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Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad

  • Mechanical Key Infrastructure
  • Adjustable hand, thumb, and palm-rest modules
  • Razer Synapse 2.0
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One hand, limitless commands

The Razer Orbweaver’s total 20 keys are fully programmable for more skills, hotkeys and macros. It also has an 8-way directional thumb-pad for expanded repertoire of game-destroying abilities. You can make limitless commands with one hand. Thanks to mechanical key technology, your commands can be launched at a blisteringly fast rate. Adjustable hand, thumb, and palm-rest modules make hand fatigue a thing of past. The Razer Orbweaver is also Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled for leveled up gaming experience.

  • newegg Mechanical Key Infrastructure The Razer Orbweaver gaming keypad has advanced mechanical key infrastructure for a distinctive tactile feedback in the form of a light pronounced tap and click to your fingertips. Each key has an optimized actuation force of 50g and a reduced actuation distance of 2mm, letting you unleash commands and attacks at a blisteringly fast rate. Watch as your actions-per-minute soar to devastating heights, leaving adversaries eating your dust.
  • newegg 20 fully programmable keys and 8-way directional thumb-pad Arm yourself with 20 fully programmable mechanical keys for more skills, hotkeys, and macros right at your fingertips. A programmable 8-way directional thumb-pad can also be used either for movement or as modifier keys to expand your repertoire of game-destroying abilities.
  • newegg Adjustable hand, thumb, and palm-rest modules The Razer Orbweaver was designed with adjustable hand, thumb and palm-rest modules to let you customize the most comfortable experience with the keypad during marathon gaming sessions. Slide either part back or forth so that it sits under your thumb or cradles your palm perfectly, reducing hand fatigue, and optimizing ergonomic access to your controls.
  • newegg Razer Synapse 2.0 Synapse 2.0 is Razer’s unified configuration software that allows you to rebind your buttons, assign them macros and saves all your settings automatically to the cloud. It ports your settings immediately from the cloud no matter where you are. It also supports other Razer peripherals to provide a seamless experience.

Learn more about the RAZER Orbweaver

Model

Brand
Razer
Model
Orbweaver

Spec

Specifications
Instantaneous switching between 8 key maps

Unlimited macro lengths

Stores unlimited game profiles

Backlit keypad for total control even in dark conditions

Synapse 2.0 enabled

Approximate size: 0.17" (Depth) x 6.06" (Width) x 7.95" (Height)
Approximate Weight: 0.66 lbs.

System Requirements:
PC with USB port
Windows 8/ Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (32-bit)/ Mac OS X (v10.6-10.7)
Internet connection (for driver installation)
At least 200MB of hard disk space
Synapse 2.0 registration (requiring a valid e-mail), software download, license acceptance, and internet connection needed to activate full features of product and for software updates. After activation, full features are available in optional offline mode.

Features

Features
Mechanical Key Infrastructure
The Razer Orbweaver's mechanical key technology provides a distinctive tactile feedback in the form of a light pronounced tap and click to your fingertips, giving you an entirely new feel as you game. Each key has an optimized actuation force of 50g and a reduced actuation distance of 2mm, letting you unleash commands and attacks at a blisteringly fast rate. Watch as your actions-per-minute soar to devastating heights, leaving adversaries eating your dust.

20 fully programmable keys and 8-way directional thumb-pad
Arm yourself with 20 fully programmable mechanical keys for more skills, hotkeys, and macros right at your fingertips. A programmable 8-way directional thumb-pad can also be used either for movement or as modifier keys to expand your repertoire of game-destroying abilities.

Adjustable hand, thumb, and palm-rest modules
The Razer Orbweaver was designed with adjustable, hand, thumb and palm-rest modules to let you customize the most comfortable experience with the keypad during marathon gaming sessions. Slide either part back or forth so that it sits under your thumb or cradles your palm perfectly, reducing hand fatigue, and optimizing ergonomic access to your controls.

Razer Synapse 2.0
Synapse 2.0 is our unified configuration software that allows you to rebind your buttons, assign them macros and saves all your settings automatically to the cloud. It ports your settings immediately from the cloud no matter where you are. It also supports our other Razer peripherals to provide a seamless experience.

