Excerpt: The Razer Lycosa is really overpriced in terms of its functionality and performance. Sure, it looks awesome but I would rather have a working keyboard than a fancy looking one. The Lycosa has LED backlight keys (which are quite dim in strong light or sunlight). You can switch between two light modes: low, WASD only, and OFF. One of the best features in this keyboard is the touchpad media keys (when they work, that is).
Pros: -good response speed (normal for a non wireless keyboard) -nice looking design -good hand palm -can program a lot of macro -nice to have audio port
Cons: -not durable -keyboard light dim turn off by it-self -can't read the keyboard without the light dim -media key only work when the program is selected -usb port extender doesn't detect card reader some times -expensive for its capabilities
Summary: Nice looking Keyboard. Bought mine used and downloaded the newest drivers off of the net. Still issues with the Media touchpad not working which seems to be the most popular complaint. So it is not much more then a nice looking back lit keyboard.
Excerpt: The touch controls for lighting and media control sucks big time. You really can't press the play/next buttons without looking at the panel, and they are not very sensitive. I bought a second-hand Lycosa, but I definitely wouldn't get a first-hand one - it's way too expensive.
Excerpt: Main complaint are the stiff keys. I have to press harder to press a key and yet it doesn't feel like I'm pressing it. This could be sovled by adding more depth to a keystroke. The touch screen panel is stupid. The button to turn off the backlight is also backlit. Therefore if I accidentally...
Pros: The soft rubberized keys feel amazing for my gaming. It relieves a lot of frequent typing stress as I do a lot of computer gaming. The anti-ghosting responds spot on as do the response speed. I've tried everything short of /faceroll on the it.
Cons: Even with the elevation tabs, the keyboard since rediculously flat. The backlight on the keys is REALLY faint if you have any lights on in the room. With the LED off you can barely see the keys & can't see the touchpad at all.
Excerpt: The big draw with this keyboard for me was the design and the integrated Mic/Headset and DEDICATED USB 2.0 port with its own power source. It all is bundled into one larger cable that splits at the end with 2 USB 2.0 and a mic/stereo 3.5mm jack. The touch panel is a little temperamental with it...
Summary: My brother had picked up a Lycosa and said he thoroughly loved it. I too was quite impressed, thick cabling and the ports on the back of the keyboard make it pretty easy to add another USB device and additional headset\speaker plugin.I love the light up function on the keyboard, makes it easy to see at night and even during the day, even with natural lighting. My problems came when I installed the software for the keyboard.