Razer Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Gaming Keyboard
OverClock Intelligence Agency
29 March 2009
Summary: Typing on the Lycosa Mirror certainly takes some getting used to. Because the keys each have such a low rise above the frame of the keyboard, it's unnaturally hard to tell the difference between keys without looking. The left control key takes especially long to get used to, as the Window keys are not as pronounced as on other keyboards.
Excerpt: It's well known that standard keyboards have 104 keys and allow a user to tell a machine what to do. Razer has created a new keyboard called the Lycosa, which takes the traditional 104 key setup...
Excerpt: Introduction Razer's latest gaming keyboard, the Lycosa, has been around ever since November 2007 and I was keen to get my hands on it for quite some time. The name "Lycosa" comes from a really mean-looking tarantula spider, which is located somewhere on the lands of Italy. So it seems that Razer meant to keep our attention on arachnids, as far as gaming keyboards go.
Pros: Razer's product is a very strong and reliable choice for gaming gear. But still, I've been using the G15 keyboard for a long time now and I have to say I wouldn't give it away for the Lycosa. The pros of the keyboard are mainly featured in its design. The slim laptop-like look makes the Lycosa appear nice and feel excellent. The illuminated keyboard is an attractive feature, and somewhat to be expected from a gaming keyboard, but falling under the real pros are its cu...
Cons: On the bad side, the stylish design really makes the keyboard harder to clean and you will have a tough time getting the fingertip marks off your product. Not allowing the user to detach the wrist rest without the use of a screwdriver is inconvenient and the TouchPanel can be a headache if you are trying to clean it up, while the keyboard is connected. The keys' blue light is rather low and lets the user fully notice the keys from only a limited range of angles.
In the end, the Razer Lycosa is a worthy adversary for Logitech’s new G15 gaming keyboard. The Lycosa has good looks, performs very well for gaming and general computer work and has fantastic software and drivers. The media keys weren’t my favorite, but that is certainly no deal breaker here. Gamers will be very happy with the Razer Lycosa.
Pros: Good backlighting, Good price, Performs very well, Good typing feel
Excerpt: I treated myself this year to a Razer Lycosa and I have to say it is one of the best keyboards that I have ever used. It is as close to perfect as I have used, and I have used a few keyboards. First up, the keys, they are low profile and have a near laptop feel to them.
Fragging to Become Even More of a Pleasure with the Razer Lycosa
10 November 2008
Excerpt: The latest hot gaming product in the Razer lineup is the Lycosa gaming keyboard. It has some interesting features that are worth mentioning, but without getting my hands on one, this is pure speculation. It has everything that you would expect from a normally priced performance keyboard, media keys (this time in a slick looking touch panel), but it does not seem to feature any macro keys.
Excerpt: A traditional maker of gaming-grade peripherals, Razer introduces its mid-level keyboard, the Lycosa. Small and slim and featuring rubber-coated keys and headset connections, the product has an elegant and high-tech design – especially when the blue backlighting is on. But beauty can only go skin deep, so it’s time for us to check out if functionality goes with its gorgeous design. Let’s put the Lycosa through the test.
Conclusion: Despite our initial misgivings about a keyboard making a difference in game play, the Lycosa proved us wrong. The dimmed lighting combined with the back lit keys on the Lycosa make it a gaming tool worth having just for that feature. Then the ability to program it for 10 different setups, using the included software, which was as easy as clicking the on screen key and typing the macro and hitting save, is really handy for people that play more than one game at a time.