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Written by Nate Swetland - Edited by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Razer Arctosa USB Gaming Keyboard
Closer Look: Arctosa
Arctosa Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Closer Look: Razer Arctosa

The Razer Arctosa came in a very nice package. The keyboard was packed in an all black cardboard crate with a fancy black folded sleeve for the software disk. Upon installing the software, the program connects to the internet and downloads the latest version of the software. Everything was nice and... black, including the keyboard. Not only was the keyboard and the keys black, but so was the lettering on the keyboard. Black lettering on black keys. I am no expert on colors or anything, but I know enough to realize that black on black is very difficult to see.

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If you hold it at just the right angle, you can see the letters and numbers on the keys. But, without either a desk lamp, a nearby window, or an overhead light where your back is not casting a shadow over your desk like many other people, you will have trouble seeing this keyboard.

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It is a very slick looking keyboard, with a nice profile to it. There are feet that flip out underneath to provide height adjustment, and the palm rest can be removed. Removing the palmrest requires loosening a few screws, so its not something that can be done very quickly.



 

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# mattmatthew 2010-02-25 01:45
i have 1 and you cant see the keys i think they look good shame about the key coulor.
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# RE: Razer Arctosa USB Gaming KeyboardJosef 2010-08-17 12:45
There is a silver color theme on this keyboard where you can see the keys perfectly :)
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# The ProblemFor smodtactical 2010-09-05 20:39
I think the problem is that he is a bit of a novice. The black on black keys look sick and I think the design is intentional because they assume that whoever is buying it has no problem with knowing what key is what under any circumstance (including password). The fact that you need to look at the keyboard to type a password speaks more to your lack of experience with keyboards and typing rather than a design flaw.
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