The nostromo speedpad n52 was one of the first keypads with mass popularity. The razer orbweaver chroma features individually programmable backlit keys with 16. Orbweavers thumb button is made like a mouse button which is different to your traditional space button when you jump in fps games. Contacted razer support, they gave me the run around. Razer orbweaver chroma elite rgb mechanical switches gaming keypad 3. I find myself a bit spastic when using these devices though. I started using a razer nostromo back when i played wow, and i dont even want to think about how my quality of gaming life would decline without a keypad. I put wasd on the bottom center, my weapons on the top row plus 6 on the far left of the second row, full stop to the. The razer orbweaver chroma was designed with adjustable, hand, thumb and palmrest modules to let you customize the most comfortable experience with the keypad during marathon gaming sessions.
Slide either part back or forth so that it sits under your thumb or cradles your palm perfectly, reducing hand fatigue, and optimizing ergonomic access to your controls. The software razer synapse is absolute crap compared, and the dpad is a disaster to use, lacking any kind of feedback and leading to diagonals being pressed instead. I have two dx1s by ergodex and have owned 4 nostromo n52s e and non e i also own a 3d connexion space pilot. The switch needs to be triggered by pressing a keymap switch button and can either change the keymap only while you hold that designated keymap switch button or cycle through keymaps every. The orbweaver joystick makes it harder to be accurate binding it to 4 extra keys to use with my thing. The razer orbweaver chroma keypad features individually programmable backlit keys with 16. Slide either part back or forth so that it sits under your thumb or cradles your palm perfectly, reducing hand fatigue, and optimizing ergonomic access. But if you cant afford the orbweaver, the tartarus is still a good speedpad too. All the way from the razer nostromo, razer tartarus, razer orbweaver, to the razer tartarus v2. From preloaded lighting effects for different types of games, to your own custom programmed palette of colours, you can effortlessly enhance your gaming experience in a way that is ideal only to you. The orbweaver far surpasses the n52 and holds its own with the space pilot. A programmable 8way directional thumb pad which you can use either for movement or modifier keys round off your instruments of mass destruction. Razer nostromo gaming keypad ergonomic keypad for gaming.
I chuckled at the price of the orbweaver because it has less functionality than the g for more money. Hello everyone, so i currently use a razer nostromo for gaming. The orbweaver takes everything good about the nostromo and adds design. I had an older version of this, a nostromo, that has failed after some years of use. A keymap is a temporary switch of button assignments within a profile. My thoughts on the razer tartarus v2 vs orbweaver forum. I hear the only difference between tartarus and nostromo is that the keys are mechanical and does not feel like mushy as. I suspect but there might be a chroma orbweaver announced soon, but im just speculating but if there is, it may drive down prices on the older model orbweavers. All versions of nostromo have been discontinued, so ive been trying to see what else is available. Razer nostromo vs orbweaver chroma from the two products about, we can conclude that razer orbweaver chroma is the best pick for gaming keypad.
It was at that time i bought a belkin nostromo n52 speedpad. The razer orbweaver is the worlds first mechanical gaming keypad that binds every command and skill from any fps, rts, and mmorpg to 20 mechanical keys at your fingertips. Ill take thumbstick movement over the 23 finger wasd and fully programmable keys any day. Two mods that make using the razer orbweaver keypad a more efficient, comfortable and less frustration experience.
I told razer almost 8 years ago that their keypads had problems but they have done nothing to fix them. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this critical time. The orbweaver left vs the nostromo right the orbweaver features 20 programmable, mechanical gaming keys. Since its new product, there isnt much comparison on internet. A programmable 8way directional thumbpad can also be used either for movement or as modifier keys to expand your repertoire of gamedestroying abilities. Specifically the circle button by the joystick gets stuck quite often, causing unintended results.
Arm yourself with 30 fully programmable mechanical keys for. I can get by, but obviously, i am not being all i can be. Ive been using an orbweaver older non chroma for a few years, and was using a belkin nostromo n52 for many years before that. The orbweaver, had issues with w and s keys duping itself everyone key was pressed. For those of you who had a razer nostromo or even the original belkin n52 and n52te you will see a lot of similarities with the orbweaver. Razer orbweaver chroma mechanical switch gaming keypad. You know when a company is overcharging when they are more expensive than apple for a lesser product see razer blade vs. Chroma compare to the razer nostromo and razer orbweaver.
Released earlier this year, razer orbweaver is the newest gaming keypad from razer, the maker of popular gaming accessories such as the razer naga mouse and the razer blackwidow mechanical keyboard. From preloaded lighting effects for different types of games to your own customprogrammed palette of colors, you can effortlessly enhance your gaming experience in a way that is unique to you. Things might change, but my need of this or a similar device will certainly stick. It is an ideological successor of the razer nostromo. The official razer channel to get hold of the latest updates, product launches, and more, direct from razer. Before i used a nostromo, with 5 less buttons, but it got the job done. Your keyboardmousegaming keypad setup elder scrolls online. With so much going for it, its easy to see why the orbweaver is or. Each key is actuated at midheight for an instantaneous response. Mechanical switch gaming keypad razer orbweaver chroma. The device shifted to the razer line of products and has been upgrade at least 6 or 7 times until today. Razer chose to use the cherry mx blue mechanical keys for the orbweaver, which have a pleasing, audible clicking noise and a very short actuation length.
