Using Razer Keyboard with a Mac???

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Gwcheney1130, Jan 15, 2015.

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  1. Gwcheney1130

    Gwcheney1130 Active Member

    ok community.. This is the question I have for you. I have two 27 inch iMac's that I use for everything from work to games. Currently I am using the Apple wireless keyboard on each of them. I really want to invest in a good Razor keyboard but there are so many to choose from. Can anyone give some feedback on what keyboard would be a good fit???
     
  2. I have a razer blackwidow chroma and it works great! It just doesn't have the chroma configurator
     
  3. Gwcheney1130

    Gwcheney1130 Active Member

    So without the croma configuration are you able to adjust the backlighting at all? And is this just do to no Mac drivers? And if you don't mind what OS are you running on your Mac? Thank you so much for the info... That is one I was looking at :)
     
  4. You can do everything that the razer chroma keyboard is preset to do with the backlighting(LoL, CSGO, wave, static, etc...). With the chroma configurator, you just can't do custom things that people make. I am running mac os 10.10.
     
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  5. Gwcheney1130

    Gwcheney1130 Active Member

    That is awesome info... I now have it narrowed down to 2 keyboards. I really want the one with the display on it but nowhere can I find that the display will work with a Mac . Any suggestions for the mouse to use with the keyboard you suggested ??? Thanks again for the feedback :)
     
  6. xXsniperpunkXx

    xXsniperpunkXx New Member

    A DeathAdder will do nicely to a set up with any BlackWidow. If you prefer wireless wireless ftw in my opinion) and don't mind spending a little extra cash then the Mamba would be a good choice too. If you're a lefty or have a complex hand size I recommend the Ouroboros which I own for that exact reason.
     
  7. greatking0527

    greatking0527 Active Member

    I recommend the deathadder chroma, its a great mouse and it feels amazing.
    The mouse is really comfortable and the grip they added is pretty amazing
     
  8. mohitKHTRPL

    mohitKHTRPL New Member

    Get a mechanical keyboard from Razer FOR SURE, it makes a huge difference over the membrane style or chiclet keyboards. I have 2 Razer Blackwidows (2013 & 2014 editions) and I am happy with both!

    Good Luck!
     
  9. jerryshengo

    jerryshengo New Member

    Just curious, does the keyboard/mouse have to be from Razer? Other companies also make great mechanical keyboards and/or mouses (Corsair RBG k70 anyone?)

    There's also the key type to consider, if you do care. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Razer isn't using Cherry keys, but instead their own version, at least on the newer models.
     
  10. greatking0527

    greatking0527 Active Member

    The Corsair K70 RGB is also a great choice, but the software for it isn't very user friendly and also it really depends on the type of switch you want
     
  11. mohitKHTRPL

    mohitKHTRPL New Member

    Personally, I have tried the Corsair K60, and I did not like how it felt when typing. However, I would give creds to Corsair for the looks of the keyboard. The one I had was Cherry MX Red but it felt really mushy.
     
  12. jerryshengo

    jerryshengo New Member

    Mushy? That's interesting. I thought the tactile/muchyness of a key is solely determined by the key type, since the key cap doesn't do anything to the tactile/mushyness of a key.

    Have you tried other Cherry MX red switches? I know that red switches are linear switches that moves without any additional tactile feedback or loud clicking noise
     
  13. mohitKHTRPL

    mohitKHTRPL New Member

    I have tried the Ducky red switches but they don't feel like them. I have a Cherry MX Blue and the Razer Oranges...
     
  14. I wouldn't recommend the keyboard with the screen. It doesn't have very good reviews. I use a razer naga 2014 for my mouse. It seems to come in handy for pretty much every game I play. I clicks amazingly fast, but other Razer mice will do that too. I guess it just depends on what games you are going to play. Also if you were wondering about a headset, the kraken 7.1 chroma is great.
     
  15. I don't think the k70 keyboard has Mac compatible drivers
     
  16. JETpolySoap204

    JETpolySoap204 New Member

    i had the k70 rgb for my iMac and there's no osx support. there is a custom driver but it's not user friendly and kinda tricky to change colors or animations.
    so i bought the blackwidow chroma. as mentioned, no custom configurator. AND, if using bootcamp, synapse will mess up your settings. custom animations got lost in windows and profiles in osx got overwriten with spectrum cycle, synced to the cloud and overwriting your windows settings and so on and on...
     
  17. And my BW Chroma is being delivered tomorrow, I had no idea the new configurator wasn't compatible with Macs :slightly_sad:
     
  18. gleggie1234

    gleggie1234 New Member

    So with the Blackwidow Chroma on mac you can still adjust backlight and do the built in backlight stuff like wave and reactive mode etc. You just can't use custom profiles that other users make? Can you still play around with backlight color yourself?
     
  19. JETpolySoap204

    JETpolySoap204 New Member

    yeah you still can change colors and backlight. but there are no custom effects. i reported this as a bug to razer and i hope some of you guys could do the same so we will get all features windows users are enjoying
     
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  20. I would, but I don't really want to abuse the bug report system. Surely it should get enough attention if we're posting about it on Insider?
     
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