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Razer-blackwidow.22551547
8.4 out of 10

Razer BlackWidow

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Overall 8
8.0

Cool looking noisy keyboard

RYUN B., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Great keyboard, but not perfect

Kyle J., Newegg
21 August 2014
  • Summary: I realize the drivers do have an offline mode, but honestly I shouldn't have to sign up for some online service to properly use a keyboard of all things. I cannot fault it too much as it does its job well regardless and feels great to type on. However I will not purchase from Razer in the future if this is still an issue. Also, while the braided cords inspire confidence in their build, they can also be cumbersome and bulky.
  • Pros: - Keys feel great, excellent typing experience - Backlit - Not annoyingly loud like other clackity mechanical keyboards - Excellent build and materials - Braided cords reinforce build quality
  • Cons: - Backlight does not light up symbols! This ended up being much more annoying than I originally anticipated. - Macro buttons are useless if you opt out of their cloud-forced Synapse 2.0 driver nonsense - Drivers require an internet connection (this is not innovative, Razer)
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

scoopyloo, Walmart
12 August 2014
  • Summary: We ordered online and had site to store pick up. Got the first one home and all of the lights wouldn't light up. The box also looked like it had been opened before and taped shut. Returned that one, and grabbed another off of the shelf and it works great. I have a happy gamer.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

scoopyloo, Walmart
12 August 2014
  • Summary: We ordered online and had site to store pick up. Got the first one home and all of the lights wouldn't light up. The box also looked like it had been opened before and taped shut. Returned that one, and grabbed another off of the shelf and it works great. I have a happy gamer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Initial Review

Matt D., Newegg
24 July 2014
  • Summary: Overall this is a nice keyboard. I've not been disappointed with Razor products yet. I would like to see backlighting on the different key functions. If my experience changes I'll be sure to update this review. Death Adder, Black Widow Ultimate Stealth 2014, Nostromo, and Krakken are the products I own.
  • Pros: The synapse interface for this is great. Easy to make/adjust gaming macros. I'm an mmo player and they are nice. The lighting is adjustable and can be set to be off when displays turn off. The feel of the keys is nice. It takes a lighter pressure than the non mechanical i was using. As for the "loud" reviews. I don't think its that bad. It's about what I would expect for mechanical keys. The USB/headphones pass through is a nice touch. My tower is fight beside me anyw...
  • Cons: It's not much of a con but the keys are slightly more close together than what I'm used to. The more I use it the easier it gets though. My only real complaint so far is one that others have noted. The function keys have their functions painted on and are not backlit. For instance the / key is backlit while the ? is not. Same goes for all your numeric functions and F buttons. That is the only reason I'm removing 1 egg
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Overall 8
8.0

Not Very Stealthy

Jason S., Newegg
6 July 2014
  • Summary: This is my first mechanical keyboard so I can't compare the sound and functionality to others, but this is a lot louder then I expected. I'm still getting used to the keyboard after the having a Razer Lycosa for a few years.
  • Pros: *Worked out of the box. *Puts characters on the screen.
  • Cons: *This thing is a lot louder then I had expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great typing experience.

Ryan V., Newegg
4 June 2014
  • Summary: Really enjoying typing on this keyboard so far (it's been a few days). The key feel is more "Apple2" as opposed to "IBM." (Clacky vs Clicky). Keys don't stick and they have a distinctly satisfying feel and pressure.
  • Pros: Excellent key feel High build quality Good software from razer
  • Cons: No dedicated volume keys/knob/roller (FN key press required).
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

TheBigTroll1226, NCIX.com
2 June 2014
  • Summary: Its a good keyboard overall. If it was however offered with different backlights it would be even better
  • Pros: -pretty good build quality, -backlight is bright, -macros are useful
  • Cons: -needs a steel backplate, -a variety of skus with different backlight colours would be nice
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing Keyboard

Austin S., Newegg
17 May 2014
  • Summary: I've used the same keyboard for about two years now from 2012. After thousands of hours of gaming and wear and tear my keys are just now starting to give out. It's an excellent investment if I do say so myself.
  • Pros: The button feedback feels amazing. The clacking sounds good. The buttons feel good and spaced correctly, at least for my own hands. The LED's are bright and vibrant
  • Cons: The LED's tend to burn out fast on the brightest setting. I don't care very much for the font.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall a solid product

Yifan C., Newegg
2 May 2014
  • Pros: The keyboard is the right size for portable gaming. the response time is great on this thing. the moment i start using it, i love it already.
  • Cons: the 2014 edition is not using cherry mx blue anymore, it is the razer switches, it is made in china instead of germany
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