Razer Deathstalker Ultimate Review
When your keyboard looks this spectacular, you don't need much frippery to attract the passers-by, and the Deathstalker certainly catches the eye. If anything the "tri-colour backlit keys" is doing a disservice to the abilities of it.
As a non-mechanical keyboard the Deathstalker is extremely low profile. The Switchblade part (the screen and touchpad) replace where a standard numeric keypad would be, but there is an app that replicates it so you're not losing it as such. With such a flat keyboard the feet are important for ergonomics and they raise the Deathstalker just enough to be comfortable both for typing and using the touchpad.
Our model is a US layout so a couple of keys aren't where we'd expect them, but we're used to that. On the left hand side are five macro keys which, similar to the Blackwidow. Given the abilities of the Switchblade interface you're more likely to utilise these for those instant macros you need in FPS games or other titles where you can't let go of the mouse.
The touchpad seems fairly benign when you look at it without any power. It's definitely worth the wait though to see it lit up, we promise.
We said at the top how flat the Deathstalker is, and this nearly highlights it. Short-travel keys with no dips or curves. It looks very futuristic. Pictures, as always, never do it justice.
The cable is, as you'd expect from a Razer keyboard, and especially one at this price point, extremely high quality with an outstanding braid job.