Pros: I love the chicklet style keys, and the green backlight of the keys. I also like the wrist rest!
Cons: So, after buying this thing factory refurbished, you would think everything would work 100%. Wrong. After two weeks it started messing up. Whenever I use any of the directional keys, it starts typing random numbers and opening random windows. It is very inconvenient.
Summary: This is more personal but I would have liked to been able to change the color on the back light. The color it is now doesn't go with anything I own so it looks a little weird. Also my last con with it is that it feels a little flimsy and kind of cheap.
Pros: Feels really nice to type with. I enjoy the palm rest even though it's not the most comfortable it's better than having my palm on the desk. The back light is nice, I love the customization on the brightness and being able to have it pulse when you want to show it off. Also the anti-ghosting is very helpful.
Cons: I've had this keyboard for 7 to 8 months now and I've had two issues which don't effect me too much but they get annoying. First issue is when I start up my computer or when it's been asleep for a long period of time. I'll attempt to type somewhere and it will keep typing like I'm holding the button down when I'm not. A similar issue like this appears in other reviews so maybe Razer didn't do enough testing to the keyboard. Second issue is the "5" button on the num pa...
Summary: Out of the box I loved this keyboard. It looked awesome on my desk, all lit up green. The backlighting is fully contained by the keys with no light bleeding through on the sides. After using it for a while I found it was not all I'd hoped for. I made the mistake of installing the Synapse2 software (which you have to download from the Razer site). Bad move... It caused my computer to randomly lock up in use and always after trying to wake up from sleep mode.
Pros: Looks great, Solid construction
Cons: Synapse2 software sucks, Chicklet keys, very little feedback on keystrokes
Summary: I completely agree with another review on here - the lighting is well done but it just feels cheap. Each key is well illuminated, the green looks great, and I find the low profile keys and spacing to feel pretty good. The issue I have is that it feels very cheaply made. For the amount you're paying for, I expected much higher quality. I've used several keyboards that were half the price of this that had a much higher quality feel to them.
Summary: The LED lights in the keyboards are very bright and looks great, but overall quality of this keyboard is cheaply made. Everything is made with cheap plastic. I just wish it had fit and finish like apple keyboard then I will be all over it. I'll still use it, but for $80 I was expecting little more build quality when apple key board is $50 and uses metal and expensive materials compare to razer deathstalker.
Pros: Love the feel, being able to program keys, and the backlighting. Backlighting and programming were the two things that really made me want to buy this keyboard.
Cons: Too often when bringing system out of sleep the keyboard doesn't come up, lights are lit but cannot use the keyboard. The lights are still lit, so takes a minute to realize what has happened every time. Usually have to unplug, replug and restart system to get it to work. Also have noticed the sticky key issue. Key isn't actually stuck but wants to type w into every text field. If you're in the middle of a text field working when this happens it will forever fill in w'...
Pros: The keyboard looks good - better than it does in photos or on the box. The lights are bright. Synapse (the software - download it btw) is nice in that it will save your macros and configurations; a benefit for OS re-installs. It's nice to have a gaming mode function (fn+F10).
Cons: The keyboard feels cheap - it's light and hollow-sounding when typing. While the chicklet-style keys seem like a good idea, they have a cheap feel, like an inexpensive knock off of a laptop keyboard. Using Function+F1 - F3 for volume isn't the worst thing they could have done, but a volume wheel would have been better. If you're hands are small, you'll need to use both to adjust your volume.