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I have no problems with razer and they work 100% and i don't have that keyboard anyways. Hated it because the keys fade. Other stuff work just fine for me. I currently use a mechanical Black Window Ultimate keyboard and has worked ever since!

Mamba mouse here! Yes battery can drain but the mamba 2012 has a special battery you can order that has extended life. I for one ain't disappointed in Razer and if you wanna fall for Logitech then go for it. Logitechs are for kids.rolleyes.gif
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Zethlis, don't listen to anyone saying that this isn't Razer's fault, because it is.
I had the EXACT same problem with two Lycosa kb's about two years ago. The lights would suddenly go off, then on, then switch between full back light and WASD, without me touching anything. I could sit in my chair and watch it happen. Then during gaming, the keyboard would just stop. REAL helpful when horde of zombies is attacking in Left 4 Dead. I had this problem with not ONE Lycosa, but TWO (both brand new). Of course, they're genius customer service said "update the drivers." Well, that's nice, I downloaded the latest drivers and software from your site. So why doesn't it work?
Despite what many people will say, Razer's quality control and build quality are absolute garbage compared to what they were 6 years ago. The first high-DPI mouse I ever bought, the Razer Pro, still works as intended to this day. Every other product I've bought in recent years has ended up in the trash, except the Destructor mouse pad which is awesome.
Go with Logitech. Although I hear the Corsair KB's are really nice too. I use a Logitech Illuminated for typing, a G13 for gaming, and a G9x for my mouse, and am completely happy with all of them. I use the G13 because I don't like the layout of gaming keyboards, they're too large for me, and I find the G13 is laid out really well.

The SAME thing happened with my Lycosa as well. Not to mention the touch pad would act on its own free will and press play/pause continuously until I programmed the keyboard for software that I didn't even have on my computer. I'm never buying from Razer again, I wanted to get the SWTOR edition stuff they released but they killed that chance for me.
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I've owned quite a few razer products, and the only issue I've ever had is the double clicking issue, similar to the one described with the naga, only it occurred with a copperhead I used to own, I managed to fix it my opening up the mouse and giving the underside of the buttons a good clean and filing down the notch that depresses the switch. Heavy use of the mouse had led to the actual switch actuator on the underside of the part your finger rests wearing into a groove where the switch actuator contacted it was, and that was causing sporadic behaviour when clicking.

All other razer products I've owned have been essentially flawless. Never had any issues with the Lycosa or the Imperator I'm currently using, and the Carcharias I have is great (figured you can't go wrong with a good sound card and analog headset). Not saying they're all this good, as your post evidently outlines, but I may just be on the lucky end of buyers when it comes to QC. Although from what you described, it sounds like your USB controller/configuration could be part of the problem
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Zethlis, don't listen to anyone saying that this isn't Razer's fault, because it is.
I had the EXACT same problem with two Lycosa kb's about two years ago. The lights would suddenly go off, then on, then switch between full back light and WASD, without me touching anything. I could sit in my chair and watch it happen. Then during gaming, the keyboard would just stop. REAL helpful when horde of zombies is attacking in Left 4 Dead. I had this problem with not ONE Lycosa, but TWO (both brand new). Of course, they're genius customer service said "update the drivers." Well, that's nice, I downloaded the latest drivers and software from your site. So why doesn't it work?
Despite what many people will say, Razer's quality control and build quality are absolute garbage compared to what they were 6 years ago. The first high-DPI mouse I ever bought, the Razer Pro, still works as intended to this day. Every other product I've bought in recent years has ended up in the trash, except the Destructor mouse pad which is awesome.
Go with Logitech. Although I hear the Corsair KB's are really nice too. I use a Logitech Illuminated for typing, a G13 for gaming, and a G9x for my mouse, and am completely happy with all of them. I use the G13 because I don't like the layout of gaming keyboards, they're too large for me, and I find the G13 is laid out really well.

^^^^^^ THIS! Razer puts out horrible products and offer little to no customer service. I have used a few razer products and they all had issues.. one especially really comes to mind was the Razer Onza for the xbox 360. My first one was defective, second one had a different defect, third one had ANOTHER defect... and finally my fourth one had the same defect as the second one... at this point I had finally given up. STAY AWAY from RAZER!!!!
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I suppose you should try out Logitech peripherals then. But why did you wait a year and a half to decide the Razer was poo?
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^It's horrible to have to experience these kinds of problems with GAMING DEVICES of all things. I feel like Razer thinks they're so popular with gamers that they're untouchable so they can just make anything faulty as long as it looks good and impresses nerd friends. Biggest waste of $300 in my life.

@Furball: Looks like I'm not as unique as you think

The specs and price of the Razer Blade should be proof enough that they figure that they're too big to fail now.
Edited by FLCLimax - 12/28/11 at 2:36pm
post #17 of 70
My Lycosa did the exact same thing. I looked into the issue over a year ago and it was fairly well documented that it was a design flaw with a short near the touch-sensitive area. You can correct the issue yourself by preventing the short, but it shouldn't be your problem. I'll never buy another product from Razer due to their disgusting build quality on most (if not all) of their products.
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post #18 of 70

The Lycosa has a pretty bad reputation for build quality and failure rate. Was the main reason I never bought one (despite liking the look of it).

 

To be fair to Razer though I've only ever had a double click when single clicking issue with my Razer Copperhead, which was fixed instantly with a firmware update. That mouse has been going strong for near 6 years now bar a little wear..

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Razer makes mostly good products. They have a few crappy ones. Their worst three products are the Lycosa, the Naga, and the Imperator. I don't know why, but out of my own personal experience, they are awful. First I bought a Death Adder. A nice mouse at a very nice price. It eventually broke from thorough use, so I decided to get another mouse. So I got the Imperator, and I decided to get the Lycosa at the same time. I had similar issues with my Lycosa as previously mentioned, and my mouse broke quickly. It did work nicely when it was alive, but it died too quickly. I was quite disappointed, but I gave them one last shot. I bought the Orochi, and I love it. Great build quality, and is super light with no batteries in it. I also own a Goliathus and its great. 2 of my friends also bought the Lycosa, and both of theirs broke quickly. One other friend also had a Imperator. It broke. So basically, the Lycosa is a horrible product. This does not mean that all Razer products are bad. It just means that, like any company, they have a few bad products. DON'T JUDGE A COMPANY FROM THEIR WORST PRODUCTS.
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post #20 of 70
My deathadder and 2nd black widow ultimate work perfectly for me.
The only reason it's my 2nd keyboard is because I spilled pineapple juice on it, which would kill any keyboard.
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