Summary: I purchased this to replace my Das keyboard which I accidentally drowned in coffee. The product itself is pretty good. The feel is different from the Cherry MX Blue switches I was used to, but not in a bad way. The keyboard is beautiful and I was pleased with the purchase. About a week in, one of the keys started having problems. I contacted Razer support and although I knew the key was defective, I went through the troubleshooting steps they suggested.
Summary: I have a lot of razer products, my mouse, my headphones, the controller for portal 2 ( Razer Hydra PC Gaming Motion Sensing Controllers Portal 2 Bundle (RZ80-00630200-B3U1) )... but not even 10 days and the first key is not working Caps lock is gone, I noticed because I use that to change languages in windows and now it is not working.
Summary: When you pay $139 for a keyboard, you expect the thing to be awesome and work right out of the box. Well, synapse does not recognize mine and one of the most used keys in gaming sticks. About 90% of the tome the W key sticks down and I have to press it again to unstuck it. Only have it for a night and already hate the thing. And the key layout is horrible. On top of the W sticking down, I kept pressing the wrong key.
bad batch of key switches/low quality control with new keys
Crew Dapper, Amazon
20 March 2014
Summary: I just un-boxed my black widow 2014 edition keyboard and instantly ran into some problems. Not all the keys feel the same. The new razer key switches apparently aren't all they are cracked up to be. A lot of the keys don't sound like the rest. Some of them are tactile others are dead.
Summary: The keyboard felt nice, I used it with linux so no macro support -- I was just using it just as a keyboard nothing fancy. I bought it Aug 9 and about Dec 2nd multiple keys just stopped working. The numlock no longer turns on or does anything and I can no longer use this as a keyboard. I asked their customer service and their response was nice, send it to us and we will fix it.
Summary: I did purchase mine from Best Buy (same price) and wanted top do a review. So far I love the keyboard, it is well made. The mechanical switches are great. The back lite LED for each key is plus. This keyboard is 100% mechanical compared to some others. Though running on Windows 8 I have had no luck with the software. The keyboard does not work once windows is locked. I had to reboot every time, and wound up removing the software.