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Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard Review

Buttons and Switches

For many gamers, a tactile, clicking typing feeling is a must and it is precisely for this group of people that Razer has decided. So the BlackWidow was equipped with the mechanical green buttons from our own house. The buttons are to be designed for up to 80 million keystrokes. In addition, the push-buttons were equipped with new side walls, which further improve stability. A nice side effect is that the keyboard is better protected against dust and even liquids. However, you should always be careful with liquids at your desk.

Razer BlackWidow

Even though the buttons are perfect for their purpose, they still have a weak point that the keyboard does not compensate for. Like many mechanical buttons, these are also very high. Here a wrist-rest would have been a really good and useful feature for the somewhat longer gaming sessions.

Software and Settings

Why don’t you mourn the missing multimedia keys? Quite simple: With the software Razer Synapse you have deep adjustment possibilities. Each key, except for the Windows and FN keys, can be reprogrammed according to your own requirements. Of course, you can also set a gaming mode that prevents accidental use of unwanted keys.

Razer BlackWidow

With Razer HyperShift, you can also configure the keys as additional FN keys. This means that in hectic situations, you don’t have to take another grip, but can quickly carry out the appropriate action. In the beginning it takes a little getting used to. Once the movements have become flesh and blood, you save one or the other handgrip.

Razer BlackWidow

If you have assigned other or new functions to the keys at will, you can also adjust the RGB lighting. In addition to eleven ready-made effects, you can also create your own effects in the software. Those who have already set the perfect lighting for other Razer equipment can easily synchronize the keyboard lighting.

Razer BlackWidow

With the Razer BlackWidow it is also no problem to gamble with friends. The integrated memory allows up to five profiles and their configurations to be stored, and the cloud memory can be used to download any number of configurations conveniently.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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