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Razer Nostromo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Razer Nostromo. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. People really like the durability and reliability. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Razer Nostromo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Razer Nostromo Keypad


However, this keypad's feature set offers a nearly unlimited amount of gameplay options, according to Razer. The Nostromo houses 16 programmable keys that can be set to eight different mappings per 20 game profiles. Even the joystick can be programmed...

Expert review by: DaveChaos (

Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad Video Review with DaveChaos


Today DaveChaos takes a look at the Razer Nostromo Expert Gaming Keypad and compares it to the original Belkin design. Be sure to check out Dave's YouTube channel for more of his gaming videos.

May, 2013


Expert review by: Lersar (

Razer Nostromo


The Razer Nostromo is an intriguing piece of hardware. The name may sound familiar to some enthusiasts who remember the n52te 'speedpad' from Belkin, which is pretty much an identical piece to what we are reviewing today. That product was collaboration...

I did find the analog stick on top of the directional pad to look a little clunky, compared to a pure analog stick on the G13. However, after talking about it we all kind of agreed that there seemed to be less uses for a full analog control than...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Ammar Malik (

Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad Review


Today I get a look at something new and unique from Razer, their first ever gaming keypad.

I’m having a really hard time figuring out the exact purpose of the Nostromo. Razer targets it towards all genre of PC gamers but to keep size in check Razer had to make a few compromises. FPS lovers will miss the top numerical row over the WASD...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Ville Ilonen (

Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad


Razer is one of the leading high end gaming keyboard and mouse manufacturers worldwide. Today we will take a look at their gaming keypad called Razer Nostromo. It is their newest invention to make your gaming experience as good as it can ever be. Let's...

Enough programmable buttons ; Customisable wrist pad ; Looks good ; Cons ; A bit pricey

A bit pricey

It might be hard to justify the 70€ pricetag of Nostromo. Undoubtedly it does exactly what it is supposed to be, feels good and does not have the disadvantages of traditional keyboards in gaming. With enough programmable buttons and 8-way d-pad it is a...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Mufaddal Fakhruddin (

Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad Review


A compact keyboard right under your palm.

makes you feel like you’re controlling a mech oh yeah!, stylish, comfortable, customizable

pointless for FPS players, thumbstick too stiff for any purpose, slightly costly, not ambidextrous, takes a while to get used too

Like all Razer products, the Nostromo also comes packaged with the now familiar configurator software. In fact, we have become so familiar with the software that MS Word seems to have added the word ‘configurator’ to its dictionary automatically!...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

Razer Nostromo n52te Gamers Keypad


Today we are looking a great little keypad that had its humble beginnings solely with Belkin and has now been elevated to the product list over at Razer. This is the Razer Nostromo n52te "Tournament Edition" gamepad that puts a whole lot of control and...

16 Programmable keys ; 8-way D-Pad ; Three profiles for all buttons ; Well built ; Very comfortable ; Great Value if you can find it on sale

A top row of keys would be helpful (another 5 keys) ; Space Bar" could be a little larger and moved farther forward (I have big hands)

I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about the Razer Nostromo n52te. I've been a keyboard gamer for many years and to change something as natural and normal as a keyboard for something a little different is quite a change. The design of the...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Payneful (



This was the perfect compliment to my MadCatz MMO 7 mouse!

Comfortable feet, removable joystick turns into a d-pad, blue lighting, all the keys are in reach of my fingers

The button under the thumb is a little awkward but there's a button above the thumb that works great in its place

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great for playing 6-degrees of freedom


Expect to spend 2-3 hours building up muscle memory in your thumb before reaching your former glory. I enjoy 6 degrees of freedom games like descent and strike suite zero / infinity, but it was easy for my fingers to trip over one another when pulling...

Ergonomic, won't loose my place on the keys and have to look at a keyboard, can move the bulky full keyboard away, looks cool, can use my thumb they way I would on an xbox controller

The thumb stick is more like a gameboy 4 directional controller than an xbox thumb stick with it's smooth spectrum of axis positions and variable movement speed. An xbox style thumb stick with all the extra information it carries would have been...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Shiggles (

Good, only had it for a day


Scroll wheel has only vertical scrolling, not horizontal. Keys must be pressed firmly and straight down. you can have the keys pushed all the way down but still have to keep pressure on the key to have it actuated, even if it is still down. Just a...

Comfortable in most configurations ; Software is easy ; No physical blemishes or scratches

Top row can be a little difficult to reach for anyone with normal or smaller sized hands, my hands are longer than average and its still uncomfortable to reach the top row ; I use this for League of Legends and the top row was default set to QWER,...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications


Apple Lightning Connector: No
Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Force / Vibrate Feedback:Not Applicable
Integrated Cursor Control:Mouse / No / Not Applicable
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Multidirectional Button: No
Numerical Block Included: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
Signal Connection:Wired
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No


USB: Yes

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type:Gameboard / Specialised Keying Device
Type of Connection:Cable