✅ TOP 5: Best Gaming Keypad 2020

✅ TOP 5: Best Gaming Keypad 2020


Are you looking for the Best gaming keypad? In this video, we will breakdown the top gaming
keypads on the market. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best gaming keypads, we have included links in the description for each product
mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which one is in your budget range. Starting off at number 1 we have the Razer
Orbweaver Chroma Elite RGB. It’s no wonder that the Razer Orbweaver
Chroma Elite RGB is the best gaming keypad in 2020, even though it initially released
in 2015. Razer’s proprietary software– Razer Synapse–
lets you customize the color, color pattern, reprogram the keys, or just about any customization
you could hope for. Additionally, the Orbweaver has full RGB backlighting,
which means each key is individually-backlit and fully customizable. Unlike a lot of keypads, the Orbweaver proudly
boasts a complete implementation of this feature. As soon as we got it out of the box, we could
easily tell that the material is worth what we paid. Interestingly, we didn’t just find this
helpful with most games, we also found it useful for productivity and content creation. In fact, we found a lot of professional content
creators use this to make their workload smoother and faster. Instead of having to press ctrl+c to copy
and then press ctrl+v to paste, it can be done easily with 2 keys by mapping the buttons
respectively. The 2012 Razer Orbweaver use Cherry MX blue
mechanical switches while the 2014 Razer Orbweaver uses brown and green mechanical switches. This means you get a clickity sound; however,
we know some people are annoyed by the clickity sound that’s why the Razer Tartarus is the
next entry on the list. In terms of ergonomics and comfort when gaming,
this provides all the adjustments you need to secure a very comfortable experience. Not only can you adjust the wrist rest to
be closer or further away from the keys, but you can also adjust the thumb buttons so it
will sit perfectly in line with your thumb. And also, the bottom of the keypad is made
of rubber to keep the Orbweaver in place. At number 2 we have the Razer Tartarus Chroma
Expert RGB. The Razer Tartarus Chroma Expert RGB is a
popular but expensive option. If you aren’t that fond of mechanical keys,
but still want a premium Razer Orbweaver, then this might be the gaming keypad for you. This has membrane keys that give you a less
noisy tactile experience without compromising the premium benefits. It has just about the same physical features
but with a more solid wrist rest. You can only adjust the wrist back and forth,
however. Because this has fewer keys than the Orbweaver,
gamers with smaller hands can easily navigate through and press all the keys. Even with the Orbweaver set to the smallest
adjustment, the Tartarus is still more convenient for gamers with smaller hands. Unlike the Orbweaver, this only had partial
RGB customization. Instead of being able to customize individual
keys, you can only choose one color for the entire board depending on the profile you
have selected at the time. While you can set keys to toggle or rotate
between colors, this doesn’t provide the RGB experience that most modern consumers
expect, especially at this price point. The Razer Synapse, the software you use to
customize the colors and reprogram the keys, can be a little annoying to mess around with,
especially if it’s your first time. And like the Orbweaver, you also have an 8-way
thumbpad that offers more option to do a keyboard mapping and customization. At number 3 we have the Logitech G13 Programmable
Gameboard. It’s very comfortable and the entire layout
is made for gamers. Luckily, we have a colleague who has actually
owned one and used it for nearly 4 years, so we also interviewed her about her personal
experiences. She’s a hardcore WoW player and she’s
never imagined playing without using a gamepad. With the Logitech G13 having 22 programmable
keys vs Razer Orbweaver Chroma’s 20 and Razer Tartarus’ 15, this is the preferred
for many hardcore MMO gamers. The LCD display is capable of showing a lot
of things. It can show your character’s stats, the
current music you have playing, or even your CPU and RAM usage (If you look closely in
the above picture, you can tell we were using 13% of our CPU and 29% of our RAM). While this display is pretty cool, it can
be hard to find an actual use for. Why constantly check the display when you
have the actual game in front of you? The keypad also comes with a 4-way analog
stick and hotkeys that you can set. If you’re a hardcore MMORPG player, this
should definitely come in handy. Moreover, you also have the option to change
the backlight color into 16 million different lighting colors. Keep in mind though that this only has a partial
RGB backlit, which means you can’t map each key as different colors. Our colleague used this for hardcore MMORPG
gaming on a daily basis and started to notice minor problems after a year of intensive use. However, it worked for 3 years and 8 months
before finally kicking the bucket. The wrist rest can’t be adjusted but it
does have a nice rubbery texture to keep your wrist in place. At number 4 we have the Razer Tartarus V2. As the name suggests, the Razer Tartarus V2
is the upgraded Tartarus. You can see at a glance that this is very
much similar with the original Tartarus but there are a few differences here and there. Let’s start with the 2 most obvious differences
you can’t unsee, the number of keys and the Scroll Wheel. Aside from having more keys, the Tartarus
V2 utilizes a rather different set of keys. These aren’t the ordinary membrane or mechanical
keys: these are Razer mecha-membrane keys. It’s essentially a combination of both mechanical
and membrane keys. It gives off the tactile feel of a mechanical
key but it does so silently, like a membrane key. The full RGB lights can be adjusted respectively
with the use of Razer Synapse – just like the original Tartarus. This gaming keypad with joystick also has
another unique feature: a scroll wheel. We found this great at first, but after awhile
the novelty wore off and we prefered the mouse scroll wheel for in-game functionality and
only ended up using this for volume adjustments. The wrist rest of the Tartarus V2 can also
be detached. This is something the original Tartarus can’t
do and it can be adjusted into two different positions to suit your preference and comfort. If you have a smaller hand, remove the wrist
rest (as seen in the image above) and place it closer to the keys. Alternatively, place it further away from
the keys if you have a larger hand for best comfort. To top that off, the material of the wrist
rest is also covered with a leather cushion. One flaw that we found in the ergonomics department
is the fact that this has more keys than the original Tartarus. Some of you may find this a plus, but gamers
with smaller hands may find this a negative since they will have to extend their fingers
to reach the new set of keys. Despite having more functionality, it’s
surprising that this is actually cheaper than its predecessor by nearly $50. And for our final pick at number 5 we have
the Delux T9. It may be the cheapest on our list but this
actually offers double the function… technically. Here’s why:
You’ll notice there are two red keys at the bottom part of the keypad. These are space keys and if you’re wondering
why there are two of them, it’s there to accommodate not just right hand users, but
also left handed users. Lefties will finally be able to play games
conveniently! Although you have a whopping 46 keys to play
with, it doesn’t really give you the functionality you’d expect since some of the keys aren’t
easily accessible. For instance, it’s cool that it has the
4 WASD keys, but one analog stick can do the same thing while freeing up other fingers,
which is invaluable. The placement of the keys aren’t really
accommodating since you have to move your hands to actually press the keys. Also, these aren’t programmable keys, which
will completely defeat the purpose for many gamers. In fact, this is more like a one handed gaming
keyboard than a gaming keypad– which is alluded to in the title of its Amazon listing– so
saving for a budget keyboard might be a viable alternative. This does have a comfortable wrist rest but
unlike many of the other candidates on the list, these can’t be adjusted. Even though this does not have an LED backlight,
like the others above, you can still play games in a dark or dim room since the keypad
is illuminated, which you can adjust from low to high. The build is surprisingly solid for the price
and it has large number keys to make sure you don’t miss any keystrokes when gaming. Overall, this still is worth getting, especially
if you really are on a tight budget. So that sums up our top gaming keypads of
2020. We hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave a like on the video
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