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Razer BlackWidow
7.9 out of 10

Razer BlackWidow

Razer BlackWidow The Razer BlackWidow is a keyboard Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Razer BlackWidow

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Overall 6
6.0

Keys not responding after a few months

Evelyn H., Newegg
10 June 2015
  • Summary: I should have stayed with Logitech.
  • Pros: Mechanical click, responsive when working.
  • Cons: W key stopped working after a few month. My $10 keyboard works for more than 4 years. This Razer Tournament Edition 2014 stopped working after a few months? I cannot believe this.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice keyboard, terrible software

Dale T., Newegg
16 March 2015
  • Summary: If I had to do it over, I would not recommend Razer products. It's a good keyboard, but not worth the prices. If you are going to buy this, please don't buy it for the macros. You will likely be disappointed. This product doesn't necessarily make sense hardware-wise, and the software is baffling.
  • Pros: This thing is heavy. Like it isn't moving without you trying to move it. The keys have a sound to them, and you only have to push them about halfway down to make them fire. Key reliability and durability is very high. Brightness settings can be changed with an "FN" key on the keyboard.
  • Cons: The audio cables/ports are pretty useless unless you are only using headphones. There's enough circuitry on the extra USB pass-through port that it requires a driver. This will sometimes mean that certain other drivers won't work through it (I'm looking at you, Samsung Android devices). Razer Syn...
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid, well-built, likely not worth the price

Matthew H., Newegg
3 March 2015
  • Summary: I feel I should mention that my time spent using the keyboard is fairly balanced between typing and gaming, and the gaming time is not heavily-competitive games, so the majority of the review centers around typing specifically.
  • Pros: -Very good looking keyboard, nothing crazy like gargoyles or angel wings sticking out from the side. Simple, no frills, very Razer in design. -The backlighting is very nice with a large range of brightness from "off" to "retina-searing radioactive fallout". -Heavy. There's no way you're going to ...
  • Cons: -Lacks a wrist rest. This keyboard is one of the tallest I've ever used, but lacks a wrist rest. This can result in cramps if you start to use it for an extended period of time. -Synapse. Luckily, this keyboard works without the Synapse driver system installed. When I installed it, I found that i...
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Overall 6
6.0

Unresponsive Keys

Robert G., Newegg
8 February 2015
  • Summary: I would like some support on this, but I doubt much help will come to me. I like the keyboard overall, but it is very irritating when a key that is used a lot of the time doesn't work all the time.
  • Pros: Compact Works good with games Most letters work Pseudo cherry mx keys feel/sound good
  • Cons: My 'O' key is responsive only about 75% of the time, and when it is responsive, about 25% of the time it will register multiple keyboard clicks in a single click. Any other given keys will sometimes not register a click about once a day. When I press on the 'O' key hard enough, I can get it to be...
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent keyboard for the $

Anonymous, Newegg
31 December 2014
  • Summary: For the money its not a bad keyboard, but I would definitely look into something else if you can afford it, like the new corsair keyboards, or even the older corsair k65 model which should be available for under 70 or 80 bucks.
  • Pros: The keyboard follows the same good production standardization that you would find with other razer products. Comes with a sleeve for carrying so that nothing will get into the keyboard while in a bag etc. Space bar is quite stable so it doesn't produce any kind of rattling when lightly tapped etc...
  • Cons: Being the version with green razer switches, it has more of a tactile feedback for the keys, similar to that of mx blues. Compared to the older blackwidow, the key switches seem a bit stiffer than 50g, which for me personally isn't favorable. If you can handle the stiffness I wouldn't worry about...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good product poor service

KEWA M., Newegg
30 December 2014
  • Pros: Good mech keyboards
  • Cons: The macro on the write side is super easy to touch and screw your game. The service of newegg is a disaster.
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Overall 6
6.0

Days of waiting for key cap.

Leslie V., Newegg
18 December 2014
  • Pros: It is a mechanical keyboard. It is a smaller footprint. It is black. Great packaging. They keycaps that are correct have nice fonts.
  • Cons: Not the worst issue, but very annoying. I received the keyboard in quick fashion, as most of my Newegg purchases seem to do. The keyboard has two "x" keycaps and no "c" keycap. A few of the other keycaps are installed incorrectly. It is odd that such a well packaged product has so many flaws. I s...
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Overall 6
6.0

Inconsistent Switches

Benjamin K., Newegg
25 November 2014
  • Summary: Good keyboard for the money if you're lucky enough to get one with good switches. It appears that Razer doesn't test all their switches like Cherry does. It shows. Too much of a pain for RMA. What am I supposed to do, not type anything for month?
  • Pros: Cheap mechanical keyboard Compact Detachable, braid cable with Gold-plated connectors
  • Cons: I found a switch or two that don't *click* (feels bad) Feels somewhat chintzy compared to other mechanical keyboards
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Overall 6
6.0

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth

Danny L., Newegg
8 November 2014
  • Summary: Razer Synapse Driver still needs a lot of work to be coded properly and device and software needs to communicate each other in order to avoid technical issues. -Orange Switches doesn't sound and feel comfortable and I still prefer German-Engineered Cherry MX Brown Switches.
  • Pros: -LED Backlight to see a lot easier when typing in dark room -5 Macro Keys to add keyboard functions, shortcuts, hotkeys, etc. -Fiber Braided Cable to enhance cable protection -Orange Switches are soft-tactile switch, but not clicky -45grams actuation force -10 Key Roll Over
  • Cons: -Keys feel mushy and hard when typing -Springs inside the make some weird high-pitch grinding clamp noises even when pressing the keys with less force -Razer Synapse 2.0 Driver is a joke. It takes too long to download and install the drivers. Sometimes, drivers won't recognize my input device, ev...
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Overall 6
6.0

It's alright...

Jonathan B., Newegg
25 October 2014
  • Summary: If I had my money back from this keyboard, I would not buy this keyboard again. I would buy something cheaper and not as loud as this. Don't get me wrong, it's not THAT loud, but compared to all the keyboards I have used in the past, it is so much more louder. I did not have a mechanical keyboard.
  • Pros: The build quality is wonderful. It's pretty heavy and it doesn't feel nor look cheap.. at all. The green light is very strong... It's not a bad keyboard....
  • Cons: The price... I think it is pretty costly for what it is. I'm used to my older Saitek keyboard that lasted 8+ years. I had buttons at the top right where I can change the volume up and down, mute, change backlit settings. With this keyboard, I have to press the FN key and then press another key. I...
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