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10-27-2010 @ 11:44AM
I'm not really a fan of the "gaming keyboard" idea but even if i was, i wouldnt buy this one ONLY because of the name.I was born and live in the Caribbean, and here, we have some folklore derived from west African stories which speak to a character named Anansi. Anansi is a very very tricky spider. He is always coming up with ways to decieve people, even though his plans end up backfiring.Here's a Wiki link if you like, i wonder if they knew this before choosing the name.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anansi
10-27-2010 @ 11:54AM
Judging by the spider graphic in the Razer Anansi logo, I'd say they definitely chose this name on purpose. ;)All of their products are named after nasty creatures.
10-27-2010 @ 12:00PM
Yeah...I think that the designers of the keyboard were aware of the character from Afro-Carribean mythology. The logo has a spider on it. All the Razer keyboards have spider-related names, (the mice have serpent-related names, the audio devices are named after sea predators etc). I don't really understand why you think that this means that your or others shouldn't buy it....
10-27-2010 @ 12:01PM
Perhaps reading some Neil Gaiman would change your opinion of Anansi. I'm sure the Razer folks did!
10-27-2010 @ 12:08PM
ah yes, i see the spider nowits confirmed then, i dont want this board due to my built in distrust for anything related to that con artist spider
10-27-2010 @ 12:44PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say they knew what they were doing with the name. You might have noticed from your tales that Anansi always has an ace up his sleeve and comes out on top. Sounds kinda like the way you would like your PvP to go, huh?
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