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Breaking in Blackwidow Chroma Stealth

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Vespertine83, Mar 24, 2016.

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  1. Attention Blackwidow Chroma Stealth users:

    I bought the regular green switch/clicky BW Chroma from Best Buy. I really liked the feel of it. I wanted it to be less loud so I ordered the Stealth version w/ Orange Switches from Razer.

    Now I'm typing on it and am noticing that it is significantly more stiff. Some of the buttons (particularly the doublewide backspace, enter, and shift) just don't feel nice. They feel like there is more friction going on when I press the keys where the clicky keyboard is more smooth.

    Do I maybe just need to break this keyboard in? Or is this consistent with what others have experienced?

    Side Note: I also didn't receive the whole package, I only got the "inner" box without any of the promotional information on it. Maybe this is refurbished or something?
     
  2. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    @Vespertine83 -- My first question would be to ask, "Where did you order your stealth version of the keyboard from?"

    Because if your answer is not the RazerZone Online Store, then it's almost entirely possible that it's a knock-off variety and not an actual Razer keyboard. The Blackwidow Chroma Stealth is exclusive to only the RazerZone Online Store.

    However, if you did purchase it from Razer themselves then you may wish to contact Razer Customer Support and see if there is anything they can suggest or offer to assist with the keys feeling so different.
    Also keep in mind that occasionally there are just simple manufacturing defects in certain batches of products, it's always a small possibility that you obtained a keyboard that just has issues and could be replaced through the warranty offered.

    I own the Blackwidow Stealth Chroma and all my keys press and feel the same, including backspace, spce, shift, enter, tab, etc. So, if it's a legitimate Razer keyboard from their store, then I'd definitely contact the customer support to see what they can suggest/offer.
     
  3. Thanks for the reply.

    I've been using my keyboard for about a month now and I love it. The enter, backspace, and right shift feel pretty good now. I honestly think I had to break in a little bit. Either that or I got used to the feel. I maintain that it feels a bit more friction-ful than the green keys, but it still feels nice.

    If I hyper-analyze it, the Enter key feels a bit off on the left side of it. A little jangly, but it's fine. Who has time to worry about that?

    To answer your question, yes I did get it from the Razer store.
     
  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    This is interesting. The Stealth version should have less friction because 1) its orange mechanical switches have less activation force and 2) it doesn't use a plunger bump mechanism like the green switches.

    If anything, they should be smoother than the greens. Some posters here have even compared the smoothness to reds. I actually own the TE version of your keyboard and personally I find it soooooooooo much nicer. I would never go back to the greens based on sound & actuation force. Glad to hear you grew into your board though.
     
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