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. For the pro gamer, the 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching is another grea feature and will help during intensive gaming. All-in-all, it's an excellent keyboad ...
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
Summary: I must say that I was really impressed with the Lycosa. While I was afraid that the flat key design - a first for Razer - would be the big downside of the keyboard, this was not the case. The added surface of the keys and the absolutely perfect pressure points really fix the two biggest drawbacks of such a design. The backlight can also be seen much better, as the light source is closer to the surface and the angle at which you view the keys is much better.
Pros: Performance, Compact Design, Very light weight, Very quiet, Touch controls, Audio & USB connector, Drivers, Build quality
Cons: May be a bit too pricey for the casual gamer, Flat keys may not be your thing, USB port requires an additional USB plug on PC., Macro length is limited
Conclusion: Overall, this board appears to be a smaller, cut down version of the Tarantula. It offers the same speedy button pressing and polling, while removing the near obsolete BattleDock and reducing its desk space usage. This board feels nicer to use, and the buttons provide you with the perfect amount of feedback while looking pretty swish in the process.
Pros: Silky feeling buttons, Looks great; perfect for a gaming PC, HyperResponse keys
Cons: Lighting is hard to see, Touchpanel has no feedback, Quite expensive
Conclusion: So how well did the RAZER Lycosa perform in today's review? I must admit that I was really impressed by the RAZER Lycosa. Even though it doesn't bring anything exceptionally new to the table that hasn't been done before, it does what it does well, and without feeling clunky or awkward. The included software for editing keyboard profiles and macro functions is also both intuitive and easy to use.
Excerpt: Einleitung Razer , Hersteller für Gaming-Mäuse , Tastaturen und weitere Gaming-Accessoires, hat bereits vor einiger Zeit die Gaming-Tastatur Lycosa herausgebracht. Nun erhält die Lycosa ein erstes Facelift in Form einer Mirror-Oberfläche. Diese Special Edition wurde als Bonus mit einer „verspiegelten“ Oberfläche versehen. Sie glänzt mit diesem Finishing wie eine Klavierlack-Oberfläche.
Pros: Aussehen der Mirror Special Edition, Guter Druckpunkt der Tasten, Gute Ausleuchtung der Tasten, Headset- und USB-Anschlüsse
Cons: Minimales Klappern der Leertaste beim Loslassen, Keine zusätzlichen Gaming-Tasten