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Razer Tarantula

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Razer Tarantula. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability. The design also gets good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the reliability and size.

design, durability

price, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Tarantula is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Razer Tarantula

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Razer Tarantula from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and durability are generally positive, whereas many are negative about the reliability and size.

durability, usability

size, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Jeremy Atkinson (pcmag.com)

Razer Tarantula

 

The Razer Tarantula is a real boon to the gamer who uses macro keys, and it's a great typing keyboard too.

Sleek and sexy design. 10 macro keys. High-end keys. Useful software.

Software not very user friendly. No additional gaming area. Glossy finish picks up fingerprints/blotches. USB 1.1.

Read more keyboard reviews in our Keyboards product guide.

Aug, 2007

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Razer Tarantula review

 

It only makes sense that after tuning the lowly mouse to gamer specifications, the various input device makers would turn their attention to keyboards. Razer's new $99 Tarantula gaming keyboard is not the first of this new breed, but it's definitely...

Sleek, smart design and key layout; grasps desktop surface firmly; superresponsive keys; keys are infinitely customizable; built-in memory means you can take your custom profiles with you.

Takes up a fair amount of desk space; expensive if you aren't serious about gaming.

Razer brings all the polish to its Tarantula gaming keyboard that it has to mice over the years. The Tarantula is a little more expensive than other keyboards geared toward gamers, but its build quality, customization options, and responsiveness are...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : MD Weems (brighthub.com)

Gaming Keyboard Reviews: Razer Tarantula

 

Want to know why the Razer Tarantula costs so much? Want to know if it is really worth the money before you even consider buying it? Well, here is your gamer's review of the Razer Tarantula so that you can see what the big deal is all about.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : CPU3D (cpu3d.com)

Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard

 

Razer Tarantula passed all of out tests and showed perfect result for a keyboard. The only negative side is that its price is approximately 100 dollars, which is pretty steep for a keyboard. A great feature which this keyboard offers is the ability to...

- On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ profile switching, - 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time, - 10 programmable gaming hotkeys, - Razer Battledock™ for add-on accessories, - Lifespan of approximately 10 years

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Razer Tarantula

 

At Driver Heaven we spend a lot of time in front of PC's and because of this our components such as keyboards and mice, even headphones, have to be decent quality. Having peripherals which perform well and feel comfortable is essential if you are an...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Mendelson Tiu (hardwarezone.com)

Razer Tarantula

 

The Tarantula is the perfect partner for your gaming mouse as this keyboard from Razer has tons of features designed for the hardcore gamer.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : DarkVision Hardware (dvhardware.net)

Razer Tarantula keyboard

 
Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Serrano (techgage.com)

Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard

 

Razers Tarantula packs in a lot of action into it's slick frame. Aside from the blue LEDs, there are dual USB ports on the end, alongside a mic/headphone jack. For hardcore gamers, there is anti-ghosting capabilities and also macro keys.

Powerful macro feature ; Interchangeable keys ; Multimedia keys, USB ports and headphone / microphone jack ; Antighosting capability

Finish attracts finger prints and scratches easily ; Only certain keys light up ; No way to disable the illumination of the macro and profile keys or the Razer logo ; No Battledock accessories currently available

Above all else, this is a keyboard made for gamers. If there’s anyone Razer should be worried about, it’s Logitech. Since its release, the Tarantula has often been directly compared to the G15, and rightly so. It shares many of the same features...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : techPowerUp! (techpowerup.com)

Razer Tarantula Keyboard

 

I must say that I was really impressed with the Tarantula, the sleek design and a nice feature set. When it comes to performance this keyboard won't let you down, I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and I have grown quite fond of the short...

Performance, Design, Extra special keys, Drivers, Build quality

Expensive, Gloss finish easy to scratch, Macro length is limited

Feb, 2007

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by : Admin (overclockersclub.com)

Razer “Tarantula” Gaming Keyboard Review

 

This black beauty has all the potential to be a gamer's best friend, but is the Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard poisonous enough to make its competitors shudder at the thought?

Fully programmable ; 100 profiles ; On-Board Memory ; Community Coming Soon ; Replaceable keys ; Two rear USB Connectors which are USB 2.0 ; On-board Headphone In-Puts

Requires some Knowledge of Programming

I’ve used many other programmable gaming keyboards, including the Z-Board and Saitek Eclipse II, none have compared to the Razer Tarantula. While the others may have glitzy backlights or multiple keyboard inserts, they are not as programmable. They do...

Jan, 2007

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