Conclusion: The Tarantula is a great keyboard, no doubt. It’s comfortable, sturdy and has useful extras. But it’s a minor let down, and at $100 USD it’s a bit overpriced. We liked the ergonomics, the extra features and the general feel of the keys and the palm rest, but were put off by the difficult software installation, lack of backlighting and somewhat high price tag.
Pros: Comfortable ergonomics; plenty of useful extra buttons; lots of customization potential
Cons: Indiscernible "precision, " main keys are not backlit, wonky software
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.
Conclusion: It’s not quite the home run we were expecting from Razer but the Tarantula is certainly a solid first effort in the gaming keyboard business. We were impressed with the amount of options it gave us out of the board in terms of customizing our keyboard, both in software and in actually offering options to remove keys with game icons. The large size, the price, and other small flaws did bring our score down a bit, however.
Excerpt: Razer har alltid släppt välgjorda men dyra produkter som riktar sig till en smal publik, men frågan är inte om deras nya tangentbort Tarantula tar priset. Kan möjligheten till avancerade makron, inbyggda USB-portar och upp till 100 olika profiler rättfärdiga priset på över 1200 kronor? Tveksamt.