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Pros: Arguably the best way to experience chroma lighting
Captures that clicky responsiveness of mechaboards
Relatively compact when compared to other gaming keyboards

Cons: Awfully loud for being a go-between of mecha and membrane
No dedicated macro/media keys

Other Thoughts: I think the Ornata sits in a gaming keyboard sweet spot. Its not outrageously expensive, but it feels like you're getting something of quality for what you pay. I definitely feel like this keyboard is more responsive than my other membrane keyboards, but its also substantially louder. When I read about the mechamembrane setup Razer used for this board, I thought it would be relatively quiet. It is not. It will annoy people around you if you type on it a lot, but I doubt it will wake anyone up at night if they're sleeping in a different room.

The Chroma is fantastic, the built in profile for Overwatch is awesome. Flashy, sure, but if you're into that kind of thing you're going to like this. I think Synapse 2.0 software is fine, I have no issues with it. I paid $100 for this board, really wouldn't pay more than that.


4 out of 5 eggs Razer's less than premium line 12/08/2016

This review is from: RAZER RZ03-00260100-R3U1 Arctosa Keyboard

Pros: Anti-ghosting for gaming
Looks nice

Cons: Feels cheap for what it costs

Other Thoughts: I'd call this the bare minimum for a gaming keyboard. It has anti ghosting. The media buttons are nice. But it feels cheap. I paid $40 for this keyboard 5 years ago. I don't think I'd pay $40 for it today, considering other options out there. As of this review the seller is asking $100+ for this keyboard. That is insane. Do not pay more than $40. The Arctosa is the affordable line of Razer of keyboards, and it shows. That said, its a fine membrane board. It just doesn't have that fit and finish you might expect from Razer products.

Razer Turret RZ84-01330100 Living Room Gaming Mouse and Lapboard Compatible with Steam Link, PS4, Xbox One, Android TV, Shield TV, Windows, Mac
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Pros: Quality build
Small, like Logitech K400 small
Looks great
Does Razer things, decent DPI mouse, high polling rate, anti-ghosting

Cons: Mousepad and mouse ONLY WORK WITH EACH OTHER
Magnetic mousepad delivers less than ideal smoothness
Awfully expensive

Other Thoughts: I paid $100 for this thing, and some days I wonder if maybe that was too much. $150 feels a bit outlandish. The thing is, this product has the market cornered. There's really nothing else out there that isn't either equally expensive or just downright garishly ugly. The keyboard is fantastic. Obviously its no Cherry MX monster, but for a membrane keyboard with 10 key anti-ghosting, it feels great to type on. The range is fine, I sit about 10 ft from my TV, I used the extension cord and placed the receiver beside my TV.

The mouse, on the other hand, is just alright. There's a little extra drag you get with the magnetic mousepad that makes it feel sluggish. I can absolutely play games with it (Hitman, Titanfall, No Man's Sky), but I will never have the control with it I would with a traditional mousepad. The worst part is that no other mouse will work on the Turret mousepad, and the mouse that comes with the Turret won't work on a traditional mousepad.

That being said, the only other solution would be something like a K400 and a separate mouse pad you place on the couch or coffee table. I don't like that solution. I like this one. Its more elegant if maybe a little less capable. Maybe someday I'll get fed up and just cut and glue a Goliathus to the mousepad portion of the turret (which will complicate charging because of the shape of the dock) so I can use a better mouse, but for the time being this thing works, and it looks great while doing it.


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Display Name: Daniel S.

Date Joined: 05/17/10

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