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Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard EXPIRED

yuugotserved 130,016 November 6, 2012 at 04:06 AM in Computers (6) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 11-06-2012 at 01:54 PM View Original Post
Newegg has Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (RZ03-00390100-R3U1) for $76.99- $24 with promo code EMCJJND56 = $52.99 + free shipping. Thanks thinh4u2 & yuugotserved


Price Research: Our research indicates that Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is $18 lower (24% savings)than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $70. iconian

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Razor BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

$53 with code EMCJJND56

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#46
Quote from dzap View Post :
DRM for a keyboard? vomit
Yeah its pretty farked
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#47
Why do you need internets to fully utilize the keyboard?
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#48
Quote from iflabs View Post :
Why do you need internets to fully utilize the keyboard?
Dunno but you do
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#49
Nice mechanical keyboard at an affordable price but the Razer Synapse software is a deal breaker for me.
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#50
gaming -> blue switches...........?
will take a rosewill over this anyday unless macro key is like OMG to you
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#51
Thanks, is this a good deal in relation to the cooler master brown one a few days ago i missed?
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#52
Quote from IPT View Post :
mechanicals for reliability and durability.
mechanical switches have over 50 million keystroke lifespan
though the black widow's a hit/miss on that....

if you're fine with the X4, dont bother upgrading
this is really for those who want a cheap mechanical keyboard

i'd recommend a rosewill one actually next time they go on sale instead of this board frankly.
just more reliable.
Rosewills are on sale now. Code is available for 20% off any rosewill keyboard. Pretty much their standard sale.

Quote from shortyman920 View Post :
Ok thanks. So if this mechanical keyboard isn't that sturdy then I guess that takes away a lot of pros of being a mechanical keyboard. I'm not in a rush for a keyboard, but it'd be nice to replace my failing 6 year old logitech keyboard. May wait out for Rosewill one then or go ahead and get that Sidewinder. Thx.
Blackwidow has been totally solid for me though I won't deny that others have had issues. In my personal experience I prefer the feel of the blackwidow to the rosewill boards. No need to wait though, rosewills are on sale now for ~$10 more.

Quote from baii View Post :
gaming -> blue switches...........?
will take a rosewill over this anyday unless macro key is like OMG to you
Lots of people like the blues for gaming. Blackwidow also has media keys which can be nice and I like the wrist rest lip, I never use the macros.
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#53
Quote from prankies View Post :
The Cherry Blues on this keyboard are pretty loud, but work very well for RTS style games. I am more of a shooter player myself, so I prefer Reds/Blacks. Cherry Blues create a tactile click as soon as they are pressed, while Reds/Blacks only make noise when they "bottom out" on the keyboard itself. Blues will likely annoy the crap out of anyone nearby, but they work very well for certain kinds of games (the audible and physical tactile response lets you be sure you hit the key).

I have not had a very good experience with Razer products, unfortunately. Their "gamer" marketing scheme seems to inflate their prices above their build quality.

Reviews for this keyboard are mixed, but at this price it's a nice entry level mechanical keyboard for the RTS gamers out there. I wouldn't expect it to last the 10+ years that many other mechanical keyboards can last, though.
I'd agree 100%. I bought this keyboard last time I saw it on SD, months ago. The keys are LOUD at first, but I've gotten used to them.

The keyboard does feel & look very nice, but if you've got a bunch of people around your computer, you may want to look at something quieter. People can hear me typing away with the door closed.
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Can anyone with this keyboard confirm for me if you need to have the Synapse program thing running in to order to assign the macro side keys to buttons in games? Can I just register the keyboard and then just never run the Synapse stuff?
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Quote from Movingroads View Post :
Can anyone with this keyboard confirm for me if you need to have the Synapse program thing running in to order to assign the macro side keys to buttons in games?
I can't confirm from my personal experience, I've never installed the software or assigned macros, but according to the faq on their site [razerzone.com], you should have all the functionality of the keyboard without using synapse and synapse does not require the user to be online as there are online and offline modes.
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in for 1
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#57
Quote from wwearwing View Post :
Thanks, is this a good deal in relation to the cooler master brown one a few days ago i missed?
browns are usually a bit more expansive..

but key switches are personal preference..
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#58
will this keyboard take me from bronze to masters, or my dell keyboard should be fine.. hehe.. but im wondering if mechanical keyboards actually does help improve your game..
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#59
Quote from KITHPOM View Post :
I can't confirm from my personal experience, I've never installed the software or assigned macros, but according to the faq on their site [razerzone.com], you should have all the functionality of the keyboard without using synapse and synapse does not require the user to be online as there are online and offline modes.
Im not sure how it works for the keyboard, but for their newer mice in order to gain full use of the product and customize the buttons, DPI, lighting etc you have to activate the mouse and log in to Synapse 2.0 and agree to the TOS.

Synapse 2.0 does have an offline and online mode, but its not something you can toggle yourself. It only goes into offline mode when it detects you dont have an internet connection, and the software reportedly locks up momentarily when transitioning back and forth.
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#60
I have the Ultimate version of this keyboard with the Blue LED backlight. I have been using it all year, and love it. I replaced my Lycosa and never looked back. It was different getting used to the clicky sound when typing, but i got used to it. Great looking, and great quality.
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