Saturday, February 2, 2008

Razer Lycosa Reviewed

Back in October, I was in the market for a new desktop keyboard and posted about a new, gamer-centric board produced by Razer. The Lycosa had many attractive features, including a variety of macro functions, back-lit keys, and a price well within even the most frugal gamer's budget. On paper, it seemed to be a WoW-player's perfect fingering companion (O.o), but how would it stack up IRL?

To help answer that question, CNET recently put the Razer Lycosa to the test. And while they went into the review with high expectations and found some qualities in the board to get really excited about, they came out of it just a little disappointed.

To sum the review up, CNET praised the macro functions of the board and it's solid feel and build quality -- some major points if you ask me. What they didn't like about it, however, was the dim and unadjustable keyboard back-lighting, which they said wasn't strong enough in a well-lit room (lol?). They also were not impressed with the single USB slot on the board itself and it's apparently flimsy software offering -- items that are relatively minor imho, but they may matter more to others and are definitely things to keep in mind.

All in all, they gave the board a "Very Good" 7.7/10 rating. Not bad at all. =)


Anonymous said...

After Gerstmanngate, I won't take anything cnet has to say seriously.

EvilCheeseWedge said...

I have one of the old blue-styled Logitech G15 keyboards. When I bought it, I thought it was kind of a vanity thing, but holy hell... it has been an amazing keyboard for two years now. I mean seriously, it just flat out rocks.,en