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A Question about the Razer Blackwidow Chroma

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by LychiixD, Feb 28, 2015.

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  1. LychiixD_no_id

    LychiixD_no_id New Member

    I bought the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard not a long time ago,
    And now I am thinking if I should buy the Razer Blackwidow Chroma keyboard.
    And my question is, if the Razer Blackwidow Chroma is physically different than the
    Blackwidow Ultimate. (Size, Keys, Structure, etc), except the lights.
    I do not want to get used to a new keyboard, and maybe I will not like the Chroma if it's physically different, so I do not want to take the risks.
    Anybody knows if it's different ?

    Thanks and sorry if I made any spelling mistakes, Since English is not my native language :D
  2. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    Ultimate = Cherry MX Blues
    Chroma = Razer switches
  3. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Chroma is physically identical to the Ultimate in terms of layout so you wont have to get used to something new. Perhaps too similar. I doubt you'll notice the difference in razer vs cherry mx switches.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  4. OfficialAtomik

    OfficialAtomik New Member

    Razer's mechanical switches are designed from the ground up specifically for gaming, and have an optimized set of actuation and reset points that improve your gaming performance by giving you speed and responsiveness like never before.
  5. greatking

    greatking Active Member

    Same thing, the only difference between the blackwidow ult and blackwidow chroma is that the chroma has rgb lighting and the backplate is white instead of Razer's usual green
    Basically it, it really depends on you, do you really want the GB lighting
  6. CuTTyFlaM

    CuTTyFlaM New Member

    If you put them side-to-side, you will notice a difference in the chassis material's colour and same goes for the keys, they'll look grey instead of dark/black. There's also that backplate that is white, of course to fit every colors you can put on it.
    That was the most shocking thing when I unpacked it and had still the Ultimate on my desk. Else there isn't much to say, the switches don't give much difference in feeling.
    It's as if they took the Chroma to be softer for the eye and touch.
  7. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I was using the Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth before and traded up for the Blackwidow Chroma Stealth and I didn't really notice much of a difference between the two. Layout and size felt identical, the button presses were slightly different at first but it took less than one evening for me to not notice the small change. If you want to go Chroma then I'd say go for it.
  8. LychiixD_no_id

    LychiixD_no_id New Member

    What about their size ? Is it the same?
  9. LychiixD_no_id

    LychiixD_no_id New Member

    Alright Thanks, and do you know if Blackwidow 2014 (The normal version without lights) is any different from the chroma except lights ?
  10. CuTTyFlaM

    CuTTyFlaM New Member

    No, physically nothing changes, it's exactly the same. Just as I said, only the material for the keys and the chassis seem to have change because of their colors or their feelings (keys mainly).

    It's nothing different for any dimensions from any other models, as I see you're asking between them.
  11. kushal

    kushal Member Staff Member

    In terms of dimensions they are both identical. They both also come in Razer Green and Razer Orange switches.

    The main differences between the BlackWidow Ultimate and BlackWidow Chroma are:

    - RGB lighting
    - Individual controls for each LED
    - White back plate vs Green backplate
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