Designed from the ground up to provide you with the most reliable, robust keyboard
with all the essentials but without any unnecessary clutter, the spill-proof Razer
Cyclosa features the familiar feel of short-stroke keys. Fully programmable keys with
macro capability, easy-to-reach media keys and adjustable height to change the angle
of your keyboard to your preference make the Razer Cyclosa a straight-forward
solution for your gaming needs.
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1. PACKAGE CONTENTS / SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .................................... 2
2. REGISTRATION / TECHNICAL SUPPORT ................................................... 2
3. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ...................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
4. DEVICE LAYOUT ...................................................................................... 3
5. INSTALLING YOUR RAZER CYCLOSA ........................................................ 4
6. USING YOUR RAZER CYCLOSA ................................................................. 5
7. CONFIGURING YOUR RAZER CYCLOSA .................................................... 7
8. SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE................................................................. 19
9. LEGALESE.............................................................................................. 21
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 Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard
 Quick Start Guide
 PC with a free USB port
 Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP (32-bit)
 Internet connection
 200MB of free hard disk space
 Please visit for online product registration.
What you’ll get:
 1 year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
 Free online technical support at
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Volume Control Keys
Media Keys
Gaming Mode Key
LED Indicators
Sleep Mode Key
On-The-Fly Macro Record Key
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Note: You may skip Steps 2-4 if you already have a Razer Synapse 2.0 installed and an existing account.
Step 1: Plug the Razer Cyclosa into your computer.
Step 2: Download the Razer Synapse 2.0 installer from
Step 3: Run the installer and follow the onscreen instructions.
Step 4: Register for a Razer Synapse 2.0 account and confirm your new account.
Step 5: Open Razer Synapse 2.0 and login to your account.
Step 6: Wait until the software automatically downloads and installs.
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Pressing the “FN” key in combination with the function keys will activate their
secondary features.
Function Keys
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Features Description
The audio volume controls allow you to
mute (
), decrease (
) and increase
) the audio output.
The media keys allow you to play/pause
) a track or skip tracks backward
) and forward (
The sleep button allows you to suspend all
operating system activities. This function
allows you to save electricity while the
computer is idle.
On-The-Fly Macro Recording
Follow these steps to create an OTF Macro Recording:
Press the key combination to start recording.
The Macro Recording Indicator will light up to show that the device is ready to
Type in the keys you want to record.
Press FN + F9 to stop the recording or the ESC key to cancel recording. The Macro
Recording Indicator will start to blink to show that the device has stopped
recording and is ready to save the macro.
Press the desired key where you want to save your macro.
Gaming Mode
The Gaming Mode disables the Windows Key function to avoid accidental usage. You
may expand this functionality to include Alt + Tab and Alt + F4 by using Razer Synapse
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Disclaimer: The features listed here require you to log into Razer Synapse 2.0. These features are also subject
to change based on the current software version and your Operating System.
The Keyboard Tab is your default tab when you first install Razer Synapse 2.0. This tab
allows you to customize your device’s profiles and key assignments.
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A Profile is a convenient way of saving all of the changes you have made on your
device. A single Profile can store numerous settings such as key assignments.
Profile contains the default settings of your device. Any changes made within the
Customize Tab will be automatically saved. If you want to rename this profile, you may
do so by typing on the field below PROFILE NAME.
There are other options available in the profile section such as creating a new profile
by clicking the
button, deleting the current profile by clicking the
button and duplicating the current profile by clicking the
button. You may
even set a profile to work with a specific program or application by using the LINK
PROGRAM option and clicking the
button to search for it. Each profile can be set
to FN + 0 - 9 using the SHORTCUT dropdown menu for fast profile switching.
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The Customize Tab is where you can modify the basic functionalities of your device
such as key assignments to suit your gaming needs. The changes made in this tab are
automatically saved to your current profile.
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Initially, each key is set to DEFAULT. However, you may change the function of these
key by clicking the desired button to access the Key Assignment Menu.
Listed below are the customization options and their description.
Keyboard Function
This option enables you to change any key into another keyboard function. To choose
a keyboard function, select KEYBOARD FUNCTION from the Key Assignment Menu and
enter the key you wish to use on the given field below. You may also include modifier
keys such as Ctrl, Shift, Alt or any of those combinations.
Mouse Function
This option allows you to change any key into a mouse button function. To choose a
mouse function, select MOUSE FUNCTION from the main dropdown menu and an
ASSIGN BUTTON submenu will appear.
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Listed below are the functions which you can choose from the Assign Button submenu:
Left Click
Right Click
Scroll Click
Double Click
Mouse Button 4
Mouse Button 5
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
- Performs a left mouse click using the assigned button.
- Performs a right mouse click using the assigned button.
- Activates the universal scrolling function.
- Performs a double left click using the assigned button.
- Performs a “Backward” command for most internet browsers.
- Performs a “Forward” command for most internet browsers.
- Performs a “Scroll Up” command using the assigned button.
- Performs a “Scroll Down” command using the assigned button.
