Razer debuts awesome mechanical keyboard for gamers called BlackWidow

Mechanical gaming keyboard FTW!

Published Wed, Aug 18 2010 4:04 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:34 PM CST
Razer is one of the best-known makers of gear for PC gamers on the market. The company has all manner of mice, keyboards, and other gear for gamers. Many gamers and typists really like the feel of mechanical keys on a keyboard, but that is a rare feature on keyboards today. Razer has offered up a new keyboard specifically for gamers that uses mechanical keys.


The new keyboard is called the BlackWidow. It has mechanical key architecture for fast actuation and a longer life. The keys for the keyboard are programmable and there are five keys that can have macros bound to them for gaming. The keyboard also has ten customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching.

Other features include 1000Hz Ultrapolling providing a 1ms response time and the key matrix for the keyboard is optimized for gaming. A full set of media keys is also offered and the keyboard has a gaming mode to turn off the Windows key. The dimensions of the BlackWidow are 475mm x 171mm x 30mm and the keyboard will sell for $79.99, which is surprisingly cheap considering it is mechanical.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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