Razer Orbweaver mechanical gaming keypad gives one-handed control

Shane McGlaun - Jan 4, 2013
Razer Orbweaver mechanical gaming keypad gives one-handed control

Gaming peripheral maker Razer has announced a new addition to its lineup called the Orbweaver. The device is a small, one-handed gaming keypad like those we’ve seen from other manufacturers, such as Belkin, in the past. The idea is for the smaller and easier to manage keypad to replace the keyboard when gaming on the PC.

One of the most interesting features about the Orbweaver is that it has full mechanical keys with 50 Gs of actuation force. The 20 keys on the keypad are all programmable and it has an adjustable thumb, palm, and wrist rest module. The device also has an eight-way directional thumb pad built-in.

Gamers can bind macros of unlimited length to any the programmable buttons and the keypad supports switching between eight different key maps. The Orbweaver measures 6.06-inches by 7.95-inches by 2.17-inches and weighs a little more than half a pound. The keys are all backlit for easy viewing in the dark.

The mechanical keys have an actuation distance of 2 mm. The keypad is designed to use the Razer Synapse 2.0 software. The Orbweaver is shipping now for $129.99.

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