The Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro is a mechanical keyboard in the high-end segment. It was first introduced in February 2023.
BlackWidow V4 Pro: A new Level of Control
The BlackWidow V4 Pro is not your standard 08/15 typing board, instead it’s more fitting to think of it as a multi-talent input device. The core is built with either silent Razer Yellow Linear Switches or with Razer’s tactile Green Switches. Razer Synapse software provides flexibility, any key can be arbitrary reassigned. A convenient rotary knob is placed in the upper left corner of the keyboard – the so called Razer Command Dial can be used to switch applications, navigate through browser tabs, zoom, scroll and do much more. South of the Command Dial, we have five macro keys to be assigned with custom commands. Additionally, there are some nifty media controls in the upper right corner of the keyboard to control playback and volume.
Chroma RGB and Extra Features
Anyone who has ever bought a Razer product knows: the manufacturer does illumination in style. The BlackWidow V4 Pro offers an impressive RGB illumination with support for various operation modes. Numerous lighting presets, including effects like breathing, ripple or wave, enable a quick and pleasant setup. When needed though, users can always switch to static lighting or individually adjust illumination settings on a per-key basis. Thanks to widespread partner integration, the LEDs of the Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro can also light up dynamically based on events in countless games.
More highlights of the BlackWidow V4 Pro include 8000 Hz polling rate, a detachable USB cable, USB passthrough, onboard profile storage and a wrist rest with integrated underglow.
Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro vs V3 Pro – No more Wireless Mode
How does the BlackWidow V4 Pro fare against its predecessor BlackWidow V3 Pro? The V4 Pro offers many new features: among other things, it has a USB passthrough, underglow and more sophisticated media controls. Also, the V4 Pro celebrates a comeback of dedicated macro keys. The only thing missing from the V3 Pro are its wireless capabilities – the V4 Pro always must be connected via USB cable. Overall, the V4 Pro is a worthy upgrade from the V3 Pro.
Tech Specs for Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro
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Mechanical Keyboard Score
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May 22, 2023
"The Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro keyboard is loaded with options, is super quick, and can be easily programmed for a truly bespoke gaming experience."
April 17, 2023
"The Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro might wear the clothing of a gaming keyboard, but its plentiful features make it much more substantial than that moniker suggests. Its nifty and customisable Command Dial, heaps of macro keys and surprisingly ergonomic design make it just as suited to creative office work as gaming. It's a touch on the pricey side, but that's what you get for the Razer stamp of quality."
March 15, 2023
"Razer's BlackWidow V4 Pro adds a lot of features and functionality, which is impressive. The Command Dial, in particular, is a great productivity tool, which makes this less of a gaming keyboard than something for work and creativity."
March 7, 2023
"A sturdy, well-endowed gaming keyboard with features to make the competition sweat at that price point. Shame the macro keys make it damn awkward to use."
February 27, 2023
"Overall, the Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro has become my new favorite gaming keyboard. Its blend of form, function, and features is second-to-none."
February 16, 2023
"Packing more RGB zones than you'll ever need, plus a new Command Dial, five macro keys, three side buttons, and dedicated media controls, Razer's BlackWidow V4 Pro is a monstrous achievement in keyboarding whether you like yellow (silent) or green (clicky) mechanical keys."
February 16, 2023
"The BlackWidow V4 Pro is designed to do it all — gaming, typing, streaming, you name it — by bringing back the features we’ve been missing recently: dedicated macro keys and media keys, USB passthrough, and extra-glowy RGB lighting."
February 16, 2023
"The Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro is a dream for any gamer looking for a performance- and feature-packed keeb. It’s comfortable to type and game on, and gorgeous to look at thanks to that floating keycap design. It’s expensive, it loses the wireless capability of its predecessor, and it doesn't do the best job of implementing the USB passthrough. But it more than makes up for that with the return of those dedicated Macro keys."