Summary: This is the first time I have been extremely disappointed in and frustrated with a Razer product. I continually shout their praises for their peripherals, but this keyboard for the price is nothing more than a gimmick and one that does not work as well as it should. When the keys cease to work you can tell it is not the key itself but something on the backend as the trackpad will flash on and off with a press of a key.
Pros: Thin keys, comfy rest pad, personalization by way of the track pad image, apps, and backlight color. Key displays can be shifted digitally to compensate for viewing angle.
Cons: Using the trackpad for numerical entry makes you hunt and peck to ensure you have applied enough pressure to activate the key. Firmware/Hardware is subpar. Keyboard often does not boot with computer or keys cease to function during normal operation. While the apps are cool, most do not function as intended, selection is limited. For those looking for VOIP integration there isn't an app to be had yet (Sept. 2014) i.e. no mumble, ventrilo, or teamspeak...
Cons: No LEDs or backlighting Difficult to type on Razer software must be on - when Razer software updates, any macros or keyboard settings will not work until your computer is restarted. Letters are difficult to see No braided cable
Summary: Types well. A little more stiff than I wanted, but I'll adapt. I'm used to typing on a MBP keyboard and those are smoother.
Pros: - Nice design. - Fully lit with a color I like. - adjustable brightness (on keyboard too) - function keys! - solid feel - good grip so no sliding! - gaming mode that disables certain functions to prevent accidents (not that I've ever pressed alt-f4 mid-game)
Cons: zero key (not the numpad one) is slightly duller than the other keys on my board. Nothing critical though.
Great keyboard with great features and no bulky, cumbersome, raised keys!
2 weeks ago
Summary: absolutely love this keyboard. i hate using keyboards with the raised keys but it is so hard to find good keyboards that use the chiclet style keys. this keyboard does it perfectly. it does seem bulkier in person but that certainly doesn't diminish the quality or the value at all, the more i use it, it actually makes the keyboard feel even more sturdy and well built. i will definitely continue to purchase razer products to add to my collection.
Pros: I just started using this keyboard, and I have to say it is just perfect for work. The keys can be pressed with very little effort, allowing your fingers to move swiftly while typing. I recommend this to anyone working in an office setting who is typing all day and wants to use a comfortable and reliable keyboard.
Cons: The only con I can think of right now is that you are unable to change the color of the back-lit keys, but I do not mind the green color.
Summary: The Pros: - Low profile. Short, quiet buttons. - Backlit buttons which are totally awesome at night - Macro capabilities (Razer Synapse is a great general-use macro tool, don't listen to the Logitech fanboys) The Cons: - Unnecessarily fat "border" around the edge of the keyboard makes hand position awkward and hard to adjust to from other keyboards.