|Item Model Number||RZ07-03110100-R3U1|
|Product Dimensions||15.11 x 20.22 x 6.35 cm; 362.87 Grams|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||15.1 x 20.2 x 6.4 centimetres|
|Item Weight||363 g|
|Country of origin||China|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||6 October 2019|
Razer Tartarus Pro Gaming Keypad: Analog-Optical Key Switches - 32 Programmable Keys - Customizable Chroma RGB Lighting - Programmable Macro Functionality - Variable Key Press Pressure Sensitivity
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|Number of keys||32|
|Style||Tartarus Pro - Optical Switches|
About this item
- High-Performance Mecha-Membrane Switches: Provides the tactile feedback of mechanical key press on a comfortable, soft-cushioned, membrane, rubber dome switch suitable for gaming
- 20 Mecha-Membrane Keys for More Hotkeys and Actions: Perfect for multitasking during gaming and everyday use with fully programmable keys
- Thumbpad for Improved Movement Controls: The 8-way directional thumbpad allows for more natural controls for console-oriented players and a more ergonomic experience
- Fully Programmable Macro Support: Razer Hypershift allows for all keys and keypress combinations to be remapped to execute complex commands
- Immersive, Customizable Chroma RGB Lighting: Includes 16.8 million colors w/ included preset profiles; syncs with gameplay and Razer Chroma-enabled peripherals and Philips Hue products
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Nothing is faster than the speed of light—that’s why we designed a switch that utilizes light to register a keystroke. The Razer Linear Optical Switch features 1.0mm optical actuation so you can execute commands instantly, leaving no doubt when your kill is determined in the blink of an eye.
From the manufacturer
For Gamers. By Gamers. It's not just a tagline. It's a mission. It's exactly what drives Razer to create products which constantly tilt the competition in your favor. From behind the drawing board all the way to the tournament stage, each step is controlled by the undeniable desire for all gamers - to always win.
Razer Tartarus Pro
Take hold of your game with the Razer Tartarus Pro and never let victory escape your grasp. Experience measured, nuanced control with its Razer Optical Analog Switches that have adjustable actuation, while arming yourself with a deadly arsenal of commands and macros across 32 programmable keys.
- Razer Analog Optical Switch for scaling inputs based on how far you press
- Adjustable actuation for customizable keypress sensitivity
- 32 programmable keys for an extensive range of commands
- 8 quick-toggle profiles to switch instantly on the fly
- Unlimited macro length and profile storage for control in any situation
Razer Analog Optical Switch
Instead of getting one input when pressing a key, these switches can register scaling levels of input in the same keystroke, providing a deeper degree of control similar to controller thumbsticks.
Have the Razer Tartarus Pro calibrated for speed, control, or a balance of both, and enhance your playstyle by tuning the keypad to be as sensitive as you want.
32 Programmable Keyes
Never run out of room for your macros or keybinds, and bring a new dimension to PC gaming with an 8-way directional thumbpad that can be assigned for navigation or even more commands.
8 Quick-Toggle Profiles
Whether you’re loading up a different game or swapping skill load outs, enjoy more convenience and utility with a button on the side of the keypad that changes your profile instantly.
Unlimited Macro Length and Profile Storage
Make your skill rotations and gameplay more efficient with the freedom to devise advanced macros, and prepare the perfect setup for any boss encounter with a collection of stored profiles.
As a direct benefit of having scaled inputs from Razer Analog Optical Switches, you can now bind two functions to each key—one that triggers on a partial keystroke, and another on a full keystroke.
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Synapse3 is too simple/broken/beta only
Update 2 March 2019
Uninstalled Synapse (as per the CSM suggestion) and am now using a free script that is available on the AutoHotkey forums. Other solutions are also available at AutoHotkey.
Update late Feb 2019
Poor and confusing customer support. Seems like the US customer services are using shoddy translation software to communicate with English speaking customers.
After I asked about reverting back to the previous version software/driver, enquired about on-board storage, and requested a copy of the updated (or any) manual, I was informed that I could just use the device without their software (reverting to a generic half-a-keyboad), without responding to questions asked.
