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Keypads and Keyboards

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by NeonFreak867, May 14, 2016.

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  1. NeonFreak867

    NeonFreak867 New Member

    I'm in my faze (Get it?) of life where I want to upgrade my setup area, mainly my keyboard/keypad area.
    I love my mouse and my mouse pad, which are the Razer Diamondback, and the Razer Vespula, but want to get a new keyboard, which is the Razer Deathstalker Essential. I'm not to sure which is better to get, being, a new keyboard or a keypad, like a Orbweaver or Tartarus. I do record video's for Youtube, and don't really like clicky switches like the Razer Green switches, and would rather prefer the Orange Razer Switches. So, basically, anything as quiet as possible. What keyboards would be good for my price budget of 200 - 150 Canadian Dollars?
  2. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    Get the Deathstalker. The Keypads or only really useful for MOBA players and even if you get the orange switches, the keys are much louder than the deathstalker you would get. Hope that helps!
  3. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I strongly disagree with that statement, I use my Orbweaver for like 99% of my games, in fact I'd say that it is the best, most inovative product Razer has released until now
    gaming on the Orbweaver is hard to explain, but I'd say it feels a lot better than on a normal keyboard and is much more comfortable for your hands

    The tartarus is a bit too small imo, but you can't go wrong the Orbweaver
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  4. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    Also keep in mind that he said he records videos for YouTube. I understand how you could disagree with me, but I feel like a keyboard would be more beneficial for him dealing with the keyboard software etc.

    I really want to get an Orbweaver for CS:GO, the reason I said it would only be useful for MOBAs in his case is because he would be using it in conjunction with his keyboard.
  5. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Yeah thats true, the Orbweaver would be more for his personal use rather than his streams and videos
  6. KnightBlade

    KnightBlade New Member

    If you take the time to record the macros into the keypad they can be used for much more than just gaming. I just purchased a Tartarus and have programmed the keypad for ARMA 3 for gaming and AutoCAD for working. It really increased my speed and productivity once I got used to it. Rather than filling the screen with icons or having to mouse up to pull down menus, I am never more than 2 clicks away from the command I want. The keyboard is now only used for typing notes on the drawings.
  7. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Love you, but I couldn't disagree more!!

    @NeonFreak867 Just go with the Stealth version of keyboards/keypads and you'll not be sorry - none of the "clicky" noise unless you bottom out your key press, and if that bothers you a lot, then just buy additional o-rings. (Razer sells an enhancement kit, or there are many others elsewhere online)

    As for the keypad use in addition to a keyboard and mouse -- ** Best Choice Ever **
    I use a Razer Blackwidow Chroma Stealth for my keyboard, I have the Razer Naga Chroma mouse and I use the Razer Orbweaver Chroma Stealth keypad as well. I use my keypad for virtually every single game I play, and I can't imagine life without it at this point.

    To be able to re-map every single key in a game to the keypad in whatever order you desire without ever having to change the default keys in the game itself... it's priceless!! Not to mention you can still use them as macro keys if you desire. (I don't use macros in any games I play)

    However, as I've said in numerous other posts: Ultimately, only you will know your needs and preferences to make the final decision. It can help to see what others use their peripherals for and their opinions but really that's all they are. Our own opinions. We will never know if our usage is remotely similar to your own or know what you value most when it comes to the feel of things. :)
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