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Razer BlackWidow Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Blue (RZ03-00391500-R3U1)

  • Cherry MX Blue
  • USB Wired
  • Audio-out/mic-in jacks
  • Full mechanical keys
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The Razer BlackWidow 2013 Expert Mechanical Gaming Keyboard would definitely take you to a whole new dimension of gaming. Full Mechanical Keys give you the tactical and responsive edge you have never experienced before and the Razer BlackWidow’s gaming mode 10 key roll-over ensures every command is executed accurately. Go with the Razer BlackWidow 2013 Expert Mechanical Gaming Keyboard to feel the difference. 

  • newegg Full Mechanical Keys for Superior Tactility and Faster Response The Razer BlackWidow’s mechanical key technology provides a distinctive tactile feedback in form of a light pronounced tap to your fingers giving you an entirely new feel on your keyboard. With its optimized actuation force of 50g and a reduced actuation distance of 2 mm the Razer BlackWidow’s keys allow you to actuate your commands faster than on any other standard gaming keyboard.
  • newegg 10 key roll-over in gaming mode With the Razer BlackWidow’s gaming mode 10 key roll-over, you can deliver overwhelming destruction on your opponents, or just ensure every command is executed perfectly for victorious gaming.
  • newegg Razer Synapse 2.0 Razer Synapse 2.0 is cutting-edge intuitive exclusive software that functions as the Razer BlackWidow’s brain – automatically syncing the keyboard to a cloud server to download driver and firmware updates, as well as save individual gamer settings like keybinds and macros without you needing to lift a finger.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Kees R.
  • 10/18/2013 7:51:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy This

Pros: Great feel, has lights?

Cons: Since day 1 Gaming Mode has been sporadic (turns itself on and off)
Got progressively worse with every firmware update.
Keys double tap now (the same keys, every time)
Intermittent connection issues (repeatedly reconnecting)

Other Thoughts: Tried everything under the sun to fix this, seems like a common problem with any Google searches.

Save yourself an RMA nightmare and buy something with more reliable drivers and/or software.

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  • Ju K.
  • 9/28/2013 3:09:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this keyboard so much

Pros: Heavy weight so keyboard is not sliding or moving.
Very loud key hitting action
Very very fast respond action

Cons: Need time to get used to it.
I use 7g keyboard long time so i thought that it will be same experience but little bit weird when i use on very first 3days.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/31/2013 3:21:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard

Pros: Mechanical keyboard
Great for gaming
Solid construction
Headphone/Mic jack on the keyboard plus 1 USB 3.0

Cons: Keys don't light up
Lots of wires
Think wiring
Heavy

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great keyboard and I recommend it.

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  • LandryTech S.
  • 8/27/2013 4:10:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsmust be the newer model

Pros: I have a blackwidow I've been using for three years, the action is sweet, I type like a storm, it never moves.

Cons: It drinks your beer

Other Thoughts: I don't have this new one but who uses USB extensions from a peripheral device especially when gaming? You might as well be wireless.
I've spilled beer on my keyboard a few times and it still works no problems at all.
Why would the USB wear out?! Grab a crabby dell keyboard if you are moving around that much.
If your family can't type on multiple types of keyboards I fear for their future.

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  • Shaneah M.
  • 7/8/2013 7:41:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsLOOKS Cool - Quality NOT Cool

Pros: Looks awesome, but do not buy - you have been warned

Cons: Keys stick or fail to work altogether. This is my second RAZER product to fail at warranty expiration. Coincidence, or have they purposely engineered design failures into their products?

Other Thoughts: purchased RAZER mouse, keyboard and gaming headphones... all 3 fail or are failing within 1 year of purchase

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your Razer products. Please note that our mouse products are warranted for two years, while our keyboards and headsets are for one year. (http://www.razerzone.com/warranty). If you are having an issue with the Blackwidow 2013, then you should easily be within warranty. Please contact us at http://razersupport.com/contact-us and we'll be happy to assist you.

Regards,

Razer Customer Satisfaction

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  • Jay L.
  • 5/26/2013 4:08:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBetter than Tournament Edition

Pros: -"Rubberized" finish
-Not as gimmicky as the glossy Razer keyboards
-Tactile feedback with MX Blues (might be nuisance for some)
-Non-detachable USB cable (I'll explain why)

Cons: USB pass-through shows some problems.

Other Thoughts: I've just switched to this keyboard today after using (and dealing with numerous problems) relating to the Tournament Edition for over a month. I'm glad I bought this keyboard as a backup since I'm already having to need it. Razer flat out told me I'm out of luck when I asked for a discount on another type of keyboard and sending my TE back to them, after explaining to them my problems are TE specific.

Many users looking at this keyboard are deciding on whether to buy this or the Tournament Edition. I'm going to recommend getting this one even with the lower ratings. Here is why:

Tournament Edition comes with a mini USB socket that is too wide and a poor fit for the cable it comes with. If you're getting it for the mobility, you might find it getting worn out in less than a year. While your cherry switches may last 50 million key strokes, your USB socket won't last nearly long enough to make those switches worthwhile. Mine had connect/disconnect issues since day 1. You do not want to have to deal with that (and Razer support for that matter).

Both the Tournament Edition and this keyboard are relatively heavy anyway, so it'll make no difference whether you bring this one or TE to a LAN party.

