Razer Blackwidow Chroma Review
Finally we get our hands on new Razer Blackwidow Chroma keyboard. This keyboard features new Razer green mechanical switches (Clicky). Something the Gamers have been waiting for.Chroma Customizable Backlighting with 16.8 Million color options is something many users may love because of possibility to match their build color scheme.
Let’s start with quick unboxing. There is a small window on the from side of the package, so you can even see and push the switches. As always the Razer cares a lot about box design and packaging. And this one is no exception. Although, to unbox it may be little challenge. After unboxing we instantly feel that this keyboard is quite heavy.
Keyboard is connected with massive and also very long cord (approx. 2m) which we can see on similar keyboards like Corsair K70 RGB. But there’s a reason for such thick cord. It actually consist of two USB and two audio cords. Also included are Razer stickers and instructions guide.
All connectors are gold-plated to remain as good connectivity as possible over longer time period. The keyboard itself holds very stable on the desk. If you need small angle you can adjust your keyboard with little stands at the bottom.
Very useful is the USB-Passthrough port and audio I/O options on the side. The surface is very comfortable, although, you will see your fingerprints almost instantly and it’s not so easy to clean it.
Razer claims the to achieve longer life span of 60 million key strokes.
From the ground designed for gaming. Its fully programmable RGB backlighted switches need shorter time to click because actuation point is a little bit higher than by Cherry MX Blue switches. Requiring a force of 50g to actuate, these new switches reset at almost half the distance of traditional mechanical switches.
Chroma offers five makro-keys on the left side. They can come very handy during gameplay.Holding “FN” key you can activate optional functions like Sound level adjustment, play functions or adjust light intensity.
Also many gamers use to play in dimmed or dark room, so it’s great to have at least some light in room, even if it comes out of keyboard. Of course you can adjust the intensity of light so it doesn’t blend you during gaming. We really like the option allowing us to individually customize every switch with it’s own color, creating own custom profile. Using Razer Synapse software you can quickly choose from couple predefined templates depending on what kind of game are you going to play. This saves you time to program the keys every time. The software is very intuitive and very easy to manage. Your profile is stored in cloud so you can just connect to your account when you are on LAN party anywhere you go.
- Macro Keys: 5
- Key Switch Type: Razer Mechanical 50g Actuation Force Switch
- Anti-ghosting: Up to 10 keys
- Key Strokes: 60 Million
- Interface: USB-Passthrough
- Cable Type: Braided fiber cable
- Case Colour: Black
- Backlighting: Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable colour options
- Audio Ports: 2 x 3.5mm Jacks ( Headphones and Microphone)
- Product Width: 475mm
- Product Length: 171mm
- Product Height: 39mm
- Product Weight: 1.50Kg
- Warranty: 1 year
Clicky, very clicky, and very fast keyboard is what Razer is offering us this time. The design is actually a matter of taste but we would like to have some more rounded edges. The option to lower the lighting intensity is something what many users will adore for sure. First couple days was little harder to get used for the higher actuation point but after couple days you are good to go. For gaming excellent. We wish that Razer could do something with price, as this baby is going to cost you a lot.
Razer Mechanical 50g Actuation Force Switch
Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable colour options
Cable Type: Braided fiber cable
Audio Ports: 2 x 3.5mm Jacks ( Headphones and Microphone)
5 Macro Keys
Price (ca. 170€)