Razer teamed up with Belkin to design Nostromo, a new gaming keypad that promises -edge ergonomics, tournament-grade controls, extreme customizability, and maximum comfort. The keypad should be available in retail stores for around 69.99EUR.
Carlsbad, Calif. – Nov 18, 2010 - Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming and
lifestyle peripherals brand, today announced the Razer Nostromo gaming keypad, co-
developed with Belkin and designed to give gamers the upper hand with cutting-edge
ergonomics, tournament-grade controls, extreme customizability, and maximum comfort.
“A few years ago we had the privilege of working with Belkin to co-develop the highly
successful Belkin n52te Speedpad.” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer. “The
Razer Nostromo is an update to this illustrious gaming keypad to meet today’s competitive
gaming demands. Building on the Speedpad’s proven ergonomic design, the Razer Nostromo
incorporates the latest gaming technologies that Razer has developed over the past few years,
including a new chipset and software drivers that allow all levels of gamers to program
sophisticated command strings to help decimate their opponents.”
The Razer Nostromo features a 16-button keypad layout and form factor that is optimally
designed for greater intuitive access to critical gaming commands across all game genres. For
marathon gaming sessions, a soft-touch rubberized wrist pad cradles the palm and
significantly reduces hand fatigue and wrist strain.
The Razer Nostromo gives players amazing key activation accuracy with its 16 fully-
programmable Hyperesponse™ gaming buttons and eight-way directional thumb pad,
engineered for rapid key actuation and crisp response. The programmable directional thumb
pad can be used either for movement or as modifier keys to access auxiliary commands. In
addition, the Razer Nostromo boasts several enhancements over its predecessor including the
ability to switch instantly between eight keymaps (up from three), and the flexibility of
storing up to twenty gaming profiles from the previous limit of ten.
Gamers can now also take advantage of the new onboard chipset and software driver that puts
aside all previous programming limitations, as the new Razer Nostromo enables gamers to
effortlessly program sophisticated macros of unlimited length. This all-new configurator
software for the Razer Nostromo comes with an improved user-friendly interface that belies
its advanced macro programming capabilities, allowing gamers to conveniently customize all
the buttons with any game command to open up a massive repertoire of commands and
combinations right under their fingertips.
About the Razer Nostromo
The Razer Nostromo gaming keypad is designed to give gamers the upper hand with cutting
edge ergonomics for intuitive game control and comfort. With an arsenal of tournament-grade
controls including 16 fully programmable Hyperesponse keys, eight keymaps that can be switched between on-the-fly, twenty unique gaming profiles, and an eight-way directional
thumb pad all integrated into one dedicated gaming keyboard, gamers will be prepared to take
on any challenger.
The Razer Nostromo’s all-new configurator software is as easy to use as it is deadly, allowing
gamers to conveniently customize all the buttons with any game command or key binding to
open up a massive repertoire of killer combinations right under their fingertips.
Ergonomic form factor and tournament-grade layout
16 fully programmable Hyperesponse™ keys
Programmable 8-way directional thumb pad and scroll wheel
Instantaneous switching between 8 key maps
Unlimited macro lengths
Stores up to 20 different game profiles
Adjustable soft-touch wrist pad for exceptional comfort
Backlit keypad and scroll wheel for total control even in dark conditions