Razer Introduces Anansi Gaming MMO Keyboard

Are you a fan of World of Warcraft? How big of a fan? So much of a fan that you went out and purchased Razer's Naga MMO mouse? If so, this new Razer keyboard is probably right down your alley. The company's first MMO gaming keyboard is being introduced today, with the Anansi featuring seven ergonomic modifier thumb keys.

Like the Naga, this keyboard also presents gamers with an unprecedented slew of MMO functions and features such as dedicated thumb modifier keys and cutting-edge macro capabilities. Razer claims that the standard keyboard was just built for typing, and that this keyboard is well positioned for use in the gamer market. It also gives MMO gamers the power to instantly use up to seven times more commands and abilities over the current 12 ability keys normally accessible on a standard keyboard, not to mention over 100 fully programmable keys, on-the-fly macro recording, five additional gaming keys and the ability to customize the key backlighting from over 16 million colors.

It's designed to be used in tandem with the Naga mouse, and will ship this December for $99.99/ €99.99.

Razer™ Announces The World’s First MMO Gaming Keyboard
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RAZER™ ANNOUNCES THE WORLD’S FIRST MMO GAMING KEYBOARD

Razer™ Anansi MMO Gaming Keyboard to Feature Seven Ergonomic Modifier Thumb Keys Available Starting December 2010

Carlsbad, Calif. – October 26, 2010 - Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals brand, today announced a new entry for its MMO Gaming product line, a keyboard that lets you Get Imba - the Razer Anansi.  Sharing the same successful design philosophy as the world’s best-selling MMO Gaming Mouse, the Razer™ Naga, this keyboard gives gamers an unprecedented slew of MMO functions and features such as dedicated thumb modifier keys and cutting-edge macro capabilities.

“The Razer Anansi gaming keyboard is the new weapon of choice for MMO gamers,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, president, Razer USA. “Let’s face it, the regular keyboard that came with your PC was designed and built for typing, not for MMO gaming. With its revolutionary seven thumb modifier keys, every key combination that you had before is now multiplied by seven times. The Razer Anansi allows you to use every spell, ability or custom macro in your arsenal -- both instantly and in complete comfort.”

Designed and engineered especially for MMO gameplay, the Razer Anansi gives MMO gamers the power to instantly use up to seven times more commands and abilities over the current 12 ability keys normally accessible on a standard keyboard. The Razer Anansi also features over 100 fully programmable keys, on-the-fly macro recording, five additional gaming keys and the ability to customize the key backlighting from over 16 million colors.

The Razer Anansi is also designed to be used seamlessly with the 12-button mouse keypad on the Razer Naga and Razer Naga Epic MMO gaming mice, giving gamers a supreme level of battle control and ergonomic comfort when playing their favorite MMO game.

About the Razer Anansi MMO Gaming Keyboard

Razer Anansi

The Razer Anansi was designed and engineered especially for the MMO gamer with the ability to execute seven times more commands instantly compared to a standard keyboard. Its seven thumb modifier keys located below the space bar allow gamers to actuate every possible combination of modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt) in total accuracy and comfort using a single key stroke. With over 100 programmable keys and five additional gaming keys, the Razer Anansi allows both casual and hardcore MMO gamers alike to further expand their repertoire of boss-killing abilities and macros, providing total control with convenient and instantaneous command executions.

Razer Anansi
Price: US $99.99; EU €99.99

Availability:
Razerzone – December 2010
Worldwide – December 2010

Product Features

    * Seven thumb modifier keys that allow the use up to seven times more abilities           
    * Over 100 programmable Hyperesponse™ keys with on-the-fly macro recording
    * 20 gaming profiles with one-button profile switching
    * Five additional gaming keys
    * 16 million color backlight illumination
    * Optimized key matrix for minimized ghosting
    * Gaming mode option for deactivation of the Windows key
    * Easy access media keys
Via:  Razer
Tags:  Gaming, Razer, Mouse, MMO, anansi
Comments
fat78 4 years ago

I like how they added keys near the bottom and didnt just put 2 rows of macro keys off to the side. When i had a old g15 i didnt like stretching my fingers all the way over. Although i dont like the overall look of the keyboard i would rather have sharp edges, but that doesnt realy matter to performance.

3vi1 4 years ago

>> Price: US $99.99; EU €99.99

Yikes - 30% markup for the European folks, eh?

I'd like to see what Marco thinks of this one, if you get your hands on it. I'm willing to give a non-ergo keyboard a shot... but want to know if it worth the $100 bucks.

bob_on_the_cob 4 years ago

[quote user="3vi1"]

>> Price: US $99.99; EU €99.99

Yikes - 30% markup for the European folks, eh?

I'd like to see what Marco thinks of this one, if you get your hands on it. I'm willing to give a non-ergo keyboard a shot... but want to know if it worth the $100 bucks.

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Doubt he will think much of it. Not to speak for him, but it's rocking the good old rubber dome keys. The Razer BlackWidow($80) and BlackWidow Ultimate($130) do look kinda nice. Not sure if back lit keys are worth the extra $50 though. They use Cherry Blue keys if I remember correctly. Other than those two all Razers keyboards use rubber dome keys. Though the N52te made by Razer has rubber dome keys and I really like it. I still love my mechanical keyboard and game on it as much as the N52te. 

3vi1 4 years ago

>> Though the N52te made by Razer has rubber dome keys and I really like it.

I keep stopping myself from buying one of those on the account that I don't game a *huge* amount. I'm tempted though.

bob_on_the_cob 4 years ago

[quote user="3vi1"]

>> Though the N52te made by Razer has rubber dome keys and I really like it.

I keep stopping myself from buying one of those on the account that I don't game a *huge* amount. I'm tempted though.

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I do have to warn you that they have no Linux drivers. Though they have the onboard memory like some mice do. So once you set it up in Windows you can use the profile you have set in Linux. I tried to see if I could change settings in a VM with no luck, but to be honest I didn't really try past installing the drivers and seeing that it didn't see it. If you are intrested in it I'll look into it more and see if I can find a better solution and test it on mine.

3vi1 4 years ago

>> I do have to warn you that they have no Linux drivers.

It can be remapped via Pystromo. Check out http://www.thelupine.com/content/pystromo-and-belkin-n52te.

inspector 4 years ago

Ya i love how they placed those macro keys right under the space bar, it is so much easier to handle/use so i won't need to remove my fingers away from my control keys so i can use a macro.

rapid1 4 years ago

I'm not buying it on this ridiculous mark up. If it was mechanical key's I could deal with the 100 dollars, but not for a standard keyboard with pretty lights and some extra keys it's a ripoff plain and simple. I may pay 150 for a DECK or one of the other mechanical (Cherry actuator) keyboards, but if I was going to grab a standard keyboard I would just grab one of the DELL ones for 20 bucks. I would then know I had a keyboard that had good action for a plastic actuator keyboard and would last me longer than a year. That's not to mention with feedback etc.

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