In a market saturated by gaming gear companies, there are a few well known and trusted brands that are guaranteed to provide you with above par hardware. As one of the most well recognised and liked companies, Razer makes sure that every piece of equipment that bears their logo is worth the hard earned money you spend on it.

The Deathstalker Keyboard is one of those pieces of tech.

The first thing that springs to mind when opening the box for the first time is: Money well spent. The Deathstalker is one of the best looking keyboards on the market, and that’s before you even plug it in. As soon as you connect the keyboard, the green back-lit keys make it look even better, and for people like me that don’t notice the passing of time whilst immersed in a game, being able to see what keys you’re pressing without having to worry about turning the light on during the middle of a fiercely contested tri-lane ancient stomping game is a must.

The Deathstalker is a membrane keyboard. For those that don’t know what that means, think of a laptop style keyboard. This allows for the keys to be thin, meaning that sliding over the keyboard is quicker and allows for faster hand movements and gestures as you are less likely to snag a finger on another key and it allows you stay closer to the keyboard for faster response times.
The Deathstalker has a dedicated Game mode that allows for 10-key anti-ghosting. What this means is that in game mode, you are able to press 10 keys at once, one for each finger, hopefully. In game mode, the keyboard also disables the windows key, meaning that you don’t have to worry about accidentally getting redirected to your desktop during the middle of an immensely important push.

This isn’t something I made use of as I don’t usually play with macros, but anyone who finds this feature an imperative when looking for a new keyboard can rest easy knowing that any macros you create can be saved and stored using Razer’s Synapse 2.0 software.

As someone coming from a mechanical keyboard, i found the Deathstalker to be a lot quieter, if not better feeling. There’s nothing better than the feel of a mechanical switch and the tic-tic-tic of the keys during a furious bout of micro managing. Even though i do find mechanical keyboards to be more satisfying touch and sound wise, the Deathstalker is by no means bad. Just the opposite in fact, and anyone who enjoys the feel of membrane keyboards would be hard pressed to find a better one.

I can safely say that the Deathstalker is one of the best keyboards on the market today, not just because it looks and feels amazing, but because the build quality is brilliant. This keyboard is an investment into multiple years of hard gaming that guarantees a return in the form of reliability.

If you’re considering getting the Deathstalker, then do so, you won’t regret it. If you’re looking to get a different keyboard with the same specs, don’t, this one’s better.

Razer Deathstalker Keyboard Rating: 9/10

Check out the Deathstalker on the Razer website: Deathstalker

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