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Razer Unveils Deathstalker Ultimate Keyboard With Switchblade Interface

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Now you can own your own piece of Razer Blade tech with the DeathStalker Ultimate keyboard!

Back when Razer first announced the Razer Blade gaming laptop, many gamers were unhappy with the price and the specs of the device, but the Razer Switchblade User Interface was certainly enticing. Luckily for anybody deterred by the Blade's price and hardware, the company is now offering its Switchblade interface its newest keyboard, the DeathStalker Ultimate.

Razer DeathStalker Ultimate

With ten fully customizable tactile keys with dynamic displays and a separate 4.05" LCD touch screen, the DeathStalker Ultimate takes everything we love from the Razer Blade and puts it right in the numpad area of your keyboard. Like the laptop, the LCD panel also features track pad and customizable gesture support for secondary mouse input.In addition to the Switchblade features, the keyboard comes with: chiclet style key caps, tri-color led backlighting, 1000Hz ultrapollling, anti-ghosting, braided cable, five additional macro keys and a dedicated gaming mode. With a price tag of $250, the Deathstalker Ultimate is definitely one of the pricier gaming keyboards out there, but at least it isn't as expensive as the Optimus Popularis

If you're a killer fan of the Razer Switchblade interface, the Deathstalker Ultimate could definitely be a worthwhile investment, but we're pretty sure the lack of mechanical keys may be a deal breaker for many. Shipping in September, the Deathstalker Ultimate may be the first gaming keyboard with an interface like this, but Roccat is gearing up to debut its Power Grid peripherals in a matter of days at this year's Gamescom.

 

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    Ragnar-Kon , August 15, 2012 8:11 PM
    Part of me says "WANT WANT WANT!!" and then the realistic part of me pulls me back to say that I will honestly never use the Switchblade interface on a desktop, no matter how cool it is.

    Also... no mechanical keys? Common now...
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    Ragnar-Kon , August 15, 2012 8:11 PM
    Part of me says "WANT WANT WANT!!" and then the realistic part of me pulls me back to say that I will honestly never use the Switchblade interface on a desktop, no matter how cool it is.

    Also... no mechanical keys? Common now...
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    internetlad , August 15, 2012 8:19 PM
    Yuck. Keep your scissor switches.

    Also, I'm noticing that every company and their dog are coming out with mech/fancy keyboards now. It's gone past the point where it was cool that they were becoming popular to where every kid thinks they needs a LEET MX BLUE GAMING KEYBOARD TO GIVE THEM THE COMPETITIVE EDGE!

    I remember only a handful of "Gamer" keyboards in the past and those all seemed to use rubber domes, and would entice people with blinky lights, macro keys, and/or LCD screens. IMO if you're looking for a budget gaming keyboard, grab a CM with reds for 60 bucks and you're good to go.
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    inerax , August 15, 2012 8:28 PM
    I think i like it a bit. But i do not like how much useless key board is from the space bar to the end of the keyboard. I dont like resting my hands on the board. I would rather have a very thin board that ends after the space bar.
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    thety6on , August 15, 2012 8:35 PM
    I don't understand why Razer keeps marketing their garbage keyboards as "gaming". This one isn't even mechanical and their supposed top rated "gaming" keyboard uses cherry blues. Cherry effin blues.
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    Anomalyx , August 15, 2012 8:43 PM
    Although I'd like a keyboard with a trackpad built-in (HTPC keyboard), $250 for this thing is an Apple-style ripoff. Low quality of build, lots of marketing, a high price, and people will only buy it for the name. Razer is on the same level as Monster cables and Apple in my book.

    My gaming keyboard = cheap Logitech keyboard. My next one will be, too.
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    Hellbound , August 15, 2012 8:44 PM
    Gimmicky product.. I need a number pad..
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    A Bad Day , August 15, 2012 8:50 PM
    The only fancy feature I'm looking for is a cooling/self-cleaning keyboard.

    Yes, My hands sweat a lot, especially while gaming.
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    whimseh , August 15, 2012 8:51 PM
    I thought I had ad-block on... hmm..
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    zeek the geek , August 15, 2012 8:53 PM
    Aww, they put their switch blade on the wrong side, how am I supposed to move around and use my mouse as the same time I want to cast skills? Large jump for my left hand..
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    Cantisque , August 15, 2012 9:08 PM
    For that price, Mad Catz new keyboard seems more appealing.
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    alidan , August 15, 2012 9:14 PM
    not mechanical keys... well there is strike one
    a razor product... there is strike two... where will 3 come from...
    250$... well crap strike 3

    in all seriousness, i have a use for a keyboard like that, i could customize the 10 lcd keys for various programs, and could probably manage 16-20 hotspots on the touch pad for more keys.

    the problem comes in at razor has crappy drivres and software, my naga, something i could use 10-20 profiles for, only allowed me to have 5 at most. i still love the naga design, but now that logitech released a similar mouse, i doubt im going razor again.

    than you compound that with no mechanical keys on a 250$ keyboard... ok optomis keyboards i can give a pass to because they are all oled or lcd keys, or lcd ready keys, that is the only keyboard i will give a pass to that is over 50$ but has no mechanical keys.

    now for the record, im using a Microsoft alienware branded keyboard i got about 8 years ago and its been used to the point that letters aren't on the keys anymore and the paint has stripped itself because of over use... i know the keyboard was like 40$ new, and i still have it because it works, but if i ever get a new one because this one breaks, mechanical keys are a must.
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    suture , August 15, 2012 9:15 PM
    yey another 200$ overpriced pointless keyboard
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    Anonymous , August 15, 2012 9:15 PM
    not mechanical? then it aint worth anything above 100$
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    rantoc , August 15, 2012 9:22 PM
    Since Razer started using the Synapse that requires you to register i haven't touched their new keyboards/mouses that dont have "normal" drivers...

    Forced register for a keyboard/mouse driver WTF is wrong with some companys!?
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    furylicious , August 15, 2012 9:43 PM
    That price tag is just disgusting. Really? 250 bucks for a KEYBOARD? I use gamepads to compensate for gaming at one fifth the cost..
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    master_chen , August 15, 2012 10:04 PM
    Hmmm...let's see...

    ...

    ...noooooPE. I'll still stay with my GODLIKE Isku (from Roccat), thank you very much.
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    opmopadop , August 15, 2012 11:02 PM
    '1000hz ultrapolling' means 1ms respons time (from key press to computer) for those about to google it.
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    JustAnotherNoob , August 15, 2012 11:30 PM
    Funny how they already sold THE EXACT SAME KEYBOARD back in January as a "Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Keyboard". Same design. Same layout. Same features. Just painted in a different color.

    And yet these so called "journalists" report this as news...
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    master_chen , August 16, 2012 1:12 AM
    otacon72yeah...ok

    I think that was "yeah, no", not "yeah, ok".
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    razor512 , August 16, 2012 1:24 AM
    I wonder if it would be cheaper to spend like $60-70 on a decent gaming keyboard with a bunch of macro keys, then take a low cost 7+ inch tablet (they have slower/ lower cost ones for about $129), then make a android app that takes the place of a large LCD that would be on a keyboard.

    while it looks nice, it is way overpriced for what you get and the keys would suck for gaming (used those types of keys on laptops and they suck.)
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