What should I buy first? Orbweaver or Blackwidow Chroma?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by 44_urby_44, Nov 9, 2014.


What should I buy first? Orbweaver or Blackwidow Chroma?

  1. Razer Orbweaver

    2 vote(s)
  2. Razer Blackwidow Chroma

    13 vote(s)
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  1. 44_urby_44

    44_urby_44 Member

    I'm buying both products one day anyway. But I've heard rumours of Orbweaver Chroma coming out soon. Also what is more important/useful in overall? For gaming and "work" (stuff like coding, adobe creative cloud software. ect.)
  2. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    If you have a 5$ keyboard get BW if you have good gaming keyboard get orbweaver.
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  3. 44_urby_44

    44_urby_44 Member

    I have a laptop that has good enough/good keyboard.
  4. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    Then get yourself a keyboard.
    Orbweawer is great for gaming and programs like 3d modeling, digital art and such.

    Keyboard you can use basicly for everything either work and gaming. The thing is to get the right switches. I recommend YouTub`ing some mechanical switches reviews to find a switches you need.

    I personally for gaming and and typing prefer red and brown switches which are the most popular ones. But there are people who type with higher or lesser force they`d go for blues or blacks. Actuation point varies depends on the switch.
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  5. 44_urby_44

    44_urby_44 Member

    Ok, thanks. I was choosing between K70 RGB and BW Chroma. The switches were the problem. I really like Cherry MX blues and I didn't try Razer green switches yet. K70 is also more expensive and and it doesn't have as good lighting as BW. Razer can update their software so you could do stuff that you can do on K70. So can I live with Razer green switches, are they at least a bit close to cherry MX blues?
  6. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    Yop after a short research i found out that Blackwidow doesn`t offer difrent switches, only the Razer Greens.

    It`s close. The force needed to click is 50cN (60cN Peak Force) for Cherry MX blues and 55 Razer Greens (45 for stealth). The actuation point of blues is 2.2mm when Razer Greens is 1.9 mm with reset point after 0.7 mm vs 0.4 mm. What does that mean is that Razer Blackwidow will send a information about pushing button faster than standard Cherry MX blues and and the switch will reset earlier for next click.

    Razer Greens and Cherry MX Blues comparison

    Ultimate mechnical Switches Guide

    Hope that helps. :blush:
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  7. 44_urby_44

    44_urby_44 Member

    Tnx. I guess I'm buying Blackwidow Chroma first. Hope that Orbweaver Chroma comes out soon.
  8. masterplo94

    masterplo94 Active Member

    Well if you like Chroma I think you should get the blackwidow because it has that feature right now where as the orbweaver will likely be getting the Chroma treatment in the next year. I think there both really good but would suggest the black widow if you think you will want the orbweaver Chroma.
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  9. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I voted for the Orbweaver only because you said you were using a laptop keyboard ... and quite honestly, I think gaming on those can be more challenging. So, while a full-sized keybard could help, I think an Orbweaver for gaming would make far more difference when compared to a laptop keyboard. Also, it's more portable to go along with the laptop.

    Granted, there is the thought that Orbweaver Chroma may come out, but truth be told we've heard nothing about it and no one has eluded that it's happening except for our own speculations and deep-seeded hopes. So, there's a chance you might be waiting a while.
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  10. lochu91

    lochu91 Active Member

    @44_urby_44 said he need something to work on too. That`s why i recommended buying BW.
    Orbweaver is great for gaming indeed. But unless hes a designer/artist he won`t use it for anything else. Blackwidow used by hundreads of competetive players all around the world is just perfect for gaming while also provides an orgasm for your palms while typing on it, doing work or whatever.
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  11. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Yep, the Blackwidow Stealth is what I use now (though, I have an order in for the Choma and I can't wait for it to arrive!!) I absolutely love it, and would use it for everything!! :)
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  12. 44_urby_44

    44_urby_44 Member

    Thank you both guys. As I said I'm buying both products anyway. Also I cant game that much atm :'( (cuz school and that stuff). Desperately waiting for Christmas holidays (no to just game but enjoy the time of doing what I really like). And I think that I will use BW a lot more that I would the Orbweaver. But when the summer holiday comes, I shall be gaming 24/7 and there's where Orbweaver comes in.
  13. syuan92

    syuan92 New Member

    I have owned the Original Blackwidow Ultimate, the new Blackwidow Ultimate with the new mechanical switches and the Razer Nostromo. To this day, I still can't get used to using the Nostromo :/ I would definitely get the keyboard first since it is much more versatile whereas the Orbweaver is more specific and can't really be used on its own (i.e. typing normally)
  14. number12

    number12 Active Member

    I use my orbweaver for gaming. Havent tried it for programming as you got a limit number of keys and half the time youre typing and such. But I like how I programmed it to work with League of Legends and Final Fantasy XIV
  15. sexymanwilly

    sexymanwilly New Member

    Go with the black widow, they both are so beautiful,
  16. Fostdecile

    Fostdecile New Member

    I would definitely get the Blackwidow Chroma first. Lightshow FTW!
  17. firstparkCorn871

    firstparkCorn871 New Member

    I think Orbweaver would be more usefull now than Blackwidow but the Blackwidow Chroma is way cooler for sure.
  18. TeaGreencampfast790

    TeaGreencampfast790 New Member

    Black Widow is better for gaming, IMO. Orbweaver is awkward to use from my experience.
  19. 44_urby_44

    44_urby_44 Member

    So I just received my Blackwidow Chroma. Amazing keyboard tho. Can't wait for SDK to come out. It would be cool that Razer would still make Cherry MX Blue keyboards.

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  20. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I bought my orbweaver first. I also recommend the orbweaver stealth. If you have an orbweaver you don't necessarily need the black widow really.... (I say this as someone who owns both). I use my orbweaver for almost all my games and it has great functionality for macros and hotkeys with other software I use such as sony vegas and display fusion. If you just need something amazing to type on the Blackwidow is obviously fantastic for that and if you are focusing on typing and programming more than you are gaming go with the Black Widow. If youre a LOL player go BW. If you just want something that feels great for all around gaming go Orbweaver Stealth first.
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