Razer Updates Its BlackWidow Chroma Keyboard

Razer has updated its highly propeller BlackWidow Chroma mechanical keyboard, with “if it isn’t broken, don’t touch it” kind of approach and gives just some welcome changes. The most noticeable change is the addition of a magnetic detachable wrist rest. Also the new version BlackWidow Chroma will come with a new switch option: the new Razer Yellow, which promises a silent, linear design, with a shorter travel distance when compared to Razer’s Orange and Green switches. These yellow switches carry a 45 g actuation force, being rated for up to 80 million keystrokes.

Other than these changes new BlackWidow Chroma V2 remain similar with Razer’s Chroma lighting offering individually backlit keys at 16.8 million colors per key controlled by Razer’s Synapse software. Ten key roll-over anti-ghosting and fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording options are present, with the keyboard featuring 1000 Hz polling, a braided USB cable, a USB pass-through and a 3.5 mm 4-pole audio pass-through jack. The new keyboard is priced same as old one $169.99 and €199.99.