Looking at AutoHotKey (c/w AutoHotInterception and AHK-CvJoyInterface libraries) to script a smaller and better way to interface with the hardware.
Update 4 Feb 2019
Had the Belkin N45, N50, N52 for 20 years and had zero issues, even considering upgrading Windows a few times.
Had the Razer Tartarus V2 for 2 months and...
Well, just did the update for Synapse to discover it broke everything.
What they did was update the driver for a hidden device (Razer Control Device), as per a MS directive supposedly, but not the other two specifically for the Tartarus V2. To be fair, they are just trying to work within the MS environment, but I don't update with certain MS updates for this very reason - updates are known to break older equipment. So if you attempt to use Razer products within a Standard Operating Environment (business, gov, edu, etc), if you get it working to an acceptable standard, lock it in place = no updates! Definitely no smegging automatic updates!!
This is also a good time to bring up the subject of "Hybrid on-board and cloud storage". This is the "spin" for Synapse 3, and would make anyone think that it is a standard with Razer products. This "on-board" does not exist on the Tartarus V2 or any/many other of their products. This is "Spin" referring to the standard functionality of these "plug and play" devices eg. a mouse operates as a mouse, a keyboard as a keyboard, a Tartarus V2 as half a keyboard, etc. So, for personalised settings anytime, anywhere, not so much.
NOTE: User configuration is applied only after connecting and logging in to Synapse3 over the internet.
(this may change with future development of Synapse3 Beta)
Looking to replace the device now after looking at the Razer forums/Reddit and noticing the depth of the issue.
Also, looking for an alternative to Synapse (every version) that works with the hardware.
4 Dec 2018
I have been using similar devices for the best part of 20 years, starting with the Belkin Nostromo N40 to my just replaced/augmented N52. I have also been using an application called Xpadder for at least 10 years to control my gaming/productivity devices.
How does it compare with the old N52?
At about $80 Australian it was about the same price...not counting for inflation or anything else over the last 10 to 20 years.
It has 5 more keys - always better. 5 keys doesnt sound like a lot but I can get each key do do 2 (or more) different tasks depending on how long I tapped/held the key for, or cycle through zoom settings with each press of the single key, etc.
The top 3 rows of keys are very level so your fingers slide effortlessly over them. The old N52 has each row raised so that the keys are better defined when using your finger tips to look at the keys.
Key 20 ("Spacebar Actuator") is raised higher so it accidentally gets pressed when pressing down on the D-pad.
It is lit by RGB lights that bleed in to each other. Turned them off.
Scroll wheel and scroll button are not as programmable as I'd like, but these are rarely used anyway.
Mecha-membrane - why make the keys with a clicking sound if they are membrane keys? Modding this when warranty is up.
As far as the hardware goes thats it. Only minor issues that will be sorted over time, and the extra keys give me so much more power at my finger tips.
Chroma is really good if you are the type of person who enjoys watching the light-show on the keyboard rather than watching the screen, you know, where the game is.
For simple gaming Synapse works. (toggle, turbo, repeat, keyboard, mouse, joystick, simple macro, profile & keymap, program launch, multimedia, shortcuts)
For more advanced gaming on a device like this use Synapse to set each key (1-20 and the thumb button) as a joystick button (possible 24 only), D-pad as joystick axis (x/y +/-) and use Xpadder (or similar) - Synapse is better for other simpler stuff. Notice I didnt give any advice concerning the scroll wheel and scroll button? Thats because it isnt detected like the other buttons on the device. So, if you use an advanced or complicated macro on the scroll you may be disappointed.
What is meant by advanced or complicated? Think short tap (under 0.50 sec) and long tap (over 0.50 sec) on a single key(tap = toggle crouch, long tap = crouch until released), a held key that continues to issue different commands the longer its held, cycling through 5 different commands (eg. up, run 3 paces, roll to prone, crawl, roll left/right, aim, zoom in, repeat) with a single key but many key presses. Synapse currently (in version 3 beta) does not support such advanced functions.
