One year ago Shawn reviewed the Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard, which bears a striking resemblance to the one I have in my hands, the new Arctosa. In case you were wondering where Razer came up with these names, both Lycosa and Arctosa are families of wolf spiders, just like the Tarantula that shares its name with Razer's original gaming keyboard. All of Razer's products are in fact named after predators, their headsets are all named for aquatic hunters, their mice are all snakes and their keyboards are spiders... I guess it's a Razer thing.
If you've taken a look at the Lycosa keyboard previously however you may be scratching your head and wondering just what the difference is between it and Razer's latest Arctosa offering. At first glance the two appear virtually identical, including the overall shape, size and of course Razer's penchant for coloring everything either gloss or flat black. But there are a few minor differences that warrant taking another look at this product line, starting with the specification sheet.