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Razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard- Black
- The Razer Arctosa Silver Edition comes with Silver colored text on black keys
- The Hyperesponse keys of the Razer Arctosa reduce key latency
- The Razer Arctosa addresses ghosting signal failure that occurs when you press multiple keys simultaneously on traditional keyboards.
- Selective anti-ghosting around the WASD gaming cluster on the Razer Arctosa allows more commands to be entered at any one time
- Fully programmable keys with macro capabilities that enable instantaneous, multiple commands with a single keystroke
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- Brand Name: Axpertec Inc
- Model Number: RZ03-00260800-R3U1
- Keyboard Description: QWERTY
- Color: Black
- Hardware Platform: pc
Top Customer Reviews
Build Quality: Abysmal, the whole keyboard flexes when I just push down on it a little. The key labels look like they are just press-on stickers. The little touchpad buttons are rather hard to press, and I hear they break rather quickly anyway. Wrist-rest is not adjustable, and feels extremely slippery; it almost feels difficult to keep my hands on this keyboard. I might go spray a coat of something on the wrist rest to make it a bit less slippery.
The keyboard is relatively small and slim in form factor and looks pretty decent; the key-press depth is pretty good as well. Typing on this keyboard actually feels pretty good to me, but that's ultimately just a matter of personal opinion.
One thing I do like is that the keyboard doesn't slide around on my desk like my old one used to - it seems more or less glued down to the desk...and...I get cool little Razer stickers....oh joy...
Don't seem to notice any ghosting issues when playing Mass Effect 2, but perhaps in a more intensive game like Counter Strike it could become an issue. Razer claims to have anti-ghosting around the gaming cluster though.
At least it is a decent looking keyboard, and will serve the basic purpose of typing and a bit of light gaming, but I still feel for $40 worth of keyboard, I should have gotten a much more solid product than this.
As for the keys themselves, they are slimmer than a regular keyboard, partly the reason why I bought it, as a gamer I find I need to press keys asap, and the slimmer keys help, as they allow better movement and take less time to press. So that was a plus in my book.
As for the design, I think it is very aesthetically pleasing. It looks great on any table top.
Some people feel that the glossy finish is prone to finger prints. Well honestly I could care less if my keyboard had some finger prints on it. I hardly ever notice it. Some people might be bothered with some fingerprints on their keyboard, and if you are one of those people, then look elsewhere.
The only con would be, as other reviewers have mentioned, is that the status lights are very bright, esp. if you are gaming in the dark. But a quick remedy, like some tape, to cover the lights can fix this.
It's a great gaming keyboard overall, 5/5. If you are looking for a keyboard that can take your gaming to the next level, this is a good choice.
Besides, being able to type proficiently without looking at the keyboard is a requirement of most American high schools, so this shouldn't even be an issue.
That all said, the Arctosa is well sized, well laid out, relatively quiet and very comfortable, given it's low price there is no other keyboard on the market that I have found that compares.
The only complaint I have is that it has the insert/delete key group arranged horizontally, I prefer the vertical setup, but that's one point off next to a hundred points on.
As the other reviews mentioned the key lock indicators are very bright, but that's what black tape was invented for.
I've now been using this keyboard for just shy of a full year. In that time I have spilled on it multiple times, I have not treated it great, I have dropped it, I have stepped on it, and it is perfectly fine. It's got a few too many screws to say it's simple to take apart, but it's not difficult ether. So far I've disassembled it fully on three occasions, the first time took me a few tries so it was open and close, I've removed all the keys multiple times, scrubbed it from top to bottom, put it back together, and it is absolutely fine. When I first bought this there were a lot of comments saying that the media control cluster was difficult to use. At first yes, but after about a week you get used to it, it's mostly flush but you can feel the holes the buttons reside in, and it's not difficult to memorize the position of them from the corner. Oddly this is just about the only keyboard that I have left the wrist rest on, it's perfect in every regard. It's a damn fine keyboard and I will by another if I ever need to.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you can get one for cheap then it's a very reliable keyboard. I've owned the same one since the day it came out and other than one key messing up in years, (easy fix) i've never... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
It does the job but feels cheap. Its better to go with a mechanical one. And to be honest Razer isn't the best at them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rodoval507
An excellent keyboard!
The keys aren't too mushy, and have a great typing feel.
Not bad for gaming either. Read more
Purchased in 2013, still running beautifully. My only complaint is that the three lights for the 'locks': Scroll Lock, Caps Lock, and Num Lock, are quite bright at first, then dim... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joe
Descent keyboard, though the LED on it is rather annoying because its so bright. Not to mention the keys underneath the LED on the top right are made in a way that if you use them... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jackson
I have been using this keyboard since 2009 and it still kicks butt. Only slight problem is the multimedia buttons on top right, which I have set to Itunes controls are a bit... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeffrey Hunnicutt
This keyboard is very good for a normal use in gaming and everyday use. However, the black version is not back-lit, so you literally cannot see the key letters. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John Yun Jr
I expected the keys to be a bit more visible but I don't know what I expected in ordering a black keyboard with black keyprint. That's on me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ryan