Razer Pro|Type KeyboardMakaveli - June 19, 2007
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Now let’s go from left to right and take a look at everything on this keyboard. On the very left you’ll notice 5 keys. When the top key is pushed, it’ll send your computer into stand-by mode. The key with a house on it opens your internet browser to its homepage. Below those keys you’ll find a set of keys for imaging. These keys can rotate, zoom-in, zoom-out, and put the image at 100% in your desired image editing program. To the right of those keys you’ll notice L1-L5 programmable keys, which light up when the keyboard is turned on.
Now on to the Function (F) keys, you’ll notice how they are about half the size of the normal keys, which I think makes it look much nicer and it also takes up less room on the keyboard. In the picture on the right, you can see just how the keys look – very clean and polished.
What sets this keyboard above others is the iPod docking station located at the top center of the keyboard.
On the right of the iPod docking station, you’ll find a “Profile” button, which we’ll discuss later. The Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock indicators look very nice and will probably look even better when the keyboard is lit up.
The very right side of the keyboard has some more media keys. The top button that has an eighth note on it, is the key you use to open your defined media program. Play, stop, previous, and forward are pretty self explanatory. Below those keys you’ll see a shuffle button, volume controller, and mute button. Looks to me like this keyboard has all the media keys you need. To the left of those keys are the R1-R5 programmable keys, which light up just as the L1-L5 keys do when the keyboard is turned on.
The back of the keyboard has rubber grips to help keep the keyboard in place when you’re typing on it. It also has feet to prop the back of the keyboard off of the desk about 3/4ths of an inch.
On the back side of the keyboard are two USB 2.0 ports and a Line-Out port. Unlike my old Logitech G15, this keyboard can provide enough power to the USB ports so that they are actually useable.
The keyboard is obviously going to need a lot of power to be able to support all the features it has. That’s why there are 2 USB cables that you’ll need to plug into your computer; one for the actual keyboard and the other for the iPod docking station.
Included with the keyboard is an instruction manual with the driver CD in it and some iPod brackets that go in the iPod docking station before your iPod does.