The Razer BlackWidow Elite is an excellent keyboard all around and is a noticeable step up from the regular BlackWidow. Build quality is considerably improved and the new wrist rest adds a lot to the comfort factor.
Razer’s in-house switches still compete well up against Cherry MX. The green switches I have been using sound and feel good to type on. However, some higher-grade keycaps would be nice considering that this is a £170 keyboard.
Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting continues to perform well, with a ton of customisation options, good colour representation and uniformity. Thanks to Synapse, you can easily sync up the lighting from other accessories, like a mouse, or even a Philips Hue bulb.
Ultimately though, it all comes down to price. The BlackWidow Elite is one of the more expensive gaming keyboards on the market, sitting at £169.99 on the Razer Store, or £149.99 over at Overclockers UK. At this price point, Razer’s biggest competition comes from Corsair and the K70 MK.2, which can be found at a similar price point online, or in some cases, a bit cheaper.
Which brand you end up going with will come down to personal preference, but make no mistake, the Black Widow Elite is up there amongst the top gaming keyboards around.
As mentioned, the BlackWidow Elite is available for £149.99 from Overclockers UK HERE.
- Razer Green switches compare nicely to Cherry MX Blues.
- Build quality is much improved over the non-elite Black Widow.
- Chroma RGB lighting is excellent.
- No-fuss wrist rest with plenty of cushioning.
- PBT keycaps would be a nice addition.
KitGuru Says: The Razer BlackWidow Elite is one of the best gaming keyboards around, with very few shortcomings. Still, it faces strong competition at similar, or in some cases, slightly lower prices.