BlackWidow Chroma Tournament Edition V2 - anyone also wants?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by hsplus, Apr 24, 2017.

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  1. hsplus

    hsplus New Member

    Hey guys. I'm not new, but I keep at bay for most of the time since I don't really like to interact that much. quiet guy.
    Long story short Anyone else besides me would love to see a blackwidow tournament edition v2 with the smaller wristwrest and all?

    And a little backstory as to why I'm fascinated with that idea.
    a couple years ago I had saved some money for some gear (it wasn't razer, it was a multitude of specifc brands - at the time I didn't wanted razer peripherals cause they costed too much here where I live and I couldn't afford to think about owning one, cause in reality, that was never gonna happen, but my friend went to the us and I saw the chance to grab me some mice and phones while buying a mechanical keyboard anyway...) but the store my friend went to buy the gear didn't had those peripherals, but they were doing a sale on razer gear, so my friend picked up all razer peripherals (kraken, deathadder and blackwidow ultimate) at the time razer didn't had the Tournament Edition and so I was stuck with a normal version, guess which day the Tournament Edition launched? the day my friend left the US =D so luck got me again.
    Anyway fastforward years drooling over every Tournament Edition razer puts out. The soft case is perfect, seriously it is a defining characteristic why I'm so wishing for one. the detachable cable is a must for people who compete (I don't anymore cause I'm old, but back in the good ol' days of CRT monitors it would have been a delight to have) it's everything I wished for in a keyboard and so they release the Blackwidow V2, with dat wristrest :kissing_heart: WHY U DO DIS TO ME?

    So in short. yeah, I want dat. anyone wanna join the train on this one?
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    I would, only for a cheaper keyboard with a wristrest though
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  3. hsplus

    hsplus New Member

    My real problem isn't actually the price, it's that when I play csgo, sometimes I end up not flicking all the way to my left cause I end up hitting the numeric portion of my blackwidow =[ also I hate to bump the mice onto my keyboard, it gives me the creeps
  4. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I find this rather fascinating, to be honest. I've never bumped into my keyboard with my mouse. Matter of fact, I never knew that people had that as an issue. lol

    Now that I'm actually pondering the possibility, I wonder if perhaps it has more to do with DPI and resolution than anything. In other words, how much real estate any given person may, or may not, need in order to move their mouse from one side of their screen to the other.

    So, thank you, something for me to think about for a bit. hehehe
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  5. hsplus

    hsplus New Member

    Hey Kajira, it never happens in other games, but in CS:GO I use low sensitivity so I don't overuse my small muscles in my hands with micro movements, the low sensitivity + low dpi helps me use my forearm to make precise movements instead of only my hand. The problem with it is that it does take a bigger space in the mousepad + since I'm a small guy, I'm assuming I tend to have less space between my hands and so to let them spread apart it's really unconfortable. That's why the reason for the TKL keyboard, that way I can flick to my left and not bump my razer babies. That stress me two times also... cause I probably lost that flick and cause I'm hurting my babies =[
  6. SodiumMachine

    SodiumMachine Active Member

    I'd want a non backlit V2. 1st, lighting costs a lot. 2nd my mom and my brother get headaches from flashing lights, so I always buy the non backlit. Sucks :/
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  7. hsplus

    hsplus New Member

    Hey Sodium, isn't there a stealth version without the backlight? I personally just like lights on the keyboard and don't even need to be chroma, it's just cause I love to play in the dark and sometimes you don't want touch your way through the keys to know where you at. and so I find it an useful feature in a keyboard =]
  8. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    I have the Chroma X TE (yes without numb pad on the right). And the reason I chose it is due to the same reason. And at the end I still bump into the keyboard. In addition to that, I regret my decision as I now realized how important they are for my work.
    The only thing you can do is to get used to wider arm placement
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  9. hsplus

    hsplus New Member

    I have afear that the same will happen to me hahaha, but I will stay with my regular blackwidow and add the tkl version just to play
  10. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    I didn't even know Orbweaver existed before I bought the keyboard. If I did, I would have bought it instead of the whole keyboard. It looks compact and would have worked really well. That is my superpower. I can work on remapped keys like a boss
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  11. hsplus

    hsplus New Member

    That isn't a solution for me. I'm too used to the regular distribution of keys to rework that entirely just to play, I'd rather just lose the numpad... my superpower is that I can be unconfortable witth any situation for longs periods of time. Some even call me Captain Conformist
  12. GilbertC06_no_id

