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Razer Black Widow Ultimate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 411 reviews of Razer Black Widow Ultimate. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are overall positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about 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 Black Widow Ultimate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Razer Black Widow Ultimate

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Razer Black Widow Ultimate from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and durability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the price.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Razer Black Widow Ultimate Gaming KeyboardRazer Black Widow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Magrino (techradar.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate review

 

Razer's new switches are a dampener, not a silencer, on keyboard clack

Responsive keys minimize mis-presses ; Substantial construction and feel ; Less noisy keystrokes

Lacks resounding blue-switch feel ; MMO gamers may want more macro keys

Taken on its own, the Razer Ultimate BlackWidow is a sturdy, responsive keyboard that will do what you want most out of a peripheral - fade into the periphery, especially if you disable the backlight. And as much as Razer would like you to believe it...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : K. Ershad (techadvisor.co.uk)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate review

 

Paying a premium for a keyboard is rare most of the time when you are assembling a PC, but once in a while a keyboard with the distinctive clickety-click sound comes along and is almost as expensive as a decent graphic card. One such mechanical...

Priced at £74, the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate is, according to us, asking for too much moolah. In fact, if you do not want any of the fancy features like the backlighting, the macro keys or the USB port then you can go ahead and buy the standard...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Wilson (kitguru.net)

Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2016 Edition Review

 

The Razer Black Widow has become very popular over the years, often being touted as one of the fines The Razer Black Widow has become very popular over the years, often being touted as one of the finest gaming keyboards around. Today, we are looking at...

Razer’s mechanical switches are excellent.

None.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Overclock3D (overclock3d.net)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Edition Review

 
Dec, 2012

GOLD AWARD

Expert review by : Simon Telford (eteknix.com)

Razer Black Widow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Mechanical keyboards are certainly making a bit of a comeback and they are now a major part of the Gaming Industry. While they won't replace keyboards for everyday use, their speed, and reassuring click is always going to be liked by Gamers.

Although the price is quite high at £105.90 on Scan.co.uk [23] or $109.99 on Newegg.com [24] we certainly think it is one of the best keyboards out there and will certainly give you an edge in the gaming world as there are just so many good features...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : K. Ershad (techworld.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate review

 

If you are an enthusiast and loathe the soft-press of the membrane key switch found in the inexpensive keyboards that form a part of the configuration of most PCs today, then read further to know whether the Blackwidow Ultimate is the right choice for...

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Aug, 2011

MUST HAVE

Expert review by : Henry Butt (kitguru.net)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

 

If you are in the market for a new keyboard then there are literally thousands available today which use membrane technology - but this won't be the first choice for the discerning enthusiast user as ...

Mechanical Switches ; Impressive Build Quality ; LED-Backlighting ; Macro Buttons ; Configuration Utility

Lack of dedicated multimedia buttons

KitGuru says: Without doubt the best featured mechanical keyboard we've seen to date!

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (2014)

 

New key switches offer faster in-game action. Solid design is unchanged. Audio and USB pass-through connections built in.

Matte finish smudges easily.

The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (2014) gaming keyboard offers a slight competitive edge with new key switches.

Apr, 2014

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Razer Black Widow Ultimate

 

The Razer Black Widow Ultimate keyboard provides users with a light and springy typing experience, but personal taste may set in when considering the clicky keys.

Typing experience is light and springy. Backlighting. Fully customizable keyboard. Macro editing. Keyboard's downloadable software has easy to use UI

Can't adjust the color of the backlighting like in other Razer models. Glossy frame attracts smudges

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard review: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

 

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...

Cherry MX Blue mechanical-key switches offer one of the most satisfying typing experiences available; backlighting helps you game in the dark; on-the-fly macro recording; intuitive driver software.

Backlighting and a few spare ports don't justify the $40 premium over the non-Ultimate BlackWidow.

At $125, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a competitively priced mechanical gaming keyboard in its range. We just wish Razer had done more to set this "Ultimate" edition apart from Razer's more affordable standard BlackWidow.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Backlight colour:Blue / Green / Red
Colour of product:Black
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Ergonomic design: Yes
Game edition:Dragon Age
Internal: No
Material:Plastic
Surface coloration:Monotone

Ergonomics

Headphone outputs:1
LED indicators: Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Keyboard

Actuation force:45 / 50
Adjustable keyboard height: Yes
Calculator:Y
Cherry MX switch type:Green
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint Reader:N
Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Hot keys:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: No
Key travel distance:1.9
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices:Calculator, USB hub / No / USB Hub
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch
Keyboard language:English / English, Russian / Norwegian / UK English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:5
Keyboard style:Straight
Keys operating life:60 / 80
Number of hot keys:5
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:N
Polling rate:1000
Polling rate (max):1000
Programmable hot keys:Y / Yes
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Gaming
Split keyboard: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Hub:N / Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes
Wrist rest:N / No / Yes

Mouse

Mouse included:N / No

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Mac OS X (v10.5 to 10.6) / Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Depth:3
Height :17.1
Minimum system requirements:Internet (drivers)\n35MB\nUSB
Quantity:1
Weight:3.3
Weight (imperial):3.3
Width:47.5

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Number of products included:1
Package Type:Box
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Power

Power source type:USB

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / No / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100 / 200 / 75
Minimum RAM:75
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Toshiba Disque Creator \nToshiba DVD Player / Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes / ±45

Technical Details

Colour group:Black
Number of hot keys:5

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):475 x 171 x 20 / 475 x 171 x 30 / 475 x 20 x 171 / 475 x 30 x 171
Keyboard weight:1.5