"Black widow : Responsibly priced mechanical keyboard"5.0 starson by magikwizard
Pros: Tactile feedback
short throw cherry mx blue switches
fully programmable keyboard (this includes all character keys as well as the dedicated keys)
storage of 10 profiles
5 back light settings off - glowing
on the fly macro programming is a snap
Cons: I have no current problems with this keyboard
Summary: The Razer Black widow ultimate is one of the most affordable back lit mechanical keyboards on the market. Although is it geared to the gamers i find this keyboard to be great for long periods of typing and programing.
A mechanical keyboard is very different then the keyboards you currently use. A standard keyboard works of a membrane dome system when you depress the keys. What this means is that you must fully press down a normal keyboard key in order for it to register the action on screen.. A mechanical keyboard has dedicated switches that are behind each key. The result is that you get a tactile feedback letting you know that you have pressed down a key as well as the clicking sound. The difference is that you will be touching keys to type rather then having to fully press a key down. This also means there will be no ghosting of keys that would might find with other gaming as well as vanilla keyboards.
The Black widow is also rated at 50 million keystrokes per key which means you will be owning this keyboard for a very long time.
The Ultimate edition also gives you a usb run through port so that you can plug a mouse in and has a long enough cord that you can use this at distances that a cheap wireless keyboard would work at.
It also offers whats known as a gaming mode feature that allows you to turn off the windows key during gaming sessions.
Each key has its own dedicated led ensuring that you will have a nice bright lit keyboard with the lights turned off which is the main reason i hunted this keyboard down.
the design of the keyboard is very similar to the old mechanical keyboards that computers came with this means that the keys are all tiered and there is a nice curve to the keyboard making it much easier to type and reach keys all across the board.
If you have never used a mechanical keyboard you owe yourself a chance to try one out. There is alot of quality in the way Razer designed this keyboard down to the lazer etched keys