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Old 05-14-2007, 01:59 AM   #1
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Default Razer Pro Solutions Pro|Click v1.6 and Pro|Type

You know that Razer makes great gaming peripherals, but did you know they made products suited for the professional and stylish type? Today we are taking a look at their Pro|Click mouse and Pro|Type keyboard which both look great and function well.

You can read the full review here and discuss it here.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:21 AM   #2
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I didn't quite catch the 'driver issues' negative on the Pro|Type - all I caught was that the shuffle button didn't do what it was supposed to - was there something else?

Also, do you know of any way to save Pro|Type profiles on your PC, rather than relying on the boards memory? 5 profiles will probably suffice in an office environment, but in the Tarantula's case, I would have thought that Razer would allowed users to save profiles for later use - this is one area where Logitech kicks ass and takes names.
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Well, the music player quick-access button always tried to open iTunes if it was available, instead of opening the music player that was selected, and then the shuffle key didn't work in either WMP11 or iTunes. I expected more from a high-end product like the Pro|Type. I wasn't too impressed with the overal feel of the Pro|Type. Though it looks very nice, it felt like a somewhat less expensive keyboard. Even the Dell keyboard I was using before felt more 'solid'. One thing about many 'high-end' products both here and elsewhere in the consumer electronics market is that their price is usually set just a little higher than it needs to be, in order to add exclusivity to the product -- that is, if you've got the money to purchase it, you're 'in'. I get the impression that with a lot of Razer's input peripherals, they have excellent styling and thoughtful features that reflect attention to detail, but they don't feel particularly durable, or of exceptionally high material quality. They're just 'decent' in that regard.
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I get the impression that with a lot of Razer's input peripherals, they have excellent styling and thoughtful features that reflect attention to detail, but they don't feel particularly durable, or of exceptionally high material quality. They're just 'decent' in that regard.


Having reviewed quite a few Razer products, I can echo exactly what Tater said there. 100%
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:34 PM   #5
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That mouse looked sexy as hell, and I was thinking the same thing about the keyboard untill i saw the ipod plug.

Really.... why make something that costs so much and then limits itself to something so... Especially considering that this is something aimed towards the gaming community. (You know... the group that holds the stigma as I that iPods are overratted and their hold on the market is retarded.)

Just kinda seems like they could have used the space more efficiently.
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That mouse looked sexy as hell, and I was thinking the same thing about the keyboard untill i saw the ipod plug.

Really.... why make something that costs so much and then limits itself to something so... Especially considering that this is something aimed towards the gaming community.

Just kinda seems like they could have used the space more efficiently.
While I may tend to agree with you here, this particular keyboard is targeted at 'professionals', not 'gamers'.

'Gamers' should be buying the Tarantula, which has a 'battle-dock' connector which up until now is even more useless than an Ipod connector, because no battle-dock accessories have been released. The accessories slated for release include an over-hand lamp for key-illumination and a web-cam. As a gamer, I'd take the Ipod dock, given the choice.

If it sounds like I'm disagreeing with you or defending Razer, let me say that I agree with Tater's original assessment, and would add crappy drivers/firmware to Razer's list of fallacies.
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