Razer Intros Orbweaver Mechanical Gaming Keypad

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.

Product features:

    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.