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Razer Tarantula
6.6 out of 10

Razer Tarantula

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Quick Take: Razer’s Lycosa and Tarantula

Ars Technica
1 December 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.2

Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard

CPU3D
10 January 2008
  • 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.
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Razer Tarantula

PC Magazine
16 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Give the Tarantula some credit for offering gamers one cool-looking keyboard. It's a real boon to the gamer who uses macro keys, and it's a great typing keyboard too.
  • Pros: Sleek and sexy design. 10 macro keys. High-end keys. Useful software.
  • Cons: Software not very user friendly. No additional gaming area. Glossy finish picks up fingerprints/blotches. USB 1.1.
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Overall 2
2.0

Razer Tarantula Keyboard Video Review

3dGameMan.com
25 August 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Razer Tarantula keyboard

DarkVision Hardware
23 April 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Razer Tarantula Keyboard

techPowerUp!
5 February 2007
  • 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
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Razer Tarantula

Metku Mods
24 January 2007
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good "touch", Multiple configurable keymaps, High quality and cool looking
  • Cons: Price, Only some keys are backlighted
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Razer Tarantula Keyboard

Modders-Inc
5 January 2007
Overall 9
9.0

Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard Review

PC Modding Malaysia
12 December 2006
  • 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
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Overall 9
9.0

Razer Tarantula keyboard

CNET
6 November 2006
  • 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.
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