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Razer BlackWidow

87
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

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.

Scores

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User Reviews

90
deff
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Gareth Farrington
I am really happy with this purchase. This is not my first mechanical keyboard...read more
90
Max Lee
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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87
Average Critic Score

Configurability

90
 

Ergonomics / comfort

80
 

Noise

60
 

Design and form factor

90
 

Portability

50
 

Tactility / button-feel

87
 

How It Stacks Up

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Critic

60
 

User

90
 
85

Engadget

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Critic

85
 

User

80
 
81

Engadget

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Critic

84
 

User

93
 

Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

80
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

60
 

User

90
 
85

Engadget

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Critic

85
 

User

80
 
81

Engadget

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Critic

84
 

User

93
 

Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

80
 
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