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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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THE BLACKWIDOW ULTIMATE

 

 

 

 

 

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The BlackWidow Ultimate is a medium sized keyboard that measures 475mm in length, 171mm width and 30mm in height while weighing a total of 1550g.

 

 

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As you can see compared to the Professional Model S mechanical keyboard by DAS Keyboard the BlackWidow Ultimate is slightly larger (from this angle however they look the same) and comes with smaller keys.

 

 

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An illuminated Razer logo is placed at the front center of the keyboard.

 

 

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All keys are backlit and as mentioned earlier they are slightly smaller than the ones we saw with the Das Keyboard offering.

 

 

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The smaller size of the keys is because unlike the Das Keyboard Professional Model S the BlackWidow also comes with a separate line of Macro keys.

 

 

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Razer has used keys from F1 through F8 for media navigation and although these are very close to each other i had no problem using them (you need to hold the Fn keep to use them as media keys).

 

 

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F11, F12 and Pause Break can be used to turn on game mode, adjust the backlit and switch to sleep mode (always while holding the Fn key).

 

 

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As usual we decided to dig a bit and so we removed 3 of the keys to see the Cherry MX Blue switches and the backlit LEDs.

 

 

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The BlackWidow Ultimate also features a USB connector and the typical headphone and microphone ports at the right side.

 

 

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On its base the BlackWidow Ultimate has 4 small rubber feet and two stands.

 

 

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The stands keep the BlackWidow Ultimate around 14mm from the ground.

 

 

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As expected the cable of the BlackWidow Ultimate is braided.

 

 

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On the end we see two USB ports (one for the keyboard and one for extra power for the USB port) and the headphone and microphone mini-jacks all of which are gold plated.

 

 

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The blue LED backlit really looks great especially in complete darkness (the green crosshair is on once you enable gaming mode).