Razer BlackWidow Elite | Feel the Difference

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

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  1. imReqi

    imReqi Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your post and your feedback on the yellow switches. I went with the greens since I was enjoying the noise and audible click, but think I would actually prefer the shorter travels of the yellow--not to mention the sound. I hadn't considered the sound of the spring itself, but I agree for your point--for this price is should be damn near perfect.
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  2. czesio007p

    czesio007p New Member

    nice keyboard
  3. GODzillaGSPB

    GODzillaGSPB Member

    Did a little reading the "ping" or "filco ping" thing, as it is officially called. Apparently there is a name for everything. :D

    It seems more common than I thought and even with all kinds of switches, even Cherry switches. There are websites exclusively mentioning and informing about all kinds of mechanical switch experiences over the years, like this one: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/mcrip#wiki_sound_illusions

    So I guess I will just bear with it. I retested my older failing mechanical keyboard with the MX Brown and on closer "inspection" it got a spring sound, too. Just not as audible because the switches themselves are louder. And it is entirely possible that the spring sound was louder at the beginning, as one hint suggests:

    All the other options seem to be a little over the top imho. Sound mats, lubing...nah, wont do any of that. Logitech Romer G switch users might though...tehehe. :D
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  4. kolbykskk

    kolbykskk New Member

    Just purchased this the other day, it's amazing!!
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  5. J.O.Z.Y

    J.O.Z.Y New Member

    Any problems so far with Synapse 3?
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  6. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    I just have a Cyanosa Chroma wich work with Synapse 3 and i haven't had any problem so far.
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  7. fyBiceps

    fyBiceps Member

    Synapse 3 has improved alot lately.
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  8. TR1PW1R3

    TR1PW1R3 Member

    I have the Razer Blackwidow Elite, Razer Deathadder Elite, and Kraken 7.1 V2 as my daily peripherals and I have no gripes or complaints about any of them. I also have a Lancehead TE that I've retired (still works fine). My other Razer Peripherals that I've had in the past include the Deathadder 3.5, Blackwidow 2013 (No LED, MX Blue switch model), Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2, Razer Tiamat 2.2, and Deathadder 2013. My Deathadder 3.5 and Deathadder 2013 had double click issue on left click and the Tiamat 2.2 has a short in the volume control. So I've been using Razer products since 2011 and I have some complaints but Razer has done the Blackwidow Elite right! The Blackwidow is a nice keyboard but felt like it didn't match up to other keyboards. Before the Elite model, it lacked proper volume controls and dedicated media keys. Now Razer has finally nailed it on the head with this keyboard and I have to say kudos to Razer for doing that and finally listening to their fans after all these years of requesting dedicated volume and media controls.
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  9. Asten__

    Asten__ Active Member


    Thank you for your insights! a little bit OT but may i ask why you retired the Lancehead in favour of the blackadder?
  10. TR1PW1R3

    TR1PW1R3 Member

    The reason I retired the Lancehead TE is because I prefer the shape and feel of the Deathadder Elite instead as well as the easier to press side buttons. The side buttons on the Lancehead TE is a bit harder to access with my thumb vs the Deathadder Elite's side buttons. Granted both mice used the same sensor.
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  11. Asten__

    Asten__ Active Member

    Thanks for explaining!!
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  12. kimpoyskie1

    kimpoyskie1 New Member

    i really want this :slightly_sad:
  13. Braughless

    Braughless New Member

    I can't say 'TAKE MY MONEY' because you left off the dedicated macro keys. Fail.
  14. icewlf

    icewlf New Member

    Is the wrist rest removable? I need to replace my current keyboard soon,, the wires are loose inside it i think or frayed =P I'd like the look of the blackwidow elite, but I don't really want the wrist rest =P
  15. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    Yep it does! There are magnets that hold it on, it stays in place well but also easily removed.
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  16. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    One of the greatest improvements with the mechanical switches this last years.
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  17. Stantana

    Stantana New Member

    It looks so great.. But I can't get it with CH layout in orange switches.. Why would you lose easy customers ? I find it weird not to let any customisation to your products and no way to get what people want :/ Since I prefer Razer look and feel, i ll wait a long time to try getting one like i want, but I guess I ll have to move on to something more suitable than this great brand...
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  18. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    I agree, that's truly a loss for me that I can't get it in orange switches in french layout.
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  19. TR1PW1R3

    TR1PW1R3 Member

    The Blackwidow Elite is a great keyboard and Razer finally did the Blackwidow right after all these years. I love mine! Thanks Razer!
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  20. Phoenixoboros

    Phoenixoboros New Member


    Are there any Razer Chroma compatible keycaps that have the special characters keys transparent?
    I don't understand why Razer chose to make them opaque, it's a pretty big flaw when used in low lighting environment.
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