Tartarus V.S. Orbweaver

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by HaP, Sep 10, 2017.

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  1. I am fairly new to "gaming keypads" and I just wanted to ask:
    1.)Which one is better in terms of button layout and comfort?
    2.)I mostly play FPS, which is one is better for me?
    3.)Is it worth buying?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    The Orbweaver has an entire row of keys more than the Tartarus, and uses mechanical switches instead of membrane keys.

    I only have a Tartarus, and am happy with it, but I really wish I had an Orbweaver, too. The keys on the Orbweaver are individually lit and programmable, which means that if you map them to FPS keys, you can have them be different colours depending on what they're used for (movement, weapon selection, etc.

    I THINK they'd feel the same, as far as how your hand rests on them, but really it comes down to features. The Orbweaver has more, so if you prefer full colour programming and mechanical keys, then the Orbweaver is a no-brainer.
  3. Thanks for your time!
  4. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    Is it worth buying? I see you're into FPS. So a keyboard for gaming/typing should be fine. Unless you play those shooting games with billion of spells to cast and less time to type, then yeah I'd recommend Orbweaver.

    Why Orbweaver over Tartarus?
    One, you get more keys.
    Two, mechanical.
    Three, newer.

    But that thing is $130. You can almost get a keyboard for that.
  5. Keiller

    Keiller New Member

    What else is the Orbweaver good for or which genre of games is it best suited for?
  6. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    Let's just say you play games which require keyboard, but you hate keyboard. Then it is an alternative to that.
    Also, there are extra keys present, which you can use for MMO games such as WoW etc. But I don't play MMO, so I have no further info.

    If you're gonna play like Dota or CSGO, I don't see why you need it. But somehow, it's more comfortable since keys are aligned perfectly, unlike keyboard. And it's small enough that you can move or rotate any way you want.
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  7. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Honestly, every genre of game can be more comfortable on the Orbweaver. I use mine for virtually every game I play because it's so comfortable and I can assign my keys *exactly* the where I want them, as opposed to where the gaming company thought they should be. There are 25 keys, the thumb stick and two thumb buttons. It also has a nice adjustable wrist rest. I've also heard of people who do video editing, photo editing, drafting, etc and program the Orbweaver to do all their shortcuts and key presses for work as well.

    What is Orbweaver good for? Short answer: Any game where you want to be comfortable and assign your own keys to precisely where you want them so that they're most accessible.
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  8. Leondardo

    Leondardo New Member

    orb weaver. with it's mechanical switches, it lasts longer, feels more reliant, and sounds better then the membrane keys of the tartarus. and, with it's customizability, you can have a more comfortable fit than the tartarus. however, the orb weaver is expensive as Gabin himself, and the customizability can become uncomfortable and unnecessary. If you're fine with membranes and need something cheeper then the orb weaver, the tartarus would be my second go to game-pad
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