Razer BlackWidow Chroma

The Razer BlackWidow is a very well known mechanical gaming keyboard. As early as 2010 Razer presented the first version of the BlackWidow. It was one of the first mechanical keyboards specifically designed for gaming. The manufacturer uses his own switches, so called “All New Razer Switches”. These switches are specifically designed for gaming and are available in two variations: The Razer Green Switch (“Clicky”) and the Razer Orange Switch (“Silent”). More information about the two switch types can be found on the website from the manufacturer.

Impressive Chroma Illumination

The BlackWidow Chroma is the first model of the series to support multicolored illumination. Every single key can be lit in one of 16.8 million colors and the software supports many spectacular effects. The following video gives a short impression of the keyboard’s possibilities.

BlackWidow Chroma Features

But the keyboard backlighting is not the only thing, that makes the BlackWidow Chroma a great gaming keyboard. The keyboard comes with 10 Key Rollover, that’s surely enough for every kind of game.
The game mode disables the windows key and dangerous shortcuts like Alt + Tab. This prevents unintentional closing or minimizing of the game.

With its fully programmable keys the BlackWidow Chroma is prepared for every situation. An Audio-in and Microphone-out, an USB Passthrough and 5 additional macro keys complete the package and make the BlackWidow Chroma a great all-purpose keyboard.

BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma

The Tournament Edition of the BlackWidow Chroma is the compact version of the keyboard. It has no numpad, no USB passthrough, no macro keys and no Audio-in or Microphone-out. But therefore, it is of course a lot more lightweight and smaller. And it is usually a bit cheaper than the full-size model. The BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma is available with Razer Green Switches or Razer Orange Switches, just as the full-size version.

Versions: Razer BlackWidow Chroma | Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma

Tech Specs for Razer BlackWidow Chroma

Dimensions: 475 x 171 x 39 mm
Weight: 1500 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Key Rollover: 10KRO
Numpad: Yes
Macro Keys: 5 keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
USB Passthrough: Yes
Switches: Razer Green, Razer Orange
Keycaps: Laser etched ABS keycaps
Extras: Fully programmable
Available since: Aug. 2014
Dimensions: 366 x 154 x 30 mm
Weight: 950 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Key Rollover: 10KRO
Numpad: No
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
USB Passthrough: No USB Passthrough
Switches: Razer Green, Razer Orange
Keycaps: Laser etched ABS keycaps
Extras: Fully programmable
Available since: Apr. 2015

Further Information on Amazon.com

Razer BlackWidow Chroma: Clicky RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - 5 Macro Keys Green Mechanical Switches (Tactile and Clicky)
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Mechanical Keyboard Score


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August 2, 2015

Gold Award

"The Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma is a powerful yet compact gaming keyboard that can easily be personalised through its software."

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Tom's Guide

July 17, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

"The Razer BlackWidow Chroma is a great keyboard overall and an easy recommendation for gamers in almost every genre."

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January 8, 2015

79% overall score

"If you love the Chroma's design, have the cash to spare and want an easier job fine-tuning it, then it's the keyboard for you, but otherwise we recommend Corsair's offering if you must have a mechanical RGB keyboard."

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Hardware Heaven

December 30, 2014

Gold Award

"The quality of the body is decent, the board feels solid and the lighting is strong across the board."

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PC World

December 29, 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars

"Razer finally ditches that neon green and black color scheme to let you choose your own adventure—if you're willing to pay."

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PC Gameware

October 28, 2014

10 out of 10 points

"... If you can get over the latter, you’ll find yourself owning one of the best looking Gaming keyboards on the market with the performance to match."

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Reviews in other languages

PC Games Hardware

October 11, 2014

Note 1.46

"Die Razer Black Widow Chroma ist eine gelungene Kombination aus der an sich schon guten Ausstattung aller Black Widow-Modelle mit einer umfangreich ausfallenden Tastenbeleuchtung im kompletten RGB-Farbspektrum."

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