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I've been using game pads since Belkin released their N50 many years ago and currently use the Belkin/Razer Nostromo Te. I am a gamer and have used the Belkin/Razer game pads to play FPS titles like cod, bf and cs in competitive leagues. The improvement to my game was very noticeable and wouldn't play without it now

I was very excited when I heard Razer where going to release a mechanical version and have been waiting for details - but now I am just really disappointed tbh.

I can live with the high price of the Razer Orbweaver, but one thing I can not live with is the thumb button.

The one key that is very important to me as an FPS gamer is the jump button, and since the introduction of the N50 back in 2001, I have used the thumb button as my jump button. But with this new Razer Orbweaver, they have removed the thumb button all together - a stupid move if they wanted those who own their Nostromo to buy it. Having used the thumb button as jump for well over a decade in competitive gaming, it isn't a simple thing to change now.

As there is no simple fix for the thumb button, I will continue to use the Nostromo until another product is released that is better (or until the Nostromo is no longer sold).

Um...am I missing a secret button? It has the same button the N52 and 'Nostromo' have, albeit a different style, now.
 
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Um...am I missing a secret button? It has the same button the N52 and 'Nostromo' have, albeit a different style, now.
no button thumb button:



Please ignore this post, it was made before owners could confirm that there is indeed a thumb button on the orbweaver.
Edited by un-nefer - 1/24/13 at 6:36pm
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That is the thumb button. (spacebar) it's not different than the Nostromo except it looks different. Does the same thing. Do you own one?

You can calm down now, it's the jump button just like the Nostromo. I was able to use the internet to research information on this device. Works wonders.
Edited by VoXi980x - 1/14/13 at 4:02am
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post #124 of 250
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That is the thumb button. (spacebar) it's not different than the Nostromo except it looks different. Does the same thing. Do you own one?

Its an adjustable rest, not a bottom.
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Having been an owner of the original Belkin Nostromo and Belkin n52te (powered by Razer), I can say that as soon as the price point works for me, I'll be getting one of these. I have been using one since early 2005 and I can not play games any other way. Another positive thing is when these first come out, the n52te should drop i price, making it a great time to get some backups. biggrin.gif
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When I tried out the G13 a couple months ago I was so used to my cherry browns I didn't find it all that comfortable. Overall I liked the form factor, but just couldn't get over the actuation force and profile of the rubber domes.

Although I find this to be the answer to my issue with the G13 it loses a lot in the process. It's roughly twice what I paid for the G13 and it has no LCD or changeable backlight color. Plus, I'm not a fan of the cherry blues. I guess if you compare it to the Belkin it's not much of a change.
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The price on this is insance. I have a G13 and absolutely love it. Coming from the console world back into PC gaming with BF3 the first deficit I noticed was my ability to do anything with my left thumb. I could basically jump with the space bar or bend it awkwardly to get to a few other select keys. With the G13 and programming controls to the 3 way joystick and two thumb buttons I can now access 6 buttons with my thumb pretty easily, and the lowest key on the actual keypad is easily reachable too bring that to 7.

In most FPs games I use it to control my crouch, prone, stand, jump and some weapon selection all with my left thumb, I also love the G13's ability to switch profiles mid stream under one game profile. For instance in bf3 i can use the joystick for my crouching and weapons control as infantry but press one of the buttons at the top and my entire pad backlighting changes and I can move into vehicle mode where that joystick now moves me to different seats within the vehicle without having to reach for the F1-F6 keys awkwardly mid fire fight.

At $70 i paid for the G1 it was useful and money well spent, no way I'd spend twice that on this Razer unit though.
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no button thumb button:


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That is the thumb button. (spacebar) it's not different than the Nostromo except it looks different. Does the same thing. Do you own one?

You can calm down now, it's the jump button just like the Nostromo. I was able to use the internet to research information on this device. Works wonders.

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Its an adjustable rest, not a bottom.

I was under the impression it stayed the same, but it seems people are saying it's a rest, or a button...so...what is it? lol.
 
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I was under the impression it stayed the same, but it seems people are saying it's a rest, or a button...so...what is it? lol.
as an owner of Orbweaver, i can say that the "thumb rest" is the spacebar, its just not the same type of button as on the nostromo but does same thing
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To add another comment, that is a button below the dpad. You can configure it to be what ever you want in the software. I do own one also.
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