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Razer Nostromo

We have collected and analyzed 11 expert reviews and 69 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 65/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Dec 11, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 364437 reviews from other Keyboards. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Razer Nostromo


The Razer Nostromo may be a niche product, but gamers will appreciate the comfortable design, intuitive controls and cool-looking design.

Ergonomic design. Intuitive controls include 16-programmable buttons, scroll wheel, 8-way thumbpad joystick. Blue LED backlight looks awesome.

Adjustable feature is almost unusable. Ill-suited to extra large or small hands. Thumbpad joystick is uncomfortable. Thumb button could be better.

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Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

Razer Nostromo Keypad


The Razer Nostromo keypad promises to bring both maximized comfort and a nearly unlimited amount of options to your left hand while playing games on the PC.

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Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

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 (



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 (

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

Product Specifications


Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:Blue
Color of product:Black
Internal: Yes
Surface coloration:Monotone


Plug and Play: Yes


Device interface:USB
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard number of keys:16
Numeric keypad: No
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Recommended usage:Gaming


Mouse included: No
Scroll: Yes

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Mac OS X (v10.5 - v10.6)

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:35
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):7.2 x 6.26 x 2.32
Keyboard Weight:10.5