Razer BlackWidow Lite

Razer BlackWidow Lite

The Razer BlackWidow Lite is a mechanical keyboard for work and gaming. The keyboard is available since November 2018.

A BlackWidow for Office and Travel

Many manufacturers of mechanical keyboards focus strongly on gaming keyboards. It is therefore not that easy to find a good mechanical keyboard for office. In the past, the BlackWidow series also just targeted gamers. With the BlackWidow Lite though, this might change now a bit, as the keyboard comes with a simplistic design, perfectly suitable for office. Also, the font on the keycaps is straight-forward and doesn’t shout out “I’m a gaming keyboard” like many others do. The aluminum matte top plate makes the keyboard look good at your desk at home as well as at work.

Even though the BlackWidow Lite is a minimalistic mechanical keyboard, it still is absolutely ready for gaming. Thanks to 10-key rollover and 1000 Hz polling rate, the keyboard will reliable recognize all inputs, even during very fast-paced phases of your game. The keyboard features a white back illumination which is great for playing or working at night.

The Razer BlackWidow is a compact mechanical keyboard (“tenkeyless”) which makes it good to transport and therefore suitable as a keyboard for travelling. Also, the cable can be detached which makes packing the keyboard easier.

Silent Mechanical Keyboard

The BlackWidow Lite features Razer Orange switches. These are tactile switches without an audible feedback. If you want to further reduce the noise made by the keyboard, you can use the o-ring sound dampeners which are already included with the keyboard. Of course, you always can buy o-rings for any keyboard you want, but if you are looking for a silent keyboard, it is very convenient that Razer ships them right away with the BlackWidow Lite. A keycap puller is also included with the keyboard, so you can easily take of the keycaps and add or remove the o-rings any time you want.

Tech Specs for Razer BlackWidow Lite

Dimensions: 361 x 133 x 36 mm
Weight: 660 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (one color)
Key Rollover: 10KRO
Numpad: No
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
USB Passthrough: No USB Passthrough
Switches: Razer Orange
Keycaps: Laser etched ABS keycaps
Extras: Keycap puller
Available since: Nov. 2018

Further Information on Amazon.com

Razer BlackWidow Lite TKL Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboard : Orange Key Switches - Tactile & Silent - White Individual Key Lighting - Compact Design - Detachable Cable - Classic Black
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Tom's Guide

November 28, 2018

3.5 out of 5 stars

"The Razer BlackWidow Lite is a welcome addition to the lineup and a smart investment for gamers who need to get some work done."

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Tom's Hardware

November 15, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

"Light enough to carry in your bag and snappy enough for a great typing experience, the BlackWidow Lite is a great choice for business people on the go."

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