Razer reveals the Tartarus gaming keypad

Posted on Thursday, Aug 15 2013 @ 19:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Razer announces Tartarus, a membrane-based gaming keypad with 25 programmable keys and an eight-way directional thumb pad. It starts shipping today for $79.99 (79.99EUR).
Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the release of the Razer Tartarus, a membrane gaming keypad created with ergonomic comfort and infinite customization options.

Successor to the widely popular and award-winning Razer Nostromo, the Razer Tartarus features an increasingly comfortable form factor and 25 programmable keys including an eight-way directional thumb pad. The thumb pad allows gamers to move with more precision, while also acting as modifier keys, multiplying the keyset count by eight, providing 128 different command options.

With unlimited macro lengths and unlimited game profiles, the Razer Tartarus also provides users instantaneous switching between eight key maps. The Razer Tartarus features full anti-ghosting, with backlit keys that give users total control in dark conditions.

”The Razer Tartarus places an infinite amount of control into a single hand—literally—affording immense flexibility, power and an ultimately free other hand, which is a deadly competitive advantage,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “For serious gamers, this keypad can make the difference between victory and defeat.”

The Razer Tartarus is enabled to be configured with Razer Synapse 2.0, the proprietary software that functions as the brain of the keypad. Razer Synapse 2.0 allows users of Razer products to save custom profiles and sync them from anywhere in the world through the cloud system to be accessed from any computer anytime, anywhere.

Product features:
  • 25 fully programmable keys including an
  • 8-way directional 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 in dark conditions
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
  • Razer Tartarus


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