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Fit or not: Orbweaver

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sirjordancurtis, Apr 21, 2016.

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  1. I've heard plenty of people say that the razer orbweaver is a great mechanical keyboard. I really liked the design as well. That's why I bought one. I know a lot of people have said that the orbweaver was too big for them, but personally, I wasn't sure. I'm only a preteen, and I would say I'm below average height and weight. However, I feel like the Orbweaver is just right for me. Am I using it wrong? I hope someone can help me with this, because I'm utterly confused.
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  2. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    First off the orbweaver is a key pad :wink_:
    I have never heard of any complaints of this nature. And if I had one I don't think I would have any trouble using it.

    However, I do have fingers that are pretty flexible and long from playing piano and MMO's.

    Anyone else got input on this?
  3. RedX801

    RedX801 Member

    I love the orbweaver & use it for all my keyboard & mouse games. It's basically all the buttons you use on a keyboard packed perfectly on the keypad without the rest of the keyboard being in your way. You can adjust the length of how long or small you want the keypad to be. However, there is a learning curve when you first start using it which can make you feel that it's "too big" & "too much" I believe. I know it took me a while to get used to it but I love it now, it's very comfortable & worth every penny
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  4. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I also love my Orbweaver. It makes it so easy to remap keys into a configuration that I really like, instead of having to slide all over the keyboard to try and reach everything. I rather dislike when games include things like Shift+numbers, because it's harder for me to do both at the same time without looking at what I'm doing. :)
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  5. OLinaLin

    OLinaLin New Member

    I actually partially contemplated the Orbweaver over my Tartarus, but I went the Tartarus route because I have the Naga Hex as well. So I didn't really see any use in having the extra keys on the Orbweaver when I already have some on my mouse. Regardless I think both keypads are extremely beneficial for multiple games. I use mine for League and I even used it when I streamed Alien: Isolation so everyone didn't have to hear the clicking of my Blackwidow Chroma haha (even with O-rings on it there is still a fair amount of noise :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:). I find that the keypads are a little more comfortable to use for a long period of time vs a keyboard. The tactile response isn't the same on the keypads as it is with a mechanical keyboard, but so far I have no complaints with the response I receive when hitting a key.
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  6. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I could never dream of comfortably using every key on my Orbweaver, which is fine because I also have the Naga Chroma, but one of the reasons I chose it was due to the fact that it is still the mechanical switches. I'm so used to my Blackwidow Chroma Stealth that I wanted they keypad to match the feel, so I went with the Orbweaver Chroma Stealth as well. However, it's quite nice to hear that the Tartarus feels great and works well without using the same switches!
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  7. OLinaLin

    OLinaLin New Member

    Ah yes, I forgot that the Orbweaver had the mechanical switches! It's one of the other reasons I went with the Tartarus because I needed something for my stream that didn't make a ton of noise. I looooove my Blackwidow Chroma, don't get me wrong, but I don't want the sound of it becoming a nuisance in my stream. I have recommended the Orbweaver to a few people though that want a keypad because I do think it is definitely better than the Tartarus if you don't have a mouse with macro keys. I think in the end it is definitely up to personal preference on which one you want. They both have their pros and cons for different people, but overall they are both quality products.
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  8. SnowSpyral

    SnowSpyral Member

    Yeah, I don't know.
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  9. Thanks for the replies guys.
    I said Keyboard
    Yes I love my Razer Orbweaver, the clicks sound great.
    My hand is pretty small, but I use it easily
    I play Minecraft, and I can reach the top buttons easily as well
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  10. mike89conde

    mike89conde Member

    look at the orbweaver as an extended tartarus. if you can't use all the keys, it's fine. at least you'll have extra incase you need it. I can't really palm a basketball but I think the orbweaver is a great fit for me.
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  11. I recently became really interested in razer products, and just got the blackwidow chroma. (waiting for shipping).
    I have to give you a like. I have the same feelings.

    I'm confused. I know you have a Orbweaver, but do you have a Tartarus as well? I was going to get a tartarus, but it ran out of stock, and I got the orbweaver instead. Now, looking back, I think I'll still stick with the orbweaver.
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  12. I also play the piano, as well as the violin, which stretches your left hand. Maybe this is why I feel so comfortable with it. My fingers are pretty agile.

    At least these can last 80million times. Others can only go up to 50mill
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  13. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    No, I don't have the Tartarus as well. I've looked at them and handled one, but I don't own it. From the people I've spoken to who have had them they seem to really like them. I'll stick with my Orbweaver though. :)
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  14. Me 2 then
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  15. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    I'm the one who's utterly confused...if you feel like it's just right and you can reach all the keys, then what do you need help with?

    There's one thing I can think of: do you move your hand at all when using the Orbweaver? For the Orbweaver and Tartarus, the idea is that your hand should never move or change position (unlike when using a keyboard) - this is the main advantage of keypads. So the only thing that should be moving are your fingers. That is the 'right' way to use a keypad.

    For me, I can comfortably reach every key on the Orbweaver without straining except for one in the corner! I have to stretch to reach it, so I only assign skills that aren't time-sensitive to that key, such as buffs.

    Do you have green or orange mechanical switches? The stealth orange switches are much quieter. If you have the regular clicky greens, putting O-rings on them will not silence them because they are like Cherry MX Blue switches, that is to say that they have little 'plungers' inside of them that were designed to make noise. That noise actually isn't affected by installing O-rings.
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  16. OLinaLin

    OLinaLin New Member

    I have the green switches since I got my keyboard before the Stealth came out. I know the O-rings won't silence it entirely, but it has helped significantly compared to how loud it was before haha. I'm not about to buy a whole new keyboard when I have no qualms with mine, but if for some reason I do need to get another one I'll probably opt for the Stealth.
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  17. Ok, thanks for all of your replies.

    I hate to double post (ugh)
    But how do I close the thread?
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  18. TheNavalCrafter

    TheNavalCrafter New Member

  19. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Right, no - I completely understand that. I was just trying to help out by explaining why exactly Green switches equipped with o-rings wont be quiet ~ they're actually designed to make noise. If you wanted to silence them, you would need rings thick enough to stop them from actuating, which would render the keyboard useless :stuck_out_tongue:. The sound reduction you experienced by installing the rings is from when you bottom-out your keys. You can no longer bottom them out because you hit the ring before it can happen, hence less sound, but the plunger click will still be there.
  20. OLinaLin

    OLinaLin New Member

    Oh no I understand. When I got the O-rings I never expected them to completely silence my keyboard because I know it was never designed to be quiet. I only got them to help reduce the sound as much as possible (which I knew from the beginning wouldn't be a lot at all). I would actually be a little upset if it did completely get rid of the sound because I quite enjoy it.
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