Razer Black Widow Chroma V2 with New Razer Yellow Switches

Until now, fans of the Razer Black Widow keyboard had only two choices for the keys, loud or not as loud, but they always had some tactile feedback. Now Razer is introducing the Razer Yellow switch.

The Razer Black Widow keyboard has been on the market since 2010 and is boasted to be one of the most popular keyboards. It was one of the first keyboards developed by Razer specifically for gamers. First, the keyboard had Cherry MX Red switches, but after that point, Razer decided to develop their own switches. Thus, the Razer Green and Orange switches were born. With a lifetime of up to 80 million keystrokes, the Razer switches are among the longest-lasting switches on the market.

Razer Black Widow Chroma V2 Razer Black Widow Chroma V2

Now, Razer is introducing the newly developed Razer Yellow switch with the new Razer Black Widow Chroma V2. Unlike the tactile orange and green switches, Razer Yellows are quiet and have a shorter keystroke. Over time, the resistance in your keys becomes noticeable, which can have a negative impact on your gaming experience. Higher resistance means faster fatigue, which can damper those long sessions. Razer Yellows only have a 45-gram trigger weight and a shorter activation system, bringing comfort and quickness to the newest Razer keyboard.

Alternatively, the Black Widow Chroma V2 will be available with the Razer Orange switches. If you prefer a more audible feedback with tactile, the Greens will be a great choice.

Razer Black Widow Chroma V2 ohne Handballenauflage Razer Black Widow Chroma V2 without the palm rest

Another nice feature of this keyboard is a magnetically attached palm rest. This can be removed easily if the user so chooses. Almost every keyboard comes illuminated at this point, and the Razer Black Widow Chroma V2 is no exception to this. It has individually programmable LEDs in 16.8 million color options, including different effects as well. Some gamers might be happy to hear it is coated with a dirt resistant layer, however it is not waterproof.

The Razer Black Widow V2 is available now with 3 different switch options. The keyboard is around $170 USD.

The most important technical data in short form:

  • Razer Chroma ™ customizable lighting with 16.8 million color options
  • Ergonomic magnetic handlebars
  • 10 Key roll-over and anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable buttons with on-the-fly macro recording
  • USB interface
  • 4-pin 3.5mm audio connector
  • 1000 Hz ultrapolling

What do you value in a keyboard? Which switches do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!

Jan 27 2017, 03:35 am
5987
Matthew Wiebke
Your reaction

0

0

0

0

0

0

0