A Macro is a prerecorded sequence of keystrokes and button presses that is executed
with precise timing. By setting a button to Macro, you can conveniently execute a
chain of commands. When you select this option from the Key Assignment Menu, a
submenu will appear which allows you to choose a prerecorded macro command. See
the Macros Tab to learn more about creating Macro commands.
Switch Profile
The Switch Profile enables you to change profiles on the fly and immediately load all
your pre-configured settings. When you select Switch Profile from the Key Assignment
Menu, a sub-menu will appear that will allow you to choose which profile to use. An
on-screen display will automatically appear whenever you switch profiles.
Launch Program
The Launch Program allows you to run a program or application using the assigned key.
When you select Launch Program from the dropdown menu, a
button will appear
which allows you to search for the specific program or application you want to use.
This option renders the assigned key unusable. Use Disable if you do not want to use
the key or if it interferes with your gaming.
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Turn on/off the Razer logo light on the Razer Cyclosa. Similar to the previous tabs, the
changes made here are also automatically saved to your current profile.
This tab is also where you can set the device to enter sleep mode when it has been idle
for a certain amount of time.
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Gaming Mode Tab
The Gaming Mode Tab helps you prevent accidental key presses. Depending on your
settings, you may choose to disable the Windows key, Alt + Tab and Alt + F4.
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The Macros Tab allows you to create a series of precise keystrokes and button presses.
This tab also allows you to have numerous macros and extremely long macro
commands at your disposal.
The Macro section works similarly to Profile wherein you can rename a macro by
typing on the field below MACRO NAME. There are also other options available in the
macro section such as creating a new macro by clicking the
the current macro by clicking the
clicking the
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button, deleting
button or duplicating the current macro by
To create a macro command, simply click the
button and all your
keystrokes and button presses will automatically register on the macro screen. When
you are done recording your macro commands, click on the
the session.
button to end
The Macro section allows you to input the delay in-between commands. In RECORD
DELAY the delay in-between commands are registered as how it is entered. The
DEFAULT DELAY uses a predefined time (expressed in seconds) as the delay. And NO
DELAY omits all the pauses in-between keystrokes and button presses.
Note: You may use up to three decimal places when inserting values on the seconds (sec) field.
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Once you have recorded a macro, you may edit the commands you have entered by
selecting each command on the macro screen. Each keystroke or button press is
arranged sequentially with the first command shown at the top of the screen.
button allows you to edit a particular command and the
enables you to delete a command. The
option to move the command up or down.
buttons gives you the
button allows you to put in additional keystrokes, button presses or time
delays either before or after the selected command.
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Once you have pressed the
button, a new display window will appear beside
the list of macro commands. The dropdown menu on this window allows you to
choose a keystroke or a delay to be added in before or after the highlighted macro
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You may add in a new set of macro commands by clicking the
button on
the keystroke menu; or input time delays on the duration field using the delay menu.
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In order to achieve maximum safety while using your Razer Cyclosa, we suggest that
you adopt the following guidelines:
1. Should you have trouble operating the device properly and troubleshooting does
not work, unplug the device and contact the Razer hotline or go to for support. Do not attempt to service or fix the device
yourself at any time.
2. Do not take apart the device (doing so will void your warranty) and do not
attempt to operate it under abnormal current loads.
3. Keep the device away from liquid, humidity or moisture. Operate the device only
within the specific temperature range of 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F). Should the
temperature exceed this range, unplug and switch off the device in order to let
the temperature stabilize to an optimal level.
Research has shown that long periods of repetitive motion, improper positioning of
your computer peripherals, incorrect body position, and poor habits may be associated
with physical discomfort and injury to nerves, tendons, and muscles. Below are some
guidelines to avoid injury and ensure optimum comfort while using your Razer Cyclosa.
1. Position your keyboard and monitor directly in front of you with your mouse
next to it. Place your elbows next to your side, not too far away and your
Keyboard within easy reach.
2. Adjust the height of your chair and table so that the keyboard and mouse are at
or below elbow height.
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3. Keep your feet well supported, posture straight and your shoulders relaxed.
4. During gameplay, relax your wrist and keep it straight. If you do the same tasks
with your hands repeatedly, try not to bend, extend or twist your hands for long
5. Do not rest your wrists on hard surfaces for long periods. Use a wrist rest to
support your wrist while gaming.
6. Customize the keys on your keyboard to suit your style of gaming in order to
minimize repetitive or awkward motions while gaming.
7. Do not sit in the same position all day. Get up, step away from your desk and
do exercises to stretch your arms, shoulders, neck and legs.
8. If you should experience any physical discomfort while using your Keyboard,
such as pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck
or back, please consult a qualified medical doctor immediately.
The Razer Cyclosa requires minimum maintenance to keep it in optimum condition.
Once a month we recommend you unplug the device from the computer and clean it
using a soft cloth or cotton swab with a bit of warm water to prevent dirt buildup. Do
not use soap or harsh cleaning agents.
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