Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Keyboard - USB

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Well it's certainly a thing of beauty and will impress your friends to see. However, I'm a hunt-and-peck kind of guy so I look at the keys quite often to make sure I'm hitting the right one. Unfortunately (for me) the character set they use is a square "cyber space" type and will take some getting used to. The "r" is lower case because if it was upper case, it would look exactly like the "A". The high gloss finish on the keyboard is very elegant, but is "fingerprint heaven" (mine is already covered) and is a bit distracting because it reflects lighting from all around the room including some halogen track lighting I had to turn off. Many high tech devices, particularly TV's, had high gloss finishes (some still do) but have changed to non-reflective just for that reason. I can easily see where this glossy finish will eventually be covered with hairline scratches. Maybe cobweb scratches - fitting for a "Black Widow". I'm not sure if I like the connector cable yet. The 2 usb and three audio jacks are all bundled together except for the last 6 or 8 inches where they all separate. I'm only using the one USB connector necessary for the keyboard operation, so the rest of them just sort of dangle in mid air unless you secure them out of the way. One last thing worth mentioning is that the "shift" characters on the keys are printed "under" the non-shifted characters. This probably only effects people who look at the keys as they type, like me. I have big hands, so the extra effort necessary to strike the keys is a blessing as I don't seem to be hitting as many accidental keys as I usually do. It's built and weighs like a tank and the rubber feet insure that it stays put on your desk. I have no doubt that it will last till the "cows come home". If I can get used to the character set, I'll be "good to go" for a long time. I'm not a big gamer, but I always missed the old mechanical M6 keys, but not any more. Just my own personal experience, so far.

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Thing of Beauty BUT....

by BigPeteOsco on 1/20/2011

Well it's certainly a thing of beauty and will impress your friends to see. However, I'm a hunt-and-peck kind of guy so I look at the keys quite often to make sure I'm hitting the right one. Unfortunately (for me) the character set they use is a square "cyber space" type and will take some getting used to. The "r" is lower case because if it was upper case, it would look exactly like the "A". The high gloss finish on the keyboard is very elegant, but is "fingerprint heaven" (mine is already covered) and is a bit distracting because it reflects lighting from all around the room including some halogen track lighting I had to turn off. Many high tech devices, particularly TV's, had high gloss finishes (some still do) but have changed to non-reflective just for that reason. I can easily see where this glossy finish will eventually be covered with hairline scratches. Maybe cobweb scratches - fitting for a "Black Widow". I'm not sure if I like the connector cable yet. The 2 usb and three audio jacks are all bundled together except for the last 6 or 8 inches where they all separate. I'm only using the one USB connector necessary for the keyboard operation, so the rest of them just sort of dangle in mid air unless you secure them out of the way. One last thing worth mentioning is that the "shift" characters on the keys are printed "under" the non-shifted characters. This probably only effects people who look at the keys as they type, like me. I have big hands, so the extra effort necessary to strike the keys is a blessing as I don't seem to be hitting as many accidental keys as I usually do. It's built and weighs like a tank and the rubber feet insure that it stays put on your desk. I have no doubt that it will last till the "cows come home". If I can get used to the character set, I'll be "good to go" for a long time. I'm not a big gamer, but I always missed the old mechanical M6 keys, but not any more. Just my own personal experience, so far. Read More

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on 11/23/2011

This is my second mechanical keyboard. The Cherry MX Brown keyswitches make up the foundation of this keyboard. It doesn't have the noisy clicky sound, and it's very comfortable for everyday's typing as well. I also like the adjustable intensity level of the backlit keys. This keyboard doesn't support n-key rollover, so this could be a disappointment for mechanical keyboard purists. But I've been using it for weeks now, and so far I'm loving it. Read More

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Product Overview

The 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.

The Razer BlackWidow’s mechanical key technology provides a distinctive tactile feedback in 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 2 mm the Razer BlackWidow’s keys allow 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.

Never miss a key in the dark with backlit keys that give you the tactical edge, allowing you to launch assaults and flank your foes even under low light conditions.

Specifications

Manufacturer Razer
Mfg Part# RZ03-00380100-R3U1
SKU 218844507
UPC 879862000837
UPC 14 00879862000837
Features
Keyboard/Keypad Host Interface USB
Product Type Keyboard
Manufacturer Part Number RZ03-00380100-R3U1
Manufacturer Website Address www.razerzone.com
Manufacturer Razer USA Ltd
Product Model BlackWidow
Product Name BlackWidow Keyboard
Brand Name Razer
Platform Support PC
Weight (Approximate) 3.31 lb
Color Black
Keyboard/Keypad Height 1.18"
Keyboard/Keypad Width 6.73"
Keyboard/Keypad Depth 18.70"
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Keyboard/Keypad Connectivity Technology Wired
Keyboard/Keypad Wireless Technology Not Applicable
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