Razer Blackwidow Ultimate

The BlackWidow Ultimate is a unique keyboard that provides a bit of subtle satisfaction with its clunky mechanical keys

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By  Jason Saundalkar Published  October 30, 2011

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Key Specs

Ergonomic: Y
Interface: USB
Palm rest: N
Price: $144
Scroll wheel: N

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Razer is famous for its gaming gear and the BlackWidow Ultimate is one of the company's latest high-end keyboards that's designed for demanding gamers.

The BlackWidow features a mechanical design and sports ‘Cherry' keys that, when pressed, produce a distinctive, and some-might-say annoying, clunk-click sound that mechanical keyboards are notorious for. As a result you won't be able to game with this keyboard into the early hours of the morning, if you share your room with another occupant.        

The keys are backlit however so you can game in a darkened room without any issues.
Each individual key and indeed the whole keyboard feels incredibly sturdy and thanks to its wedge shape, you won't have to rely on pull-out feet to angle it. This is useful considering most pull-out feet will eventually fail after dealing with repeated shocks from hot-tempered gamers.

The Razer offers macro keys, includes a dedicated gaming mode (which disables the Windows and Menu keys) and also offers media controls. The software for recording macros is a cinch to use so even the complex macros we recorded worked like a charm each and every time.        

Since you can also save up to ten profiles which contain key layouts and more, you'll never have to worry about redoing your specific settings.

Verdict: A pricey but competent gaming keyboard that's built like a tank and packs tons of features.

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