Summary: I picked this over the Corsair k65 b/c of the giftcard deal it came with. This kb is on sale for 59.99 right now, but I'd rather just get the K65 for 65$. Sexier look and can be ordered with different Cherry MX switches (red, blue, or brown). Only worth if you're really into Razer or get a better deal. I'm loving the keyboard so far though.
Pros: Mechanical keyboard. 10-key less. No Macro buttons on the left, but can still program macros. Came with 30$ gift card.
Cons: Although I have had zero issues with the Razer green switches, the mere fact that they're not Cherry MX Blue is concerning to me as a consumer.
M1-M5 on the left most side of the keyboard is a poor design choice.
Thomas L., Newegg
6 days ago
Pros: It's back-lit.
Cons: Mouse1-Mouse5 shortcuts on the left side of the keyboard are extremely confusing. I use the left control key (usually bottom left-most) to orient myself when touch typing/gaming. M5 is the new lowest left-most key, leaving me unable to accurately type/game.
Summary: This keyboard is very loud. I mean, very loud. However you should be expecting that when you purchase this product. I personally love it, but just keep it in mind if living with someone who will mind the noise.
Pros: Very tactile feedback, love how the keys feel. I went from a stock dell keyboard (used for 4 years) to this beauty and it's magnitudes better. Performs great in gaming, I noticed the improvement almost instantly. Love the 10 key-less design, don't have to have my arms spread so far anymore and it's a lot more comfortable. Wish I had made the switch to a mechanical keyboard much earlier than I did.
Summary: I would recommend this keyboard to any of my friends who asked for advice on gaming peripherals. I am confident that anyone who purchases a Razer product will be very happy with it.
Pros: The Razer Black Widow Ultimate gaming keyboard is, hands down, the best keyboard that I've owned. Microsoft, Steel Series, and Logitec do not compare. The tactile feedback really lets you feel every hit. The recognizable Razer Green back lit keyboard with the custom Razer font is beautiful. Recording Macros makes this a fully customizable keyboard.
Cons: The only con I can think of is that the mechanical key switches are quite loud, but if you don't like that, you can always invest in the Black Widow Ultimate Stealth Edition.
Summary: I think the best thing I did for myself before getting a mechanical keyboard was reading up on the different types of mechanical switches. This helped to set my expectations for how the keys would behave. A particular characteristic about these keys that I think is really cool is that they keystroke registers before you actually hit the bottom of the key, so you can give commands without pressing the whole way. Pretty sure I type a little faster now because of that, too.
Pros: Mechanical keys are awesome. Very responsive. Extremely happy with this product in general. Normally don't like razor's software, but this keyboard works really well with Synapse and has really changed my opinion and how I recommend razor. Making profiles and macros is actually pretty easy, too. Basically, it does what I expected it to do (and often times better). Also, these silent keys are actually quiet. Louder than a standard keyboard, sure, but unless you're real...
Cons: These keys sit a little higher than I'm used to and for awhile I was hitting keys at a slight angle, making them hard to depress. Once I got used to starting a little higher and pressing straight down, though, no problems at all.
Summary: I purchased this keyboard through Amazon over 2 years ago and I can say, up till now, it works just as well as it did when I first used it. I love how easy it is to type on the keyboard. The keys are easy to press and also respond quick when gaming. The only con would be the finish on the outside edges of the keyboard. They gave it a shiny coat, which, if you don't clean often, ends up looking very dirty. The keys on the other hand are not coated with the shiny coat.
Summary: I've been using a laptop for years, so this is my first keyboard in some time. It has a very solid feel, but I don't have recent comparable experience. While I don't intend to cart it around, I appreciate the compact design (I have small hands and I'm used to a 14' gaming laptop). Others might be thrown off by the lack of a numpad but I'm used to that. Maybe it's just me, but F1-12 keys are farther to the right than I'm used to.
Pros: Feels high quality Compact and portable Aesthetically pleasing
Cons: Unlike most Razer keyboards it apparently is only backlit on caps lock and the logo. I was surprised by this as their website does show it fully lit, but even Razer synapse (the lighting and macro program used for their products) has no additional options. Purely a visual thing, but I was disappointed coming from a fully lit keyboard, and expected differently because of Razer's own images. Maybe I've simply overlooked it.
Summary: I got into the hype of mechanical switches and at a certain point i'm wondering... why? I bought into these company's commercials thinking i'm going to be like my favorite gamer! Uh-uh. Not gonna happen. Those gamers are probably good with any keyboards out there unless it's broken. I didn't find much difference between this and my sidewinder x4 except it was much noiser.
Pros: 1. Looks like a quality item 2. Feels like a quality item 3. Box looks amazing to display 4. Responds well in games 5. Good size for small desk
Cons: 1. Very noisy, up to a point where people in the next room gets up to tell you to shut your door or go to sleep. 2. Don't see much of a difference between this and my old Sidewinder x4