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Razer BlackWidow Elite Keyboard Review

Rating: 8.5.

Razer is well established in the keyboard market at this point, with the BlackWidow being amongst the most popular gaming keyboards around. Today, we are taking a look at the flagship version, the BlackWidow Elite, which amps up the build quality and features. Is it worth the £169.99 price tag?

Razer has been releasing its own mechanical switches for years now, which are designed to offer swifter actuation and a longer lifespan compared to other mechanical switches on the market. The version we have here today uses Razer’s Green switch, which competes with Cherry MX Blues.


  • Razer Mechanical Switches.
  • 80 million keystroke lifespan.
  • Razer Chroma RGB lighting.
  • Ergonomic wrist rest.
  • Multi-function media 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 roll-over anti-ghosting.
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording.
  • Gaming mode option.
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling.
  • Military grade metal top construction.
  • Instant Trigger Technology.

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