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Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and durability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Gerald Lynch (

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review


Just about worth the many, many pennies it'll cost you

Attractive design ; Great mechanical switch keys ; Extensive lighting options ; Comfy wrist rest

Very pricey ; Only one USB slot

A great mechanical keyboard with lots of customisation options and comfortable detachable wrist rest, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 just about justifies its high price tag.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Briony Hannam (

Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Tournament edition – Tenkeyless Keyboard Review


The Razer Blackwidow keyboard is a staple in Razers Keyboard line up. With a range of variations, It With a price tag of £139.99 – does this Razer keyboard justify the price?

Compact tenkeyless size perfect for smaller desks or for portability.

Plastic Body

Nov, 2017

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Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 Review


We've tested the full-size brother, now it's time to take a look at the Tournament Edition, aimed at eSports and PC Gamers in general.

Oct, 2017

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Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Review


Razer's latest flagship keyboard, featuring a choice of switches, detatchable wrist rest, RGB backlighting, macro keys and much more. Read on to find out our verdict....

May, 2017

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Expert review by : Dave Alcock (

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Review


Razer has released a new version of the very popular BlackWidow; let's look at the changes.

As one of the most popular peripheral brands, Razer knows what it is doing when it comes to releasing keyboards. With the BlackWidow Chroma V2, it has done an excellent job. The little changes make a big difference; it feels far more grown up on...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Keyboard Review


Razer are back with a new flagship mechanical keyboard, inventively named the BlackWidow Chroma V2. A new flagship keyboard from Razer – at £164.99, can it compete with the ROG Claymore or the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum?

Lighting is excellent.

Aside from the wrist rest, the only differences between the V2 and the original model are pretty minor.

If you can find the BlackWidow Chroma V2 for closer to the £120-130 mark, it is definitely worth considering as it is a solid keyboard. However, for £165 there is a lot of competition on the market right now.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review: Same old keyboard, with comfy new wrist rest


The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 sports a new Yellow switch and a magnetic wrist rest, but a lack of media keys and other modern luxuries leave it a bit behind the competition.

Magnetic wrist rest is a huge step up over most competitors ; Razer's lighting is still top-notch ; New Razer Yellow switch is an excellent Cherry MX Speed imitation

Lacks dedicated media keys ; Wrist rest is great, but some may not want to use it (or have their own) ; Expensive

It’s a good keyboard. Stellar lighting, supple wrist rest, and Razer’s new Yellow switches make this probably the best Cherry MX clone I’ve ever used. The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is a solid choice.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Luke Lancaster (

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review: Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is sweet, sweet overkill


Razer's newest mechanical gaming keyboard is its biggest, meanest and most expensive yet.

The BlackWidow Chroma V2 has very easily programmable macro keys, a full suite of gaming keyboard functionality and Razer Synapse compatibility.

You're really going to need to weigh those features against a hefty price tag.

The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is pretty much everything you want out of your gaming keyboard. But there are most cost effective options if you're not ensconced in the Razer ecosystem.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2


The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is a high-end gaming keyboard that boasts plenty of color and function customization options, and keys that feel good for both work and play.

Minimalistic design. Fully programmable, individually backlit keys. Lighting is attractive, with easily customizable colors and effects. Responsive mechanical switches. Includes macro keys and USB 2.0 pass-through.

Lacks a media bar. Wrist rest can result in some uncomfortable typing angles.

Overall, I really liked the feel of typing on the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 once I got into the flow, and the switch style achieves what it's built for. Between a free-flowing typing experience, useful extras, and endless key-customization options,...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Review: Top Marks


Razer's mechanical gaming keyboard line BlackWidow got a redesign with a new name: "V2". Today we're checking out the action on the keys, the color under the keys, and the build quality of the whole keyboard. Razer changed up their game 4 years after...

Comfortable wrist rest - magnetically attached ; Chroma backlighting, 16.8-million colors, community development ; 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting ; USB pass-through, audio-out/mic-in jacks ; 3 different top-notch mechanical switch options

Chroma backlighting not necessary for everyone ; No media buttons ; No USB-C for peripherals

Razer continues to lead the way with solid gaming accessories top to bottom. The BlackWidow keyboard line has been the benchmark for top quality Pro eGaming hardware since its launch in 2010. If the amount of use I personally got out of the 2014 Chroma...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications


Adjustable backlight:Y
Backlight colour:Multi / Multicolour / Various
Backlight type:RGB LED
Colour of product:Black / Pink
Ergonomic design:Y
Number of Colours:16.8
Surface coloration:Monotone


Detachable cable:Y
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
Plug and Play:Y


Actuation force:45 / 50
Adjustable polling rate:Y
Cherry MX switch type:Green
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint Reader:N
Full-size keyboard:Y
Game mode:Y
Hot keys:Y
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical / Mechanical key switch
Keyboard language:English / German / Italian / Spanish / US English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard style:Straight
Keys operating life:80
Multimedia Keys:Y
Non-slip base:Y
Number of hot keys:5
Number of programmable (macro) keys:5
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:N
Polling rate:1000
Polling rate (max):1000
Polling rate (min):1000
Programmable hot keys:Y
Recommended usage:Gaming
Rollover:10-key rollover
USB Hub:N / Y
Windows keys:Y
Wrist rest:Y


Mouse included:N

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1

Packaging Data

Number of products included:1


Power source type:USB

System requirements

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y
Minimum hard disk space:100
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10 / Y

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):475 x 171 x 39 / 475 x 39 x 171
Keyboard weight:1.5