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New Razer BlackWidow Ultimate water-resistant keyboard

15 November 2017

The problem with most keyboards is that once you get them wet or get lots of debris inside, they tend to not work well.

After releasing the Cynosa Chroma a couple of weeks ago, Razer is introducing yet another keyboard, and it's a refresh of the BlackWidow Ultimate this time around. "The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is now more durable than ever and our first mechanical keyboard to incorporate water- and dust-resistant features".

One of the cool things about this keyboard is that the backlit green LED keys feature lightings effects such as starlight, ripple, wave and many other customizable effects. They're rated at 80 million keystrokes too, on top of 10-key rollover and anti-ghosting. Their actuation point if of 50 grams per click. The keyboard is programmable with support for on-the-fly macro recording and Razer fits the BlackWidow Ultimate with 1000Hz ultrapolling. Does Razer's new BlackWidow appeal to you?

The new Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is now available on the Razer website for $109.99USD/€119.99 and will be sold worldwide in Q4 of 2017. However, the Corsair keyboard will not be dust-resistant.

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The dimensions of the keyboard are 7.89-inch x 6.02-inch x 2.36 inch. On the surface, not much has changed, aside from the fact that the BlackWidow is now dust- and water-resistant.

What do you think of the latest mechanical gaming keyboard from Razer?

"We've never stopped making improvements to our gaming keyboards", says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, and CEO. You will be able to rely more on your gaming setup.

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New Razer BlackWidow Ultimate water-resistant keyboard