Summary: here are very few true gaming keyboards on the market and many of these are not for the hardcore gamer. Serious gamers need a serious keyboard and the Razer Tarantula Keyboard definitely falls into this category.
Conclusion: Razer's Lycosa is the company's second gaming keyboard, and is currently its less-expensive option. That'll change in the near future, when Razer introduces the budget-minded Arctosa at $49, but for now, Lycosa is the lower-cost option.
Summary: I must say that I was really impressed with the Tarantula, the sleek design and a nice feature set. When it comes to performance this keyboard won't let you down, I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and I have grown quite fond of the short traveling length keys that are medium high.
Pros: Performance, Design, Extra special keys, Drivers, Build quality
Cons: Expensive, Gloss finish easy to scratch, Macro length is limited
Conclusion: The Tarantula is one step ahead of any other gaming keyboard in the market and it is truly a next generation keyboard. Razer did a great job with the Tarantula and everything from the top-notch packaging to the software was impressive.
Pros: Glossy finish, 32Kb memory onboard, True plug and play, Store up to 100 customizable profiles, Fully customizable, Swappable keys, Dual USB and mic/headphone jacks onboard, Battledock system, Ability to press 10 keys at one go
Cons: Pricey, Bag not included, Unfamiliar key layout, Takes time getting used
Summary: Razer brings all the polish to its Tarantula gaming keyboard that it has to mice over the years. The Tarantula is a little more expensive than other keyboards geared toward gamers, but its build quality, customization options, and responsiveness are definitely worth it.
Pros: Sleek, smart design and key layout; grasps desktop surface firmly; superresponsive keys; keys are infinitely customizable; built-in memory means you can take your custom profiles with you.
Cons: Takes up a fair amount of desk space; expensive if you aren't serious about gaming.