The Razer BlackWidow has been a household name for many gamers for years. The name has always stood for a high-quality product. The new edition is also promoted by Razer as the legendary mechanical gaming keyboard. If Razer is really not exaggerating here we have tested for you.
Design and Workmanship
The Razer BlackWidow gaming keyboard is supposed to serve a purpose: Precision and the tactile, clicking typing feel. This should be the main focus and this is also reflected in the design. There is no conspicuous case, but everything is kept very simple. Nevertheless, one notices at first glance that something is different here. The gaming keyboard has a slightly different structure. At the top right corner, instead of the typical indication LEDs or multimedia keys, there is the Razer lettering in shiny black. The indication LEDs are located above the arrow keys instead.
Those who are now looking for the multimedia keys will unfortunately be disappointed, as the BlackWidow does not provide any additional keys. However, this is not so dramatic, but more about it later in the software.
Finally, the largest design element, even if it is not very large, stands out. At the lower edge there is the Razer logo in the middle, which is of course appropriately highlighted by RGB lighting. Even if the Razer BlackWidow doesn’t look extravagant, the first glance reveals that there must be more behind it. The very good workmanship is also only noticeable in a positive way when you take a closer look and try it out. Only the somewhat high weight could be negatively noticeable for one or the other, but it stands for the most part on the table. And here the weight helps to fix the keyboard non-slip.
On the back of the keyboard there are two brackets on each side. These can be used to steepen the keyboard if necessary. All feet are also rubberized, so the keyboard won’t slip even during hectic and fast movements. A further feature for cable management is also hidden on the back. There is a cable duct into which you can plug the cable. This extends from left to right. So you have the possibility to have the cable either on the left, on the right or in the middle.