What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Razer Orbweaver Mechanical PC Gaming Keypad?

A total of 8 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points

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11th Nov 2015

Don’t you literally have like everything you need on one hand with one of these?. It’s not like a mouse is needed in fallout anyway, a stick will do just fine.

1 point

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18th Jun 2018

I’ve always used a gaming keypad for FPS. For…well…years.

Currently using an Orbweaver to great effect. It puts a huge array of keys right under your fingers. The keys map to regular keyboard keys, and it stores the mappings in the cloud so you and take it from place to place, replace it, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Orbweaver-Mechanical-Gaming-Keypad/dp/B00B1N07QM

1 point

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15th Jul 2015

A few years ago I switched over to a gaming keypad, after trying a variety of gaming mice. I use this: http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Orbweaver-Mechanical-Gaming-Keypad/dp/B00B1N07QM/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1436979773&sr=1-7&keywords=n52&pebp=1436979784598&perid=1KTGRWX445BNABK7JPDM. Now, it definitely takes some getting used to, but it has changed my gameplay dramatically. I have a row of keys mapped to qwe, etc, top row above those is 1234, corresponding with abilities that you would click the keyboard for. The directional pad is also helpful. That leaves my mouse free for just directional/clicking on things, and I virtually never have to touch the keyboard or click anything on the screen. I also have a key on it mapped for z which is uber helpful on Rehgar.

I also pay wow and have a profile set up on it for my healer with all my buttons/spells laid out. Once you get used to this thing you’ll wonder how you ever did it any other way.

1 point

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21st Jun 2015

The Razer Orbweaver

You have the perophreal set up i’m working for!

1 point

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24th Apr 2015

This is not mechanical. If you are looking for deals for the mechanical one, it’s called Razer Orbweaver

0 points

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21st Jul 2019

Let me elaborate, Razer Orbweaver Elite, $140 for a keypad, flimsy “space-bar” that lost it’s resistance within the first 30 days of use and although continued to function, exhibited zero travel or tactile feedback that you were pressing it, you just had to put pressure on it with the side of your thumb, then around 120-180 days @ maybe 3 hours a day of use the palm-rest began to dissociate from the base with the culprit being the fact that Razer, for a $140 product, decided to use the absolute cheapest adhesive / glue that they could (to save that $.05 per unit, on top of having the thing manufactured by biological robots on an assembly line in China who earn $12 a 16 hour day and have to live / sleep at said factory, making for a product that probably cost them $25 all told to manufacturer and ship to the U.S.). This resulted in a gluey nightmare with no recourse other than to act on the 1 year warranty with Razer. I established an RMA ticket with them around the 6 month mark, only to have life present a living situation emergency around that time, meaning I couldn’t follow through with the RMA until only 1-2 months after the 1 year warranty expired, even though I initiated the RMA before expiration of said warranty.

Razer not only denied the warranty, but when I followed up with that they blocked all further communication.

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I swore to never purchase another Razer product for as long as I lived and that I would warn others to steer clear of their slick “gamer” plastic products whose central design feature is engineered obsolescence (designing products so that they or a part of them fails within an “acceptable” time-frame for the consumer, usually around 2-3 years, because research shows that instead of replacement with a competitor, vast majority of the time consumers buy the same or an updated version of said product).

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I was not alone with the glue issue with the Razer Orbweaver, it was an extremely common problem:

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https://insider.razer.com/index.php?threads/orbweaver-hand-rest-adhesive.44644/

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https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/268494-razer-orbweaver-glue-issues/

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https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Orbweaver-Mechanical-Gaming-Keypad/dp/B00B1N07QM/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=razer+orbweaver+elite&qid=1563734502&s=gateway&sr=8-10#customerReviews

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RSE5UUZZ0DOJK?ASIN=B013P0HW7K

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Invariably, in most of these threads, you will find people who come out of the wood-work and state “I have the same product, it’s the best thing ever, nearly bulletproof” and I find source of these comments to be questionable. I mean fake reviews on Amazon are absolutely a real phenomenon, I don’t think it’s a stretch for manufacturers to pay people to seek out negative comments anywhere on the web and then follow up with “I have X product and it’s the best, had it for 1 year everything works like brand new”.