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jAkUp
10-21-06, 01:13 AM
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Razer-Tarantula-Tempest-Blue-Keyboard-RZ0100070100/sem/rpsm/oid/162822/catOid/-13017/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

:D

My PC is still dead, but I will see if I can find one tomorrow :D This guy snagged one and took some pics:
http://www.seal.jetnethost.com/pics/Razer%20Pictures/Razer%20Pictures/

Bearclaw
10-21-06, 01:53 AM
Look's really cool. My microsoft board that i bought for 2 bucks has been through enough torture...I need a new one. I am looking at a saitek just because I am in a dorm and my roomate goes to bed early everynight so it is nice to have the lit up keys to look at....I am just waiting for the price to drop..if it does. :o

Razor1
10-21-06, 07:51 AM
Been waiting for this keyboard for a while

http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

Who knows when something like this will hit the market.

CaptNKILL
10-21-06, 08:07 AM
Been waiting for this keyboard for a while

http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

Who knows when something like this will hit the market.
Thats still the only place I've seen mention the full size keyboard. I'm not even sure that we'll ever actually see it in production to be honest...

It almost seems too ambitious to work. I really really want one, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Last I saw, the company was using the same technology for a small 3 button portable device of some sort (I cant remember its purpose) and it was $100... at that point, I lost interest in the keyboard. Itd probably cost $5000.

Heres the "optimus mini-three" http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/31/the-optimus-mini-three-sees-release/

rflair
10-21-06, 09:39 AM
Membrane keyboard, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Will be nice at first, responsive and all (even this is argueable), but in the long run anything membrane goes to the ****ter quicker then conventional switches, its just not a real sturdy technology.

Banko
10-21-06, 10:28 AM
Yeah I work at Circuit and it has been in stock at the store for the past week.

Rakeesh
10-21-06, 11:03 AM
I want to see a keyboard that would allow you to arbitrarily bind a macro to any key, and the side keys allow you to switch between normal keyboard mode, and different macro layouts.

Roadhog
10-21-06, 11:12 AM
$85 for a keyboard... nah.

lee63
10-21-06, 11:30 AM
$85 for a keyboard... nah.Yeah, the price is a little high :thumbdwn:

|MaguS|
10-21-06, 11:49 AM
Pfft, I'll stick to my ordinary quiet MS Keyboard...

sabersix1
10-21-06, 12:43 PM
Nice find, Jakup. It might be even better if it was backlit, like the logitech Gamer. But the Membrane Keyboard does look interesting. But I want a Keyboard that you can see the keys in the dark. :captnkill:

nrdstrm
10-21-06, 12:44 PM
I will be buying one next thursday (payday). It amazes me when people say "$100 is too much for a keyboard", when they spend $60 on a mouse...lol (BTW, it's on sale for $85 atm (nana2) )

Razer don't need no stinking backlight! They have the Razer Battlelight! ROFL...
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3200/battlelightinactionix2.jpg

Xion X2
10-21-06, 12:47 PM
Nice find, Jakup. It might be even better if it was backlit, like the logitech Gamer. But the Membrane Keyboard does look interesting. But I want a Keyboard that you can see the keys in the dark. :captnkill:

Look at one of the Saitek Eclipses. They're backlit, come in both black and silver with blue backlighting, are much cheaper (60$ or less) and look just as good, IMO.

jAkUp
10-21-06, 03:31 PM
Got it :D

Overall I am really liking it. The USB connector is gold plated, the blue razer logo at the bottom pulsates much like the copperhead. And has 2 USB ports that act as a USB Hub.

Also it comes with 10 custom keys that you can use to replace any key on the keyboard. I used the grenade key to cover up the G key :D

They keys feel much like a standard keyboard, but a little more responsive, and they are shorter. also you can press more than 3 keys at a time.

Q
10-21-06, 03:33 PM
Got it :D

Overall I am really liking it. The USB connector is gold plated, the blue razer logo at the bottom pulsates much like the copperhead. And has 2 USB ports that act as a USB Hub.

Also it comes with 10 custom keys that you can use to replace any key on the keyboard. I used the grenade key to cover up the G key :D

They keys feel much like a standard keyboard, but a little more responsive, and they are shorter. also you can press more than 3 keys at a time.

Well its about damn time. It's a shame that I'm not going to pay a C-note for that ability...

sirplayalot
10-21-06, 10:22 PM
Jakup, can I pretty please have your saitek eclipse???

Bearclaw
10-22-06, 01:22 AM
Jakup, can I pretty please have your saitek eclipse???
Too late, he already sold it to me, jerk.






















.....I am sorry. Are we still going to nvidia on 11.11? haha

Spyke
10-22-06, 10:09 AM
Nice keyboard, but I really wish all these keyboard manufacturers would quit taking after Microsoft and start putting proper delete/insert keys back on their keyboards.

I'm glad the Saitek's and Logitech G series keyboards still have it the proper way.

jAkUp
10-22-06, 10:23 AM
Here are two more gaming keyboards that you guys may have not heard of...

Steelkeys 6G and Everglide T-1000

rflair
10-22-06, 12:10 PM
Here are two more gaming keyboards that you guys may have not heard of...

Steelkeys 6G and Everglide T-1000

I like that Everglide.

saturnotaku
10-22-06, 12:12 PM
I like the Steelkeys board, but it doesn't look like it's available in N. America yet.

Stoneyguy
10-22-06, 01:20 PM
I waiting for a keyboard that will pass the Crazy German Kid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTwgNhX4BSo) test. Then I'll know that I can trust the keyboard in a tight clan match. :D