Gaming Keypad?

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  1. steinmetzify

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    Anyone used one?

    I’m about to leave that console life behind but I can’t get down with using a keyboard because of where/how I sit.

    The Razer Orbweaver looks slick as fuck, anyone used this for FPS games?
     
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    I had a friend who used one for a little while. He sold it relatively soon after though and got a regular keyboard instead.
     
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    Was thinking about this same question the other day.

    What about just using an Xbone or PS4 controller plugged in?
     
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    The Xone is a bitch to get to work, you need the BT adapter. The PS4 one is plug and play but not all games work fine with it. Best option is still the X360 one. Logitech is still making a controller that work fine, but not the most comfy and require Xpadder to work fine.
     
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    If you use DS4Windows you can trick the computer into thinking you’re using a Xbox 360 controller
     
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    Dude the accuracy compared to a KB/M is just awful...
     
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    For FPS and RTS, yes it is. For action games and plateformers it isn't.
     
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    I've never had trouble plugging in an Xbone controller and getting it to work. Windows released drivers for them years ago for W10.
     
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    Agreed that anything requiring precision makes playing controller Vs kbm a nightmare. Any kind of fps or "click on bad man's heads" games are not a level playing field.

    That said I use xbone controller with w10 on my laptop and there was no issue setting it up. Just paired once and able to play just fine.
     
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    Sorry guys, should have said.....it's FPS's that I'm playing. Never had any trouble hooking up various controllers to Steam or Blizzard, but playing PUBG just gets me wrecked competing against KB/M players.

    Ordered both the Razer Tartarus v2 and the Orbweaver....one has mecha keypad and the other is mechanical keys, see which I like best.
     
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    I actually have the Tartarus V2 ... it's a nice piece of kit, but i could never bring myself to restart the learning curve and suck for a bit while i got used to it. My only minor complaint with it was that the layout is one key off from what I'm used to with a WASD setup for 30 years and muscle memory is a bitch.
     
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    Shit I suck anyway, be nice to deal with it and hopefully improve lol
     
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    I have the Logitech G13 and it's pretty sweet. Works great for repetitive task things too like Adobe Lightroom photo sorting.
     
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    The tartarus can also be a good addition to an existing KBM setup. I used mine for additional flight control pad in flight sims and things that require an insane amount of keybindings.
     
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    I have used the Belkin Nostromo ( went through 2 of those), then switched to a logi G13 and am now using the Orbweaver Chroma.
    Coudn't get the hang of the G13 as I feel it's ergonomically inferior but the Orbweaver is a great tool to have. Those things feel much more comfortable to me than using a keyboard.
     
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    Had the Tartarus show up yesterday; BACK ON THE STRUGGLE BUS
     
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    I have a tartarus and tbh someone with a stronger brain than me could make use of it but it's just 15 keys with a thumb directional pad, I'd rather just have a full keyboard because you have to communicate somehow if you are unable to use voice
     
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    Good god you guys.

    I’m working on it but this is 40+ years of controller habits I’m trying to break. Holy shit I SUCK.

    Other hand, this thing works great and does exactly what I asked of it. Not the gear’s fault lol

    Anyone looking at one of these, it’s pretty cool.
     
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    Do you use it as a substitute for WASD as if it were a mini keyboard or do you use the small thumbstick for movement? I'd pick one of these up on sale purely for the ergonomics.
     
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    Nah, the thumb stick although technically 8 directions isn’t really a true thumbstick like a PS4/Xbone controller is...it’s more like an 8 way set of buttons. WASD is the default setup, and you can program it to be anything you want it to be.

    The WASD is what’s fucking me up lol
     
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