Every key on the Razer Arctosa is programmable.
Keys feel and type great.
Included software is easy to use.
Macro functionality is extremely useful.
Keyboard looks good.
IBM standard layout.
Supports macros and software profiles.
Easily accessible media keys.
Surprisingly, Razer didn't include backlighting in this keyboard.
Black text on black keys is a terrible choice.
No unique gaming features.
No audio connectors.
Web Based Driver Setup.
Doesn't Feel Very Substantial.
Dust and fingerprint magnet.
By PCWorld New Zealand on September 27, 2010
Razer gaming hardware has graced our desks many times, and generally it’s all top-notch stuff, so it was with relatively open arms that I welcomed the Arctosa keyboard into my life for review this month.Some gamers might remember the popular...70
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
Razer is a big name in computer gaming but this keyboard falls a little...75
By Bit-tech.net on December 11, 2009
If the Arctosa had greater height adjustment, an adjustable wrist rest and deeper keys, it would be ideal. That's not to say it's bad, as there's a sensible number of features, is comfortable to use and doesn’t cost a small fortune, but it...80
By Benchmark Reviews on August 23, 2009
Presentation was good, the package was very attractive, and the software had a cool look to it. As said before, the color scheme was very unfortunate. The appearance was nice and elegant, but not friendly. Black on black does not work. The shape and...74
By TheTechLounge on July 17, 2009
As a strict typing surface, Id say that the Arctosa was above average. Its the sort of machine thats responsive and comfortable, but for some may lack the weight or the lettering to satisfy. I felt like I could type about ten words...-
By Rbmods.com on May 05, 2009
The Razer Arctosa Gaming keyboard is a no-frills keyboard that excels in macro programming and customization for a variety of gaming situations. The keyboard has a good layout that works well for gaming and everyday use. The design has a sleek look,...-
By Phoronix on May 04, 2009
While it would be nice to have the Razer profiles work on Linux along with support for macro customization and other features provided by the Windows-only software, Razer is not the only vendor producing gaming keyboards without support for Linux....80
By Overclock3D on May 01, 2009
s The Arctosa has generated mixed feelings from me towards it. On the one hand, the macros and profiles features work well, and the responsiveness of the keys is great. As a gaming keyboard, there are enough features there to earn that tag. But on the...70
By Bjorn3D on April 05, 2009
While everything on the Arctosa worked as advertised we didnt like the black on black scheme of the keys and found that trying to type was a little difficult for someone who wasnt a touch typist. We also found that gaming with the Arctosa in games...65
By TweakNews on April 03, 2009
When it comes to gaming keyboards, its typically an all or nothing commitment. Spending a ton of money will buy you a myriad of features and great performance, but some of those extras you may not need or will use very infrequently. Strip away the...-