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Razer Black Widow Ultimate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews of Razer Black Widow Ultimate. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The durability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Razer Black Widow Ultimate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Razer Black Widow Ultimate

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Razer Black Widow Ultimate from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The usability and durability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the price.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Razer Black Widow Ultimate Gaming KeyboardRazer Black Widow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Castle (maximumpc.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Review

 

Great key mechanisms, strong build, just the right number of features

Attracts fingerprints, noisy, doesn’t offer many more features than $50-cheaper basic model

Razer, long known for its high-end gaming mice, has had sort of a slow start when it comes to gaming keyboards. Its offerings haven’t been bad, but the company hasn’t had a must-have product yet. The BlackWidow is Razer’s first.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: E. Fylladitakis (anandtech.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Several months ago, we had a quick look at the BlackWidow Ultimate from Razer, a company very well known for their focus on gaming-related products. A few weeks ago, Razer announced that they have developed their own all-new mechanical switches,...

In summary, the BlackWidow Ultimate is a very good product that, in our opinion, has its marketing focused on the wrong direction. The improvement that the Green switches offer hardly is measurable, let alone significant. However, if you actually take...

Apr, 2014

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Razer Black Widow Ultimate

 

The Razer Black Widow Ultimate keyboard provides users with a light and springy typing experience, but personal taste may set in when considering the clicky keys.

Typing experience is light and springy. Backlighting. Fully customizable keyboard. Macro editing. Keyboard's downloadable software has easy to use UI

Can't adjust the color of the backlighting like in other Razer models. Glossy frame attracts smudges

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard review: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

 

To a certain extent Razer has made its own life difficult with the BlackWidow Ultimate. This $125 mechanical keyboard offers an impressively responsive typing experience, but we don't find its backlighting or spare USB jack and audio ports enough to...

Cherry MX Blue mechanical-key switches offer one of the most satisfying typing experiences available; backlighting helps you game in the dark; on-the-fly macro recording; intuitive driver software.

Backlighting and a few spare ports don't justify the $40 premium over the non-Ultimate BlackWidow.

At $125, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a competitively priced mechanical gaming keyboard in its range. We just wish Razer had done more to set this "Ultimate" edition apart from Razer's more affordable standard BlackWidow.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (itp.net)

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate

 

The BlackWidow Ultimate is a unique keyboard that provides a bit of subtle satisfaction with its clunky mechanical keys

A pricey but competent gaming keyboard that's built like a tank and packs tons of features.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2014

 

The Razer Black Widow Ultimate is a sleek-looking keyboard. Find out how it compares to other gaming keyboards in our full review.

Powerful customization and a solid feature set make this keyboard attractive

This keyboard is limited to 6KRO and only comes with Razer Green switches

The Razer Black Widow Ultimate is a powerful and compelling gaming keyboard with a couple small shortcomings.

Expert review by: Tom Magrino (techradar.com)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate review

 

Razer's new switches are a dampener, not a silencer, on keyboard clack

Responsive keys minimize mis-presses ; Substantial construction and feel ; Less noisy keystrokes

Lacks resounding blue-switch feel ; MMO gamers may want more macro keys

Taken on its own, the Razer Ultimate BlackWidow is a sturdy, responsive keyboard that will do what you want most out of a peripheral - fade into the periphery, especially if you disable the backlight. And as much as Razer would like you to believe it...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: K. Ershad (techadvisor.co.uk)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate review

 

Paying a premium for a keyboard is rare most of the time when you are assembling a PC, but once in a while a keyboard with the distinctive clickety-click sound comes along and is almost as expensive as a decent graphic card. One such mechanical...

Priced at £74, the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate is, according to us, asking for too much moolah. In fact, if you do not want any of the fancy features like the backlighting, the macro keys or the USB port then you can go ahead and buy the standard...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Ershad K. (pcworld.in)

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

 

The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard enters our lab with oodles of panache and manages to impress us.

Great tactile feedback,Sturdy build quality,Backlit LED keys are great,Macro recording on the fly

The glossy body is a fingerprint magnet,Minimum lag time of 6ms is a little disappointing,No PS/2 connector

Very Good

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: David Hollingworth (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Razer Black Widow 2014

 

When Razer released its Black Widow keyboard range a few years ago, it pretty much started a gaming keyboard cold war. Not only were its peripherals competitors hopping onto the mechanical keyboard bandwagon (including folks like Corsair, who'd never...

Razer really should stick with Cherry switches.

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight:No / Yes
Backlight color:Blue / Green / Red
Color of product:Black
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Ergonomic design: Yes
Game edition:Dragon Age
Internal: No
Material:Plastic
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Power source type:USB

Ergonomics

Headphone outputs:1
LED Indicators: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Keyboard

Actuation force:1.76
Adjustable keyboard height: Yes
Calculator:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Island-style keyboard:N
Key travel distance:0.0748
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices:Calculator, USB hub / No / USB hub
Keyboard language:English, Russian / Norwegian
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:5
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Keys operating life:60
Number of hot keys:5
Numeric keypad: Yes
Polling rate:1000
Polling rate (max):1000
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Purpose:PC/server
Recommended usage:Gaming
Split keyboard:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Hub:Y
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wrist rest:No / Yes

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Mac OS X (v10.5 to 10.6) / Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Depth:1.18
Height:6.73
Minimum system requirements:Internet (drivers)\n35MB\nUSB
Quantity:1
Weight:3.3
Weight (imperial):3.3
Width:18.7

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Number of products included:1
Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Power

Power source type:USB

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / No / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200 / 75
Minimum RAM:75
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Color group:Black
Colour group:Black
Number of hot keys:5

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 0.787 x 6.73 / 18.7 x 1.18 x 6.73 / 18.7 x 6.73 x 0.787 / 18.7 x 6.73 x 1.18
Keyboard Weight:3.31