RAZER Lycosa Gaming Keyboard
When it comes time to upgrade my peripherals, I must admit that I do my research and read a lot. And usually before I fork out some cold, hard folding stuff on a new item the old one has usually snuffed it or is on its last legs anyway. My reasoning behind this kind of purchasing behaviour is that I have something that serves me well; does everything that I need it to and the thought of having to swathe through countless reviews and retailer sites scares me. Or you could call me lazy :D
I'm sure that many of you have probably been in the same scenario, and to be honest peripheral purchases can tend to be a bit of a hit and miss affair. In the absence of hard data and benchmarks that make PC hardware purchases considerably easier, the same cannot be said for peripherals.
My Logitech G15 rev. 1 keyboard is starting to look very long in the tooth, and the W,A,S and D keys have all bar worn off. But hey it still does everything that I need it to do. The thought of trying to find another keyboard of the same calibre as the G15 conjures up images of painful experiences from the past. However, those images quickly faded away the day I was introduced to the RAZER Lycosa Gaming Keyboard.
The RAZER Lycosa is a gaming orientated keyboard named after the European Wolf Spider (from the Latin - Lycosidae). Interestingly, Lycosidae have a very strong tendency to flee at the approach of any large animal - I hope this isn't indicative of what we can expect from the RAZER Lycosa :D. Jokes aside, the RAZER Lycosa Gaming Keyboard is an impressive piece of kit and I'd like to start this review by taking a look at its specifications.
* Backlight illumination with WASD cluster lighting option
* Fully-programmable keys with macro capability
* Gaming cluster with anti-ghosting capability
* Slim keycap structure with Hyperesponse™ technology
* TouchPanel™ easy access media keys
* Gaming mode option for deactivation of the Windows key
* 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
* 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time
* Earphone-out and microphone-in jacks
* Detachable wrist rest
* One integrated USB extension port
* Approximate size:
469mm (length) x 168mm (width) x 15mm (height) – without wrist rest
469mm (length) x 221mm (width) x 15mm (height) – with wrist rest
Windows® XP / x64 / Vista / Vista64
PC with built-in USB ports
CD-ROM drive (for drivers)
At least 35MB of hard disk space (for drivers)
With its non-slip rubber finish, the Razer Lycosa offers optimum tactile comfort and makes slipping up in the heat of action a thing of the past
Make darkness your ally. While your enemies fiddle in the shadows, command precision and take hold of their fate with backlight illumination on the Razer Lycosa. With the right keys lit up, you can always be sure of your next move.
Be one step ahead of the competition with fully-programmable keys with macro capability that enable instantaneous command executions.