Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard Review


Lay your hands on me

PC keyboard technology has remained pretty much the same in its 30-year existance, so why is it that there are scores of new models coming out every year?  I personally have gone through the rise and fall of the first IBM “tank” keyboards, quiet keyboards, ergonomic keyboards, media keyboards, and the latest gaming keyboards.

What is is about a gaming keyboard that makes it stand out from any old “generic” QWERTY panel?  Razer thinks they have the answer, as they have released the latest elite gaming keyboard, the Razer Lycossa.

We previously had a brief hands-on look at the Lycossa when it debuted at the World Cyber Games 2007 in Seattle.  Since we only got to play with it for a few minutes, we decided to take a more in-depth look at what makes gamers drool when they play with this gaming peripheral.

With an awesome host of features, the Razer Lycosa is on an unstoppable mission to destroy and dominate.

Execute complex combat maneuvers with swift dexterity. Launch your assaults timed to perfection. Annihilate your enemies and reign supreme on the battlefield. You now have the tactical advantage on every terrain, and your enemies’ fates are in your hands.

Keytop with non-slip rubber finish
With its non-slip rubber finish, the Razer Lycosa offers optimum tactile comfort and makes slipping up in the heat of action a thing of the past
Backlight Illumination with WASD cluster lighting option
Make darkness your ally. While your enemies fiddle in the shadows, command precision and take hold of their fate with backlight illumination on the Razer Lycosa. With the right keys lit up, you can always be sure of your next move.
Fully-programmable keys with macro capability
Be one step ahead of the competition with fully-programmable keys with macro capability that enable instantaneous command executions.


  • Keytop with non-slip rubber finish
  • Backlight illumination with WASD cluster lighting option
  • Fully-programmable keys with macro capability
  • Gaming cluster with anti-ghosting capability
  • Slim keycap structure with Hyperesponse™ technology
  • TouchPanel™ easy access media keys
  • Gaming mode option for deactivation of the Windows key
  • 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time
  • Earphone-out and microphone-in jacks
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • One integrated USB extension port
  • Approximate size:
    469mm (length) x 168mm (width) x 15mm (height) – without wrist rest
    469mm (length) x 221mm (width) x 15mm (height) – with wrist rest

System Requirements

Windows® XP / x64 / Vista / Vista64
PC with built-in USB ports
CD-ROM drive (for drivers)
At least 35MB of hard disk space (for drivers)