The Anansi is Razer’s MMO keyboard, a companion to the company’s Naga MMO gaming mouse. Functionally, it’s very similar to the BlackWidow Ultimate—both have fully rebindable keys, with five additional macro keys along the left, backlighting, and on-the-fly macro recording. Unlike the BlackWidow, the Anansi does not have mechanical keys, instead opting for more traditional dome-style keys. They’re not as responsive as mechanical keys, but are definitely at the high end of the dome-spectrum, with a satisfying amount of resistance and travel.
The main selling point of the Anansi (and what makes it an MMO keyboard) is the broad panel of flat buttons right below the space bar. These seven keys act as modifiers, septupling your total number of available key combinations. Makes sense in theory, but hitting the top five (smaller) modifiers along with a number key, single-handedly, while playing a game is very challenging. Moreover, for an MMO, we really would have preferred a larger selection of dedicated macro keys, such as the 12 keys found on the Logitech G11 or G19. The Anansi has a thin profile but is long enough (including two seemingly unnecessary wings) that it could accommodate a few more keys.