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Tartarus vs Orbweaver

Discussion in 'Console Peripherals' started by kajira, Oct 30, 2014.

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  1. Murakumo

    Murakumo Active Member

    I was recently able to use both of these in the Taiwan store. I definitely like the keys on the Orbweaver more. I currently have an old Nostromo, and one thing I like about it is that it is VERY solid for my palm. I know the Orbweaver is adjustable, but I only had so much time with it in the store...

    So can anyone speak to the Orbweaver's stability once adjusted/set? How does that compare to the Tartarus?
  2. Recklessarcher6

    Recklessarcher6 New Member

    Personally, I think the Tartarus is more stable. I have a shoulder injury that has prevented me from extending my arm, and pain with even the slightest move that I wasn't expecting. I tried both the Orbweaver and Tartarus as a solution, not gaming was not a solution. Tartarus had better stability overall, and over a year from injury I still use it.
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  3. Murakumo

    Murakumo Active Member

    Thanks for the reply. I have the old Nostromo with a big chunk piece of solid plastic that fits my hand perfectly... but I want mechanical keys!

    ... first world problems.
  4. I currently use a Nostromo, with mostly all my games. Works great, after you get used to the change. I also have gotten mapping keys down, so every game I play is nearly the same. That way, I don't have to relearn key presses, for only one game. To few keys personally, though I have been thinking about upgrading. Until I upgrade, I have set things up, with the ALT, CTRL or shift as an additional button. That way when I hold ALT, CTRL or Shift, it acts differently, in the game. This also requires some in game set up, at least in some cases.
  5. eapei

    eapei New Member

    would i be able to set this up to run classics like Xwing easily, too many key commands which i can't remember after not playing it for 20 odd years
  6. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Any game that uses the keyboard at all, you an customize on the Orbweaver and other keypads. It's wonderful!! you have the option to remap the keys, or just reassign the keys, set up macros or whatever else. Lots of flexibility with the keypads. I highly recommend them, even more so if you're not comfortable with standard key assignments in games.
  7. Chris_Chong

    Chris_Chong Active Member

    i would got with the orbweaver...its just got those fabulous lights and keys...
  8. lolcheese987

    lolcheese987 Member

    the chroma with mechanical keys is better..
  9. valiant70

    valiant70 New Member

    I don't know how you guys can use these gamepads comfortably. I tried all manner of different positions with the Tartarus and all of them bend my wrist backward causing discomfort. I would have loved the Tartarus if I could use it with my wrist straight. Just about everything was right - the key positions and angles were great and I loved playing League of Legnds with it... until my wrist got sore from being bent. The wrist rest just has too much of a hump on it. Has anyone else had this problem?

    I use Logitech stuff now because I had issues with Razer Synapse and their tech support was worse than useless. (They wanted me to send my Naga in for a replacement after I told them I had exchanged it three times in the store, so I just took my Naga and Tartarus back to Best Buy and got my money back.) Trouble is, Logitech only has one game pad (the G13) and it's not as ergonomic as the Razer ones (minus the wrist issue). I'd like to consider a Razer game pad again, but the only one that even *might* work for me is the Orbweaver with the swiveling wrist rest and it's not available locally.
  10. 951102075665

    951102075665 Member

    I try Orbweaver before.
    It is much more better than Tartarus
  11. venturePinkLacespot810

    venturePinkLacespot810 Active Member

    Hey! I see you're new here at Razer Insider. Welcome! Just a heads up, don't respond to old threads. A good rule of thumb is if it's a month or two old, consider it dead, and just start a new thread! Again, welcome to Insider!
  12. wesdalelio

    wesdalelio Member

    Both look amazing, but I can't help, because I am more of a low profile key fan (keys like on the deathstalker chroma)!
  13. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I've never tried the Tartarus (membrane keypad) but I own the Orbweaver (mechanical switches) and I can't imagine living without it at this point. I'm not sure if the Tartarus had the same kind of adjustable wrist rest as the Orbweaver, but we can move our wrist piece to find the most comfortable position.
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