Originally Posted by TEST SUBJECT
I just received mine today and I just wanted to let you know since you use the nostromo daily that it is overpriced but anyone who liked the nostromo will love this. It feels amazing in your hand. It is covered in a nice grippy rubber, that reduces sweat quite a bit. It is light but the grips they use underneath work great. It doesn't slip or slide a bit, it stays in place nicely. No option to change color, which is ridiculous IMO, but I can overlook that. It does have the thumb spacebar, it just doesn't look like it, but its there, and its mechanical also. Along with the 8 way directional pad and the "Alt" button above it. No scroll wheel, which I never used on the nostromo anyways. The lock adjustments work well actually. You can adjust it to fit your hand perfectly. I just keep the palm pivot loose, so it moves freely with my hand, so when reaching for the top row it moves along with my hand. Which feel so nice btw. The extra keys aren't hard to reach because you can fully adjust it so there's no problem in that area.
As for the size, its basicly the same size as the nostromo, just slightly slimmer both height and width wise.
Overall this is just a huge upgrade to the nostromo. It it the same idea just so much better.
My thoughts on the adjustability came from my time with a rat7 mouse, it was great at first, but over time the locks started to not be as tight, and the adjustable parts would often start to wobble and ended up having to hot glue the parts to make them from slightly wobbling.
I'm sure it would be a great upgrade from the nostromo, but with the problems with multiple files on multiple computers with synapse, i'm not looking forward to that.
I would still much rather have a second monitor over this though.
Another thing i'm worried about is that I will like the mechanical keys, and with 4 computers and my OCD to have each system set up the same, I would hate to replace all of those with high end mech's lol.
I don't understand about the locked LED colors, they have older and cheaper deviced that have the option for color profiles ( who wouldn't want that on this type of device? ) Even the G13 has this option. Although the 3 color lights work pretty good, but like on the original naga, ( and the 2012 version ) with locked colors, its impossible to know which keymap you are in, espc. if you swap between them as often as I do.Edited by Jixr - 1/9/13 at 2:00pm