Conclusion: In terms of design, there is little to say about the BlackWidow Ultimate, as the keyboard has essentially been around for years already. Razer refined it over time, adding one little upgrade after the other, the latest being their own Green switches. It is a proven, well-made product, owned and tested by thousands worldwide.
Summary: Overall an excellent keyboard but the placement of the Macro keyboard needs to be worked out. Rest of them are minor cons that you could adjust, the rest are more or less depending on your preference. Razer should provide an offline version of its Synapse. Orange counterpart of Razer Mechanical switches are for silent operation, though its best to search for a review to be sure.
Pros: Razer Green Switches excellent for typing and gaming purposes for those who enjoy the click sound, Matte finish layout, illumination controls, Rubberised coating on the keyboard and keys, ‘On-the-Fly’ Macro Recording, ‘Gamer Mode’ to disable Windows button, Multimedia and Sleep functions, Macro Keys, Cut-out on packaging excellent for newbies to try out the keys, comfortable wrist-rest area
Cons: Missing Details on the packaging: Warranty Period and Rev/Version (2014), Requires more space between the macro and right side keys, Scroll/Num/Caps Lock, Gamer Mode and Macro LED indicator looked ‘washed out’, No offline function in Synapse, Alternate keystrokes are not illuminated, The ‘Switch all device lighting to OFF when display is turned off’ function in Synapse does not work (Synapse Version 1.17), Only 1 year warranty
Battle of the Mechanical Keyboards: Razer's BlackWidow Ultimate vs. Das Keyboard's Professional Model S
Windows Phone Central
17 March 2014
Conclusion: In my opinion, typing is a personal experience and each user will have their own feel for each keyboard. Gamers will most likely want to go for the Razer keyboard due to its Game Mode and programmable macro keys.
Excerpt: Razer have just released its brand new Razer BlackWidow Ultimate for 2014 featuring Razer’s new mechanical switches, here’s Kaeyi Dream’s video review. Subscribe to the HardwareHeaven YouTube channel to keep up-to-date with...
Conclusion: The first thing i wanted to check with the BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard was the 6KRO feature which worked as advertised although i admit it was a bit hard to use 6 keys at the same exact time. However it is more than possible with some games (especially 2 player ones) so the 10KRO featured with the new BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 is a welcome addition (although we will need to check that one as well).
Pros: - Build Quality, - Design, - Cherry MX Blue Switches, - Macro Keys, - On-The-Fly Macro Recording, - Gaming Mode, - Blue Backlit Keys, - Dual USB Connector (Extra Power), - Braided Cable/ Gold Plated USB Ports & Mini-Jacks
Excerpt: Razer maintains a distinct sense of style across their product line. Over the past decade and a half, Razer has carved a spot in the peripherals market catering to competitive gamers as well as developing wholly novel products for the gaming market. Razer has a catalog including standard peripherals and more arcane things such as mice with telephone-style keypads geared toward MMORPG players as well as motion sensing controllers employing magnetic fields to detect...