August 18th 2010 6:09 pm

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conclusion:We like it

87 April 30th 2012 3:53 pm

With its dedicated macro keys and multiple profiles, there's no question that the Razer BlackWidow is a gaming keyboard. But with its mechanical-switch keys — rated for up to 50 million keystrokes — it's also a world-class tactile keyboard that will please the most demanding touch-typists. Like all mechanical-switch keyboards, it's loud, and you may end up wanting to pair it with a good gaming headset, so you can focus on the onscreen action, rather than the machine-gun fire under your fingertips. Razer also makes a more expensive, backlit "Ultimate" version, and a quieter "Stealth" edition, though we prefer the full, loud, tactile experience of this one.

Critic reviews

8.7
3 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    8.0
  • Tactility / button-feel
    8.7
  • Design and form factor
    9.0
  • Noise
    6.0
  • Configurability
    9.0
  • Portability
    5.0

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User reviews

8.5
15 reviews
9.0
Gadget Review May 17, 2011

The typing experience on the Blackwidow is kickass. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I love it.

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9.0
Benchmark Reviews Dec 6, 2010

The Razer BlackWidow has converted me, from this point forward I will do my best to always use a mechanical keyboard because of the comfort they bring when it comes time to actually type and do the work that I need to get done.

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8.0
Destructoid Aug 25, 2011

I really enjoy the keys, macros, and the ungodly 50 million keystroke life. If you're looking into getting a keyboard that will last you a long time, I highly recommend you add the Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard to your gaming arsenal.

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8.0
chayashida chayashida

I bought this as a secondary mechanical keyboard. I already have two Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent keyboards. While the Das keyboard is $135, this Razer keyboard is only $80. It's probably the biggest benefit for it. Since it's not the "Ultimate" version, you don't get the USB hub, the...

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9.0
colin002 colin002

Out of the many Razer products I've owned, I think this is only the one that meets the quality assessment. This keyboard feels extremely rugged. The Cherry MX keys are stunning. Believe it or not, you can actually type faster and better with it. 5 stars. However, some keys if use too often can...

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8.0
WooHu WooHu

I got the Mac version of the normal BlackWidow. It's a mechanical keyboard with Cherry Blue switches, so you should have done your research on those, but if you didn't be sure for a surprise. These keys are very tactile and make a very loud click sound when you type on them. I'm surprised Razer...

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9.0
mluu510 mluu510

i love this keyboard! it's definitely one of the best and cheapest mechanical keyboard. it really helps improving my productivity.

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9.0
garethky garethky

I am really happy with this purchase. This is not my first mechanical keyboard but it the cheapest I have ever bought and it also appears to be the highest quality. If you want a serious mechanical keyboard for coding or playing games, this is it.

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6.0
omgitzrick omgitzrick

Honestly, if not for the noise (yes I know, that's just part of owning a mechanical keyboard) then I'd like this keyboard a lot. As it is though, it's the worst keyboard I've ever owned. It's simply too loud. I've stopped using it in favour of a free Acer keyboard that I found at work.

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10
SergioMestre SergioMestre

It feels perfect in any way. I'm using it for a bout six months and don't have anything bad to point about this keyboard, it does what he says. Love the noise of the mechanical keys, very responsive and accurate, the overall build quality is very good. It has some keys for shorcuts or macros and...

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9.0
camph camph

I've been using this keyboard for a year and a half. Its performance has been just fantastic. The best part is its price, especially compared to other mechanical keyboards. The only issue is sometimes the A or D key sticks when playing FPS, but it's only been doing that recently. I purchased this...

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