|Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Monday, 06 December 2010|
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Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard Review
Mechanical keyboards have somewhat of a cult following among those who have used them, many times they choose to use a simpler keyboards in order have the superior feeling and sound that only a mechanical keyboard can provide. A few companies have attempted to bridge this gap into the gaming market but few have cracked the code that is needed to create a proper "gaming" mechanical keyboard. Razer believes that having spent three years designing the BlackWidow from the ground up as a gaming mechanical keyboard that it will be better than the competition who just uses generic mechanical keyboards and the puts their name on it.
The Razer BlackWidows uses the Cherry MX Blue switches which feature tactile feedback, audible clicks, and also take less force to actuate then many other mechanical keyboard solutions. Razer claims these features come together to give gamers that edge they need to overtake their opponents. Other features included are a 1000Hz polling rate, programmable macro's, media controls, and a set of five extra keys specifically designed for gamers to add additional commands to.
In this review Benchmark Reviews will put the BlackWidow through its paces to make sure it is worth the $79.99 Razer would like for it. In order to do this we will look at multiple areas of functionality including: gaming (MMO, RTS, and FPS) and non-gaming situations such as writing papers, photo editing, and web surfing. Hopefully this combination will help provide a well rounded view at the functionality of Razers newest creation.
Manufacturer: Razer USA Ltd
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Razer.