adjusted it about 23 times just because it has the feature. I put my wives hand on it as well and adjusted it for her and made her fingers press the buttons. She was kinda not impressed.

Okay lets use the thing on a real life game.

After four hours trying to get Witcher 3 not so awkward and creating three profiles that I can flip between I realized I didn't need like half the buttons or profiles. Tonight I get to map it some more. When I was actually using It felt like the first time I picked up the PS1 analogs. My fat preteen fingers made a buffoon out of me many nights but I mastered it and still use it. I will probably sell this on craigslist before I actually get a good play through. I've played the actual device more than the game. As cool as it is it would be even cooler if Razer would put a forum inside the program they made me install and let users have their own social club and trade profiles. You could even reward contributors with their own special limited addition whatever and make playing the device more appealing than playing games. Imagine how much money you could make. Honestly it sounds like bad upper management because I know someone has thought about creating a database of customers and letting them share the profiles they spent hours on. I think I read on Reddit they actually have made a poor attempt of this but I can't find it in any google search.

Synapse is the program Razer makes you install. It's nice it you have multiple Razer devices. It also has a cool feature where-in you see how many times you pressed each button and what part of the thing you spent the most time on. You can also create Macros which I didn't know people still used I took the opportunity to show my son how to cheat in his favorite clicking game. It also shows all the games I have installed but I haven't quite figured out what that does.

I think this will be the reality of this thing.

This had four or five red stickers on it with as many price drops. The price I paid was even cheaper. I felt like I won some great treasure hunt. It instantly it grabbed my attention. Yet the potential is wasted and being amazing is useless if they don't grab a bigger market. It will be collecting dust on the desk of every casual who buys it after two releases of whatever the flavor of the month is. I see the people who gain the most from this are the ones who play one MMORPG's for years and the kids who play MOBAs for money. They could sell a lot more units, and keep a lot more devices out of the closet if they paid more attention and actually used what they created. I see this thing having a niche market of die hard fans but it will fail to keep their meal ticket the casual.

I give it four stars because of the potential. Someone smarter than me will pick it up and create a way to make it easier to use. Then share it with the world.

Excuse me destroying the English language I'll fix it.

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Pros: Cheep, easy to use, compact, program to any key you want, Backlit keys

Cons: Not mechanical keys, install takes a while

Razer Tartarus Gaming Keypad
This is the first keypad i have had for a while and i could not say i would buy one myself (Razer sent it to review) but now i have had chance to use it i now think different and maybe i would get one.
When i first got i was thinking oh no not this crap why would i use this so i put it in my PC and loaded up the razer software and it installed but then i had to restart my PC two times. then it loaded up and i could use it so i started BF3 and then i got use to it fast and it felt better then using a keyboard. First of all their is no windows button to press or caps so i always pressed the right key not a crappy key what does nothing.
after a bit of use i started to find out that my hand did not fit on it just right and when i moved the back plate it did not feel right on any of the settings. But when i'm gaming it don't matter that much and i play much better with the gamepad then with out it and the key pad and a naga i had all of the buttons in the world i could need. To sum it up its the best gaming keypad out in the market today and its pretty cheep for what it does as i am now looking into getting one for myself to use. Looks nice with the backlit keys.

TECH SPECS
25 Fully programmable keys including an 8-way thumb-pad
Instantaneous switching between 8 key maps
Improved ergonomic form factor
Adjustable soft-touch wrist pad for remarkable comfort
Full anti-ghosting
Unlimited macro lengths
Unlimited game profiles
Backlit keys for total control even under dark conditions
Braided fibre cable
Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
Approximate Size
Width: 153mm/6.03"
Height: 186mm / 7.32"
Depth: 54.8mm/2.16"
Product weight: 370g/0.66lbs
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Razer Tartarus Gaming Keypad
Description:

Razer Tartarus Gaming Keypad - Infinite Commands, Endless Possibilities The Razer Tartarus places an infinite amount of control into a single hand—literally—affording immense flexibility, power and an ultimately free other hand, which is a deadly competitive advantage. Infinite Commands, Endless Possibilities John "Swifty" Pyle - Pro Gamer 25 Fully Programmable Keys Including An 8-Way Thumb-Pad Get an infinite number of commands right at your fingertips with 25 fully programmable keys. Bind all your preferred skills, macros and hotkeys for a highly personalized gaming experience. The 8-way directional thumb-pad not only lets you move with precision, it can also act as modifier keys. Improved Ergonomic Form Factor The Razer Tartarus membrane gaming keypad features redesigned ergonomics to ensure your hand feels snug as you destroy, whether in the first or tenth hour of gaming. Its adjustable wrist-rest can be customized to two different positions so you get the exact angle of comfort you require. Razer Synapse 2.0 Enabled Razer Synapse 2.0 is cutting-edge proprietary software that functions as the brain of the Razer Tartarus gaming keypad. Save your custom profiles and sync them from anywhere in the world through our cloud system. Automatically download driver and firmware updates easily through this unified configurator software. Trusted by Pro Gamers Worldwide "The Razer Tartarus is the holy grail for MMO gameplay where you need multiple spells and commands right at your fingertips. With so many buttons and keymaps within reach, I have all my macros ready to dominate in PvP matches."- John "Swifty" Pyle Synapse 2.0 Enabled Technical Specifications 25 Fully programmable keys including an 8-way thumb-padInstantaneous switching between 8 key mapsImproved ergonomic form factorAdjustable soft-touch wrist pad for remarkable comfortFull anti-ghostingUnlimited macro lengthsUnlimited game profilesBacklit keys for total control even under dark conditionsBraided fibre cableRazer Synapse 2.0 enabledApproximate SizeWidth: 153mm/6.03"Height: 186mm / 7.32"Depth: 54.8mm/2.16"Product weight: 370g/0.66lbsSystem RequirementsPC with USB portWindows 8/ Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (32-bit)/ Mac OS X (v10.6-10.8)Internet connection (for driver installation)At least 200MB of hard disk spaceSynapse 2.0 registration (requiring a valid e-mail), software download, license acceptance, and internet connection needed to activate full features of product and for software updates. After activation, full features are available in optional offline mode.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandRazer
EAN0879862007973
FeatureIts all-new improved form factor includes an adjustable wrist rest to deliver longer lasting comfort and minimized fatigue over extended play. The Razer Tartarus is Synapse 2.0 enabled, meaning it can store an unlimited number of profiles and macros in the cloud. You're always ready with your meticulous gaming setup anywhere, anytime. The 8-way directional thumb-pad not only lets you move with precision, it can also act as modifier keys, multiplying your key-set count by 8 for a whopping 128 different commands at your disposal The Razer Tartarus features redesigned ergonomics to ensure your hand feels snug as you destroy, whether in the first or tenth hour of gaming.
Genreaction-games
LabelRazer Inc.
ManufacturerRazer Inc.
ModelRZ07-01030100-R3U1
MPNRZ07-01030100-R3U1
PublisherRazer Inc.
StudioRazer Inc.
TitleRazer Tartarus Gaming Keypad
UPC879862007973
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Item Height2.13 inches
Item Length7.35 inches
Item Width6.04 inches
Package Height4.2 inches
Package Length9.5 inches
Package Weight1.25 pounds
Package Width7.9 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberRZ07-01030100-R3U1
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameKEYBOARDS
UPCList - UPCListElement879862007973
Item Weight0.63 pounds
HardwarePlatformPC
ESRBAgeRatingRating Pending
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