Razer unveiled new gaming keyboards today; the Lycosa Mirror Special Edition and the Arctosa. Both keyboards are based on the design of the original Razer Lycosa, but with subtle design differences.
For instance, the $79.99 Lycosa Mirror trades the non-slip rubber finish keytops from the Lycosa for high-gloss mirror finish keytops while the Arctosa is a low-budget version which lacks the non-slip keys, blue LED keys, the lighting options and the USB and audio port hub. Though, at $49.99 it's still kinda expensive for a keyboard.
The Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition is influenced by gamer feedback on the original Razer Lycosa where some gamers eschewed the rubber keytop for enhanced backlighting with clean lines. Razer’s reply to that culminated in the Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition. A gaming keyboard like its predecessor, the Razer Lycosa, the differences between them are a high-gloss mirror finish on the former with enhanced backlighting for night gaming. The original award winning Razer Lycosa will still be sold at all major electronics retailers while the Razer Lycosa Mirror Edition will be available in December 2008.
The Razer Arctosa is designed to cater to the minimalist gamer looking for the bare essentials in a gaming keyboard. The Razer Arctosa is a basic version of the Razer Lycosa without the backlight but enhanced with fully macro-programmable and media access keys. The Razer Arctosa comes available in the standard silver-printed key letters but also comes with a black on black edition for gamers who have achieved the art of gaming without looking at their keys. The Razer Arctosa silver on black edition and the Razer Arctosa black on black edition will retail in November 2008 at global stores and online.
“The high-gloss mirror finish of the Razer Lycosa Mirror Special Edition will appeal to the stylistic crowd, while being powered by the exact technology which has catapulted the Razer Lycosa into one of Razer’s core-selling products,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president of Razer. He continued “The Razer Arctosa’s black on black version is a tribute to style personified. It’s a basic gaming keyboard which also looks awesome with any gaming rig.”
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Re: Razer Lycosa Mirror and Arctosa keyboards unveiled by Anonymous on Thursday, October 09 2008 @ 05:01:01 CEST
No curve on a gaming keyboard yet.
Oh well Razer, better luck next time.
Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, March 19 2009 @ 19:28:13 CET
terrible enter key.
i hope the keyboard wont just suddenly stop working like razer mouse's do...