The Razer BlackWidow’s mechanical key technology provides a distinctive tactile feedback in the form of a light pronounced tap to your fingers giving you an entirely new feel on your keyboard. With its optimized actuation force of 50g and a reduced actuation distance of 2mm the Razer BlackWidow’s keys allows you to actuate your commands faster than on any other standard gaming keyboard. 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 and you’re all set.
1. Razer Intros First Mechanical Keyboards: BlackWidow, BlackWidow Ultimate by Technologyihub.com
A storehouse of gaming peripherals, Razer has announced that it will soon release its two more mechanical keyboards – BlackWidow and BlackWidow Ultimate – for avid gamers who are always on the lookout for comfort and tactile feedback.This might sound a bit awkward that the gaming keyboards found in the market today are actually just standard mechanical keyboards, that cause key actuation fatigue due to the presence of stiff keys. On the other hand, Razer BlackWidow is a mechanical keyboard that’s totally dedicated to and designed for avid gamers who need every key of their keyboard to respond swiftly.
2. Razer BlackWidow Ultimate by Cnet
To a certain extent Razer has made its own life difficult with the BlackWidow Ultimate. This $125 mechanical keyboard offers an impressively responsive typing experience, but we don’t find its backlighting or spare USB jack and audio ports enough to justify the cost next to the otherwise identical standard BlackWidow that costs just $80. Without the $80 model, we would have few reservations recommending the BlackWidow Ultimate to gamers in the market for a luxury keyboard. As it stands, we can only suggest the Ultimate version if you find backlighting and a few extra inputs to be worth an additional $40. Though the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate joins the standard BlackWidow and only two mechanical keyboards from SteelSeries in the gaming market, there’s been an overall boom in mechanical keyboards in the past few years
3. Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Review by Geekhack.org
When the PC was first introduced in 1981, there were two kinds of keyboards – the mechanical ones that you could type on, and the “other” ones that you hated so much they might as well have murdered your mother. Ask anyone who’s ever typed on a membrane or foam-n-foil board and they’ll tell you. It wasn’t until the late ’80s or early ’90s, when there was a big rush among manufacturers to make PC-compatible computers as cheap as possible, that rubber dome keyboards were introduced. Finally! Manufacturers had viable alternative to mechanical switches – something that was cheap to make, yet also “good enough” to keep their reputation intact. Over the next few years, millions of people bought the first computer and first keyboard that they had ever used, and those keyboards would be all that they knew for the next two decades. During this time only a small group of people would even remember that mechanical keyboards existed. Only a small handful of mech keyboards would still be manufactured, and they would be hidden so well you’d never have known about them if you hadn’t gone looking for them. But over the past few years they’ve gained lots of attention. They are no longer seen as “old, ugly, and loud”, and a few retailers have begun to stock them again. But most importantly, for the first time in ages, they’ve caught the eye of a major peripheral manufacturer – one with enough resources and marketing prowess to bring mechanical boards mainstream again.