Razer OrbWeaver Review- Truly for the Hardcore Gamer
Gaming is often an enjoyable pastime, taking you away from the day-to-day stresses of life. But You, yes you reading this article, are more than just the casual gamer, you study maps, guides, blogs and podcasts for every bit of an upper hand, your reaction time is measured in milliseconds, and you’ve mapped every single macro to your action bars. And, yet you get pawned like a noob on their first outing.
When skill is not enough, accessories come into play. Accessories like the Razer OrbWeaver, the successor to the Nostromos, the Orb Weaver, comes with a significant amount of upgrades over its predecessor. With keypad containing 20 mechanical keys, an upgrade from the 14 keys of the Nostromos and adjustable palm and thump rests, the Orb weaver delivers a combination of functionality and comfort that would aid any Elite gamer .
With a 2mm give, and 5 grams of resistance, the mechanical keys conveys a level of precision that should enhance your gaming experience. The spacing of the keys are very comfortable, providing easy travels to your fingers across the keypad. The audible clicks from the keys makes it quite obvious when a command was activated.
The orbweaver also shines when combined with Razer’s in-house synapse 2.0 software. The hardware and software combo provides a virtually infinite set of commands for your gaming needs. However, on the downside the only profile currently provided by Razer, is specific to the World of Warcraft MMORPG, leaving gamers dedicated to other MMORPG / MOG to figure out their mappings / macros for themselves.
That being said, the synapse 2.0 software is amazingly easy to use and has a very low learning curve. You will be up and running in a matter of seconds.
At 129.99 USD, the orb weaver is not a cheap proposition. it does cost quite as much as a mid level gaming keyboard, but at this level of customizability and functionality it is quite justifiable when put to the test.