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Razer Announces Blackwidow Stealth Edition Gaming Keyboards

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  1. btarunr

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    Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, is emerging from the shadows to unleash a flurry of hurt with the Razer BlackWidow Stealth Edition mechanical gaming keyboards. Both the Ultimate and Standard versions of this hardcore mechanical keyboard have been refitted with a keyset that offers tactility but with a quieter feedback for the true silent assassins of gaming.

    The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition also comes with extreme anti-ghosting. This is an improvement over the traditional anti-ghosting matrix when it allows up to 6 simultaneous key presses anywhere on the keyset so your orchestra of destruction is executed in its entirety.

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    “Where the first Razer BlackWidow can be likened to a barbarian ploughing through enemies with ease, the Stealth Edition of this mechanical keyboard is the ninja who sneaks up on opponents unexpectedly to take them down in a quick blur,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “Quieter feedback on the keys, lighter actuation force, extreme anti-ghosting on the Ultimate version, and a new matte black finish make the Stealth Edition of the Razer BlackWidow keyboards the best choice for the unassuming but extremely deadly gamer.”

    Both Ultimate and Standard versions of the Razer BlackWidow Stealth Edition are now available exclusively on Razerzone.

    About the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition
    The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition mechanical keyboard delivers the same rapid-fire key press and tactile feedback as the award-winning original, only now much quieter than before. In addition, complete anti-ghosting on the entire keyset allows up to 6 simultaneous key presses so multiple commands or actions can be executed at the same time. Rounding that off with backlighting, additional macro keys, and on-the-fly macro recording, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition is a weapon of ruthless power.

    Price: USD $139.99 / EU€139.99

    Product Features:
    • Full mechanical keys with 45g actuation force
    • Extreme anti-ghosting
    • Individually backlit keys with 5 levels of lighting
    • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time
    • Programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
    • Gaming mode option for deactivation of the Windows key
    • 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
    • 5 additional macro keys
    • Multi-media control keys
    • Braided cable
    • Audio-Out/Mic-In jack
    • USB-passthrough
    • Approx size (mm): 475(l) x 171(w) x 30(h)
    • Weight: 1.5kg
    For more information about the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition, please visit this microsite.

    About the Razer BlackWidow Stealth Edition
    The Razer BlackWidow Stealth Edition mechanical keyboard’s tactile keys offer superior gaming-grade response, unsurpassed actions per minute, and a quieter feedback at your fingertips. Its five additional macro keys with on-the-fly recording and an optimized key matrix allow you to stay in complete control of every frenzied battle and assault on your adversaries.

    Price: $79.99 / EU€79.99

    Product Features:
    • Full mechanical keys with 45g actuation force
    • 1000HZ/1ms Ultrapolling response time
    • Programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
    • Gaming mode option for deactivation of the Windows key
    • 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
    • 5 additional macro keys
    • Gaming optimized key matrix for minimized ghosting
    • Multi-media controls
    • Braided cable Approx size (mm): 475(l) x 171(w) x 30(h)
    • Weight: 1.5kg
    For more information about the Razer BlackWidow Stealth Edition, please visit the microsite.
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  2. KieranD

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    Which set of switches does it use? Cherry MX Blacks or MX Browns? I read that whole post and then went to the link and nothing no mention of which keys it uses!

    Im not a fan at all of the original Blackwidow, Cherry MX Blues are less than ideal for gaming and the construction was less than i expected im keen to see if this is the same with new keys.
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    Love the backlighting!
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    If they say tactile, they should be MX Browns.
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    yes, looking at the actuation force, and tactility, this keyboard should be using MX Brown.
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    Wow I might become an unassuming but deadly gamer:rolleyes: oh but 2 find a key board with green back lighting that's instock.....
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    I still hate the glossy body on these. They are literally impossible to keep looking good. If they release a flat black version with Browns, that would be a near-ideal keyboard for the gamer/typist.
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    might grab this if it is cherry brown, got Xarmor with browns and its amazing!
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    They come in matte black not the glossy finish
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    Seems over priced especially when you consider the fact it will break 6 months after you buy it.
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    I wonder if they have fixed the broken spacebar problem.
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    I prefer lower keys :/
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    Well seeing as it's main selling point is that it's mechanical...
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    Guys as i remember in old news, it's cherry mx blue
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    this is not old news, they are different. the old blackwidow/blackwidow ultimate uses mx blue, i'm pretty sure these stealth editions use mx browns. because mx browns are much quieter than mx blues
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    What you want is a scissor switch keyboard.
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    Yup. Browns require ever so slightly less force to push down, too (blues are 50g actuation force).
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    Hmm, this may be the first truegaming keyboard I get...
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    Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth

    I just pulled the trigger on this to replace my aging Saitek Eclipse. I did a lot of research and as this is going to be my 1st mechanical keyboard. I was trying to find a MX Red keyboard that was backlit and that led to an exhaustive, fruitless search

    This keyboard has a good look to it. It appears to use MX Brown switches that require 45g actuation force, has a nice gaming mode to disable the windows key and 5 different levels of brightness for the LED
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    They are still placing that macro key beside ctrl though. Crouching frustration.

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