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Razer BlackWidow Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard
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- Mechanical key architecture - for faster actuation and extended lifespan
- Fully programmable keys + 5 additional gaming keys - with on-the-fly macro recording
- 10 Customizable software profiles - with on-the-fly switching
- Gaming optimized key matrix - for minimized ghosting
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The bank of Cherry MX macro keys on the left side of the keyboard.
Cherry MX Brown Switches (Stealth Edition)
Costar type stabilizers for the long keys
Good KRO in a USB connected board (2013 does 10KRO plus anti-ghosting).
Programmable keys/macros (for the entire board)
USB and analogue audio pass-through
To get a keyboard that meets these specs there was only one that I could find for less than $200 at the time I was shopping. The Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Stealth Edition.
To get the Stealth Edition at the time I had to buy direct from Razer.
Only flaw I found in this board was very minor. It had a slight wobble on my desk if I was not using the kick-stands in the back (I don't use the kick-stands in keyboards).
At first I thought the board itself was warped. Upon much closer inspection, I learned that:
1. My cheap desk had bows and dips in it.
2. On a sheet of glass confirmed to be precision ground square/flat, the Razer sat rock solid.
3. Unlike my old membrane keyboards that will 'flex' a bit to fit an uneven surface, this BW doesn't 'bend or flex'.
My fix was simple. I took an Emory nail file/board and took a slight bit of material out of the soft rubber front-center pad of the keyboard and buffed it smooth like new. No more wobble.
Provided this thing lasts more than a year with no issues, it's definitely a five star product.
It fits what I wanted, and the price is in-line with other similar products.
I'm not one bit disappointed with my purchase. This thing is nice!
The keyboard is solidly built and it works flawlessly.Read more ›
Well there is a new program that Razer has called Synapse 2.0 that allows you to sync your keyboard/mouse settings against multiple computers. This is nice in theory, but there is a large caveat. Apparently the software has the potential to be buggy. I found this out the hard way when I went to update my keyboard software/drivers per synapses response and watched as may keyboard shut off only to not be recognized by my computer ever again.
I called up their customer service and was told that it looks like something went wrong during the update and that there was likely a "glitch," during the update. This bricked my unit and was told the only solution is to replace it. With my keyboard now being 15 months old it's out of it's 12 month warranty period, and was told in essence, "too bad."
I liked the keyboard while it works, but can not recommend any product where the company can have a practice of releasing device breaking software and not standing behind their product when they do
We just took a look into your case and we've already started the process of an RMA so we can help you with the problems you're having. Please get back to us ASAP to proceed.
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This is a first mechanical keyboard that I have owned. Really enjoyable typing on it. I like the clicks from blue switch. The build quality is top notch, no flex at all if you try to twist it. back-lit looks great, fairly uniform thanks to every individual LED. However, I do have several minor issues/potential improvements for this keyboard.
Seems to me the first two rows of keys are always one or two levels dimmer than the rest, is this designed to be so?
When received, several keys are off. I put them back, not a big deal.
The front panel is not glossy, but it needs to be cleaned quite often to look great. The razer logo has scratches on it.
I wish the cable is detachable from the keyboard.
Last, the pictures on the product page is for windows version. I hope amazon fix it for future buyers. Update: I uploaded my image, go n check it out!
Caution: When you update the firmware (not the driver on the computer, firmware is installed on the keyboard), don't disconnect or abort the process. the keyboard will not be detected if you do these. It happened to me, MAC cannot detect the keyboard. Fortunately, my PC does. I switched to PC to install the latest firmware.
July 15 Update:
I only had this keyboard a few days, but I found the right shift key is not clicky (most likely out of the box, and I did not notice until now), not sure what went wrong, the cap, stabilizer, or the switch? One star off
Glad to hear that you like the keyboard. Please make sure there isn't some debris underneath the key, and if you continue to have problems, please don't hesitate to contact us at http://razersupport.com/contact-us. Thank you for understanding.
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