The Razer Company has a way of staying on top of the game and continuously proving they’re the best at what they do. The name itself is held to such a high standard and they seemingly have managed to reach these standards repeatedly. Their latest adventure is the Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad, which is a quality keyboard that is comfortable to use and simple to set up.
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25 Programmable Keys including and 8-way Thumb-Pad
The Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad has 25 keys that are open for programming. You get to choose all the keys and can match them with your skills, macros, and hotkeys, and doing so creates a completely personalized experience. The 8-way thumb-pad lets you precisely dictate your movement. In order to utilize and program the keys, you need to use the Synapse software – which is typical for Razer products. On the bright side, PC World has vouched that the setup is quick and PC Mag thinks the software makes it easy to customize and simple to switch profiles. That means it’s easy to go back and forth between games. You can immediately switch between 8 key maps while saving an unlimited amount of profiles and macro lengths. The keys are full anti-ghosting keys. The keyboard isn’t traditional in that the entire keyboard is on an angled surface, with the rows corresponding with the simplicity to use them. The rear row has forward facing caps in order to make them easier to press while the near row has normal, flat caps. Beside the thumb-pad you’ll see an ALT button and a spacebar below.
Improved Ergonomic Form Factor
One impressive part of the Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad is that Razer has focused on creating a comfortable fit to your hand. With advanced ergonomics, Razer makes sure your hand is comfortable from the first hour of gaming, to the tenth hour of gaming. With the product, you can adjust the wrist-rest to two different settings in order to configure to your wrist best while getting the best angle for the most comfort. Thanks to the improved ergonomics, larger hands can fit as well as smaller ones, more comfortably. The ergonomic bulge rests in the centre of the pad, allowing a comfortable angle for the wrist to rest. The height of the bulge is 54.8mm. Along with the easy grip adjuster on the bottom of the pad, there is also rubber non-slip feet to prevent unwanted movement while playing for the kill.
Chroma Lighting with 16.8 Million Custom Colour Options
An incredibly nifty part of this product is the colour options. 16.8 MILLION colour options. Razer has given us the possibility of the full-colour spectrum to help us customise and personalise our very own gaming keypad. Not only do you have practically unlimited colour options, but Razer has also given you the chance to choose from the preloaded lighting effects. These colour and lighting effects are set up fairly easily through Razer Synapse. Starting from white, you get the opportunity to brighten up the keypad with your own custom colors.
Free Software Enabled
Razer has a system called the Razer Synapse that is a Cloud where all Razer products can be registered. The actions done with the Razer products can all be synced onto the Razer Synapse. You can edit your customizable options on the Synapse system, as well. With this software, you can reassign your keyboard, record all the macros, and edit your preferences. In order to use the Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keyboard, you have to customize your keyboard. You do that customizing on the Synapse. On the Synapse, you also determine your colour and lighting options. However, do to all of this in the first place, you have to create an account or log in. This software is available for all Razer products and is basically half of the reason that Razer is as successful as it is. The Synapse is comparable to the Apple ICloud – where all of your devices can sync to one place and all your progress is saved and backed up.
Starting from the beginning, set up is fairly simple so long as you already have Synapse downloaded and set up. Otherwise, the process could be long and dull. The Tartarus Chroma grip is plastic and is as comfortable as it can get. As for the positioning of the grip, it falls upon the user for real evaluation but it provides the options for all sorts of different hands. Rather than using mechanical switches, The Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad uses membrane switches, which were very responsive and worked well.
The thumb-pad takes a minute to get used to, but the precision is impeccable and impressive nonetheless. The alt and spacebar nearby are quite easy to use and very accessible.
The absolute best part of the Tartarus is that you can game on FPSs, RTSs, MMOs, and MOBAs with pure ease – without needing a full blown keyboard. That’s what the programmable keypad is for!
To get the most out of the Tartarus, you should really program the keys to your necessity and desire. It’s the most important part of the Tartarus and it is why Razer provided you with the option – to provide you with the best possible chance to improve your game.
Smart and Fair Pricing for the Gamer
The Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad sells for £69.99. It’s not the most expensive keypad out there, but it’s not the cheapest. You would be very much so paying for what you get. The prospective buyer is purchasing the 25 programmable keys, as well as the Razer Synapse software for a great deal.
Razer Tatarus Chroma
The Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad is essential for all gamers who have the desire to self-program their keys, switch between profiles with a push of a button, and design their own colour scheme. The price is very fair and reasonable for what the product is offering.