Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad Review

Introduction

As PC gaming is undergoing a resurgence thanks to the double benefits of the Warcraft/LoL/DOTA2 popularity allowing gaming to break into the mainstream and away from the "loner in their basement" stereotype, alongside the explosion of indie tites, so games are becoming more complicated again. The need to only have enough keys to support a console isn't as important as it has been. Although simplicity is still king, there are more and more titles requiring you to have a wealth of customisable key configurations available at your fingertips, and the Razer Tartarus Chroma seeks to fill that gap.

With 17 programmable keys and an 8-way hat switch sitting alongside an "any colour you like" Chroma system, the Tartarus fits into a niche in the market. Rather than bore you with endless preamble let's get on and see what the Tartarus has to offer.

Technical Specifications

  • 25 fully programmable keys
  • Programmable 8-way directional thumb-pad
  • Instantaneous switching between 8 key maps
  • Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable colour options
  • Improved ergonomic form factor
  • Adjustable soft-touch wrist pad for remarkable comfort
  • Full anti-ghosting
  • Unlimited macro lengths
  • Unlimited game profiles
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Approximate size: 54.8 mm / 2.16 in (Depth) x 153 mm / 6.03 in (Width) x 186 mm / 6.03 in (Height)
  • Approximate Weight: 370 g / 0.66 lbs
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Most Recent Comments

02-11-2015, 08:36:10

DarthDudo
Thanks for the review Gary, I have to agree with your conclusions £60 for a membrane keyboard with 15 keys is ludicrous and longevity of Razer products is sketchy at best also I don't like Synapse at all really there are certainly better proprietary software solutions for peripherals out there(admittedly much, much worse!)

I do love these gamepads though, especially for MMO's they are incredible IMO really improved my game when using the G13 I had, I would love for a company (that's not Razer) to market a genuine Cherry programmable Keypad with an actual analog stick with RGB LED (or none I don't mind) I would pay decent money for that personally.Quote
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