The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is Razer’s flagship keyboard. It is a good mechanical keyboard that is taking the gaming world by storm in 2017. From the house of Razer, it is one of the few budget editions that qualifies to be one of the high-end keyboards in terms of performance.
It is well made in terms of design and built. It uses the classic Razer Bespoke key for a complete gaming and typing experience. It comes with customizable RGB lighting and pass-through for audio and USB port. This is a feature unseen in lower budget models, including the Poseidon Z from Thermaltake. It is quite the example of perfection from the House of Razer.
Backlighting and more –
It is a full-size RGB backlit keyboard with a solid plastic shell. There are not traces of flex on the body and the matte black finish just adds the icing to the cake. The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 has included a faux-leather wrist rest for long gaming sessions. This is magnetically attached to the front of the keyboard. Take it off, and the keyboard is portable once more. It keyboard has plenty of padding in the right places. Although this is less likely to last as long as Corsair’s plasticky finish, we prefer the classier feel of the BlackWidow Chroma V2.
The V2 comes with a USB option and a 3.5 mm jack for quick headset audio adaptation. The braided textile connection cable is not detachable like the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB.
Keytype options –
Each key has a soft touch plastic keycap. They are removable and reveal Razer Mechanical switches. Do not be glum since this one does not have Cherry MX switches. This is a new legacy of mechanical switches from Razer that have their own list of specs. You can dress the BlackWidow in Green, Orange and Yellow switches. The Green switch is more “clicky” by nature and it is more preferred by purists. The Orange switch has a stronger tactile feedback and a travel distance of 4 mm. the Yellow ones are ideal for dedicated gamers who like to feel the impact. Both the Yellow and Orange switches are “silent” switches since they make less noise as compared to the Green switch.
Added features from the house of Razer –
You can adjust the snazzy backlights with the Chroma Configurator. Pick advanced styles or select a pre-configured mode. The keys are programmable. You can assign new function to each one. You can link each profile to different applications as well. The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is the epitome of modifications and customizations that will allow gamers to enjoy high impact games like Mass Effect Andromeda, Gears of War and Metal Gear Solid.
Our verdict –
It hardly matters what kind of game you want to play. Once you have the BlackWidow V2 in hand, you are likely to get addicted to the game just because of the keyboard’s sheer power and stellar performance. This mechanical keyboard is finally enough to crack the gamer and typist wall.