Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
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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
- Individually Backlit Keys - With 5 additional gaming keys
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The RAZER RZ03-00380100-R3U1 BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 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.
From the Manufacturer
he Razer BlackWidow Ultimate takes you full speed into combat with a full-fledged mechanical key infrastructure delivering crisp, tactile feedback with every actuation. Bringing an entirely different feel and faster keystroke actuation to the table, this revolutionary fully backlit gaming keyboard is rounded off by its additional macro keys and unlimited on-the-fly macro recording.
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February 16, 2011
Let me begin by saying there is a truly fantastic and extensive review of this keyboard on the overclockerz website. I am in full agreement with every statement in that review and recommend it to anyone trying to decide whether to buy one of these keyboards.
On to my personal experiences now... I'm old enough to have begun on Alps mechanical keyboards, and hadn't realized how much I missed the tactile feedback they provide! I am a fan of this keyboard.
- Build quality is outstanding, far superior to many Razer products. This is a heavy, solid product. The phrase "built like a tank" comes to mind.
- Tactile (and audible) feedback is also outstanding. They may initially take some getting used to if this is your first mechanical keyboard, but it felt like "coming home" to me. As another reviewer has commented, the (modified) Cherry Blue keys are ideal for normal typing. I also find them perfectly well suited to gaming, although I can only speak to World of Warcraft. I would like to see how Blues compare with (more expensive) Browns, but that is only based on theory. These keys work fine, and I really like them.
- The key contours and angles fit my hands perfectly and are very comfortable. Each key has been deliberately positioned, and I found the fit excellent. I prefer an ergonomic keyboard, but have no complaints about this straight board.
- Backlighting: As far as I know the Black Widow Ultimate is the only mechanical keyboard offering this feature. It's certainly the only one at this price point. The adjustable brightness levels should let anyone find a setting they like. The ability to use an individual light under each mechanical key (instead of the more diffuse lighting method used with a membrane keyboard) really improves the appearance over every lighted board I've owned in the past.
- Five additional "macro" keys on the left add useful functionality. Because the keyboard can be programmed with profiles that trigger depending what application is active, I can use these for gaming when playing games, and for the common "office favorite" functions found on many keyboards when I'm not playing. I have them set to open a Web browser, my e-mail client, a text editor, etc.
- The typical media control functions seen on many gaming keyboards are available using some "F" keys with an alternate function key (similar to a laptop keyboard). This helps keep an uncluttered appearance.
- Ports are on the right side of the keyboard, which interferes with my cabled mouse. I don't know why Razer didn't locate them along the side facing away from the operator, as they have done with other keyboards? I have given up using the USB extension for now, (and see next item).
- The headphone extension cables are braided together so closely that they only reach back panel ports on the tower. Since these ports are filled by speaker plugs on my system, I still have to plug my headphones directly into the front panel ports on the tower. I have therefore given up using the headphone extensions as well. Depending on your configuration, this may not be a problem, of course.
- No N-key rollover. If you're not hard-core enough to know about or want this function, you won't miss it, although I feel a keyboard billed as "Ultimate" and "gaming" should have included it.
- No wrist rest. This is a thick board, and I did not find it comfortable to type on until I purchased a third-party solution at the local office supply store.
Subjective aspects, aka "your mileage may vary."
- Appearance is visually interesting, and as a touch typist I have found no issue with the non-standard font on the typefaces.
- Yes, the shiny surfaces attract dust and fingerprints. However: The same microfiber cloth I use to clean the monitor wipes off the keyboard just as well. Problem solved for me. Incidentally, hang on to the transparent plastic cover it was packed with and use it for a dust/impact shield when not typing.
- Software is not provided in the package and must be downloaded from the Razer website. Personally I think getting the latest drivers this way is better than loading potentially obsolete drivers from a pre-packaged CD. In my case it turned out that at least one download (drivers or firmware, don't recall) had been updated just one day before my board was delivered!
- Another reviewer pointed out that the "F" keys are offset a bit to the right of their normal locations. Even though I am a touch typist, I found I adjusted quickly.
In summary: Although perhaps not the "Ultimate" gaming keyboard possible, and even though there is room for improvement in some of the feature it provides (at least in my opinion), this is an terrific keyboard that I highly recommend. It perfectly does everything I need it to, plus adds a number of very nice to have features, and looks good while doing so. It is a great addition to the rest of my blue-lit gaming rig, and I could find no equivalent at this price point.
