Multi-Award Winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches

Designed specifically for gaming, the Razer Mechanical Switch actuates at an optimal distance, giving you speed and responsiveness like never before. The Razer Mechanical Switch has been lauded as the new standard for all mechanical gaming keyboards since its introduction.


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Engineered for
Durability

No matter how intense your gaming marathons get, each Razer Mechanical Switch is engineered to withstand up to 80 million keystrokes, so you’ll enjoy the Razer advantage for years to come.advantage for longer.


key stroke life span


CHROMA BACKLIGHTING WITH 16.8 MILLION CUSTOMIZABLE COLOR OPTIONS

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma features individually programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse.

Lighting Effects

Experience Chroma lighting »
Wave
choose direction
Unleash the true potential of your keyboard's lighting system
with the Advanced Chroma Configurator

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Comparison Chart

  • razer blackwidow
    chroma

  • Mechanical Switch Type: Clicky / Silent
  • Actuation Force: 50g / 45g
  • Keyboard Backlighting:
  • Fully Programmable Keys
  • 10 Key Rollover
  • Gaming Mode Option
  • Braided Fibre Option
  • 5 Additional Macro Keys
  • Audio-in and Microphone-out
  • USB Passthrough
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  • razer blackwidow
    tournament edition
    chroma

  • Mechanical Switch Type: Clicky / Silent
  • Actuation Force: 50g / 45g
  • Keyboard Backlighting:
  • Fully Programmable Keys
  • 10 Key Rollover
  • Gaming Mode Option
  • Braided Fibre Option
  • BUY NOW >
  • razer blackwidow ultimate 2016

  • Mechanical Switch Type: Clicky / Silent
  • Actuation Force: 50g / 45g
  • Keyboard Backlighting:
  • Fully Programmable Keys
  • 10 Key Rollover
  • Gaming Mode Option
  • Braided Fibre Option
  • Audio-in and Microphone-out
  • USB Passthrough
  • BUY NOW >
  • razer blackwidow
    tournament edition

  • Mechanical Switch Type: Clicky / Silent
  • Actuation Force: 50g / 45g
  • Fully Programmable Keys
  • 10 Key Rollover
  • Gaming Mode Option
  • Braided Fibre Option
  • BUY NOW >

TECH SPECS

  • Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 50g actuation force
  • 80 million keystroke life span
  • Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 5 additional dedicated macro keys
  • Gaming mode option
  • Audio-out/mic-in jacks
  • USB pass-through
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 475mm/18.72” (Width) x 171mm/6.74” (Height) x 39mm/1.54” (Depth)
  • Approximate weight: 1500g/3.31lbs

System Requirements

  • PC or Mac with a free USB port
  • Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Mac OS X (v10.8 - 10.11)
  • Internet connection
  • 100 MB of hard disk space
  • Razer Synapse registration (requiring a valid e-mail), software download, license acceptance, and internet connection needed to activate full features of product and for software updates. After activation, full features are available in optional offline mode.