Razer’s latest mechanical keyboard is a new Tournament edition of their BlackWidow keyboard (see our review of the pre-chroma version here). The BlackWidow is a fully mechanical keyboard with Razer’s Chroma backlighting, which offers fully configurable coloring using Razer’s Synapse software. The original BlackWidow is Razer’s best-selling keyboard.

The BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma is for those that need to take their keyboard with them, and is an update to the non-Chroma model. It is a compact version, which drops the number pad on the right, and the macro keys on the left. It also features a detachable USB cable, as well as a custom hard carrying case to package the keyboard in to. The keyboard itself features mechanical switches designed by Razer, and the Chroma backlighting is the new feature to this model, and offers 16.8 million color options which can be defined into key zones, or different lighting effects just like it’s full sized sibling.


For those that are interested in a RGB mechanical keyboard they can more easily tote about, Razer is selling the new model today on their website and are offering it as an exclusive through BestBuy in the USA and Canada.

Source: Razer

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  • jorkevyn - Friday, April 17, 2015 - link

    i used for 3years a QPad MK85, expensive 125$ but very good quality with Brown cherry keys and they give you many choice for me, i will stay with this brand even for my next keyboard
  • eek2121 - Friday, April 24, 2015 - link

    Don't use Razer products, you'll kill kittens if you do. As someone who was stupid enough to buy a left handed Razer mouse as well as a Razer keyboard, I can tell you that you'll waste a buttload of money if you buy anything Razer. My keyboard to this day still does not function properly due to software bugs (keys get stuck after unlocking windows and large amounts of people have had this issue.) They claimed a defective keyboard (little do they know I went through 5 of them through various retailers with the same issue because I was naive enough to believe them, but didn't want to deal with their poor support system; If i weren't left handed I wouldn't have had to load their damn software) then when i said they were mistaken, they basically said i was full of shit and that their software was perfect. Yet the second I unloaded their software (I even wrote a handy task scheduler script which killed on lock and relaunched on unlock), my Razer hardware mysteriously began the function properly (except their software hangs up half the time on unlock and doesn't start properly). The only reason I need their software? Their left handed mouse requires it to not swap the left/right mouse buttons, because they assume that we lefties can't actually click properly.
  • FXi - Monday, July 6, 2015 - link

    Nice. So you essentially traced the program (externally) and found it to be garbage. Not shocked, but disappointed. Good comment

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