Reviews and Problems with Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
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the worst keyboard I've ever purchased
29 November 2014
Summary: In few words, the worst keyboard I've ever purchased. 25% of the time, double characters will show up for every key press (and yes, rapid, staccato key taps not extended holding). This makes this keyboard nearly impossible to use if you're doing any typing whatsoever, such as typing in your $%^&* password when you boot up your computer... nevermind trying to type an email or even an Amazon review.
Summary: ---garbage--- the good- 1. its built solid. makes a good paper weight the bad 1. requires you register and have software installed and running in the background at all times 2. software doesnt allow you to delete profiles 3. keyboard will randomly stop working. 4. the keys light up , but only the numbers NOT the !@#$$%^&*() signs 5. software will only work with 1 keyboard. I have 2 of the same keyboards and the profiles only work with 1 ( whenever it decides to work) 6.
Summary: This keyboard is not worth the money. With generic keyboards costing $10-20, I expect a keyboard over $100 to be flawless. This one is not. First is the absolutely terrible, mandatory, Razer software. You to create an account and install the Razer Synapse 2.0 software to even install or update drivers for the keyboard. Ridiculous. This would have been a deal breaker for me had I known about it.
Got really excited when the keyboard was waiting for me ...
9 July 2014
Summary: Got really excited when the keyboard was waiting for me a day early. Plugged it in, started typing... BAM. The "G" key works only when it wants to. Sometimes it works within 2-3 strokes. Other times, I have to push and hold the "G" key or press it 10+ times to et it to work. Very dissatisfied.
Summary: The Razer BlackWidow felt great when I first bought it. Great to type on and aesthetically pleasing, I did not have much complains. However, 8 months since I've purchased it, I encountered a problem that rendered the keyboard next to useless. After switching on my computer 1 day, I've noticed that a few keys stopped working altogether. Pressing on the keys "A,B,G,H,T" seemed to not have any effect. i.e. the keys are not registered on the computer.
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: Keyboard feels nice, wish it lit up. But, when I installed the keyboard, Synapse 2.0 wanted to do an update to get the drivers for the keyboard and it fails to update. I've put a ticket in with support but 12 hours later, nothing. I am not pleased at all and I am about to return ALL of my razer crap. I had tried to uninstall Synapse and reinstall and same issue, wants to do a driver update but now my mouse and my keypad don't work either. What a bunch of junk.
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.