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Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The usability also gets good reviews, whereas opinions are divided on the durability. Many are critical about the price.

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

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Expert review by: Gerald Lynch (techradar.com)

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: Luke Lancaster (cnet.co.uk)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review

 

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is probably complete overkill for anyone who needs a keyboard, and that's probably exactly why you'll buy it. It's the most expensive one that the vaunted gaming hardware maker puts out, topping its range of bestselling...

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 Hodgson (vortez.net)

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 (bit-tech.net)

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: Luke Lancaster (cnet.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review

 

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 is probably complete overkill for anyone who needs a keyboard, and that's probably exactly why you'll buy it. It's the most expensive one that the vaunted gaming hardware maker puts out, topping its range of bestselling...

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: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

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...

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

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

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: Barry Brenesal (computershopper.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma v2 Review and Ratings

 

This sturdy, handsome keyboard packs responsive Razer mechanical switches and attractive lighting. We'd just like to see some tweaks to the software, and a price drop.

Solid, metal-heavy frame ; Unlimited game-specific profiles ; 10-key rollover ; Superior, soft wrist rest ; Hair-trigger mechanical switches ; Five dedicated macro keys

Pricey for feature set ; Ho-hum macro editor ; No dedicated media controls, volume dial ; Login required to activate config app

We tried out the same varied group of games on the Chroma v2 we used in testing the X Chroma: DOTA 2, Far Cry 4,

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Review: Now with Wrist Rests

 

At the risk of being glib, if you want a thorough evaluation of the BlackWidow Chroma V2, go back and read our review of the first one , then tell yourself, “It now comes with a wrist rest.” It's a comfortable keyboard with pretty good mechanical...

Comfortable keys ; New Yellow switches work well ; Pretty lighting ; Intuitive software

Expensive ; Very little new since the previous model

The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is an attractive gaming keyboard with comfortable keys and some helpful extra features.

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Anti-ghosting:Y
Backlight:Y
Backlight colour:Various
Colour of product:Black
Ergonomic design:Y
Surface coloration:Monotone

Ergonomics

Headphone outputs:1

Keyboard

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

Mouse

Mouse included:N

Packaging Data

Number of products included:1

Power

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 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Y
Minimum hard disk space:100

Weight & Dimensions

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