The new razer nostromo boasts several enhancements over its predecessor, the belkin n52te powered by razer, including the ability to switch instantly between eight keymaps up from three, and the flexibility of storing up to twenty gaming profiles from the previous limit of ten. Right now i have an orbweaver stealth because mechanical keys are noisy as hell and i play mostly at night which i prefer over the nostromo and tartarus because its got more keys. Im just casual player who play whatever game genres. The original belkin n50 nostromo speedpad from 2001 is the grandaddy of razer s modern tartarus and orbweaver models. Razer really love to overcharge people for their kit. The year warranty passed and the orbweaver is collecting dust in the closet. Compared to the nostromo, orbweaver is quiet an update with a fully mechanical design, adjustable palm rests, 8way dpad and with the razer synapse. A programmable 8way directional thumb pad which you can use either for movement or modifier. The orbweaver also has more buttons than the tartarus 20 vs. However, its been like 5 years and its starting to wear down a little. The razer tartarus v2 combines the soft cushioned touch of a membrane rubber dome with the crisp tactile click of a mechanical switch.
Razer bought the rights to the nostromo from belkin and made it for a while, then came out with the orbweaver and tartarus lines to add more keys and features. If youre playing wow or dota, or maybe even lol, then i strongly recommend that you buy such a device. Can the razer tartarus classic be used by people with extralarge or extrasmall hands. Id like to use the directional pad for wasd, just like i do with my nostromo. Alright, so after spending about 2 weeks gaming on this thing, id have to say that the orbweaver and i think the gaming keypad in general is pretty cool, but it. Subscribe to irishlad147s youtube channel for more videos.
How does the razer tartarus classic compare to the razer nostromo and razer orbweaver. Razer nostromo s 16 fullyprogrammable hyperesponse gaming buttons and 8way directional thumb pad are engineered for rapid key actuation and crisp response. I use the dpad on an aging belkin nostromo speedpad n52 for wasd in firstperson shooters. The razer orb weaver was designed with adjustable, hand, thumb and palmrest modules to let you customize the most comfortable experience with the keypad during marathon gaming sessions. Razer orbweaver chroma elite rgb mechanical switches gaming keypad adjustable hand, thumb and palmrest renewed 4. Razer orbweaver chroma elite rgb mechanical switches. Its amazing what has happened over the years and the evolution of this device through corporate branding buyouts and patent transfers. The razer orbweaver gaming keypad may not be for everyone, but for the. It might help some of you get ideas on how you want your own set up so i thought id share. There are 3 months left until ive enough zsilvers for orbweaver. The razer orbweaver chroma was designed with adjustable, hand, thumb and palmrest modules to let you customize the most comfortable experience with the keypad during marathon gaming sessions customize each and every key on the razer orbweaver chroma to your personal skillset, macros and hotkeys midgame via a nonintrusive overlay as part of. Lets hope that one day razer will fix these issues. Some razer services have been impacted due to the unique circumstances covid19 has created.
Nostromo n52 now razer i guess, trackir, cyborg rat7 mouse. With that many keys within quick reach, and requiring only 50g of force to actuate, youll be able to react to any challenge at. It build with several adjustable parts for optimal comfort, 20 programmable keys and best thumb controls available. Nostromo, g500, and i never keep my real keyboard to far away, too many bindings. On the nostromo you could take it off and it was basically another 4 buttons on the game pad. Compared to the logitech g, the nostromo has a fairly limited selection of controls, while razer s newer gameboard, the orbweaver, improves on almost every aspect of the nostromo. Razer nostromo gaming keypad do you really need one. The razer orbweaver gaming keypad may not be for everyone, but for the serious gamer, the combination of intuitive control, adjustable design, and myriad programmable options makes it the ultimate. Im going to try to fix the old one again and contemplate messy ends for the sort. These niche little gadgets have a bit of a branding problemno one knows quite what to call them, for onebut i think for a lot of players theyre a better investment than a fullsized gaming keyboard. If the tartarus v2 has the same amount of keys as the orbweaver, i would say go with that for the joystick alone. Anyone think razer will release an orbweaver v2 since they refreshed the tartarus it makes sense to update the orbweaver too right.1111 669 1372 1422 1222 1340 1097 332 1275 277 241 118 458 742 1264 1498 1188 1310 1115 1330 397 259 784 279 1449 1495 497 823 456 1347 1302 1283 424