Hardware Unboxing: Razer Tartarus Chroma

Keypads are a handy peripheral for PC gamers to have should they feel the need to increase their productivity in gaming.  Most games require key combinations in order to perform maneuvers or actions in the game, and as the popularity of WASD key controls grows, your Keyboard sees a lot of action.  This is where I find the Keypads excel in their usefulness.  We recently obtained a Keypad for review from Razer, the Tartarus Chroma.

Key Features

  • 25 fully programmable keys
  • Programmable 8-way directional thumb-pad
  • Instantaneous switching between 8 key maps
  • Chroma back lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Improved ergonomic form factor
  • Adjustable soft-touch wrist pad for remarkable comfort
  • Full anti-ghosting
  • Unlimited macro lengths
  • Unlimited game profiles
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Approximate size: 54.8 mm / 2.16 in (Depth) x 153 mm / 6.03 in (Width) x 186 mm / 6.03 in (Height)
  • Approximate Weight: 370 g / 0.66 lbs

We received the Tartarus via FedEx, and it came in an standard cardboard box.

Shipping box

After opening the box and removing the keypad, the packaging for the Tartarus is very typical of Razer products.  The Vibrant Black/Green color scheme decorates the box.

Tartarus Packaging – Front Tartarus Packaging – Back

The front of the box showcases the Tartarus itself.  On the back and sides you can get a quick glimpse of the product specs.  Opening the front flap you can see the Tartarus in all its glory, and you can even test fit it with your hand to get a feel for it before opening.  This is useful for testing it out in a store to determine if you would like to purchase the item.  Inside the box, you find the Tartarus, complete with a braided USB cable, an instruction/quick-start guide, and 2 Razer logo stickers, to adorn your PC, monitor, Laptop, cat/dog or Sibling with.

Opening the front flap to see inside All the goodies

In the coming weeks we will be testing the Tartarus out with many types of games, and I will be doing a comparison between the Tartarus and the G13.  Stay tuned for the full review!

PS:  If you haven’t already, go ahead and check out a previous review of mine on the Logitech G13 Keypad, one I’ve used for several years now.  Its a good read.

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