Pros: Great keyboard, really slick and easy to type and use. Anti-Ghosting keyboard.
Cons: I bought this keyboard because I thought it would come with a $30 gift card like they said, I had my wife do it while I was at break on work because I wanted to get it before the deal ran out. IT DIDN'T COME WITH IT. What do you know, another company ripping people off... Spectacular.
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: I went through Razer to get a replacement keyboard when several keys didn't out of the box. They sent a replacement which also had nonfunctioning keys. Customer support stopped being responsive after that. I would rather have a refund than another defective replacement. I really doubt their quality control. This is disappointing because I had only heard good things about their customer service, but my experience has been the opposite. I really regret this purchase.
Pros: -sleek -comfortable to type -quiet
Cons: -keys don't work out of the box Every replacement has had nonfunctioning keys. Doesn't matter how sleek or fun to type it is when the keys on a keyboard don't even work.
Summary: I purchased this keyboard for both gaming and coding, but it disappointed me so much. It appearance is decent, I'll give it that. But when typing, I couldn't feel the feedback from it and it's making noises like the keys are not lubricated enough. So if you are like me looking for a keyboard like Thinkpad or Logitech K800 which I define them as "comfortable", you will want to stay away from it. Otherwise, it's your choice.
Summary: I cannot in good conscious recommend this to any human being that I liked or disliked. It is putting money into the pockets of individuals who love shoving things out on to the market without properly testing it. This is very apparent with the notoriously buggy Synapse 2.0 software that you need to load the flaky UI. Avoid anything that needs that software to run, it is a death sentence for your hardware.
Pros: The design of the keyboard is creative. I like that you can program settings into it as well as change the color of the backlighting; but, that is the limits as far as this keyboard goes beyond being interesting for me. The main attraction was the SwitchBlade UI; but, I'll get to why that turns out to be more of a gimmick than a perk.
Cons: The major failure of this keyboard is the Switchblade UI. Why is this such a horrible blunder for so many users? Because the Razor Synapse 2.0 is the buggiest, flakiest software available on the web. It is so destructive, that my antivirus program marked it as a malicious software during an update and disabled it. It has even been so corrupt that it has disabled the USB and P2 support on my computer. I had to do windows recovery to restore those functions on my system...
Summary: Was looking to buy another keyboard after using my old generic Microsoft keyboard for 5+ years. My first copy of this key board had sticking enter and arrow keys that would not register inputs when pressed. The second copy had a sticking control and shift key. Would not purchase another Razer product after trying this keyboard.
Cons: Can't see the markings on the keys; unless you are an expert blind typist -unlike me- you won't know which keys you're hitting. It's also big, you'll need some real estate on your desk. Also, would have liked to see rubberized palm rest.
Summary: I really wanted to like this keyboard, but it's on its way back to Amazon. Pros: * Very attractive design with a modern shape and a full range of backlight color options (plus the ability to shift between them automatically which is just kind of cool). Cons: * The keys are mushy, when pressed, even by notebook key standards and lack concavity which throws off touch typing.
Summary: Problem with this board is it is NOT plug n play. From what i have read im not the only one. And little solutions have been posted online. Unless your very good with software you may never get this board to work properly. Personally i tried a few different things. and still couldnt get it to work. I think razer's own employees are a bit unfamialar with how/what to say or have any real solutions on how to get the board to work properly on systems.