Razer released their new BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 Gaming Keyboard a while ago. Rated 4/5 on Amazon, it is a compact styled mechanical keyboard built for competitive gamers. It uses Razer’s new Instant Trigger Technology (ITT), which enables industry-leading response times in a gaming keyboard.
Features & Specifications
- Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 50g actuation force.
- 80 million keystroke life span
- Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
- Razer Synapse enabled
- 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
- Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
- 5 additional dedicated macro keys
- Gaming mode option
- Audio-out/mic-in jacks
- USB pass-through
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling
- Braided fiber cable
- Approximate size: 475mm/18.72 in (Width) x 171mm/6.74 in (Height) x 39mm/1.54 in (Depth)
- Approximate weight: 1500g/3.31lbs
“Gamers rely on their gear to react and respond as fast as they do no matter the situation, from landing a headshot to combining ultimate abilities as a team,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, and CEO.
“Timing is critical. The BlackWidow TE Chroma V2’s Instant Trigger Technology works hand-in-hand with our Yellow switches, setting the bar for the industry’s fastest response rating on a keyboard with the ultimate combination of hardware and software.”
The keyboard offers users three choices – Green, Orange or Yellow switches. The yellow switches are silent and rapid to meet the demands of a fast-paced first person shooter (FPS) or MOBA type games.
It has very low response time and 1.2mm acuation point which is 40% faster than standard mechanical key switches.
Razer reports their switches like this :-
- Razer™ Green Switch – Tactile and Clicky
- Razer™ Orange Switch – Tactile and Silent
- Razer™ Yellow Switch – Linear and Silent
It is designed for portability – it includes a compact, tenkeyless layout with detacable USB braided cable. A magnetic ergonomic wrist rest is also offered for more comfort while gaming and it’s even removable, so more portability.
It features individually back-lit keys that are powered by Razer Chroma™ technology. Gamers can customize their keyboards with lots of effects and the settings can be synced across multiple devices like RGB Razer Firefly Mousepad, Deathadder Mouse, etc. There are 16.8 million colors to choose from.
Price and where to buy from
It costs $150+ in the US, and in India it costs around ₹14,000.
Amazon has it ₹14,061 by seller Cloudtail.
As usual Razer has released an excellent keyboard but expensive. If you are looking for a compact, extremely responsive, comfortable, and beautiful keyboard, and have the money, go for it.