Summary: We all have Razer Mice devices that work reliably, but stay away from Razer keyboards, unreliable.
Pros: Looks and works good for a while
Cons: I bought one for my wife, an occasional MMO gamer and it is acting up. The "2" is intermittent. it is out of 1 year warranty. The Razer website says they dont repair them, buy another one........I dont think so! I had a Razer Lycossa Keyboard and it worked over a year and when GW2 came out it started ghosting, after trying everything, I had to use my old Logitech (no lighting). My son-in law also has an Anansi that he says it is to the point that you cant hardly enter...
Summary: Overall, I was very displeased with this keyboard, and I am sending it back to Woot (where I purchased it) to HOPEFULLY get it replaced. But, because the deal has ended over at Woot, I will most likely have to just get my money back, and switch over to Logitech because then I only need to use one software for my keyboard and mouse.
Pros: The keyboard looks great, the thumb keys are awesome for a game like Star Wars Republic Commando even though it isn't an MMO, just because I can bind them to F1-4 to tell my squad mates to form up and stuff. The backlight uses different colors which can be set in Synapsis 2.0. The keys feel like they were for a laptop, which I actually really like, and they seem extremely easy to type on.
Cons: The first game I tested on was Republic Commando to make use of the thumb keys. Within a few minutes of playing, one of my squad mates was incapacitated, so I went to revive him. When I tried to revive him, it would go in, then out, then in, then out as though I was reviving and would stop. I first thought I was just getting hit and whatnot, and then it happened when I tried to heal myself. PLUS, it would call an order, and recall the order, so no one would revive any...
Summary: HUGE WASTE OF MONEY! I didnt buy from newegg but after 4 months this keyboard simply crapped out on me. The backspace key doesnt work and it sends everything else to hell(mouse starts clicking and stuff like that).DONT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: Overall the concept of the Razer Anansi sounds great along with the convenient placement of macro keys.
Cons: My "B" key is virtually unusable a month and a half after purchase. Most of the time that key either doesn't respond or will double type when pressed. Remapping to avoid the dead key would help me salvage my glowing paper weight for a single player games, but for any multi-player games that require chatting sadly this board is practically useless for me now.
Pros: None.... you pay too much for so little really
Cons: If you ever need their tech support, you'll have to "Google" to find the e-mail for them or the 800 tech support number. I had a Mamba which the Laser eye quit working. It took me 4-6months of searching their web site before I Googled their tech support 800 number. By that time my actual warranty was out by a few days and they REFUSED to help me. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING RAZER!
Cons: After 3 weeks of ownership I already have sticking keys and keys that do not function when pressed. I read reviews before I purchased the board but took a chance anyway. Bad mistake. The software is glitchy too. I got error messeages from it quite often.
Summary: As much as I love the 3 Razer mice I have and the BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard for my Mac's, I just can't say a lot of positive things about the Anansi. The top-3 flaws are: 1. Keys are narrow and not responsive. Regular guys will miss keys, guys with large fingers will double-hit. But that's not all - often time you hit straight and nothing happens. You just can't type fast. It is as if the keyboard trails. 2. The colored keys are a total marketing farce.