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- 87AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE3 ReviewsDestructoid80Review: Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming KeyboarI 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.Gadget Review90Razer BlackWidow ReviewThe 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.Benchmark Reviews90Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard ReviewThe 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.
- 85AVERAGE USER SCORE16 ReviewsEngadget Reader90November 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Just bought a blackwidow, my first mechanical switch keyboard so I don't know what to expect. So far so good, I like the noise it makes, the additional macro keys placement is troublesome but i'll probably get used to it. The USB/Headset socket extender was a surprise, but I would have prefered the socket were placed on the backside. I like the weight, it keeps the keyboard in place. Depending on how long this keyboard last, my next one will definitely be Razer again.Engadget Reader80July 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The gadget is awesome. To be honest I really like razer products thats why I tried this and bought it for my gaming lifestyle. It provided me the tactile feel I was looking for. The bad side is I only use it on my laptop since I don't have my own gaming rig and I travel a lot. It is quite heavy and I'm afraid that maybe the keys and the board itself are both susceptible for damage on a travelling basis. Overall I like it. nothing more. nothing less.Engadget Reader90April 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 they are just enough.Engadget Reader90December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80November 15, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 doesn't make a Cherry Red or Cherry Black version of this keyboard for pro gamers. The housing is glossy piano-black plastic, very fingerprint friendly and highly glossy. The only things that light up are the logo and the Caps, Gaming Mode, and Macro LEDs. The 5 (6 if you count F14) function buttons would be very convenient, but Razer synapse just doesn't want to work and allow me to use Mac shortcuts with those buttons (I have ML, the shortcuts work on my two buttons on my Razer DeathAdder though). Buttons have a textured surface similar to the cheap Dell keyboards (well, the keys feel better and more durable). Media keys are great, except the song skip buttons, it just fast-forwards the song until it's over to get to the next song, super annoying!!! Buttons are crisp and sound just amazing and feel amazing as well. I've read a lot of Razer reviews, and I hope that this keyboard lasts cause it's was an $80 investment that I don't want to lose.Engadget Reader70October 30, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Not portable at all. Really quite loud, although I love the sound. My roommate doesn't.Engadget Reader90August 24, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 at $50 so it's definitely worth every penny considering how long I've had it.Engadget Reader60August 9, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader80February 2, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 headphone/mic jacks, or the backlight on the keyboard. I would have liked the extra USB ports, so that I wouldn't need long cables for both my mouse and keyboard.The feel of the keyboard is wonderful. I like the Cherry Blue switches, but they are a tad noisier than the Cherry Brown switches on the Das Keyboard. There is a slight clicking noise as the keys are pressed. It isn't loud, but it sounds like a "tick, tick, tick" as you type. My only complaint is the placement of some of the keys. The M1 through M5 macro keys are on the lefthand side of the keyboard, so sometimes (when I'm not typing) and I try to Ctrl-click something with the mouse, I hit the M5 key instead. The function keys are all shifted to the right as well. It isn't a big deal - I wouldn't have noticed it if I weren't playing StarCraft. However, when I went to hit F2, F3, and so on, the keys weren't quite in the right place. I'm sure it'd be fine if I got used to the keyboard or remapped the keys for the game.This keyboard is my second choice, and it wins the bang-for-the-buck award. I like it better than the Steel Series keyboards because of the more-standard key layout. The keys also feel better than the Cherry Black switches on the Steel Series keyboard.I would recommend looking at my review of the Das keyboard here:http://gdgt.com/metadot/das-keyboard/model-s/professional-silent/reviews/c3c/In it, there is a link to a YouTube video that reviewed other keyboards here: http://www.youtube.comÂ/watchÂ?vÂ=MC1XWE3CsesFinally, someone forwarded me a link to this site on twitter, that has everything you'd every want to know about keyboards, and then some:http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guideEngadget Reader80January 23, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 18, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 seem to get loose, especially the shift key. I had to take it off and reinstall it a few times already.Macros are easy to record and they work. Overall, very good Razer product.Engadget Reader90August 15, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!i love this keyboard! it's definitely one of the best and cheapest mechanical keyboard. it really helps improving my productivity.Engadget Reader90August 5, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 4, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader90May 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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