razerblackwidow01 575x331 Razer Unveils BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard

Razer, leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, has announced the BlackWidow/ BlackWidow Ultimate keyboards at Gamescom 2010.

razerblackwidow01 575x331 Razer Unveils BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard

Razer, leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming peripherals, has announced the BlackWidow/ BlackWidow Ultimate keyboards at Gamescom 2010.

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Believed to be the
first mechanical keyboards designed for gaming, they feature an USB 2.0
interface, tactile mechanical keys with actuation points, media buttons,
fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording, five
additional gaming keys, and a 1ms response time. The Ultimate edition
boasts individually backlit keys with five levels of lighting, 3.5”
audio connectors, and an additional USB 2.0 port. The BlackWidow and
BlackWidow Ultimate will start shipping in September at a MSRP of USD
79.99/ 79.99 Euro and USD 129.99/ 129.99 Euro respectively.

“The
Razer BlackWidow is the world’s first mechanical keyboard that has been
engineered from ground up for gaming,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff,
president, Razer. “Imagine every single key on the keyboard with the
precision of a mouse click – no more pressing of keys without knowing
for certain if they have been actuated. Precision clicking coupled with
an optimized lighter key actuation force, this changes the way gamers
will play from now on. ”

Features:

  • Mechanical key
    architecture for faster actuation and extended lifespan
  • Fully
    programmable keys + 5 additional gaming keys with on-the-fly macro
    recording
  • 10 Customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
  • 1000Hz
    Ultrapolling™ for a blistering fast 1ms response time
  • Gaming
    optimized key matrix
  • Easy access media keys
  • Gaming mode option
  • Audio-out
    / mic-in jacks (Ultimate Edition)
  • USB pass-through (Ultimate
    Edition)
  • Individually backlit keys with 5 levels of lighting
    (Ultimate Edition)
  • Approx. size in mm: 475(L) x 171(W) x 30(H)

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