Summary: I got this for my husband who does a lot of online gaming and he was thrilled with it at first. After only 2 and a half months it will randomly stop working, the usb will still be completely plugged in but it doesn't respond at all, so mid game my husband has to get down, unplug it, wait, and then plug it back it. He has stopped using it completely because it's too much of a hassle.
Summary: Every time I turn on my computer, the keyboard seems to be sending some random input to the computer that prevents me from using some keys such as the Windows key and Alt + Tab. I have to plug it off and back in every time to get it fix, which is very inconvenient. Secondly, the software keeps launching Windows Media Player indefinitely, tried changing configs, fixed for a while, happened again after I rebooted my machine.
Summary: Straight out of the box I was unhappy with the keyboard, plugged it in and it seemed like it worked fine, but 4 or 5 keys you would press and even after lifting your finger it would react like the key was being held down. Some of the keys were fine after unplugging the keyboard and then plugging it back in, but it wouldn't work for all of them. If you can get one that isn't broken it would be a great keyboard, but overall I would not recommend it to others.
Summary: I got this keyboard to use mostly for gaming but being a student my computer gets a fair amount of use in many other aspects. If i wrote this the day I got it in the mail it would have got a 4, but after about 6 months I am not impressed at all, the keyboard now cuts out all the time, and i have to go and un-plug it then plug it back in to get it to work, the rubberized black paint on the keys is starting to come off now and the backlight always turns itself off, it...
An unreliable keyboard that isn't worth the money.
2 January 2011
Summary: Let me start of this review by saying that my keyboard prior to this was a Razer Tarantula, which I have reverted back to using after giving up on the Lycosa. I have nothing against Razer or brand names, but for a keyboard that has an MSRP of $89.99 USD it really lacks in what you'd expect from a top quality keyboard.
Summary: Not sure if it is mine or if this happens with all, but during game play, keys will lock up as if constantly pressed and at other times keys will stop functioning all together. At least once to twice a day I have to reset the keyboard by unplugging it from the computer. I don't think this thing deserves even an average rating because of the bugs in the programming. If I had it to do over again..I definitely would not buy this again.
Summary: My board, after a few weeks, started to act strangely. The backlight would go out then come back on, and certain keys would not register unless I unplugged the board and plugged it back in. I'm in the process of returning it to Razer under warranty.
Summary: I picked up a Lycosa at Best Buy when my Logitech G15 died. Big mistake. The Lycosa is 'stylish' and 'pretty' I guess, but there are a number of bugs. Like a few other reviewers, my Lycosa goes into 'disco mode', when the backlight continuously flashes and keys stop responding. This persists until I yank the USB and put it back in. An enormous problem considering this IS supposed to be a gaming keyboard. (Though I dunno WHY.