If you are looking for a gaming keyboard for serious gaming, this is what I recommend you should be using.
This is also the gaming keypad they use on the new web series “Video Game High School“.
The Razer Nostromo gaming keypad is a stand alone dedicated keypad that has 16 fully-programmable buttons and an 8-way directional thumb pad for extreme and fast paced gaming. It also features a programmable 8-way directional thumb pad that you can use for movement or as modifier keys that you can program to use for that much needed functionality to gain an advantage to your opponents. It basically looks the same as the Belkin N52TE, because apparently, they have struck a deal with Razer to continue and repackage their N52 speedpad. Although the Belkin N52TE is cheaper, Razer has improved upon on the old N52TE speedpad and makes up for the price with the added features and (although essentially the same design) Razer has improved upon the Nostromo’s look with their brand’s black colour scheme. The Razer Nostromo also has backlighting which aside from making it look a lot cooler, it’s also so you can use it even in dark conditions. This is also a great alternative if you don’t want those bulky and expensive gaming keyboards like the $300 Mad Catz Strike 7 gaming keyboard.
I personally do not own one(yet) but I have had the chance to use one from a friend recently and I instantly fell in love with it. It took me only about 5 minutes to get the feel of it and instantly I was playing like a pro in Call Of Duty. I got so used to racking up frags with the Razer Nostromo that I have had a hard time getting back to playing with my old keyboard. Considering the Razer Nostromo only cost $53.11 on Amazon, I am definitely getting one for myself.
Link to Amazon
Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad