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^ Razer apologist

Just noting that there was a naga update yesterday, and that seems like ( from what i've seen so far ) its helped out some of my previous problems.
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^ Razer apologist
Just noting that there was a naga update yesterday, and that seems like ( from what i've seen so far ) its helped out some of my previous problems.
^^ Razer hatchet man.

Just suggesting that it's odd 2.0 isn't working for you 24/7, and some things that 'might' be a problem for your setup.

Does your problem happen on ALL the systems mentioned, or just one?
If it's bugged on all of them, it may well be a problem with the device itself. I.E. maybe the firmware didn't flash properly, or something is bad in there. It can happen to any product. I've seen brand new top of the line flash cells in $10,000 enterprise class servers be bad out of the box before. Many things could damage cells that otherwise tested fine when it left the factory.

If I am 'apologizing', then I'm also 'apologizing' for every single other company that ever produced a high tech computer or software product. Zillions of software packages receive regular updates. The typical desktop or laptop computer has components from dozens if not hundreds of companies strung together to make it work. It is very rare that early versions of ANYTHING ever works perfectly with every single configuration out in the wild, nor is it always cut and dry which software is buggering things up. When a problem does pop up, it's not always easy for the 'useless tech folks' to duplicate it in their own labs and find a fix. Razer isn't alone in this. Like any other company they'll offer to replace it or exchange it for your money back if you can't get it working after trying a few basic procedures.
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One thing I DO miss is the ability to physically change the "mode" on the pad, itself but, it's not a gamebreaker.

What did you mean by 'mode'?
The back lighting?

Just make a copy of the profile (select the profile you want to make a new lighting mode for, click the three white dots and choose 'copy' in the menu that drops down). Next, change the light setting on the new copy. Repeat this for as many lighting modes as you want for that layout. Then, go back to the first of your profile sets and bind a key somewhere that'll swap to the next profile (same maps, just different lighting mode). Set up as many lighting modes as you want in a chain loop in this manner.

If you mean changing the keymap, there is a way to bind those changes to keys or buttons. In Synapse there are several choices in how this is done. (Hold down a modifer, or do a map 'switch' at press, etc.)

Also, have a look at the part of Synapse that allows you to load up a profile depending on what program or application has the foreground in Windows. You can have your profiles autoload depending on what you pull into the front.
Just for reference you might be interested in './Windows/explorer.exe' (the desktop itself). Out on the web you could also figure out what app is responsible for your login menu, shutdown proceedures, etc...and have different backlighting for the various stages of OS usage as well.

You can also bind Orbweaver keys/buttons/switches to swap out profiles or settings of other Synapse 2.0 devices (I.E., Tell a BlackWidow Keyboard to change profiles. Tell a Razer mouse to change resolutions...etc).
Edited by Credo1970 - 3/29/13 at 10:55am
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I don't understand why Razer never reveals what switch they are using. They always want everything to seem like "Razer technology" when all they do is buy OEM equipment and slap their badge and some shiny LEDs on it.

FYI 50g actuation force and clicky probably means cherry blue switches. The pad itself is almost identical to the Nostromo pad. I've owned a Nostromo and thought it was fairly nice ergonomic wise, but I ended up trashing it because the keys were terrible, so a Nostromo with mechanical keys could actually be a nice peripheral imo.

On the other hand, there really aren't enough keys to use it for games other than FPSs.

Also, if they are indeed using cherry blue switches, it's probably best to avoid it. I have a cherry blue filco, and while I love the switches, they aren't good for fast paced gaming. The actuation point and release point are at different heights due to the click leaf, which makes high speed double tapping hard to do. You either have to let the key come all the way back up, or you click twice without the key releasing (which you can't do with 100% reliability due to no tactile feedback). Since this keypad would primarily be marketed at competitive level fps play, it's strange to me that they likely include a switch which is, imo, inferior in a very important characteristic when compared even to a rubber dome.

They're fine for fast paced gaming. Just learn to doubletap or stop it altogether. Seriously, I don't know where people dig this stuff up, they are fine for gaming, I game with them.

They do not OEM anything. Find a Razer product that looks like something else and I will give you all of mine. If you are talking about the switches, everyone does that, even Filco.

Razer products are really quite nice. I have a BlackWidow Ultimate 2013, Deathadder 2013, with a Goliathus Speed on the way and possibly an Orbweaver. I have had no issues whatsoever, everything is fantastic, especially compared to my G510 and MX518.
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Been using Nostromo's since it was originally belkin and only had 10 buttons + the d-pad. Had a n52, now have n52te. Many years I've been using these things, I'm addicted but won't be buying this as others have said... Synapse. I'll relearn to use something else before I buy a razer product. Refuse to support a company that puts always online DRM + datamining on peripherals... assuming http://www.overclock.net/t/1323093/razer-razer-synapse-2-0-used-for-always-on-data-mining is accurate.

Does look cool though.
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Been using Nostromo's since it was originally belkin and only had 10 buttons + the d-pad. Had a n52, now have n52te. Many years I've been using these things, I'm addicted but won't be buying this as others have said... Synapse. I'll relearn to use something else before I buy a razer product. Refuse to support a company that puts always online DRM + datamining on peripherals... assuming http://www.overclock.net/t/1323093/razer-razer-synapse-2-0-used-for-always-on-data-mining is accurate.

Does look cool though.

That thread has been proven false, a thousand times over.
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in that case I probably will buy it. I'm addicted to these types of things, can't use a regular keyboard anymore at all.
 
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I've just come back to PC gaming after years on consoles. Managed to pick up a Madcatz RAT 9 cheap and a Belkin N52te which I've started to really enjoy using so looking to get my hands on the Orbweaver. A guy called Irishlad147 on youtube has some great reviews on the Orbweaver (and the Stealth version) but they are bloody expensive over here at €130 ($170).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07r4eCib7lk

For the USA guys here I see Bestbuy are doing the non-stealth version for $100 which I'd grab in a heartbeat but they don't ship to Europe and I think the Stealth is a better bet for me. Anyone know of somewhere in Europe doing them for less than the €130 fleecing of the Razer store?
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