Razer announces an update for their famous mechanical gaming keyboard line BlackWidow. The new Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 features an additional switch option, magnetic wrist rest and several cosmetic changes. It’s already available in the U.S. and the rest of the world should follow soon. The official price from the manufacturers website is 169,99 USD or 189,99 EUR. The actual retail price might differ though.
“The best mechanical keyboard we’ve ever produced.”
The most outstanding update is probably the new switch option. With the new Razer Yellow Switch, the BlackWidow Chroma is finally available with a linear switch too. Especially FPS players will probably like them. More details about the switch and how he differs from other ones, can be found in our switch comparison.
Apart from the new switch option, the RazerBlackWidow V2 doesn’t offer any revolutionary changes. But the Razer BlackWidow Chroma was already a quite good mechanical gaming keyboard. Therefore an incremental upgrade might not be the worst choice. Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO, seems to be confident with their new product. He says “the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 builds on the legacy we started in 2010 with the original BlackWidow by offering legendary durability and comfort. This is the best mechanical keyboard we’ve ever produced.”