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The Razer Anansi is designed specifically for MMO gamers, with a macro and shortcut-friendly design built around a set of seven user-definable thumb modifier keys below the spacebar. If you need a general-purpose keyboard, there are better choices, including the gdgt Must Have Razer Black Widow, which boasts industrial-strength mechanical-switch keys, and sells for about the same price as the Anansi. However, if you're a dedicated MMO gamer looking for a keyboard that will give you an edge, the Anansi may be worth its price.

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Critic reviews

7.9
8 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    7.6
  • Tactility / button-feel
    7.4
  • Design and form factor
    7.0
  • Noise
    6.0
  • Configurability
    8.7
  • Portability
    7.0

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User reviews

7.2
4 reviews
8.0
Joystiq May 17, 2011

The Anansi functions dutifully as an everyday typing machine and capably as an MMO-branded keyboard. While it doesn't have the cool LCDs of the Logitech-branded gamer keyboards or the WoW-centric feel of the Steelseries SHIFT, the Razer Anansi is a solid keyboard that does the MMO thing right.

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8.0
PC Mag Feb 16, 2011

The Razer Anansi keyboard has a perfect balance of buttons and features that come in a functional package.

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7.0
TechCrunch Feb 21, 2011

A good keyboard for macro and shortcut lovers, but lacks ports and originality, making it fall short of a recommendation.

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8.0
Maximum PC Feb 22, 2011

The Anansi has a thin profile but is long enough (including two seemingly unnecessary wings) that it could accommodate a few more keys.

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9.0
Hardware Heaven Mar 23, 2011

The Razer Anansi is a high quality gaming keyboard which performs well with a lovely typing experience. It looks great alongside other Razer products such as the Naga mouse and combined with that product creates a great MMO enhancing experience.

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8.0
bit-tech Jun 18, 2011

Pairing the Anansi with a Naga mouse makes it even more expensive, but if you take your Azerothian skull-cracking seriously, the Anansi is a great place to start introducing high-level control customisation and macro mastery.

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8.0
Gadget Review Feb 15, 2011

The annoyances add up over time, and so do the great features. ... the Anansi is a good keyboard with plenty of room for improvement. I look forward to the Anansi V2, whenever it comes around.

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8.0
MMORPG.com Nov 25, 2011

In the end, the Anansi MMO Keyboard is a fine upgrade for anyone looking to get off of their basic Dell stock KB. It has quite a decent set of features, customization, and a gorgeous look to boot.

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4.0
trgs2345 trgs2345

I've had this keyboard for 4 months now and considering the price it's an absolute no-go for anyone who's thinking about buying one. After a couple of weeks some keys on the left side of the keyboard (CTRL + SHIFT + TAB) started to act badly. You _must_ hit them in the absolute middle or they...

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9.0
natemcintyre natemcintyre

I picked up this Anansi to replace my Logitech G15 and must say that I am incredible pleased with the decision. I have always been impressed with the quality of Razer products, and the Anansi is no different. The keys are great for gaming and the extra thumb modifier keys just below the spacebar...

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