Razer Tartarus Membrane Gaming Keypad Review
By Aidan Moore
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Razer.
The main purpose of a gaming keypad is to provide an ergonomic form factor for dedicated game key input, and that comfort and efficiency should translate into improved game play. Balancing a full-sized keyboard on your lap for several hours can be awkward and tiring, so a smaller keypad is definitely preferable.
The Tartarus is a new dedicated game pad from Razer that boasts an improved form factor to deliver longer-lasting comfort and minimum fatigue during gameplay. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at the Razer Tartarus Membrane Gaming Keypad to evaluate its comfort and efficiency in gameplay as well as determining if the expense of a dedicated gamepad translates into an improved game experience.
The following is a list of features from the Razer website:
- 25 Fully programmable keys including an 8-way thumb-pad
- Instantaneous switching between 8 key maps
- Improved ergonomic form factor
- Adjustable soft-touch wrist pad for remarkable comfort
- Full anti-ghosting
- Unlimited macro lengths
- Unlimited game profiles
- Backlit keys for total control even under dark conditions
- Braided fibre cable
- Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
- Approximate Size:
- Width: 153mm/6.03″
- Height: 186mm / 7.32″
- Depth: 54.8mm/2.16″
- Product weight: 370g/0.66lbs
- 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.