The Razer BlackWidow is definitely a keyboard you’ve most likely have heard of as Razer first introduced it in 2010. For the 2019 version of the BlackWidow Razer is going for a more affordable route. This full-size keyboard still has Razer’s mechanical key switches, RGB lighting, and that iconic Razer keyboard shape, but missing is a metal chassis, any extra USB ports, and a volume knob. By keeping many of the great features gamers know the BlackWidow for, but taking others out they were able to bring the price of the keyboard down to only $119.99, which is quite low for a full-size RGB mechanical keyboard from Razer.
Special thanks to Razer for providing us with the BlackWidow (2019) Gaming Keyboard to review.
– Razer™ Green Mechanical Switches designed for gaming
– 80 million keystroke lifespan
– Razer Chroma™ customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
– Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage – up to 5 profiles
– Razer Synapse 3 enabled
– Cable routing options
– N-key roll-over with built-in anti-ghosting
– Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
– Gaming mode option
– 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
– Instant Trigger Technology
The Razer BlackWidow comes in Razer’s typical retail packaging. On the front we find a picture of the keyboard and there is actually a cut-out where you can try out the mechanical key switches.
Flipping over to the back there is an overview of the keyboard detailing some of the main features.
Getting everything out of the box we have the BlackWidow keyboard, welcome letter from Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, and a user’s guide.