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Arthur K.
  • 4/17/2014 5:42:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsThis retired my belkin n52 (finally)

Pros: Pros? lots,

+ 20 main keys you can readily reach with a large hand, 15 keys you can readily reach with a small hand (if you have a small left hand, it will be a touch choice between orbweaver and tartarus model game pads).
+ customize the ergonomics to fit you personally (extremely good adjustability)
+ the software (finally) grasps some of the key good points of the old belkin n52 software suite. Older razer game pad products completely failed to understand the power and versatility of the belkin nostromo, and when they took over the nostromo line razer made a 'lesser' product on the software side. This is finally no longer the case.
+ completely destroys the G13 (Bambi vs Godzilla style) on ergonomics & key accuracy confidence
+ did I mention the software? it's *extremely* versatile, with a tremendous range of ways to customize the device. I have not even utilized all of it's features yet, which is in and of itself remarkable.
+ it feels very quick, no lag time.
+ the backlighting is a nice touch, although I do wish it had custom color selection (learn to love your radioactive green).
+ it sits very securely in place on the desk
+ it is very easy to teach your fingers the layout, and commit it to muscle memory accurately.
+ it "feels" very robust. I tend to think razer makes relatively "cheaply built" products, but the orbweaver feels like money.

+ finally something better looking than my n52 nostromo, which manages to provide more keys without sacrificing confidence with key selection accuracy, while simultaneously providing ergonomics to reach them all if your hand is not small, more software versatility (didn't think that was even possible), more ergonomically customizable, and there are less cheetos crumbs deep down inside the device. It's a masterpiece.

Cons: - The thumb assembly can flex and be somewhat unstable if you have it adjusted to it's fully extended position. I can't blame Razer for this, it's a tricky engineering issue, and they erred on the side of being more adjustable, which is a pro. To give it a more solid feel, I was able to jam an old rubber-sleeved mini-usb stick drive into the space between the thumb assembly and the main housing, and this gives it enough stability to feel very solid (problem solved). Again, it's only an issue if you extend the thumb assembly out pretty far for larger hands, and you only notice the flexing when you push the upper thumb button.

- if you use the thumb pad/stick for keypress functions not related to movement, then this 8-way stick is not for you. It's hard to move directionally with perfect accuracy. It works great if you use the stick to move around in a game, but if you wanted 4 key activations bound under your thumb, it's not ideal. I strongly recommend getting a nostromo with 4-way Dpad for that manner of use.

Other Thoughts: It has mechanical keys... some people seem to go ga ga over that. I don't really care. I've used membrane keys since dinosaurs roamed the earth, and I'm perfectly used to them. I don't really notice the supposed benefit of mechanical keys vs any well made membrane keys. But it has them, if that's your thing.

On new egg here, this is the regular orbweaver model. It uses different mechanical keys than the orbweaver 'stealth' (available only on the razer website). The stealth's mechanical keys are quieter, though it's a bit more money on the razer website. I sprung for the stealth myself.

It does not appear that you need to connect to the web to use the orbweaver with synapse 2.0. You can export profiles to local save files, and you can turn off it's internet syncing, although I leave it on generally, I like that I don't *have* to.

For most games, you will want to set the movement stick to 4-way (rather than 8-way, don't worry it will still read diagonals correctly as pushing 2 of your 4way keys), and you will want to re-bind it to wasd, with A and D set to strafing movement in the game (it's bound to arrow keys by default).

Last week I unplugged my belkin nostromo from the computer. My desktop is always a frankenstein of various components of different ages. My old belkin nostromo was my very oldest (and most adored) item. It's kind of a big deal that the orbweaver was able to get me to box up my nostromo. My review of the orbweaver sounds like 'razer fangirl', but that's very much not the case. Generally I think razer has poor build quality and poor software. I'm not much of a razer fan. But I love this orbweaver.


win 7 64 ultimate, i7 950/470gtx

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  • Timothy G.
  • 4/6/2014 9:32:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSooo Much Better.

Pros: Responsive
Comfortable
Easy to set up
Plenty of buttons that are easy to hit
Back lit
Sturdy on my desk (does not slide around)

Cons: Space button is actually a mouse click type button
Buttons become stuck (in software)
Not accepting keystrokes
Cable not braided
Software must connect to the "cloud"

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a comfortable, sturdy gamepad with plenty of buttons, this is for you. The buttons feel great and it really helps clear up your desk. I don't think I could ever go back to a standard keyboard after having this. It is so easy to customize to your liking and everything is right at your fingertips. If you practice enough you can probably use the thumbpad to fly jets and choppers. Mechanical keys are awesome!!

