Wrist rest for Blackwidow X Chroma

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Idbaryion, Jan 29, 2017.

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Wrist rest for Blackwidow X Chroma

Poll closed Feb 26, 2017.
  1. Yes! Take my money

    70.0%
  2. Not needed, git gud

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  1. Idbaryion

    Idbaryion New Member

    Hey there!

    Does anyone know if Razer is planning to sell the Blackwidow V2 wrist rest separately, for the Blackwidow X Chroma ? Since it's a magnetic writs rest and of similar size it should fit pretty well.

    I know that there are wrist rests already being sold separately, but I'd rather buy one from Razer that goes along with the Blackwidow X design.

    Do you guys think it's worth it Razer selling it separately?
     
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  2. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Yeah it would be sweet if they started selling it....but if it was the same wrist rest as with the BW v2, then you would need a new keyboard since its magnetic...unless they sold non magnetic ones for current keyboard owners
     
  3. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I think if they do anything, They will make a wrist rest replacement part for the Ornata, and Blackwidow V2. If they do make one for the Blackwidow V2, It would not be the best for the Blackwidow X you have since the new Blackwidow is bigger then the old one, From what i know of.
     
  4. Idbaryion

    Idbaryion New Member

    Actually the BW X Chroma base is fully made out of metal so it shouldn't pose a problem. The V2's magnetic rest design would fit perfectly. All it needs is to have the same size as the BW X Chroma.
     
  5. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    as far as i know the bw x has an aluminum frame, so the magnets won't work
     
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  6. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Another thing, The new Blackwidow may be taller then the Blackwidow X, Meaning that the wrist rest would be a little bit too big, And may feel wired.
    If anything, They will make a New Blackwidow X solving some of the problems with the current one (ex. Rusting, and the Lock indicators) and then release a wrist rest with it.
     
  7. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    Aluminum doesn't rust, it has to be made out of regular steel. Someone could grab a magnet off their fridge quick and double check but it should be magnetic.
     
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  8. Idbaryion

    Idbaryion New Member

    TIL the BW X Chroma cant get rusty. Damn, the first thing I'm going to do when I get home is spray a bit of WD-40 to prevent it.

    EDIT: Try WD40 at your own risk. Its solvent properties may damage the keyboard's paint (I'm not sure but I'm going to try it first on the back of the keyboard to make sure I don't screw this up).

    Back to topic: In case magnets don't work then a universal wrist rest would be awesome and might be the best way to approach this I guess. This way it could be paired with any type of Razer keyboard.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2017
  9. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Heres a video
    Yeah, It would be nice. Also a easy way for Razer to get money ;).
    You can also just buy wrist rests for keyboards that Razer do not make, If they do not release a universial wrist rest or something like that anytime soon.
     
  10. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    aluminum does rust, but normally it builds up a thin layer which protects it from rusting more
    however I don't now what went wrong with the bw x since there seem to be a lot of cases which rust issues, maybe some issues with the coating...?
    But they did advertise it with a "military grade aluminum frame" so I'm 100% sure it's not steel

    although the inner metal plate could be , but again i'm not sure if this will work since they magnets on the wrist wrest are really not that strong
     
  11. TexasGamer1337

    TexasGamer1337 Well-Known Member

    First they need to add a simple Anti Rust or something to prevent it from rusting 2nd the wrist rest would work since they can add magnets under the casing 3rd More lights like the back on the blackwidow x Like i say again I kinda like how corsair did their LEDS on the back on the K95. a dedicated Windows key disable instead of using the F Keys.
     
  12. Idbaryion

    Idbaryion New Member

    I'm using WD40 from now on since it does not appear to affect the keyboard's painting (once a week or so from now on). They could easily use anti-rust paint on steel and it wouldn't rust for years though, so it's not really mandatory to use aluminum alloy instead of steel. Really sucks they skipped the anti-rust paint part.

    Despite all of this rust issue, it seems that only a minority are experiencing this (from what I've googled). Probably due to long hours of gaming sessions coupled with a very humid environment. The worst case of rusting I saw was from a guy from Singapore which makes sense, but if the painting sucks then it's just a matter of time until rust starts to appear.

    I really love this keyboard and if shit goes south I'd rather tear it apart and repaint the metal frame than buy a different one. Steel keyboards are the best thing ever, they feel premium, they don't bend/wobble while typing and it's not easily scratchable.

    Make a damn wrist rest for my baby pls :heart:
     
  13. Danchou-san

    Danchou-san New Member

    The only thing that stops me from buying the Blackwidow X is that it has no wrist rest :cry:


    ...And my wallet
     
  14. screamerrqb

    screamerrqb New Member

    I had black widow then i got BWx. I love it ! the only thing i hate about BWx is that it doesn't have a wrist rest .
    Now i want to buy a BW v2 with the wrist rest but i hate those macro keys. i hope Razer going to make BWxV2 :) soon.
     
  15. TexasGamer1337

    TexasGamer1337 Well-Known Member

    I just bought the Blackwidow X Chroma its great. If they do release a BW x V2 i'll try to get it
     
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  16. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Nice to know you'd be willing to folk out another US$150+. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:

    On the topic of selling wrist rests, I don't see why they shouldn't. It's in high demand and I don't think it'd deter many people if the price tag turns out to be relatively expensive.
     
  17. TexasGamer1337

    TexasGamer1337 Well-Known Member

    No, I have 30 days to return my to amazon.
     
  18. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I purchased the Blackwidow Chroma V2 with orange switches, and I can honestly say that I love everything about it. The switches feel great, the colors are nice (slightly different from my Blackwidow Chroma Stealth V1) and the font is quite nice. However, what absolutely makes the keyboard is the wrist rest that comes with it. I had an aftermarket wrist rest sitting next to my V1 and it never quite fit "just right" against it. Having one specifically made for this size and shape of keyboard is priceless now that I've had the chance to use it.

    So, to sum up - I think every single Razer keyboard ought to have the option of a wrist rest made specifically for that model. A brilliant idea.
     
  19. ETitus

    ETitus Active Member

    I'm afraid it won't come. Too many compatibility issues, and most fans will upgrade within a few years anyway.
    I had the wrist rest on my lycosa, but that was more annoying than beneficial. This one seems much better though.
     
  20. Eiolei

    Eiolei Active Member

    Yes, it's made of a really soft material, and some reviewers consider it the best wristrest they have ever used.
     
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