Blackwidow Chroma worth it?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Deleted member 184111, Dec 18, 2015.

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  1. ok i'm just about hyped as getting the keyboard this christmas \

    should i fall for the hate? i mean chroma is expensive af is it worth it? will it last long? do the kailh switch worn off early? thanks
     
  2. Whiteheadcrab

    Whiteheadcrab New Member

    Well , the biggest part of keyboards from Razer with good attitude may work during some years . If you want cheaper you may just wait for discounts. But that's only my view.Perhaps there are other ways but i don't know about them.
     
  3. yeah i just want my money to don't go to waste and RMA in my country is so far to ship it back
     
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  4. ndx_leon

    ndx_leon Member

    I think is totally worth it if your a true gamer ...
     
  5. yeah i know its worth it im asking about the durability and health life rofl
     
  6. Sixie

    Sixie Member

    if you like being able to create macros on those extra keys... and would want the optional full rgb lighting.. then yes...

    but if u dont need macros much... the Tournament Edition works just as good as the normal one. now if ur not really into the lighting effect... the 2016 is fine? its the same tbh...

    as for me... since i have the Razer Mamba Chroma and Firefly Pad... i ended up getting a BlackWidow Chroma just to finish the set off for christmas lights :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: lol
     
  7. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    They seem durable, i haven't had any problems with LED's or switches dieing in the year that i have had mine. The keyboard is not without its issues tho, they seem to suffer from sticking/looping keys. A firmware update helps reduce the amount of occurrences but doesn't eliminate the problem completely :slightly_sad:. I've RMA'd 3-4 boards and the RMA process is pretty easy even if u live far away from Razer. I purchased mine from razerstore and they arranged collection of the keyboards when they were RMA'd (was easy and free)
    Is the keyboard worth it ? = No, i don't think so.
    Is it cool and do i like it ? = Yup its awesome but has issues :slightly_sad:
     
  8. thanks for your opinion :D

    how do u rma it? i mean we have 1 official razer store not that far away should i rma it there if any problems persist?
     
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  9. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    This is how i did it :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
    1. Contact razer support. Explain the problem. (they thought my keyboard was defective)
    2. Sent them Proof of Purchase (receipt from razer store)
    3. Razer then paid fedex to collect my keyboard and they sent me shipping lables to print off and a number to ring when i was ready for the keyboard to be collected.
    4. Prepared the keyboard for shipping, attached shipping documents, Rang Fedex and said i was ready.
    5. Fedex came and took the keyboard to mainland Europe and Razer sent me a New keyboard.
    EZ PZ RMA :D
     
  10. oh i thought i have to do it myself to ship it to them thanks m8
     
  11. GoneDrinkin

    GoneDrinkin Active Member

    Hi, thanks for your post, it was one of my worries as there were stories here that people had to pay for the shipping costs even if it was a defective product within like the first month of purchase which I thought was unreasonable. Since you stated mainland Europe, where are you living in? UK? Is your area covered under the limited warranty therefore you are able to RMA with Razer bearing the costs?
     
  12. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    I'm in Ireland. I think European law states that there must be at least 2 year warranty on consumer electronics. Pretty much all the good online retailers will arrange collection and pay for shipping if you receive a defective item. I'm not sure what you mean by is my area covered by limited warranty. To me limited warranty = bad.
    I'm to 100% sure on this but i'm pretty sure that the only reason razer arranged collection was because i bought it from the razer store. If i had purchased the item from Amazon then amazon would have to arrange collection and replace my keyboard.
     
  13. what if i bought it from a retailer that is razer permitted will razer cover that or the shop i nought it from?
     
  14. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    As far as i know if something happens in the first 30 days the reseller you purchased it from should help you. If its after that period and you have problems trying to return to the re-seller then Razer will sort you out. More info here : http://www.razerzone.com/warranty
     
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  15. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I had the Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth for a couple years before I went Chroma last year and that keyboard is still going strong. (my 12 year old son has it now) Prior to that I used the Razer Tarantula keyboard and it lasted me 7-8 years before I upgraded to the BWUS mentioned earlier, but it was still functional when I upgraded. I've been using my Blackwidow Chroma Stealth now since they released, and I absolutely love it. Absolutely no issues, no faults and no problems with durability so far. I can't imagine that this won't last many years just like the past few. It's most likely that I'll find something new and cool that I want before the keyboard itself actually wears out. hehehe
     
  16. Thanks but im seeing more and more defective chroma keyboards im kinda scared haha thanks!
     
  17. I've got a blackwidow chroma and it works perfectly ! it's a verygood keyboard !
     
  18. Nice
     
  19. GoneDrinkin

    GoneDrinkin Active Member

    I think those who got defective generally speaks out for solutions to their defect, while those who received a good piece (majority), enjoys them and very few speaks out about how their keyboard is great. So media wise i think you need not worry about that. Also, from some active members, Razer's Support/RMA for defects program is good. Courier collecting from you, and delivering a replacement at no additional cost (this might seem to be location specific).

    Every brand, every product, there will be manufacturing defects, unavoidable. The only factor is how high/low this defect % is. I trust that Razer is lower than competitors, quoting from CEO Min-Liang Tan.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  20. Thanks mate
     
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