A Closer Look – Orbweaver
The design of this thing is certainly impressive, it looks immediately enticing to want to have a go on it and game. There’s a very clear ergonomic design to it too, with the padded wrist rest, an adjustable palm rest and a sweeping ergonomic curve to the key layout.
The actual keyboard component has a slim design and shallow key caps, this is made possible by the reduced travel distance of the Razer switches, and this can also help improve response times, if only by milliseconds.
Down the left side, you’ll see a large wing section that features three LED indicators, as well as a set of unique thumb controls.
There’s a button at the top edge, an 8-way D-pad below that which can be easily controlled with your thumb and a panel below that, which can be triggered by moving your thumb down a little; it’s really easy and intuitive to get to grips with.
The ergonomics on it fit snug in your hand and don’t worry if they don’t, as you can easily adjust the length without the use of tools.
the base of the controller is covered in firm rubber grips, ensuring that it doesn’t slide around your desk, no matter how hard you’re taking your rage out mid-game.
The grippy palm rest is curved to better fit your hand and if you look closely. Here you can see it tilted all the way back.
And finally, the metal bolt underneath can be pulled, allowing you to slide the wrist rest grip further away or closer to the keyboard.