I have to take an egg off because of the space button being a mouse click and the keys sticking. To be clear, the keys themselves are not sticking, it seems to be something to do with the software. This is a pretty big deal, coupled with the every so often failure to process a keystroke. I will be playing BF4 and at random times I will let go of whatever direction I'm moving and my character will continue to move!! I have to repress the button to get it to stop. I normally just mash the keypad when this happens because I freak out. It will happen about 4 to 5 times in an hour of game play. This is HIGHLY unacceptable from a device that costs this much.

I will also remove an egg for the random, what I will call, "failure to process" keystrokes. This is when I will hit the key to move and nothing happens. I believe this is also software because I feel the mechanical key depressing? If they could look into this and send out an update, that would be great. I know I am not the only one having this problem.

I also feel like the space bar (mouse click) will eventually wear out, just as all mice do. It should be a mechanical key like all of the others.

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  • Johannes P.
  • 3/19/2014 9:46:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Sensitive

Pros: Brightly back-lit, rubberized feel, non-slip pad on the base. Adjustments to hand size are nice allowing thumb and palm to be extended to support large hands.

Cons: the spacebar is VERY sensitive. and the keys are laid out evenly on the pad, unlike the nostromo (predecessor) where they were laid out more like a keyboard. For me this was a Con. Just something that I need to adapt to though.

Also, there is no ability to adjust the thumb angle. I have large hands but I dont want to stretch to hit my spacebar. as it is, my tumb tends to rest on the hat switch..I have to undbind it so I dont screw myself up.

Not corded.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great product. The biggest qualm I have about it is the cost. I paid $119 for this, not sure why really. With an expensive product I would expect full quality. Minus one egg for the price and the fact that it's not corded.

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  • Nathan G.
  • 3/6/2014 7:58:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Gamepad you can get

Pros: Highly Configurable, Adjusts in 3 different ways.
Software works great.

Cons: Synapse requires a user account.

Other Thoughts: The Stealth version isn't a bad choice if you don't like mechanical keys.

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  • Steven S.
  • 3/3/2014 1:29:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsComplex but a Godsend in MMORPGs

Pros: -Many, Many Buttons.
-Razer Synapse permits the most extensive customization and macro-writing on the market.
-Fire-and-forget syncing to your game .exe files for specific profiles.
-Works in any USB type.
-Can potentially halve your reaction time for firing off abilities in MMORPGs or setting up weapon/seat switching in games like Battlefield and Planetside.

Cons: Only one con: It's a large keypad, and it's easy to fumble and "fat-finger" keys in your first few weeks of use. This can be as frustrating as it is intimidating, but as you develop the muscle memory, your reaction time will result in boundless improvement in MMORPG PvP and even first person shooters.

Other Thoughts: Despite the one con, I've had such great success with this piece of equipment (paired with the formidable Razer Taipan Mouse) that I felt compelled to keep it at five eggs. Now I think I understand why Swifty (of World of Warcraft fame) swears by these products.

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  • walter v.
  • 2/23/2014 8:58:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscheap glue

Pros: all my peripherals are razer products from my blackwidow to nostromo to mamba and now this upgrade from nostromo. i love the mechanical feel of the keyboard this is why i am upgrading to the orbweaver, love razer products except for one thing they use the cheapest freakin glue, you would think that they can spend a little more on it for the price that they charge. every rubber components on all my razer peripherals somehow detaches because the glue they use reacts to your body heat and becomes soft eventually causing the rubberized parts to detach and this is true with all my razer peripherals. if you don't mind reglueing the parts its great but if you do razer is not for you.

Cons: razer uses the cheapest glue!!!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2014 2:40:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for small hands

Pros: The size of it is extreme customizable, I like the green, love the synapse software and cloud, the thumb rest/space bar is really light so my thumb doesn't get sore, tons of buttons with combinations, works great with ElvUI for WoW, the feel of the material is really nice and never gets old, fits my 10 year old's sized hands (REALLY TINY HANDS), and it immediately felt like home.
My 7 month old baby will get ahold of it occasionally and it still looks and feels like its brand new (I've had it for 10 months). It puts up with baby slobber, falls, baby trying to rip out the cord, and baby trying to rip buttons off (I play on the couch with a laptop so it's always on my lap). No scuffs, discolorations, no mechanical malfunctions, no software issues, no ingame issues. It's a beast.

