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Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (techradar.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review

 

Just about worth the many, many pennies it'll cost you

Attractive design ; Great mechanical switch keys ; Extensive lighting options ; Comfy wrist rest

Very pricey ; Only one USB slot

A great mechanical keyboard with lots of customisation options and comfortable detachable wrist rest, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 just about justifies its high price tag.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : vortez.net (vortez.net)

Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Review

 

Razer's latest flagship keyboard, featuring a choice of switches, detatchable wrist rest, RGB backlighting, macro keys and much more. Read on to find out our verdict....

May, 2017

bittech-exceptional Award

Expert review by : Dave Alcock (bit-tech.net)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Review

 

Razer has released a new version of the very popular BlackWidow; let's look at the changes.

As one of the most popular peripheral brands, Razer knows what it is doing when it comes to releasing keyboards. With the BlackWidow Chroma V2, it has done an excellent job. The little changes make a big difference; it feels far more grown up on...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Keyboard Review

 

Razer are back with a new flagship mechanical keyboard, inventively named the BlackWidow Chroma V2. A new flagship keyboard from Razer – at £164.99, can it compete with the ROG Claymore or the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum?

Lighting is excellent.

Aside from the wrist rest, the only differences between the V2 and the original model are pretty minor.

If you can find the BlackWidow Chroma V2 for closer to the £120-130 mark, it is definitely worth considering as it is a solid keyboard. However, for £165 there is a lot of competition on the market right now.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review: Same old keyboard, with comfy new wrist rest

 

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 sports a new Yellow switch and a magnetic wrist rest, but a lack of media keys and other modern luxuries leave it a bit behind the competition.

Magnetic wrist rest is a huge step up over most competitors ; Razer's lighting is still top-notch ; New Razer Yellow switch is an excellent Cherry MX Speed imitation

Lacks dedicated media keys ; Wrist rest is great, but some may not want to use it (or have their own) ; Expensive

It’s a good keyboard. Stellar lighting, supple wrist rest, and Razer’s new Yellow switches make this probably the best Cherry MX clone I’ve ever used. The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is a solid choice.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

 

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is a high-end gaming keyboard that boasts plenty of color and function customization options, and keys that feel good for both work and play.

Minimalistic design. Fully programmable, individually backlit keys. Lighting is attractive, with easily customizable colors and effects. Responsive mechanical switches. Includes macro keys and USB 2.0 pass-through.

Lacks a media bar. Wrist rest can result in some uncomfortable typing angles.

Overall, I really liked the feel of typing on the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 once I got into the flow, and the switch style achieves what it's built for. Between a free-flowing typing experience, useful extras, and endless key-customization options,...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Review: Top Marks

 

Razer's mechanical gaming keyboard line BlackWidow got a redesign with a new name: "V2". Today we're checking out the action on the keys, the color under the keys, and the build quality of the whole keyboard. Razer changed up their game 4 years after...

Comfortable wrist rest - magnetically attached ; Chroma backlighting, 16.8-million colors, community development ; 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting ; USB pass-through, audio-out/mic-in jacks ; 3 different top-notch mechanical switch options

Chroma backlighting not necessary for everyone ; No media buttons ; No USB-C for peripherals

Razer continues to lead the way with solid gaming accessories top to bottom. The BlackWidow keyboard line has been the benchmark for top quality Pro eGaming hardware since its launch in 2010. If the amount of use I personally got out of the 2014 Chroma...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Luke Lancaster (cnet.com.au)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review: Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is sweet, sweet overkill

 

Razer's newest mechanical gaming keyboard is its biggest, meanest and most expensive yet.

The BlackWidow Chroma V2 has very easily programmable macro keys, a full suite of gaming keyboard functionality and Razer Synapse compatibility.

You're really going to need to weigh those features against a hefty price tag.

The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is pretty much everything you want out of your gaming keyboard. But there are most cost effective options if you're not ensconced in the Razer ecosystem.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Barry Brenesal (computershopper.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2 Review and Ratings

 

This sturdy, handsome keyboard packs responsive Razer mechanical switches and attractive lighting. We'd just like to see some tweaks to the software, and a price drop.

Solid, metal-heavy frame ; Unlimited game-specific profiles ; 10-key rollover ; Superior, soft wrist rest ; Hair-trigger mechanical switches ; Five dedicated macro keys

Pricey for feature set ; Ho-hum macro editor ; No dedicated media controls, volume dial ; Login required to activate config app

We tried out the same varied group of games on the Chroma v2 we used in testing the X Chroma: DOTA 2, Far Cry 4,

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Review: Now with Wrist Rests

 

At the risk of being glib, if you want a thorough evaluation of the BlackWidow Chroma V2, go back and read our review of the first one , then tell yourself, “It now comes with a wrist rest.” It's a comfortable keyboard with pretty good mechanical...

Comfortable keys ; New Yellow switches work well ; Pretty lighting ; Intuitive software

Expensive ; Very little new since the previous model

The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is an attractive gaming keyboard with comfortable keys and some helpful extra features.

Jan, 2017

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