After releasing the Cynosa Chroma a couple of weeks ago, Razer is introducing yet another keyboard, and it’s a refresh of the BlackWidow Ultimate this time around. On the surface, not much has changed, aside from the fact that the BlackWidow is now dust- and water-resistant.
Carrying an IP54 rating, the new BlackWidow Ultimate should be able to withstand accidental water spills and food crumbs – a nice little reassurance for those who often snack while they’re in front of the computer. In retrospect, this is actually Razer’s first dust- and water-resistant keyboard.
Its IP54 rating aside, the BlackWidow Ultimate also comes with Razer’s green mechanical switches; they’re both tactile and clicky, much like Cherry MX Blue switches. They’re rated at 80 million keystrokes too, on top of 10-key rollover and anti-ghosting.
As this is an Ultimate keyboard, there’s no RGB Chroma lighting, but the keys are individually lit with Razer’s range of lighting effects. Other specifications of the BlackWidow Ultimate include progammable keys with on-the-fly macro recording, a gaming mode, as well as 1000Hz ultrapolling.