Razer BlackWidow Elite | Feel the Difference

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Razer.WolfPack, Aug 31, 2018.

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  1. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    The blackwidow elite has open board design so its easier to clean. Always wanted that but I also wanted a USB pass through.
  2. YUGO_

    YUGO_ New Member

    I got it. worth. finally gonna complete my razer selection
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  3. Naxterra

    Naxterra New Member

    Sorry but no macro keys no buy for me. I will stick with my Blackwidow v2.
  4. AltairIbnLaAhad_

    AltairIbnLaAhad_ New Member

    oh dammit feelsbad man
  5. Faysal_Ahmed

    Faysal_Ahmed New Member

    I want this
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  6. Asten__

    Asten__ Active Member

    Mhm do you think the wrist cushion is detacheable?
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  7. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    Normally, it is for all Razer's keyboard.
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  8. BiutifulSea

    BiutifulSea Active Member

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  9. thinkdepot910

    thinkdepot910 New Member

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  10. fyBiceps

    fyBiceps Member

    This is so overpriced here in India almost 260$ omg
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  11. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    Shipping fees include ?
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  12. imReqi

    imReqi Well-Known Member

    Tried it again this morning and had to make some edits.

    Yes it's detachable. The cushion itself feels better (denser, more cushy foam) than the one on my Ornata. I like the slope of the wrist rest WAY better than the Ornata one too too, and the Ornata is really comfy--the Blackwidow Elite is just an overall improvement there. My only complaint would be that the magnet between the wrist rest and keyboard isn't quite strong enough that when I lean on the wrist rest with my elbows or lean forward on it, it pushes up and closer to the keyboard. Over time, the cushioned edge of the rest creeps up and close to the keys and the space bar. I keep pushing it back down into place. This is probably because the slope is different and I could always solve this be leaning my elbows on the desk and not the wrist rest, but it's SO comfortable I'd rather put my elbow there than a hard desk top. :big_grin_:
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018
  13. FreshBot

    FreshBot New Member

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  14. Asten__

    Asten__ Active Member


    Thank you for explaining!

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  15. ElDiki

    ElDiki Member

    Razer new products are always sick! Love it!
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  16. jwood1

    jwood1 New Member

    Dang, looking good...
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  17. Ricky663

    Ricky663 New Member

    What are the dimensions of the keyboard?
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  18. GODzillaGSPB

    GODzillaGSPB Member

    Got mine today - yellow swtches - and at first was a bit worried. I tried the Logitech G513 a week ago and was devastated about the loud spring noise every single switch makes when released. I gave it 2/5 stars on Amazon (Germany) and another platform describing my experience and my disappointment.

    Now the Razer Black Widow Elite has that, too, BUT...to a much lower degree. I'm able to directly compare it to my (failing) Corsair K70 Lux with Cherry MX Brown switches. They are much louder on their own, the switch "clicking" itself is louder, but the springs don't make a noise, not even a bit.

    So this is definitely a thing and both companies should look into this. It seems there is still a difference between an age old company like Cherry who figured out these things over the past decades and a "newcomer" to the scene of custom switches like Logitech and Razer. Razer needs to work on it a little bit, more a matter of better quality in the future than a failed design, but Logitech needs to throw their Romer G switches into the trash and start from scratch with the design. Seriously, it is that bad! Unbearable!

    That said I will keep the Razer. Like I mentioned, the spring noise is there, but barely noticable in everyday scenarios, even with the windows closed and no other sound source than my pc I have to put my head closer to the keyboards to clearly notice it. And the feel of the switches is definitely better, the overall quality of the keyboard is better and I love the customization (especially when it comes to keys and macros) with the software.

    Good work Razer...but please look into the spring noise. It's a 180€ keyboard after all...
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
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  19. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    Did you take the green switches ?
    They're the noisiest ones, the yellow or orange are far more discreet.
  20. GODzillaGSPB

    GODzillaGSPB Member

    Sorry, I will add this to the original post: Yellow switches. And I'm not talking about the normal noise the switches make when you press them. Not the clicking. The springs, they...ring. A bit. Like I said, far less than with the crappy Logitech Romer G. But Cherry switches don't do this, at all.

    We have to differ here between noise that is actually expected from a switch and accidental noise and I would definitly call the spring coil noise an unwanted side effect.
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