Razer Deathstalker Ultimate Review

Lighting and Screen

Razer Deathstalker Ultimate Review

Lighting and Screen

The laser cutting of the keys is incredibly crisp. By default the Deathstalker is set to the Razer green you'd expect, although as we saw on the previous page you can adjust it to any colour you like. 

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Yes of course we set it to orange. What other colour did you expect? One thing worth noting throughout the following photographs is that the clarity and crispness of the displays proved exceptionally hard to photograph and we're not the kind of site to resort to using the official images if we can help it. Also the ten customisable keys above the trackpad are designed to be viewed from your standard seating position. They're slightly offset when looking from straight on, which again makes for fun photographing.

Anyway, yes you can set anything as your Switchblade background. Naturally we're just like you, if you can customise something you always write your name on it. Doesn't the OC3D logo look awesome.

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It's not a matter of a couple of colours either. The screen is a full-on proper screen, capable of displaying any picture in full colour and detail. 

Above the Switchblade screen are the application keys. By default from the top left we have the standard trackpad setting which also changes the ten icons to the ten ones you can customise in the Synapse 2.0 software, numpad replicator which turns the screen to a numeric keypad with all the keys you'd expect, the macro editor which produces something exactly like that you would see in the Synapse software, gaming mode (again with options), internet browser, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and finally a clock. That's not all though.

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Using a multi-touch gesture (three finger swipe to the right) there are some game-specific options. Counter-Strike, Team Fortress 2, BattleField 3, and Star Wars TOR are all supported. There is also a stopwatch for keeping an eye on respawns, and on the far top right we have a screenshot grabber, which not only includes the ability to view the images on the screen, but you can also delete ones you don't want, and generally fiddle about with them.

Remember how we showed you that you can use your own icon for key assigns? Here they are in all their glory. Of course we have to use our OC3D logo for one, but we wont tell you what pressing Scruffy from Futurama does.

For those of us who have spent years looking longingly at the vapourware Optimus Maximus this is the real world version and it's every bit as awesome as you hope it is.

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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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