Tuesday, August 19th 2014

All-New Counter Logic Gaming Razer BlackWidow Keyboard Released

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, along with Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), a longtime eSports partner and premier North American organization, announced the launch of the new Counter Logic Gaming Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard.

The CLG BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth gaming keyboard continues to give CLG players and fans a customized gaming setup. Late last year, Razer unveiled a limited edition CLG version of its best-selling DeathAdder mouse in the team's iconic black and white colors. The new keyboard is wrapped in a familiar finish. The team's logo is imprinted onto a unique two-tone black and white body and the keys are illuminated in CLG's white coloring.

"CLG is one of the driving forces behind the explosive growth of professional gaming in North America and the world," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "The new CLG BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard features the only unobtrusive mechanical switch that was specifically designed for gaming."

While traditional mechanical switches were originally designed for typing, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up for gaming. After extensive research, Razer's multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches. Furthermore, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches are made using an ultra-precise manufacturing technique that, along with gold plated contact points, result in a projected lifespan of up to 60 million key strokes.

These switches were tested extensively by the world's most demanding eSports athletes from Team Razer, including CLG pros, who validated the new Razer Mechanical Switch in some of the most intense professional gaming tournaments.

"We're really happy to be working with Razer, a company that pioneered the gaming peripheral category, on our custom-branded gear for our players and fans," says George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis, CLG co-founder and President. "We're proud to extend our ongoing partnership that will result in giving our players and fans the best gaming gear on the planet."

Price: USA: $149.99/EUR: €149.99
Availability: Immediate

Product features:
  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 45g actuation force
  • Up to 60 million keystroke life span
  • Individually backlit keys
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 5 additional dedicated macro keys
  • Gaming mode option
  • Audio-out / mic-in jacks
  • USB pass-through
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 475mm/18.72" x 171mm/6.74" x 20mm/0.79"
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15 Comments on All-New Counter Logic Gaming Razer BlackWidow Keyboard Released

#1
ZetZet
razer not green keyboard is pretty good idea. good job clg. :D
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#2
GreiverBlade
by: ZetZet
razer not green keyboard is pretty good idea. good job clg. :D
well the only cons you have now it's "hum it's still a Razer product" :roll: (joke)
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#3
ZetZet
by: GreiverBlade
well the only cons you have now it's "hum it's still a Razer product" :roll: (joke)
i'm not afraid of razer products, they stay in business so they must make good enough things to keep them in business.
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#4
ZoneDymo
by: ZetZet
i'm not afraid of razer products, they stay in business so they must make good enough things to keep them in business.
that, or they just have a good pr team, alienware is also still in business
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#5
Hilux SSRG
Razer is crazy to think that people will spend $150 for fake cherry mx switches, poor build quality reputation, and god-awful fonts [subjective].
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#6
GreiverBlade
by: ZetZet
i'm not afraid of razer products, they stay in business so they must make good enough things to keep them in business.
ahah fair ... (although many brand who do "ok" or slightly worse hardware are still in business :roll: )
i guess 365 days of average use is a good life for a computer hardware :D well when they hold 12 month... and i talk by personal experience ...i had 8 product from them (Naga/Mamba/Orochi/Ouroboros/Destructor/Lycosa/BlackWidow/Electra), all but 2 failed in the 1st half of the year i bought them (not the same year ofc :D )

tho i reckon for mouse pad they do quite good,my only 2 last Razer product i didn't swap for another brand, (got tired of RMA :roll: ) is my Razer Electra and a Destructor that i use for my 2nd rig.

can't stand that brand anymore :mad: even Trust or Genius does better on the long run :rolleyes:
last example: the day i searched for a new mousepad i had the choice between a Razer Vespula and a Roccat Alumic well judging by the material: the Alumic won hands down and cost less (if i had to choose between that BlackWidow and a Ryos MK... oh well whatever :laugh: )
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#7
AsRock
TPU addict
by: ZetZet
i'm not afraid of razer products, they stay in business so they must make good enough things to keep them in business.
I have had 6 razer products and every single one has failed twice, one before the end of warranty and one shortly after it although that was before they started the 2 year warranty on mice.

