Hardware

Beneath each key lies a mechanical switch made by a Germany company "Cherry Corporation" and boasts has a lifespan of 50 million presses. Razer has chosen to use the Cherry MX Blue switch which only requires 50 grams of force to actuate the key to give a crisp and clicky feedback. The low resistance/force of these switches make them well suited for fast touch typists, particularly those who are nostalgic for the sound of typewriters and terminal keyboards.

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The BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard uses stabilizers for larger keys. This preserves the switch characteristics so you get a even feel from all the keys, including the larger ones.

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Software

With the Razer software, you can program every single key with a macro and disable keys.

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Up to 10 unique application profiles can be created. One for each program or game. To toggle through the profile, simply press FN + 1 – 0 keys.

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In this menu, you can also record macros using the On-The-Fly Macro function by pressing FN + Alt to start recording. Then press the keys that you want to record. After that simply press FN+Alt to stop the recording. Lastly press the key that you want the Macro to be binded to.

 Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (Mechanical Gaming Keyboard) Review