Overall and Final Verdict

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So at the end of the day you have a couple questions to ask yourself before you pick up an Orbweaver. First, is a gaming pad something you want at all? I have known a few people who have picked them up and only a select few stick with them, I have found that its people who tend to play just one game who are more likely to stick with it. Setting up your configuration takes testing a tuning to get just right.

The second question you have to ask once you know for sure you want a game pad is does the Orbweaver fit all of your needs. For one there are going to be some people who really want to stick with their Logitech products, others who won’t like the bright green backlighting, and people who just won’t be able to handle the fairly noisy Chery MX blue key switches that the Orbweaver uses (you can also look at the stealth model with browns though).

 

If you get past those two questions you are really going to like what Razer has done with the Orbweaver over their previous gaming pad. The adjustability, ease of programing, and the mechanical switches really do make this a top notch product. My only complaint are related to having to create an account and be online to sign into the Razer software. The software issue is really the only complaint that anyone should really worry about. Razer really stepped up and made amazing software, it’s just a shame that a lot of people (me included) will have a hard time getting over the drm long enough to really be happy with the software.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31794 19 Jul 2013 19:10
Before the weekend we take a look at the Razer Orbweaver mechanical gaming pad
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Arxon replied the topic: #31840 24 Jul 2013 20:26
I like my logitech but would much rather have this.
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Hasbeen replied the topic: #31841 24 Jul 2013 21:27
Nice review, but at $130 I think I'll still hang on to my Belkin N52 Nostromo. I've got 2 of them that work just fine for the games I choose to use them on. I'm sure there are features on these newer gamepads that are nice, but the old saying still holds true. "If it aint broke don't fix it."
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31844 24 Jul 2013 23:21
I would agree, there isn't any reason for you to switch if you are happy with what you already have.

How often do you guys use your gamepads and how do you use them?
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Hasbeen replied the topic: #31846 25 Jul 2013 02:06
Well I've attempted to adjust my usage to almost all of my games at one time or another with varied results. Mostly these days I use it in any MMOs I'm playing. I also use it regularly if I'm playing Minecraft, and I've half way set it up for Star Craft 2.

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