Gamers who have been around the block a time or two may remember a vaunted product by Belkin
-- something called the Nostromo SpeedPad n52. Now, it looks as if peripheral maker Razer is pumping out something similar years later, called the Orbweaver. It's a highly unique product designed for hardcore gamers, offering mechanical keys not in a keyboard, but in a key-based gamepad. Those who swear by mechanical keyboards will almost certainly have to give this one a look. As you'd suspect with any Razer
product, this one is highly customizable.
It lets users bind an infinite number of controls to 20 mechanical keys and a programmable eight-way directional thumb-pad. Only 50 g of force is required to trigger each key, ensuring hat commands are executed as fast as users’ fingers can act—and faster than the enemy can react. The thumb-pad can be used for movement or as a modifier for endless combinations. If your gaming sessions could benefit from something like this, you can find it shipping worldwide later this month for $129.99.
Full mechanical keys with 50g actuation force
20 fully programmable keys
Adjustable thumb, palm and wrist rest modules for maximum comfort
Programmable eight-way directional thumb-pad
Razer Synapse 2.0-enabled
Instantaneous switching between eight key maps
Unlimited macro lengths
Stores unlimited gaming profiles
Backlit keypad for total control even in dark conditions
Approximate size & weight:
Width 154 mm / 6.06 in.
Length 214 mm / 7.95 in.
Depth 55 mm / 2.17 in.
Weight 300 g / 0.661 lbs.