Product Comparison: Razer BlackWidow Chroma (RZ03-01220300-R3W1) vs Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2


General Specifications
Brand
Razer
Razer
Model
BlackWidow Chroma (RZ03-01220300-R3W1)
BlackWidow Chroma V2 (RZ03-02030400-R3W1)
Origin
USA
China
About the Product
The Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard was first launched in 2010 and designed to make its mark as the primary choice for eSports athletes. 4 years later, the Razer mechanical switch was introduced, giving the Razer BlackWidow an advantage with the mechanical switch designed from the ground up specifically for gaming.
The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is the world’s best mechanical gaming keyboard—and every bit worthy of its title. The flagship keyboard features three mechanical switch variations, macro keys, and ultimate comfort to game for hours on.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Gaming
Gaming
Number of Keys
99
99
Interface
USB
USB
Size & Weight
Height
2.4 in.
1.5 in.
Width
19.8 in.
18.7 in.
Depth
10.3 in.
6.74 in.
Weight
52.9 oz.
52.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Razer BlackWidow Chroma (RZ03-01220300-R3W1) Gaming Keyboard Clicky Mechanical Switches
  • I love it. I have limited space on my desk for a full sized keyboard and I never use the number pad anyway. I'm a big fan of loud clicky sounding keyboards too so it's perfect for me.
  • Its compact size, button layout and simplicity works very well for me.
  • Love it, perfect size for my desk, works great, looks great.
  • Used to have a keyboard with loads of macro keys to the left and a numpad which I never used. The compact size of this keyboard is amazing.
  • Apart from that , good keyboard , very nice feel and the small size actually is something I prefer now , I like the keyboard a lot.
Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Tactile and Clicky Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Really responsive and fast, also well sized
  • It’s visually impressive, as the keys are raised so the RGB programmable backlight illuminates below each key as well as the key characters.
  • It's rather large, so takes a bit of getting used to if you often use smaller/normal sized keyboards.
  • The keyboard has a good weight to it and has a metal base which makes it feel really premium!
  • Taking it out of the box I was immediately struck by the weight of it. You can sense that its a quality item.
Keys
Key Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Backlighting
16.8 million customizable colors
16.8 million customizable colors
Rollover
10
10
Multimedia Keys
Yes
Yes
Integrated Numeric Keypad
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Keys"
Razer BlackWidow Chroma (RZ03-01220300-R3W1) Gaming Keyboard Clicky Mechanical Switches
  • The keys feel just amazing and the click is so satisfying. I am a person who loves to game and it is the best keyboard for gaming (in my opinion) I love it for typing as well as gaming.
  • In my opinion blue MX keys are the most comfortable all round key type for both gaming and typing.
  • This keyboard is absolutely amazing. RGB is very nice and this keyboard really is nice to look at and the mechanical keys are really satisfying to use with the loud click.
  • The keys feel exactly the same as Cherry MX Blues with a higher actuation point so response time is quicker than that of Cherry MX blues with is a huge plus for gaming.
  • My X Key went a little mushy but as its still in warranty i can get it fixed before i sell it.
Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Tactile and Clicky Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The keyboard is great, the keys feel really nice as they are very clicky (Razer Green) Feels great while gaming, there is no strain even after very long gaming sessions.
  • I am absolutely Blown away by such a Amazing Keyboard, I love the clicky sound each key makes, it is extremely sensitive meaning I do Not have to press the key down hard.
  • The keys require about a quarter click to register which really helps in games because as we know every split second counts.
  • Excellent build quality with a metal back plate and exposed switch design the key switches on this model are the upgraded Razer green switch.
  • Really excellent keyboard. It is worth noting that the keys are not silent, however they are much quieter than the standard Chroma keyboard.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
Yes
Yes
Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Cable Length
4.9 feet
5.9 feet
Spill Resistant
No
No
Palm Rest
No
Yes
Extras
Engineered For Durability, Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options, Razer Synapse enabled, Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
Powered by Razer Synapse, Ultimate Gaming Comfort, Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
What customers say about "Features"
Razer BlackWidow Chroma (RZ03-01220300-R3W1) Gaming Keyboard Clicky Mechanical Switches
  • For the back lighting is very good it highlights the keys very well .
  • This keyboard is absolutely amazing. RGB is very nice and this keyboard really is nice to look at and the mechanical keys are really satisfying to use with the loud click.
  • There is a massive variety of lighting on this keyboard I think it is work the extra money to get the Chroma keyboard instead of just the green one.
  • RGB Lighting is a whole other thing. Lets just say, if you have time and you're creative person, your options are pretty much limitless.
  • Overall i'd recommend it if your a gamer and the rgb lights are by quite a bit still better then corsairs rgb lights but if your a typist in anyway i'd avoid it compare to a k70 or Das keyboard 4 ultimate.
Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Tactile and Clicky Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The lights are cool, there's some effects I wasn't aware of such as the fire effect where the lights simulate a fire behind the keys which is quite nice and somewhat fitting to the season!
  • The Num Lock and other lights are too bright and I found them intrusive to a clear view of the keyboard.
  • The macro keys are brilliant for using in FPS games for quick healing. :)
  • Extremely comfortable wrist rest. If I could buy the rest separately I would buy 100 and use them as a pillow.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, the keyboard and media keys work perfectly but the latest version of Synapse on the Mac doesn't recognise the keyboard, so I can't program keyboard macros and suchlike on the Mac.
  • The only thing that I want to point out is that the media keys don't have light to the key function but around them so you cant actually see what the media key's function is in the dark.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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