Razer going to adda new member to its long-standing BlackWidow mechanical keyboard line-up which features a 10 key roll-over and wide array of visual effects. Although the BlackWindow Ultimate 2016 doesn’t offer any kind of RGB lighting. But a simply revolves around quirky transitions via the individually backlit green LEDs. One thing is that the keyboard utilizes Razer’s propitiatory mechanical switches with a rating of 60 million key strokes. The switches come in two forms, a tactile, clicky green version requiring 50g of actuation force and a quiet brown switch with 45g of pressure. According to Razer’s CEO, Min-Liang Tan, the switches are entirely built for gaming purposes and creates a unrivaled value proposition:
“There isn’t a gaming keyboard out there that offers better value,”
“From the customizable backlit keys to the fact that our Razer mechanical switches are the only ones designed especially for gaming, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 is the perfect keyboard for any gamer looking to upgrade to mechanical keyboards.”
Now the price bracket of the keyboard does not fall unsurprisingly, it’s extremely expensive for the feature set and comes in at $109.99 (7000 INR) although price may vary according to the region. Also, Razer has also removed all the macro functionality on the left side, so you cannot map any custom-commands. Surprisingly the switches are Chinese and produced quite cheaply when compared to Cherry MX alternatives, which is not expected by Razer and also the high price bracket seems to be unfair. In that case there’s so many other alternatives around the £100 price bracket with Cherry MX switches, a better PCB. It not that BlackWindow Ultimate 2016 is a bad keyboard but when compared to the market the Specs are dramatically unaccepted by Razer.