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Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

by Razer
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  • Mechanical Key Architecture - For superior tactility and faster response
  • Fully Programmable Keys + 5 Additional Gaming Keys - With On-The-Fly macro recording
  • 10 Customizable software profiles - With On-The-Fly switching
  • Mechanical Key Architecture for superior tactility and faster response,USB Wired
  • Mechanical Key Architecture for superior tactility and faster response
  • Fully Programmable Keys plus 5 Additional Gaming Keys with On-The-Fly macro recording
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Razer
  • Model: RZ03-00390100-R3U1
  • Color Name: Black
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Width: 10.25 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 19.7 x 10.3 inches ; 5.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003ZJ1VD8
  • Item model number: RZ03-00390100-R3U1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 18, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Razer BlackWidow is the first mechanical gaming keyboard designed to pave the way for a whole new feel and accelerated gameplay. A full mechanical key infrastructure delivers distinctive tactile feedback, superior gaming-grade response, and unsurpassed actions per minute with an extended lifespan of over 50 million keystrokes. Its five additional macro keys with on-the-fly recording and optimized key matrix allow you to stay in complete control of every frenzied battle as you outmaneuver your adversaries and perform back-to-back assaults.


    Features


  1. Fully programmable keys + 5 additional gaming keys
  2. Mechanical key architecture
  3. 10 Customizable software profiles
  4. Easy access media keys
  5. Gaming optimized key matrix
  • Full mechanical keys with 50g actuation force
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling� / 1ms response time
  • Programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option for deactivation of the
    Windows key
  • 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly
    switching
  • 5 additional macro keys
  • Gaming optimized key matrix for minimized ghosting
  • Multi-Media Controls
  • Braided cable
  • Approx. size in mm: 475(L) x 171(W) x 30(H)
  • Weight: 1.4kg




Full Mechanical Keys for Superior Tactility and Faster Response
The Razer BlackWidow�s mechanical key technology provides a distinctive tactile feedback giving you an entirely new feel to your keyboard. With its optimized actuation force of 50g and a reduced actuation distance of 2 mm, the BlackWidow�s keys allow you to actuate your commands faster than on any other standard gaming keyboard.

On-The-Fly Macro Recording & Profiles Allow Effortless Configuration
Record unlimited macros on-the-fly without having to take your eye off the game and immediately change between up to 10 profiles without the hassle of going into complex driver menus. With the simple click of two buttons you initiate and end the recording.

Macro-Keys & Gaming Mode ensure an uninterrupted gaming experience
Expand the amount of easy-to-reach commands with the additional 5 Macro keys on the side and avoid any distractions by turning on the Gaming Mode.


    Package Contents


  • Razer BlackWidow (Mac) Gaming Keyboard
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Master Guide



      





       
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Product Description

The Razer BlackWidow is the first mechanical gaming keyboard designed to pave the way for a whole new feel and accelerated gameplay. A full mechanical key infrastructure delivers distinctive tactile feedback, superior gaming-grade response, and unsurpassed actions per minute with an extended lifespan of over 50 million keystrokes. Its five additional macro keys with on-the-fly recording and optimized key matrix allow you to stay in complete control of every frenzied battle as you outmaneuver your adversaries.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The keys feel great when typing, you can hear the amazing clicking sound.
Forget it.
Now to the criticism... If I was comparing this board to crummy rubberdome keyboards, then it would easily be a 4-5 star product.
efficacy
I would definitely recommend this keyboard to anybody looking for a quality product.
Kelly Record

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

97 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Kevin P. Compau on November 11, 2010
I purchased this keyboard direct from Razer since you can't seem to get it anywhere else at the moment.

The Razer Blackwidow is definitely quite different from any standard keyboard I had previously used. The keyboard I was using previously was the Razer Tarantula, which is Razer's first gaming keyboard. Compared to the Tarantula, the keys are much more tactile and make a significant noise when pressed, but quite honestly I enjoy it. Overall, it is a breeze to type on as long as you are not coming from a laptop. In that case, you may need some time to adjust to the way the keys feel when depressed.

Things I enjoy:
-Tactile feel
-Keyboard is hefty and feels like it will never break.
-Keys are easy to depress and really prevents mistypes.
-Keyboard size is much more portable for LAN's than other gaming keyboards i've seen.
-On-the-fly macros could come in handy, I just don't have a use for them yet.

