Summary: Razer Tarantula passed all of out tests and showed perfect result for a keyboard. The only negative side is that its price is approximately 100 dollars, which is pretty steep for a keyboard. A great feature which this keyboard offers is the ability to add the Razer Battlelight for a better gaming experience. It costs approximatelly 20 dollars. So, if you're a hardcore gamer with a 100 dollars to spare ...
Pros: - On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ profile switching, - 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time, - 10 programmable gaming hotkeys, - Razer Battledock™ for add-on accessories, - Lifespan of approximately 10 years
Excerpt: The Razer Tarantula is a hardcore gaming keyboard that has every feature a gamer could want, with one noticeable exception – no backlit keys. It’s still a solid, comfortable keyboard though, with plenty of extras and although we struggled a bit with the included software, once everything was working we were surprised at the amount of customization it offered.
Pros: Comfortable ergonomics; plenty of useful extra buttons; lots of customization potential
Cons: Indiscernible "precision, " main keys are not backlit, wonky software
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. With great looks, a stylish design, great tactile response, interchangeable keys, programmable macro keys, over 100 profile keys, etc., this keyboard is sure to please. Watch the Video to find out more...
Excerpt: For a long time now, Razer has been making some of the best peripherals for PC gaming on the planet. What Razer has lacked until now has been a quality gaming keyboard to add to their line of gaming mice and headphones. With the Tarantula Razer has addressed this hole in their lineup. If you are wondering how well the Razer Tarantula performs read on.
Excerpt: The subject of this week's review is the Tarantula keyboard from Razer. The company describes this as the ultimate keyboard for gamers - they say it's created for gamers, by gamers. The Tarantula is Razer's first attempt at creating a keyboard, in this review I'm going to take a look whether it's worth your hard-earned money.
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: Razer has made a nice entrance to the new scene, even the Tarantula may not blow your mind off with new features, it's a very sleek looking, high quality and very good-to-use keyboard. No major issues were found in the board itself or in the software and if you just can afford one of these boards, I bet you won't regret. Even how I liked the touch and the overall quality of the keyboard, unfortunately it all just doesn't seem to justify the high price.
Pros: Good "touch", Multiple configurable keymaps, High quality and cool looking