We are taking a look at the Razer Blackwidow mechanical gaming keyboard in todays review. The Blackwidow has been on the market for awhile but Razer has released new versions of it and we got a sample of their Battlefield 3 version. It comes equipped with Cherry MX Blue switches that apparently should be quite comfortable to use during both gaming and normal daily usage. Lets find out what we can expect from this keyboard.
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Full mechanical keys with 50g actuation force
Individually backlit keys with 5 levels of lighting
1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time
Programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
Gaming mode option for deactivation of the Windows key
10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
5 additional macro keys
Gaming optimized key matrix for minimized ghosting
Audio-Out / Mic-In Jacks
Approximate Size : 475 mm / 18.72” (Length) x 171 mm / 6.74” (Width) x 20 mm / 0.79” (Height)
Approximate Weight : 1500 g / 3.31 lbs
Razer has a green and black color scheme but since this is a Battlefield 3 edition the colors on the box match the game. You can actually listen and feel the keys before buying it since the arrow keys are available for testing. They have managed to make the Battlefield 3 background match the rest of the keyboard very well.
Looking at the keyboard I personally can say it looks very nice. What we noticed is that they placed macro buttons on the left side which means that the keyboard is moved a bit to the right and you will need to learn that the keys won’t be where you expect them to be. The macro buttons come in handy though, especially when gaming.