Razer releases a new version or variant of their popular mechanical keyboard line – BlackWidow. This time it’s part of Razer’s best-in-class gaming peripherals – the new Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming keyboard. The new keyboard is released along with the (also new) Razer Mamba Wireless and Razer Kraken Tournament Edition. These gaming peripherals are geared towards esports gamers and would “further solidify Team Razer’s place at the top of the leaderboards”. The Razer BlackWidow Elite features Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage, aside from the company’s own mechanical switches. It also features a multi-function digital dial and a wrist rest pad, making it look like the Razer Huntsman Elite. It’s now available at Razer.com; check out more features of the new Razer BlackWidow Elite below.
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Headphone: Best-In-Class Gaming Peripheral
Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said: “Since founding Razer, we’ve pushed to make products with unprecedented technology to give gamers the greatest advantage possible. At the same time, our long history working with the world’s top esports athletes gives us unique insight into what features work best and should be conserved or fine-tuned. Our newest Razer Kraken Tournament Edition headset, BlackWidow Elite keyboard and Mamba Wireless mouse are perfect examples of how leading-edge technology combines with time-honored design for the win.”
David Tse, Global Esports Director for Razer, added, “This next generation of Razer tournament gear enables our @TeamRazer esports athletes to even further dominate the competition through functional superiority. Each of these peripherals are at the top of their family, delivering extreme performance and customization for our most discerning gamers.”
Unlock new levels of control with the improved Razer BlackWidow Elite and its best-in-class Razer™ Mechanical Switches, dedicated media keys, Multi-Function Digital Dial and Razer Hypershift, which allows every key to become a macro key via Razer’s Synapse 3 software.
This customization software offers users the ability to program lighting effects for increased immersion. Razer Synapse 3 also allows for the complete customization of key bindings and assigning macros to any key to give gamers the competitive advantage.
The Razer BlackWidow Elite is a gaming keyboard designed for peak performance, featuring improved Razer™ Mechanical Switches available in green, orange and yellow, with new dual sidewalls for increased stability, and an 80 million keystroke lifespan.
The Razer Blackwidow Elite is the first in the BlackWidow line to have Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage and up to five profile configurations that can be saved for use anywhere.
Beyond gaming, the Razer BlackWidow Elite features a Multi-Function Digital Dial and three media keys. A USB 2.0 and audio pass-through and wire routing allow for easy cable management. Complete with a padded wrist rest, gamers can play comfortably for hours to help them outlast the competition.
The Razer BlackWidow was the world’s first mechanical gaming keyboard in 2010. In 2014, Razer started manufacturing the Razer™ Mechanical Switch, the first mechanical switch designed for gaming. The iconic BlackWidow again breaks the boundaries of gaming with the Razer BlackWidow Elite.
Price and Where to Buy
The Razer BlackWidow Elite comes with a (MSRP) retail price of $169.99 USD or €179.99 EUR.
It’s now available at Newegg.com here.
Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Keyboard Specifications
- Razer Mechanical Switches designed for gaming
- 80 million keystroke life-span
- Razer Chroma customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
- Ergonomic wrist rest
- Multi-Function Digital Dial
- Dedicated media controls
- USB 2.0 and audio pass through
- Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage – up to 5 profiles
- Razer Synapse 3 enabled
- Cable routing
- 10 key rollover anti-ghosting
- Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
- Gaming mode option
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling