When we first heard that Razer was building a line of Star Wars: The Old Republic-branded peripherals, we didn't know what to think, but it's becoming clear that the company's developed something special for particularly hardcore gamers. We got our hands-on the company's premiere $249.99 keyboard today and swiped our fingers across its LCD-equipped keys and multitouch auxiliary screen.

Though the software's definitely not final and the LCD-keypresses were a little iffy with the prototype model, it does loads of awesome stuff. We set up a Half-Life 2 gravity gun grenade macro right on the touchscreen, performed pinch-to-zoom multitouch gestures on this very website, and watched a YouTube performance of Katy Perry's "Firework." It's also a touchpad, of course, and you can set up macros with actual graphical icons under those LCD keys as well, using the bundled software. No release date except "soon," but we'll have video for you later today!

Update: Video below!