    GilbertC06_no_id New Member

    Is there any news of them making a third version with Yellow Switches? Would buy one in a heartbeat. Not sure why they don't make more products with the yellow switch, I personally dislike the green switch, and the orange switch is similar to my budget kb with brown switches that I want to change from. I also don't really want the full sized blackwidow. I wish there were more options.
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  13. hsplus

    hsplus New Member

    Oh mann, too bad, I love the green switches, being annoying is kinda my thing... hahaha, just kidding, it just reminds me of old keyboards I used as a kid, so I love the noise and the clickiness =]
  14. Razer.WolfPack

    Razer.WolfPack Administrator Staff Member

    Hey Insiders, great thread you have there. To all current TE users, here's a question: What's the main reason you opted for the Tournament Edition version of the Razer BlackWidow over the full sized keyboard?

    I'm curious to find out.
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  15. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    The answer is very simple for me. I like having Small and compact stuffs. Chroma X TE is just stunning. It's personal preference.
    Preventing the mouse from hitting the numbpad was also the reason (which still IS after getting the compact one)
    Pricing was also a good point ($50, man)
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  16. Skrunch

    Skrunch Active Member

    A few reasons,

    1) Aesthetically, I think it looks nicer. TE keyboards are more compact/smaller bezels and give off a cleaner look on a desk in my opinion.

    2) I would sometimes hit my mouse against full sized keyboards when making fast swipes. Doesn't happen on my TKL keyboards. It feels more ergonomic as well.

    3) I never use the number pad or macro keys so it seemed useless to have it.

    4) The carrying case and detachable cable are nice bonuses.
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  17. ioriman

    ioriman New Member

    I have a blackwidow but I am not at all to buy the TE. Why? Practicality
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  18. overwerked

    overwerked New Member

    i think it's too small
  19. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    I second this, I love tenkeyless / tournament edition boards over their full sized counterparts. I never use the numpad anyway and to me they feel much better and look way cooler. Plus I have a compact style desk and I need all the real estate I can get. I hope they come out with a tournament board with the yellow razer switches as well as I want something quieter for my next keyboard.

    Not for nothing, but I hope Razer comes out with a yellow switch tournament board before corsair comes out with the K65 with cherry mx silent switches otherwise I'll be forced to buy from corsair which I really don't want to do since all my peripherals are razer and I'd rather stick to one program to synch all my RGB devices.
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  20. hsplus

    hsplus New Member

    Yeah, the only item that isn't razer in my setup is my mousepad, but it's cause at the time razer only had the goliathus, which I think doesn't look good, you know with the all green image and all, so qck+ ftw, but I'm getting that razer gigantus, it's the right size but I wish it was thicker, sometimes weed gets caught up on the bottom of the mousepad and it really sucks to bumpdrift your mouse while trying to flick =[

    anyway, that's why everything else is razer, cause I didn't want to deal with more software to manage my peripherals.

    also my cousin is going to the US in october, so... yeah razer, you're making me poorer, yet again

    I've said some before, but after reading some comments I do agree that they look better, the slimmer fit of it looks tight.
    I do use the numpad on my work, but for playing games I really never do, so at least 40% of my time in the pc I'm not using it in anyway, so I guess it's not a downside for me to not have it

    I do love the detachable cabe (which I would love to see in the X version, as I'm a smoker and the X looks so easy to clean) and the bag, that's because I used to compete on cs 1.6 and travelling with crappy peripherals always ended up in tears after tournaments. mainly cause of cable damage, so having that travel bag as well as the detachable cable is two times pleasing for me. Although I do not compete anymore, and travel less with my gear, the times I do, I really like not to worry if my peripherals are getting crushed or smashed anywhere.

    So basically
    It's easy to transport
    if there is cable damage, you can just easily replace it
    travel bag adds protection and confort in transporting it (confort as in if you have to hold it in your hands, you can use the grab thingy) (sorry english is not my first language and I'm too lazy to search the correct word for it)
    goes well with compact desks and cleaner looks
    stop bumping my mice in the side of my keyboard during flicks which will result in less rage quits during my gameplay =D
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