It wasn’t all that long ago that we took a look at the Razer Orbweaver, their mechanical gaming keypad. I was a little surprised when the latest product from Razer was actually another gaming keypad, the Razer Tartarus. The Tartarus is a non-mechanical gaming keypad that is sold along with the Orbweaver. That means it actually is replacing the Nostromo for Razer’s membrane gaming keypad. I’m excited to see what has changed, the Orbweaver made a few big improvements, I’m curious if any of those made it into the Tartarus.

Product Name: Razer Tartarus

Review Sample Provided by: Razer

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


Number of keys

25 Fully programmable keys including an 8-way thumb-pad

Back Lighting



Braided fibre cable

Approximate Size

Width: 153mm/6.03"

Height: 186mm / 7.32"

Depth: 54.8mm/2.16"

Product weight


System Requirements

-PC with USB port

-Windows® 8/ Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP (32-bit)/ Mac OS X (v10.6-10.8)

-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.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #32268 17 Aug 2013 04:20
just a few days ago Razer introduced their new gaming keypad, today we take a look at it. Enjoy and have a nice weekend

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