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I love razer products, but I must admit they have been really over charging for products lately. The thing is with this "game pad" it is not something you even actually like need, sure I can come up with a reason why I would need a mouse, or a keyboard but this? Really seems pointless to me unless you have been using these your entire life somehow...
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I never understood these keypads, anyone can explain?

I used to get alot of cramps etc. after long gaming sessions using a keyboard for fps. Snagged a Razer Nostromo and it is so comfortable as it gives your hand something to claw around. No more cramps smile.gif
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I feel sad for those that will actually shell out the cash for this thing.
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$130! rolleyes.gif
if it was like $65-$75 that would be ok based on similar past models.

This.

I would just get a Filco with that money.

Nostromo with mechanical keys? Pass.
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this is not a bad price for a new product, considering the g13 is ~$80 without mech keys, and the belkin/razer version is not much less. if they released an updated g13 with mechanical keys, I would definitely put it on my to-get list, as the nostromo always seemed inferior to the g13 (with the g13 having more keys, a joystick instead of a d-pad, and a lcd screen on it, for like $10 more than the razer version) since i have owned a few g13s, after recently getting a mech keyboard, it feels a lil akward when switching from mech to standard and back.
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Love how not long ago tons of people on here were saying they would die for a mechanical Nostromo, yet now there is one and you all bash it. This forum is priceless sometimes. Yeah so it is a bit pricey, well considering the non-mech goes for $60 and mech keyboards fetch a premium these days it actually isn't terribly overpriced. If they dropped it about $20-30 it would be a much more reasonable price, but still let's not forget one fact, they delivered what many have been asking for. Not Logitech, Corsair, Ducky, MaxKeyboard, etc. They can ask a premium and drop the price later when they have competition. If it had Cherry Browns then I would get it.

Let's all wish for something and then when a company makes it bash them for doing so! /sarcasm

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Originally Posted by -SE7EN- View Post

this is not a bad price for a new product, considering the g13 is ~$80 without mech keys, and the belkin/razer version is not much less. if they released an updated g13 with mechanical keys, I would definitely put it on my to-get list, as the nostromo always seemed inferior to the g13 (with the g13 having more keys, a joystick instead of a d-pad, and a lcd screen on it, for like $10 more than the razer version) since i have owned a few g13s, after recently getting a mech keyboard, it feels a lil akward when switching from mech to standard and back.

Exactly! Nice to see they put a joystick on this one too, the dpad was a bit limiting.
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I wonder if they changed the D-Pad on it from the one that's on the Nostromo. I tried the Nostromo but the d-pad was terrible that I found it unusable.

EDIT: Looks like they did...now halve the price and I may try it!
Edited by Foolsmasher - 1/4/13 at 12:45pm
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I never understood these keypads, anyone can explain?
It's like holding two mice. Except the second mouse is everything you would do with your keyboard. The Nostromo (this devices little brother now) is super comfortable, the keys are kinda meh, but with this one being mechanical I think I'll be buying it. I use my Nostromo for almost all of my gaming. It gives me great support in the wrist, and allows me to gain more control from my hand. The D-Pad gives me the option to bind shift alt and ctrl to my thumb. This gives me 30 keys combinations without having to change where my hand is laying ever. I then still have another scroll wheel (which has a click so 3 "buttons"), a single click button, a small space bar and 5 more directions on the D-Pad to use, giving my hand without moving 40+ keys (you could get 9 from the scroll wheel with shift ctrl and alt, and then 2 from the single click button if you bind shift, alt or ctrl to the top of the D-Pad giving you 47 buttons without moving your hand). I then combine this with my Naga, which has 14 extra buttons on it beyond the core 2+mouse wheel, giving me up to 98 keys (meaning combos of shift/alt/ctrl+key press) that are all fully programmable to my whim. Granted yes, I will never use 98 keys (at least I hope I wont), but I do use at least 44 while I play World of Warcraft.
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This is pretty exciting looking to me, though the loss of the thumb button and odd placement of the above stick button are odd. But a whole new row of buttons and adjustable size are a big yes!

The price is high but it could be worth it for the mechanical keys, as over the years i have been through many of these type of controllers. Belkin n50, belkin n52, razer n52te and currently rocking a g13 with a button starting to die. The lcd on the g13 is cool... but pointless imo, i have a logitech keyboard and its already showing me what i need to know.

I preferred razor software to logitech's however i absolutely cant stand synapse so eww.

All in all i'm mixed... i'll prob buy it and check it out non the less.


As for the 'why would anyone need this' and 'i feel bad for people who need this' - try one, get comfortable and i 100% guarantee it will step up your game, not to mention the comfort. The ability to play macros, switch profiles, add multikey functionality. So you see 18 or so keys.. but one shift and now you have 36 keys, the macro combinations are in the hundreds.. all at your fingertips. I combo mine with a gaming mouse and use shift, ctrl, alt, alt-shift on the mouse and i've never had an issue binding or hitting any key needed. But again to each their own, i personally wont game without one anymore.
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The customizable ergonomics and extra row of of keys above the "WASD" rows are a huge improvement over the Nostromo, but certainly not enough to justify a $60 price hike. And, yet again, I see no information regarding onboard memory for storing at least some profiles, so it looks like we are forced to rely on their cloud drivers. Yay. rolleyes.gif

also, more blue switches, barf

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Edited by bojinglebells - 1/4/13 at 1:03pm
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