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You don't see a ton of gaming keypad releases, at least not at the same clip of full-size gaming keyboards. If you're a fan of such devices, you'll be delighted to learn that Razer just launched a successor to its Nostromo keypad with improved ergonomics and more features. It's the Razer Tartarus, a membrane gaming keypad heavily focused on comfort and customization options.
There are 25 fully programmable keys to play with, including an eight-way directional thumb pad. According to Razer, the thumb pad allows gamers to move with more precision, and it can also act as a modifier key, effectively multiplying the keyset count by eight for a total of 128 different command options.
"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."
Gamers can program macros of unlimited length and store them in an endless array of game profiles. The Tartarus also provides users with instantaneous switching between eight key maps, full anti-ghosting, an adjustable wrist-pad, and backlit keys for gaming in the dark.
The Razer Tartarus is available now for $80 MSRP.