External Razer Keyboard + Mouse

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by irock101, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. irock101 macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2011
    Anyone using their rMBP in clamshell mode with an external Razer keyboard and mouse?
    I just got 'gifted' some Razer chroma keyboard and a mouse that feels really good. Now the keyboard is about twice the size than the Apple bluetooth keyboard (without the number pad) and both the keyboard and mouse are wired!

    Anyone prefers the Razer external keyboard + mouse over the standard Apple ones?

    I am not a gamer and like an esthetic desktop so the cables are my biggest issue right now.
  2. frankgrimes macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2016
    Till Razer decided to go full online required mode for drivers I've shied away from their hardware. Love my original naga it's great for word MS, XL ...

    The keyboard is either people get used to it's different keycaps or not personally I think they are too loud and not as comfortable to type on as Cherry MX Brown or black
  3. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2011
    I am really licking the mouse, but it's missing that flat surface from the magic mouse and won't let me do all those 2-3 finger swipes.
    Gotta hand it to Apple, when they released this type of stuff they were so far ahead of the curve! At the end of the day I'll most likely stick with my Apple keyboard + mouse just out of comfort.
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    I just bought a K70 with Cherry MX Browns. Now I think all laptop keyboards stink, and I can't even use my external Apple keyboard, which I'm going to give it to my brother as I don't think I could ever go back to using it. I wish Apple made a keyboard with Cherry switches. I had no idea there was such a big difference...
  5. Mindinversion macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2008
    I have a lot of experience running Razer peripherals [have a chroma TE, several Nagas and death adders... both wired and wireless. . Kraken 7.1 pro headset. . and that's not counting my wife's Black widow and death adder.

    There's not much to report other than having to download razer Synapse [you Don't HAVE to, but it gives you control over the chroma lighting and additional settings for mouse sensitivity/mouse to mousepad calibration, etc.

    All razer hardware works just fine without Chroma. What you lose is, as I stated above.. all the fine tuning.

    I did have an issue, however, with my Death adder and my 2016 15". . when I'd plug in the mouse, trackpad acceleration would fall all the way off the scale. I would have to go into system preferences, trackpad, and just tap on the slider to get it to fix itself. Uninstalling synapse resolved this problem.
  6. boy-better-know macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2010
    Might be a bit late but wanted to jump in here as both a Razer and Apple user, hopefully someone will find it useful. Basically using a Razer Blackwidow X Chroma keyboard with a Naga Epic Chroma mouse with my Macbook Pro Touchbar and it's works really well. Generally I prefer mechanical keyboards and love RGB lighting :) - the Blackwidow X is also really beautiful, the metal backplate is exposed so it looks really different and the green switches are so satisfying.

    But the Naga Epic Chroma mouse is probably the most practical accessory I have ever used with the Mac, essentially you can map all the Mac OS shortcuts to the 12 MMO thumb keys on the side of the mouse - making it incredibly efficient. Can't recommend it enough, and it's a shame because people with Macs don't normally go for Razer gear instead optioning for the Apple hardware. For me, the Magic mouse is too flat and the keyboard is too spongey, form over function, Razer has both.

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