Perhaps the ultimate endorsement is that my spouse informed me within two days of its arrival that I had to buy another for her. She had never used a mechanical keyboard before, but became an instant convert!
April 15, 2016
I purchased this computer to use on my desktop computer. I have been very happy with the keyboard after using it for over a year. I love the feel of the mechanical keys as I am typing. I think the feedback is outstanding and comfortable when typing as opposed to some of the newer keyboards and laptops. Even though it takes more pressure on the keys, I believe that the feel and feedback actually improves my typing speed. The keyboard is black with a very sleek finish that looks very nice on my desk. I also really like the backlit keys. The Razer software allows you to customize some shortcuts/combos and map them to the five additional keys on the left side of the keyboard. Additionally, this unit has a USB input and audio/microphone inputs that run through the main cable to the back of the computer. Overall, this is a great keyboard for gaming or casual use. It is nice looking, easy to use, and easy to install. Definitely recommend.
September 15, 2012
I've been eyeing this keyboard for a while now and, after talking to many satisfied customers, finally decided to bite the bullet and get one.
First impression: WOW! The FEEL of the keys is like no other keyboard I've ever used. The sound they make when you press them down is fantastic. It almost doesn't feel like you're typing, but rather playing with the button on a classic arcade machine. It's actually satisfying to type each individual letter instead of being just something you do every day. It's almost reminiscent of typing on an electric typewriter. What I find most striking (and totally amazing) is how the keys take noticeably less effort to press down than other keyboards I've used. On other keyboards, the keys closest to your index and middle fingers seem to be easier to press, because those fingers press a higher percentage of the keys and thus you perceive the effort required to operate the keyboard relative to those fingers. However, when you use keys operated by your ring finger or pinky, since those fingers aren't as strong, you can sometimes mis-judge the amount of energy required to press the key. Bottom line, this can lead to missing letters in the middle of words - then, having to navigate back to those and correct them, every 5-8 words, is a huge pain in the neck and kills your typing efficiency and momentum. This keyboard does not exhibit this problem in any capacity - the keys all press down with minimal effort from all fingers, and even in writing this paragraph I've made virtually no errors in typing. Fantastic!
The keys themselves are individually back-lit; there's a small LED behind each one that delivers a ghostly, beautiful blue color. I have them at 3/5 brightness levels and they're easily visible in a sunlit room. The LEDs are so bright that they actually reflect off the underside of each of the keys, illuminating the bottom bed of the keyboard and slightly illuminating the space in between the keys. It's a joy to look at. At night, with the lighting on my PC case and "gaming lights" in my bedroom, it's lovely. The keys are also coated in a rubbery material that prevents slippage and feels great when your finger makes contact. DOS prompts used to instruct the user to "strike the F1 key"; using the BlackWidow Ultimate feels like each keystroke is a definitive, deliberate strike - not a mushy faceroll.
The keyboard itself is heavy. Surprisingly heavy, several pounds at least. It does not feel cheap or structurally unsound at all. Parts of my G15 would flex or warp slightly when I'd rest my hands on it, but this keyboard does none of that. It has a smaller footprint than the G15 and frankly looks a lot sexier on my desk. Mine sits perfectly level on my desk and the rubber pads on the bottom ensure that it stays put - I really have to push on it for it to slide. It has no palm rest, but I haven't found this to be an issue (I'm gaming mostly, not writing books :P). I never really used the LCD on the G15 (since few games I played supported it) and often found that a bright orange rectangle was distracting and made a "hot spot" on my vision when I was concentrating on something. The BlackWidow Ultimate has no hot spots or bright spots at all in its backlighting; it's there when you need to see in the dark and doesn't detract at all from doing other stuff.
The only thing I've noticed so far to tarnish an otherwise flawless product is that the black glossy body of the keyboard is very prone to collecting fingerprints. This is hardly noticeable when using the keyboard, because you're not looking at the body of the keyboard when typing or gaming. Then again, with something you use exclusively with your hands, fingerprints are bound to happen. I gripe a lot more about the fingerprints on my phone - those actually get in the way. Fingerprints on the BlackWidow Ultimate are like mud on a mountain bike - they happen, and arguably are more of a sign that you're getting as much use as you can out of your equipment.
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