RAZER Lycosa Gaming Keyboard

A Closer Look

A Closer Look
 
First impressions are usually lasting ones, and subsequently I'm happy to report that the RAZER Lycosa is both incredibly sleek and visually attractive. However, the black shiny plastic that has been used on the Lycosa absolutely loves fingerprints and attracts dust like nobody's business.
 
RAZER Lycosa front RAZER Lycosa back
 
The rear of the keyboard features small rubber feet to ensure an effective grip on a majority of desktop surfaces, and the inclusion of retractable feet should you wish to operate the keyboard in the elevated position. The RAZER lycosa also allows for the wrist rest to be removed courtesy of four small screws on the underside. While removal of it is a little more time consuming, it does make for a considerably more secure fastening system than my Logitech G15
 
The RAZER Lycosa uses an 104-key QWERTY based layout, and the keys themselves are very similar to laptop ones with rubberised protectors over the top. The keys are very low profile, especially when compared to a G15 keyboard.
 
RAZER Lycosa vs Logitech G15
 
The Lycosa also features an onboard touch panel (driver dependent) that can be used to control the keyboard backlight; audio player controls, gaming profiles and macros.
 
QWERTY keyboard Audio player screen 
RAZER logo
 
The RAZER Lycosa features an inbuilt single USB hub and sockets for both a microhone and Line-in cable. The RAZER Piranha headphones would do well here.
 
USB, Mic and headphone jack USB, mic and headphones connector
Connectors
 
At the end of the RAZER Lycosa' cable there are two USB plugs and the obligatory Line-in and microphone jacks. One USB plug provides power for the keyboard and the other provides power for the USB hub built into the Lycosa chassis.
 
Let's head over the page to see how easily the RAZER Lycosa is to install and what software RAZER has included...
 
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Most Recent Comments

05-09-2008, 09:00:05

JN
Nice looking keyboard and great review mate. I'm still yet to find a keyboard to replace my Eclipse.Quote

05-09-2008, 09:08:30

PV5150
Thanks Jim. Yeah the Lycosa is certainly worth a look if you're wanting to replace your SaitekQuote

06-09-2008, 03:31:13

Maverick1dj
I've owned the Lycosa for a few months now, it is a class keyboard, my only gripes are : -

1. The extra connectivity bits on the back for headphones/USB... etc was detachable from the main cable, i have no need for either, and just gets in the way.

2. There was a luminosity control for the back light as in strong daylight it gets quite dimmed.

Apart from that it's defo class, i have no qualms about purchasing it, even for the price.Quote

06-09-2008, 05:29:14

PV5150
Thanks for the feedback Maverick1dj Quote

06-09-2008, 05:55:55

Hassan
I definitly would not get that only for one reason, there are no programmable hot keys on it - or are there? (Didn't read the review properly)

I am a huge fan of Hotkeys.Quote
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