As a person with a bit of a history with these types of devices and related software, I can say that the hardest thing is getting used to where you have put all those commands and macros, and Synapse doesnt make it any easier. Xpadder does make it easier but it isnt the best thing. My advice is to use LEA Extended Input on your PC and a cheap little/large tablet. LEA is a client/server setup. Server on your Windows PC and the client on your tablet. By using it to its fullest the tablet also becomes a controller as well as graphically showing what keys are allocated to what (think Elgato Stream Deck without the tactile definition of the buttons).
How could they make a better "Gaming Keypad"?
Take an Elgato Stream Deck, a Steam Controller, and an Orbweaver and force them to bread. Hopefully getting "fully programmable" buttons that act as individual screens, a scroll wheel, a D-pad that is also a trackpad, and two thumb buttons that are also either triggers or trackpads. If it can be made modular for both left and right hands, as well as offering a choice of attaching hardware, I would rob a bank, if need be, to purchase two for myself.
RGB backlighting is great, keys feel good (although not mechanical, but mecha-membrane). The scroll wheel I find not all the useful and I'm removing one start for cheap-feeling plastic in a couple of spots and just sad amount of customisation compared to Orbweaver.
I love the wrist cushion though, the device is comfortable, Synapse 3 software is fine (though hopefully will be improved). Cable is nice and braided.
Can definitely recommend
Highly rate it, I use it daily and love it.
By Ana Laura Dahlia on 26 October 2020
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Reviewed in Canada on 28 February 2019
Es importante mencionar que TartarusV2 necesita de Synapse3 para poder programar las funciones: Macros, iluminación y creación de perfiles por juego, etc.
Synapse3 es el único software disponible para utilizar Tartarus V2 por lo tanto, es parte del producto que compré y esta lleno de errores y problemas.
Decidí conservar el remplazo del producto que me dio Amazon, porque conservo la esperanza de que en algún momento Razer solucione los problemas de su software Synapse3 y cuando esto ocurra TartarusV2 será un buen dispositivo.
Razer ha actualizado Synapse3 corrigiendo la mayoría de los problemas que me molestaban de este producto, ha funcionado casi al 100%, sin embargo una direccional de D-PAD ha comenzado a fallar a solo 12 meses de uso. Este problema ya lo había leído en algunas valoraciones; que el Dpad tiene mala calidad y que en poco tiempo falla.
No compres este producto, amenos que tengas dinero y voluntad de comprar uno nuevo cada 12 meses.
ACTUALIZACIÓN NOV. 2020
He comprado Tartarus Pro, con la esperanza de que tenga una mejor fabricación. Adquirí el producto en Marzo del 2020 y en Noviembre del mismo año ya presenta fallos en el Dpad igual que el Tartarus v2 que compre en 2018.
No recomiendo invertir un centavo en este producto, Razer me ha demostrado fabricarlos con mala calidad.
This keypad helps, due to the raising of the palm.
Software is intuitive and the lighting is very customisable.
Its not high grade enough for the lights beneath the keys to be individual - you will get a bit of 'bleed' between the colours (the V2 Pro fixes this issue with a more defined lighting set up - but for an extra £50 just for that and a more of an analogue feel to the key presses, the V2 will do me fine).
The main downside is it is too light overall, I am constantly sliding this device across the table. No amount of rubber stops can hold this in place, and the rubber feet underneath don't really have much of an anti-slip property. Still getting used to it, so maybe over time I wont be as heavy handed with it.
Easy to customise macros and key presses to individual keys - so using things like Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects is great as you can have CTRL+Z, or SHIFT+CTRL+Z on their own keys - not really saving that much time, just makes things a hell of a lot easier.
Only bad thing i had, was that my hand crampt up after 30mins of use and made gaming not fun than. But this might be just me as i played 9 years on consol and only recently converted to PC gaming (even struggle at times with Keyboard)
My main grip with it is Razer Synapse. This unit doesn't have onboard memory, so you have to have Razer Synapse running. It has minimized games while I was playing them to let me there's an update available. I find that very annoying. Also, I can't just take it and plug and just have my keybinds setup the way I want them. I have to install Synapse on that machine and configure it.