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Razer Blackwidow

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2758 reviews of Razer Blackwidow. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The durability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, durability, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blackwidow is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Razer Blackwidow

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Razer Blackwidow from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and durability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, durability, price, size, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Razer Blackwidow 2013 Expert Mechanical KeyboardRazer Blackwidow 2013 Expert Mechanical Keyboard

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Razer Blackwidow

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1086 user reviews of Razer Blackwidow from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and durability. The price and reliability also get good reviews.

usability, reliability, price, durability, design

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Razer BlackWidow Mechanical PC Gaming KeyboardRazer BlackWidow Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Bill Thomas (techradar.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate review

 

Raking in the green

Affordable ; Fantastic mechanical switches

No RGB ; No dedicated media or macro keys

While it’s lacking some of the features we’d love to see, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is an incredibly responsive gaming keyboard perfect for eSports. Just don’t go in expecting the flashiest keyboard on the block. In our mind, the best gaming...

Dec, 2018

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 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...

Mechanical Switches

Lack of dedicated multimedia buttons

Without doubt the best featured mechanical keyboard we’ve seen to date!

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition

 

The Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition mechanical keyboard is touted as being travel friendly, but the compact build only limits the functionality.

Quality construction with Cherry MX Blue mechanical switches. 10-key anti-ghosting. Detachable USB cable. Includes travel case.

Compact design removes numeric pad.

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Dec, 2012

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Elite

 

Mechanical switches provide audio and tactile feedback. Backlit.

Stylized font on keys is hard to read. No backlight customization. Poor shielding for pass-thru ports. Smudge-prone finish.

The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Elite is a solid mechanical gaming keyboard, but it has its flaws, like a smudge prone-finish and poorly shielded connections.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

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

 

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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

Expert review by : E. Fylladitakis (anandtech.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Several months ago, we had a quick look at the BlackWidow Ultimate from Razer, a company very well known for their focus on gaming-related products. A few weeks ago, Razer announced that they have developed their own all-new mechanical switches,...

In terms of design, there is little to say about the BlackWidow Ultimate, as the keyboard has essentially been around for years already. Razer refined it over time, adding one little upgrade after the other, the latest being their own Green switches....

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate review: A water and dust-resistant mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Our Razer BlackWidow Ultimate review takes a look at the latest version of one of the gaming company's highest-rated mechanical gaming keyboards which Razer has now made IP54 water and dust-resistant.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Gryllis (mmgn.com)

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil review

 

Let the fun times roll.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Hassan Mujtaba (wccftech.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Battlefield 4 Collectors Edition Keyboard Review

 

For $149.99, the Battlefield 4 collectors edition model of the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a great deal for gamers.

Over the past few years of testing various gaming peripherals, i have come to the conclusion that they will help any gamer improve upon his skills. Most people would say otherwise, that a player is determined by his skills not his gear but the...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Niko Lupala (rbmods.com)

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate gaming keyboard

 

Today we take a look at the new mechanical keyboard called Razer Blackwidow Ultimate. This mechanical keyboard has some minor changes compared to the older versions out there. We are going to compare it vs some really cool keyboards that are currently...

LED’s ; Cherry MX blue ; Sleeved ; Headphone, mic and USB port

Macro buttons ; Price

The Blackwidow sells from 99$ and up, it’s priced this way according to the various features it has. If you want the “lightest” version you can get it for 99$ and the most expensive sells for 140$.

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Adjustable backlight:Y / Yes
Anti-ghosting:Y / Yes
Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Backlight colour:Blue / Green / Multicolor / Multicolour / Orange / Red / Various
Backlight type:LED / RGB LED
Colour of product:Black
Ergonomic design:Y / Yes
Full-size keyboard:Y
Game edition:Battlefield 3
Internal:N / No
International Protection (IP) code:IP54
Keyboard style:Straight
Light effects:Y
Number of Colours:16 / 16.8
Product colour:Black
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant,Water resistant / Water Resistant
Surface coloration:Image / Monotone
Wrist rest:N / Y

Ergonomics

Built-in Display:N
Card reader integrated:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
LED indicators:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Plug and Play:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Keyboard

Actuation force:45 / 50
Adjustable polling rate: Yes
Built-in Memory:Y
Calculator: Yes
Cherry MX switch type:Green
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Full-size keyboard:No / Y / Yes
Game mode:Y
Hot keys:Y / Yes
Key switch type:Tactile
Keyboard form factor:Mini / Standard
Keyboard integrated devices:Calculator, USB hub / No / USB Hub
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical / Mechanical key switch / Membrane
Keyboard keys operating life:60 / 80 / 80000000
Keyboard language:English / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Spanish / Swedish / Swiss / Turkish / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:109
Keyboard style:Straight
Keys operating life:60 / 80 / 80000000
Multimedia Keys:Y
Number of programmable (macro) keys:5
Number of programming profiles:5
Numeric keypad:No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:N
Polling rate:1000
Polling rate (max):1000
Programmable hot keys:Y / Yes
Programmable profiles:Y / Yes
Purpose:Gaming Console / PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Gaming / Home / Universal
Rollover:10-key rollover
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Hub:N / Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes
Wrist rest:N / No / Y / Yes

Mouse

Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Form factor:Ambidextrous
Illumination colour:Multi
Mouse cable length:2.1
Mouse included:N / No / Y
Movement detection technology:Optical
Movement resolution:7200
Number of scroll wheels:1
Programmable mouse buttons:Y
Scroll:Y
Scroll type:Wheel

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 8/ Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (32-bit)/ Mac OS X (v10.6-10.7)
Depth:17.1 / 2
Display included: No
Height :17.1 / 3
Internal:N
Number of profiles:5
Width:47.5

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Razer Synapse 2.0
Mouse pad included:Y
Number of products included:1 / 3
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Razer Synapse 2.0
Mouse pad dimensions:255 х 355 х 3
Number of products included:1
Package Type:Box

Power

Power source type:USB

System requirements

Mac compatibility:Y
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 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / 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 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / 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 / Y / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100 / 200 / 75
Minimum storage drive space:100
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:802.11a/g/Draft-N, WWAN/3G (HSDPA 7,2 Mb/s / HSUPA 2 Mb/s) / CD audio, CD video, SACD / Toshiba Disque Creator \nToshiba DVD Player / Windows 10,Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 8.1 / 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 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 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 8, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP Home / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business 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 / Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):164 x 448 x 42.3 / 171 x 475 x 30 / 366 x 30 x 154 / 463 x 154 x 31 / 475 x 171 x 20 / 475 x 171 x 30 / 475 x 171 x 39.1 / 475 x 20 x 171 / 475 x 30 x 171 / 475 x 30.5 x 170.2
Keyboard weight:1.4 / 1.42 / 1.5 / 950
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):475 x 171 x 20 / 63 x 114.7 x 37.3
Mouse weight:78