Star Wars: The Old Republic Keyboard - Key Points
Peter tells you why you should take your money elsewhere.
Razer has really neat ideas, but for these prices they don't go a lot beyond concept.
maybe next time.
This should be in the `video reviews` section. I'll like your hardware review, keep them coming. What are those weird characters next to the letters?
I took one look at that KB when ToR first came out and did some price matching. You could buy a Razer Anansi KB (which is almost identical but doesn't have the screen or mushy keys, but is also better quality) and buy a Razer Naga mouse (a fantastic piece of hardware for any MMO player), and you would STILL be saving 50 dollars compared to the KB in this review.
Oh look anther half-baked product from razer. It only took me one product from them and their terrible warranty service to never go back... no way. A keyboard with no depressions on each key .... mac did that and its incredibly annoying not to have a slight depression in the center. Pass.
Seems like EA is selling out Old Republic HARD CORE. Anyone see the $6,000 Darth Malgus replica? They actually have a payment plan of $750 a month on that bad boy that you can order online. If it's as cheaply made as this, I wouldn't be surprised.
seems like razor dropped the ball on this one they need to remake this keyboard with mechanical keys, and improve the keyboards construction quality
@doc-brown Yep, I was. So wanted that Optimus keyboard. Didn't read the text review, just the video and was referring to 'most expensive keyboard on market'. No distinction there, but understand what your saying. Optimus was what, 2k? Definitely not a consumer item.
http://most-expensive.net/10-computer-keyboards No, it's not the most expensive, but still a good video :D
@valdarez If you're referring to the Art Lebedev boards (Optimus Keyboard) I covered those in my text review that's going up in a few hours. Thing is, you can't just waltz into Best Buy or GameStop and buy one, unlike this Razer board. It's more of a specialty item than a "consumer product"; to me, anyway :)
My days of buying high-end keyboards are long gone anyway. At the rate I wear them out, it doesn't make much sense to buy something so expensive when it'll get thrown away in 6 months to a year. The $40 keyboards work fine.
Hey Peter, just in case you didn't know. Communications with the Wii Remote have been interrupted. ~grin~
I really liked the idea of this keyboard with the little screen and all, but definitely looks to be quite disappointing. I like this guy though, he does some great tech videos.
So it's a poorly designed, cheaply made keyboard with poor software and is the most expensive keyboard you can buy. Sounds like a winner.