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.
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.
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 ap...
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 ar...
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.
Summary: The USB port is not seen as a
… it’s just a straight-through extension. The USB port is not powered, so high-powered devices (like
CoolIT’s beverage chiller
) aren’t meant to be used, but it does make for a convenient spot to insert a USB flash drive.
Summary: I installed the Lycosa on my main work system and used it for several days. The Lycosa looks really nice at my workstation and is a good bit smaller than my normal keyboard. As I mentioned earlier, without the key back light on, it is very difficult to see the characters on each key (which I think...
Summary: The Razer Lycosa passed all our tests and showed perfect results for a keyboard. I still think the price is a little expensive ... but in my opinion it's totally worth it. The features are great and the backlight illuminated keys are really handy for gameplay during night time.
Pros: • Backlight illumination with WASD cluster lighting option, • 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time, • 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching, • Keytop with non-slip rubber finish