Another difference to note: this keyboard does not come with any back-lit keys. The TE comes with caps, scroll lock, num lock, macro, and gaming mode lighting, while this one comes with the indicators on top right glows through the thin plastic. Honestly, it makes no difference. You're not looking down at your keyboard while gaming anyway, and if you need to do that, a rubber dome is good enough for you.

The key cap for this version (and ultimate) are different from the TE as well. TE features a smooth rubberized coating (think the back of Razer DeathAdder), while this keyboard comes with a grainier design. Personally I'm liking this one better as it seems less prone to getting scratched out.

Another obvious difference would be the stereo ports and USB pass through built into this keyboard. It's quite convenient for those that need an extension for better accessibility.

One down side though - this silly USB pass through is already showing problems as it makes my Razer DeathAdder spam clicks without me actually touching any buttons. Re-connecting the USB cord seems to do the trick. Regardless, it's annoying.

Final thoughts: Razer makes great mice, but their keyboards aren't nearly as good. There exist many quality issues that a smart consumer would and should stay/run away from, but I'm a dumb fan boy that likes Razer too much to consider another brand. This may change depending on whether this unit die in a month or not.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Jay,

Please contact Customer Support at http://razersupport.com/contact-us - we'd love to get to the bottom of your issue. Sorry to hear that you've been having problems.

Thank you for understanding.

Razer Customer Satisfaction

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  • James G.
  • 5/12/2013 9:56:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSolid Gaming Keyboard - not so much for typists

Pros: The keyboard worked right out of the box, software installed correctly, works well with my razor mouse (death adder).

Cons: The key layout does not work well for the casual user. My wife, adult daughter and teen son all have problems just typing with it. the Caps key and the close but not quite right layout makes the typist miss frequently. For gaming, it's spot on, especially with the razor game booster software and the mouse and keyboard software working together, but after several months of owning this keyboard, it seems I'm going to have to buy another one because the rest of the family just isn't getting used to the layout of this one.

Other Thoughts: If you the sole user of you computer, and you game a lot, don't shy away from this keyboard, but if you are looking for a keyboard for a family/community computer which many different people will be using for actual typing (reports, letters, homework etc.,) you are likely to get some serious complaints about keyboard layout, I am. (for those that care; caps key, and the pinky fingers keep finding the wrong keys on the upper rows) they just aren't quite where your hands expect them to be and you have to use the back key a lot. I'm not talking about casual typist either, but college students and business managers keep saying the keys aren't where thy should be).

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  • Matthew K.
  • 4/25/2013 11:48:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRAZER BlackWidow 2013 RZ03-00391500-R3U1 Black USB Wired Mechanical Gamer Keyboard

Pros: 1. Mechanical keyboard, nuff said. When you hit a button, you know you hit a button.
2. Layout is nice and ergonomic, much like gamer keyboards of this type.
3. The Audio in and Mic in ON the keyboard....yeah, baller! Makes for connecting things right in front of you super easy, super quick and ergonomically appropriate to a gamer.
4. Extra hotkeys on the left side are nice as well to binding to random items that you might want to use in day-to-day computing.

Cons: 1. Mechanical keyboard sound. I like it, it's a distinct sound that if you aren't an old school typist or ever used one before, it might get annoying to you. Not a fault of the company, just how a mechanical keyboard is built; be warned if you've never used one before.
2. I like the Matrix/Japanese-American hybrid font they use on the letters, but what I don't like is that in dim lighting, sometimes it is hard to make out a letter if you've lost your finger placement.

Other Thoughts: Over all, a solid keyboard for someone who likes the feel and sound of a mechanical keyboard. Ergonomically is the same as most, with a couple differences, mainly the hotkeys on the left hand side. The only reason I'm giving 4 out of 5 eggs is due to the font. At night, if I lose my fingering, which happens since I don't have my fingers on the ASDF/JKL; for gaming, it's hard to see what the letters are due to the funky Matrix/Japanese-American hybrid style font. Not a big deal, but it's a TAD bit annoying. If you have the extra 30 dollars, go and get the backlit one, it would make it easier to find your way AND is worth the money in my opinion. Mic/Speaker In on the keyboard are awesome as well, really nice to have right there at your fingertips. Great keyboard and well rounded. I'll keep for a little while until I save up a bit for the $130 backlit RAZAR keyboard and upgrade to that. Kudos RAZAR, kudos! ;-)

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  • Charlie W.
  • 4/16/2013 6:25:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSolid keyboard, with minor drawbacks

Pros: Very nice feeling. (my first mechanical keyboard also first i've ever used) I use it daily so it gets tons of use and doesn't really show the part. No keys are sticking.w, a, s, d, shift, and space bar dont really feel particularly worn in, in a good way i mean, i game daily for atleast 4 hours a day, ATLEAST. Gaming keys are a good addition.

Cons: Sometimes this thing goes haywire and i have to unplug it, like holding down certain keys, also maybe its just me but i am constantly accidentally hitting the macro button and its kind of annoying.

Other Thoughts: I got it on christmas so not really sure if it's 2013 or not. Having to set a gaming key to a different independent button for it to show up in game is pretty annoying, if the guy that reads these to check for bad ones knows of a work-around for that it would be greatly appreciated if you reply because i cant find anything, maybe i'm the only one who finds it annoying.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2013 11:50:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsRazer BW Expert

Pros: Great keyboard, very responsive and great feel. Thing weighs a ton and feels very solidly built.

Cons: Keyboard is a little bit noisy. For games this is really no problem, but if you need it for a quiet work environment with others working in near proximity you should look elsewhere.

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