To become a pro gamer, you need to have the gear to support you. Invest in a good gaming keyboard and I promise you, you will get the advantage in the games you play.
Now, there are a lot of gaming keyboards out there. If you do not know where to look, then I will suggest one to you.
This is a gaming keyboard from a reputable company that’s been in the gaming keyboard niche for a very long time.
Today, I will talk about the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 edition. This is the 2016 iteration of their highly popular Mechanical gaming keyboard.
Three years ago, Razer opted to use the patented Cherry MX mechanical switches. Although a lot of people love the Cherry MX Switches, they are very expensive to manufacture.
Since Cherry lost the patents to the mechanical switches, Razer made their own switches, and thus, the Razer mechanical switches were born.
The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 comes in a clicky or silent version. The Clicky keyboards come with the Razer greens that are akin to the Cherry MX blue switches.
If you opt for the Silent edition, the keyboard will get the Razer Orange, which is like the Cherry MX brown switches.
The Razer switches are very responsive as it only requires 50 grams of actuation force for the key to register on screen.
Furthermore, the purported lifespan of the keys is 60 million keystrokes. That would mean that this gaming keyboard will be sitting on your desk for years.
One major difference of the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 is that it comes with a more durable construction.
Back in the day, Razer opted to use plastic for their mechanical gaming keyboards. Although Plastic materials do the job, their durability is questionable.
Instead of using Plastic, Razer opted to use a metal chassis for this one. The keyboard is heavier than previous editions, but the durability is top notch.
Also, the top cover now has a matte finish so smudges are a thing of the past. I am a gamer who has very sweaty hands and for the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 to have a matte finish, I am very pleased with it.
The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 also features per-key lighting. Every key on the keyboard has a backlighting on it. Unfortunately, it only emits one color and that is the company’s popular color, green.
Anyway, the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 doesn’t have the dedicated macro keys of previous editions. This may put off a lot of people but you can still create macros using the Razer Synapse software.
Lastly, the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 also comes with a 2-year warranty. Should you get a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 which is defective, you can just send it back free of charge and they will ship you a new one without any questions asked.
The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 is a solid mechanical gaming keyboard. If you have a $90 budget for a gaming keyboard, then definitely get the Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 edition.