Gaming peripheral company maker has officially announced their latest gaming keyboard in a long line of gaming keyboards. Called the DeathStalker Ultimate, this keyboard sports the usual premium keyboard features, including backlit keys, a dedicated gaming mode, a macro recorder app, and a row of hotkeys to enable them. The ‘ultimate’ part can be found at the right side: in lieu of the standard numeric keypad found on the (vanilla) $80 DeathStalker keyboard, this keyboard rocks a set of customizable display keys and a 4-inch touchscreen – a unique feature that first shipped with their Blade gaming laptop.
The ten customizable keys (“dynamic adaptive tactile keys” in Razer parlance) act as the keyboard’s do-it-all Swiss knife keys, allowing them to be set as shortcuts, multimedia controls, macro hotkeys, or bound to an in-game function. The buttons’ icons change according to the situation, which makes for a really cool feature.
The 4-inch touchscreen below it can also be used in a number of different ways. It’s also an adaptive screen that can show track info if you’re playing music, or gaming status data while you’re playing. For people who still need a dedicated numpad, it can also be set to show you the keys too (as long as you’re okay with hitting virtual keys). If you don’t need the screen, it can also be used as a laptop-like touchpad if you don’t have a mouse, with gesture support and the standard pair of buttons under it.
Other features include tri-colored backlit keys, an anti-ghosting feature that can handle 10 simultaneous key presses, and support for Razer’s Synapse 2.0 app for saving your settings and macros online.
The Razer DeathStalker Ultimate will be available in September for $250.