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I do like the idea of mouse + analog movement stick, but can't see ever using something like this full time. I'd like to try something similar, but don't want to waste the money if it turns out I can't stand it. Really though, the analog stick is a move forward away from WASD for me. WASD is only an "on/off" deal, analog will let us walk, run, in all directions, just like the console guys, except we'll still be able to aim properly. Just screwing around in Nexuiz, I had a 360 controller in my left hand for movements and such, and my mouse in my right for aiming. Worked surprisingly well, just felt awkward holding the controller with one hand. I know similar products have been around for awhile, but I guess I'm at the point where I could see the purpose of using one now, if only just to play around with it.
     
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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.
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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.

Right, just to be able to see what key-map your on would be more than enough reason to have color changing led's.
It does have 3 indicator lights for profile changes. You can switch between 8 key maps but the way you can tell is by alternating the position of the led's, but IMO this is not the best design. Its very confusing to see where your at on the fly.
Its not like its a huge hit in cost for them to add the ,option to change colors.
IMO there should be 20 key maps, one for each key, which are labeled 01-20 so to change key maps all you'd do is hold down the "shift" key or whatever key is for switching key maps, then just press the corresponding key. For example to get to key map 5, hold "shift" and press the 5th key. Then the 5 key could be a different color, or better yet for a $130.00 there should be a oled screen that clearly states what key map your currently on. Simple right.
That would make this product a lot more worth it.
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Good mini review. I remember while using my original n52 that the space bar caused my hand to outstretch so much, I ended up having to use the circular mouse-like button (orange button on the n52) in place of it. Is it any better on this?

It is much better on the Orbweaver. You can fully adjust the angle of your palm, the distance your hands rest from the keys, and the placement of your thumb sits on the thumb pad.
Which allows for perfect placement of your thumb. Very comfortable.
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It is much better on the Orbweaver. You can fully adjust the angle of your palm, the distance your hands rest from the keys, and the placement of your thumb sits on the thumb pad.
Which allows for perfect placement of your thumb. Very comfortable.

That's awesome. That is, IMO what the hugest con of the n52/Nostromo was. I'm going to have to go check it out in person. It'll be a definite buy around the $60-70 mark if so.
 
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Right, just to be able to see what key-map your on would be more than enough reason to have color changing led's.
It does have 3 indicator lights for profile changes. You can switch between 8 key maps but the way you can tell is by alternating the position of the led's, but IMO this is not the best design. Its very confusing to see where your at on the fly.
Its not like its a huge hit in cost for them to add the ,option to change colors.
IMO there should be 20 key maps, one for each key, which are labeled 01-20 so to change key maps all you'd do is hold down the "shift" key or whatever key is for switching key maps, then just press the corresponding key. For example to get to key map 5, hold "shift" and press the 5th key. Then the 5 key could be a different color, or better yet for a $130.00 there should be a oled screen that clearly states what key map your currently on. Simple right.
That would make this product a lot more worth it.

I use my thumb joystick as my profile selctor, just hold it in whatever direction, press the key, and release and go back to my main profile. Much quicker that way.
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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.

Kinda like the ferox speakers? You can buy them on alibaba in bullk (1000 min order) for 12$ each.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/561399268/new_novelty_pop_up_design_bluetooth.html
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Things like these game pads are awesome once use to them. But at 130$ razer is crazy. I have used the n50, n52, speedpad, n52 te edition and the g13. but unless the cut that price, as much as I like it, I wont be buying one.
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Things like these game pads are awesome once use to them. But at 130$ razer is crazy. I have used the n50, n52, speedpad, n52 te edition and the g13. but unless the cut that price, as much as I like it, I wont be buying one.

 

Couldn't have said it better. 

 

At $50 I would definitely think about purchasing one. 

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Couldn't have said it better. 

At $50 I would definitely think about purchasing one. 

Razor always overprices things on there site.. maybe if were lucky in a couple months we can see this guy around $80.. I would CONSIDER it then..
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