My only gripes with the keyboard so far are:
-Compared to the Razer Tarantula, this keyboard has much smaller keys. This is more of an adjustment I must make on my part though.
-Razer advertised the MX Blue keyswitches as having a very small actuation distance which is true. But seeing as I depress the key all the way down in most cases, this doesn't make me any faster while gaming. If fact I almost seem slower, since I cannot press the keys as fast since it travels. I'm told thought that with practice you can learn to double tab keys without the need to fully reset the key, so I may just need a new technique.

Overall, I am rating this a 4 out of 5 with some room to grow. The keyboard feels great albeit different, there are no accidental button presses like some mechanicals, and Razer did a nice job building this product.
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135 of 165 people found the following review helpful By 8 Times 8 on August 3, 2011
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Warning! There seems to be a real problem with Razer's Quality Control and Razer does not care.

We ordered 2, within a week the "S" key stopped responding on one keyboard, Amazon replaced it in their usual excellent way. Then almost immediately the replacement started experiencing the exact same problem. At the same time the second keyboard in the original order developed a problem; the "S" key started sticking in the depressed position.

Three keyboards delivered, three keyboards defective in very similar ways, all problems with the "S" key.

As it is my understanding that Amazon does not return defective items to the manufacturers, which was later confirmed by Razer, I thought I would do Razer a favor and give them a chance to examine the 2 defective keyboards in my possession. After spending much time on the phone and a week sending and resending emails describing the problem and my offer to help keep these units out of the trash pile at Amazon, they refused to spend a few bucks in shipping to return the keyboards to Razer support for evaluation.

If Razer is not interested enough in examining defective keyboards, then I am no longer interested in Razer.

This sucks, because other than the obvious fact that Razer has a serious QC problem, which they do not seem interested in investigating, these keyboards are amazing. However, we just can't take a chance on the hit or miss quality.

So, now that we are approaching the end of our thirty day return window with Amazon, we are trying to find replacements that play as well as the Razers.

Sadly, we will select keyboards from a different manufacturer.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Pat on March 10, 2011
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I am a graduate student who types at least half a dozen papers a week. Typing on a comfortable keyboard is a necessity! I have always been a Razer fan and despite hearing bad reviews about the Arctosa and Lycosa, I thought I would purchase a keyboard from them. I decided on the Blackwidow because of the positive reviews for most mechanical keyboards. Here is my review as both a gamer and a researcher:
Disclaimer: I use a Mac, so if you are looking for feedback on the macros or Gaming Mode, you won't hear it from me.

Pros-
-Fantastic feel! The keys are easier to press down than membrane keyboards, which I notice leads to faster typing and less finger pain.
-Motivation to type. This might seem like a very nerdy thing to say, but I find myself actually WANTING to type out reviews, papers, and assessments because of how this -keyboard feels and sounds.

Cons-
-The glossy black border gets messy really quick. This is just an aesthetic issue and in no way throws off the effectiveness of the keyboard itself.
-My keyboard was wobbly. The upper left and bottom right rubber pads seem to be a different size, causing the keyboard to wobble when I type. I had to use a folded piece of paper to fix it. Pretty lame.
-The cost is very high, but for extended typing session a reliable keyboard is a must!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brett on May 19, 2011
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I was looking for a quality keyboard for gaming and office productivity. In the past, I've always preferred the feel of "ergonomic" keyboards. The Microsoft Natural Keyboard was one of my favorites. Not a complete split key design, but curved to help relieve the wrist strain that can occur with prolonged typing at traditional keyboards. Unfortunately, the Razer BlackWidow doesn't help with wrist strain or hand cramping. This is not a deal breaker though. The BlackWindow is reminiscent of the older mechanical keyboards that used to be standard issue with most computers. I never realized I had missed them until I acquired the BlackWidow. Some people complain about the clicking noise that that keyboard makes, but I actually like it. It gives me additional feedback to signal a key press. The programmable buttons are a nice feature and you can setup separate profiles so that the buttons function differently depending on what profile (application or game) you are using. You can program the keys on the fly, but I usually always program the keys via the software. I particularly like the spacing and size of the keyboard. Although it's a full size keyboard, it does not feel too bulky. The spacing is superb and my fingers fly across the keys without accidentally pressing incorrect keys. Overall, the construction of they keyboard feels solid and of high quality. The weight of the keyboard is somewhat substantial compared to other similarly sized keyboards. This helps the keyboards stay put, especially while gaming. In games, especially FPS type games, the keys respond with precision and no delay. The braided cable extending from the keyboard to the USB connector is thin and light, which when combined with the weight of the keyboard makes it completely unobtrusive. I highly recommend this keyboard UNLESS you require ergonomics. If they made the BlackWidow in an the shape of the Microsoft Natural Keyboard, it might just be the perfect keyboard.
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