So after 4 mice and 2 keyboards hell no..
Razer's multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches.
Just buy some o rings lol.


Overall i think they keyboard is limited to what most can do at the same or a little extra. Only good thing is the fully programmable keys which is only good for me due to being left handed.

Only other good thing i can say it don't look like a finger magnet like the others did. that shiny shit OMG total nightmare as the keyboard looked nasty after a little while which made it looked old unless you wiped it down every day or so.
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#8
XL-R8R
by: AsRock
I have had 6 razer products and every single one has failed twice, one before the end of warranty and one shortly after it although that was before they started the 2 year warranty on mice.

So after 4 mice and 2 keyboards hell no..
I'll back this up by saying that my original BlackWidow failed after 4 months of average use, my older DeathAdder never had a working middle click button and shortly after arrival, developed a double click problem and now this god-awful Mamba 2012 is also failing with its lack of working WiFi and a squeaking mouse wheel.....

Its about time this flashy company spent some money on R&D instead of 'P&R'. :shadedshu:
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#9
buildzoid
I have 2 razer keyboards and mice none of them has failed and 2 of them are 3 years old. However if you treat your peripherals like one of my friends does then I'm not surprised they died.
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#10
GreiverBlade
by: buildzoid
I have 2 razer keyboards and mice none of them has failed and 2 of them are 3 years old. However if you treat your peripherals like one of my friends does then I'm not surprised they died.
ahah ... no

i never treated badly any of my peripherals and yes only the one from Razer failed :D (all my logitech/A4tech/genius/trust/gigabyte/roccat peripherals are like new)
Razer is just "all look and marketing and no quality and reliability"
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#11
buildzoid
by: GreiverBlade
ahah ... no

i never treated badly any of my peripherals and yes only the one from Razer failed :D (all my logitech/A4tech/genius/trust/gigabyte/roccat peripherals are like new)
Razer is just "all look and marketing and no quality and reliability"
I gues I'm just really lucky then because I've had 0 issues so far.
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#12
Hilux SSRG
by: AsRock


Just buy some o rings lol.
I was thinking the same. Wow, "award winning" engineers re-engineered a design that is easily replicated with less than $5 of rubber latex - EXCELLENT !!
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#13
erixx
ok. I got a Razer Ouroburos mouse, it is wonderfull, all around, but wired. Wireless (included) is nonsense, it just is lagging all day... PLastics and finishing is really good...

Razor Widowmaker keyboard, writing right now on it...sorry blackwidow they call it.,. all excellent, realy, but the AUDIO PASSTHROU is nonsense... Where I am going to plug this 2 cables (audios and microphone)... I already have speakers.... The keyboard plugs into the rear of my tower, how or where do they want me to plug this speaker pas throu in to???????????????? Shgould have included some sort of redirecting stuff...

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#14
buildzoid
by: erixx
ok. I got a Razer Ouroburos mouse, it is wonderfull, all around, but wired. Wireless (included) is nonsense, it just is lagging all day... PLastics and finishing is really good...

Razor Widowmaker keyboard, writing right now on it...sorry blackwidow they call it.,. all excellent, realy, but the AUDIO PASSTHROU is nonsense... Where I am going to plug this 2 cables (audios and microphone)... I already have speakers.... The keyboard plugs into the rear of my tower, how or where do they want me to plug this speaker pas throu in to???????????????? Shgould have included some sort of redirecting stuff...

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It's intended for use with on board sound and headphones
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#15
erixx
Let me correct that:

by: buildzoid
It's intended for A NON-SPEAKER, EXCLUSIVE AND ONLY use with on board sound and headphones.
So mainly, god knows, for a shared student environment or a public library! Who in hell or heaven uses ONLY headphones.I could use a splitter cable, but they could have included that or any other dirtcheap solution. And an extra interfering piece is not "so audiophile"...
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