Reviews and Problems with Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
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Not compatible with all games
Christina McGaugh, Amazon
28 March 2014
Summary: Really nice and has so many features but it doesn't work with all video games. The software also caused my husbands computer to complete crash and he had to reformat his computer not to mention it caused issues with other programming and computer setup so I had to return it.
Summary: Build quality appears to be low. Getting the key chittering on the 'f' key whereas it repeats itself several times for a single keystroke. Additionally, the keyboard will occasionally get locked into spamming some random key combination. The other day, it was CTRL-T.
Worst buying experience so far. 3 defective units in a row.
Toan Ngo, Amazon
16 December 2013
Summary: I've never written a review before - this is the first time and I believe I have to write this. I received the product - there were 3 keys that did not "click" - and those keys became unusable after a month. I contacted Razer, got a replacement. Strangely, the replacement got 1 key malfunctioned - the "-" key in the numpad. While that key does not matter much, I still wanted a replacement, so I contacted customer service again, and got another replacement.
Summary: This keyboard is magnificent in many areas, but the firmware on the other hand is unbearable. I first started out with the keyboard and everything was fine for a few months, then it started to rapidly disconnect and reconnect non stop. I tried to find a solution but none of the "fixes" worked for me. Synapse is a good idea on paper but the program never recognized my keyboard.... so i sent it back.
Summary: I have had this keyboard for about a year. This is a very high quality product and I have no complaints about the physical keyboard. However, ever since Razer decided to go from a standard driver to a "web enabled" Synapse 2.0 driver I have lost complete functionality to program my keys or do firmware updates. Their software comes up with the following error: "Please connect a Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled device". Hello, it's connected, I'm typing on it right now.
Summary: I've had this keyboard since April of 2012, I loved it for the most part. They key's are responsive with a pleasant springy touch. the backlighting is nice with varying light levels. Why the negative 1 star review then? Well there is a new program that Razer has called Synapse 2.0 that allows you to sync your keyboard/mouse settings against multiple computers. This is nice in theory, but there is a large caveat. Apparently the software has the potential to be buggy.
Summary: This keyboard was good for a few months. I bought this 6 months ago and it's starting to go bad. Keys are being unresponsive, and some are completely wrong. For instance when I push "B" it types "H". I'm very disappointed in this keyboard. I have other Razer products and have noticed that the long term quality is typically poor, but this one takes the cake. 6 months is not acceptable.
Summary: I wish I had more time to write this review. However, I don't know how long this keyboard will even let me type before it stops working again. I've had this Keyboard sine August and it was working great for the first month or two. I kept raving to my friend about this Keyboard, I kept sharing it with people on Forums. I vowed that I will always buy Razer Products. However, all of a sudden it stopped working. None of the keys would respond.
Summary: I liked the keyboard, but as others have reported, had problems with several keys after just four months of use. Razer acknowledged that an RMA was in order, but then it never came. I wrote back and was promised the RMA within 2 days, but again, it never came. This has gone on for weeks and, quite frankly, I've got better things to do than spend hours and hours and hours on this.
Razer Synapse 2.0 ruins this keyboard for me... terrible software.
14 September 2012
Summary: It's a decent keyboard, although the keys are a little hard to get used to. I tried looking past that but the thing that bothered me the absolute most was the software you need for the keyboard drivers. Synapse 2.0 has got to be the worst thing I've ever used and this is why I would not recommend getting this keyboard. Only get this if you're a hardcore razer fan, otherwise you can do a lot better for a lot less money.