Razer Deathstalker Ultimate Review

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When your keyboard looks this spectacular, you don't need much frippery to attract the passers-by, and the Deathstalker certainly catches the eye. If anything the "tri-colour backlit keys" is doing a disservice to the abilities of it. 

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As a non-mechanical keyboard the Deathstalker is extremely low profile. The Switchblade part (the screen and touchpad) replace where a standard numeric keypad would be, but there is an app that replicates it so you're not losing it as such. With such a flat keyboard the feet are important for ergonomics and they raise the Deathstalker just enough to be comfortable both for typing and using the touchpad.

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Our model is a US layout so a couple of keys aren't where we'd expect them, but we're used to that. On the left hand side are five macro keys which, similar to the Blackwidow. Given the abilities of the Switchblade interface you're more likely to utilise these for those instant macros you need in FPS games or other titles where you can't let go of the mouse. 

The touchpad seems fairly benign when you look at it without any power. It's definitely worth the wait though to see it lit up, we promise.

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We said at the top how flat the Deathstalker is, and this nearly highlights it. Short-travel keys with no dips or curves. It looks very futuristic. Pictures, as always, never do it justice. 

The cable is, as you'd expect from a Razer keyboard, and especially one at this price point, extremely high quality with an outstanding braid job.

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Most Recent Comments

23-01-2013, 05:25:33

It sure does look nice and that little touch screen is a nice bonus but imo that doesn't justify the price of €230,- where most backlit mechanical keyboards cost between €80,- and €150,-

Nonetheless; Good review Quote

23-01-2013, 05:41:21

I'd say the pricing isn't too bad.

I'm thinking that touch pad area might be handy for game development...Quote

23-01-2013, 05:42:55

I saw this when it came in and its awesome.

Just needs some better apps added and its a winner. Id use it.....Quote

23-01-2013, 06:08:49

now this is one amazing keyboard, but without actually using one dont think i could justify the £250 price tag, shame i dont have a store around me that might have this on displayQuote

23-01-2013, 06:24:09

the looks and the features are very nice but i can`t see myself playing on those laptop-like keys.so smallQuote

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