Cons: Nothing overly huge, but I'll list them in order from most annoying to least annoying:
The sound of the mechanical buttons (1-20). It's not incredibly loud, but everyone in the house knows when I push a button.
The price. It could be cheaper imo, but I have no major complaints so I feel it's well worth the investment.
The color/brightness settings. The color is only green and I wish I had more of a true sliding scale of the brightness instead of preset options of 3-4 choices. It also pulses which isn't a con but its annoying that I can't change the speed.
The cord isn't braided.
I wished the wrist rest was just a teeny bit softer. It feels as forgiving as rubber covered cement. Plus the edge of it isn't tapered much and with the hard angle it hurts my arm depending on the angle. The edge should have been made more rounded because of this.
It would be a huge bonus if there were two side buttons instead of just one at the top of the thumb area. Right now I have the button set to shift but it would be nice to me if I could have another for esc or ctrl just so it's one button less that I have to use the keyboard for.

Other Thoughts: The small annoyances aside, I really love this thing. I went from a normal wireless laptop mouse and keyboard to the laptop mouse and the orbweaver and I never use my keyboard except for typing anymore. I've never had a single issue with the software or the orbweaver itself. My boyfriend has the older nostromo and while he loves it, it was way too big and spread out for my hands, so I was pleasantly surprised that something with more buttons actually works better for my hand size. It also can fit his macho sized hands with no problems. I've never tried to make macros with it so I'm not sure how well that goes but if you're playing WoW and like to have access to not only your rotation but your buffs, mounts, items, and debuffs I HIGHLY recommend the orbweaver.

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  • A G.
  • 1/26/2014 1:34:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat, but...

Pros: I use the orbweaver under my right hand and a G13 under my left (previously had a n52te under my right hand). Having two keypads of different manufacturers allows this.

The adjustable rests make configuring the keypad for right hand use doable. The thumb-hat becomes a pinkie-hat (I use the side button for PTT).

Between the two devices, I can never touch the mouse for most situations, and I keep the mouse available for my left hand when it's needed (leftie naga for that).

Cons: Only one, but it's a big one: The keycaps fall off, a lot (which can be a real problem in the middle of a fight). Perhaps it's an artifact of the "stealth" version, but it's the only "con" I have for this device.

Other Thoughts: I would buy it again, if this one failed, though I'd likely get the non-stealth version in case the keycap issue is limited to the stealth version.

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  • Brian C.
  • 1/15/2014 10:00:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsRazer does it again

Pros: The Razer Orbweaver is the successor to the nostromo and exceeds my expectations for being the best gaming keypad to play on. The Orbweaver adds 5 additional top row keys and Razer Synapse makes binding keys and creating new profiles a breeze. This keypad is adjustable and will fit almost any hand with the proper adjustment. I have been using this for a solid year of ~25-35 hours a week of gaming and the keys are not showing any sign of the color wearing off like the Nostromo did. Overall a very solid piece that will last a long time!

Cons: I have encountered through my ownership of this product some negative things.

-The palm rest is starting to peel off, seems like the glue is coming unstuck.
-One mechanical key came dead on arrival, works but doesn't click.
-Grip feet have worn down and no longer provide good grip to surfaces any more.

Other Thoughts: Overall weighing the pros and cons, this product receives 4/5 eggs. Minor improvements could be made to earn this device 5/5, but unfortunately these issues are from wear and tear of normal use. All I can say is if you liked the Belkin Nostromo (now the Razer Nostromo), you will LOVE the Razer Orbweaver. Razer has taken something good, and turned it into something great. I will never use another keypad.

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  • Howard L.
  • 1/12/2014 8:38:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsi like it, but a few issues.

Pros: let me just say this first that this thing takes about 2+ weeks of gaming, few hours each day to get used to. but once you're used to it, muscle memory kicks in, it's awesome. it helps "a bit" with ergonomic vs regular keyboards. you can game for hours and left hand won't be tired. plus it's just cool to look at. the adjustable palm angle is nice, as well as the added row of keys on top (number rows)

Cons: Lack of left "Ctrl" key. i don't know how they could have missed this. most people use Ctrl for run or crouch in FPS. i had to remap the Ctrl to Shift, and remap shift to Tab, and that's why it takes more than two weeks to get used to using it. my gaud the space button. the worst feature of this keypad. first just let me say that the space key isn't really a key, but rather a clickable "thingy" that works terrible.

Other Thoughts: do you really need it? not really. if anything it only helps a little bit with comfort, but you can game just as well with a regular keyboard. but i like it. makes gaming that much more fun. just be aware that you might hate it the first two weeks getting used to that lack of Left Ctrl button, my gaud i thought of returning it, until now i am finally used to it and really like it. i am only deducting one star due to the lack of standard Control key, and the terribly design space key.

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