Razer launches Tartarus gaming keypad ahead of Gamescom

By Shawn Knight
Aug 15, 2013
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  1. Razer on Thursday launched a new membrane gaming keypad known as the Razer Tartarus. The niche accessory, which will serve as the successor to the Razer Nostromo, features 15 face buttons with 25 programmable keys as well as an eight-way...

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  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,381   +607

    Ew, green, and no scroll wheel? Seems like a cut down version of the Nostromo.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,009   +681

    You know, I never could figure out why to use the scroll wheel on the Nostromo. I probably should have, but my particular pad had pretty high tension on it and I didn't ever use it.

    This item needed an upgrade though, I always thought it was great, and the price never seemed to go down, which meant they must have been selling ok. As far as I know the Nostromo never had real Win 7 drivers, so the razer version will probably sell ok. Even in green.
  4. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 396   +135

    Does this come with a free tube of toothpaste to get rid of the tartar?
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  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41

    I still have my nostromo, got it from bestbuy 5 years back for 25 bucks.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,779   +700

    Can you still get your money back? It's worth a shot.
  7. Direphoenix

    Direphoenix Newcomer, in training

    The scroll wheel on the Nostromo is useful for games that require a throttle. The Tartarus feels really great in the hand, but without that scroll wheel, it does not suit my needs.


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