There is no denying that Razer is on the roll within the gaming industry with its high performing hardware, software and systems. They are at it again with the brand new Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 mechanical gaming keyboard. Razer boasts that the BlackWidow mechanical keyboards have grown to be the most popular gaming keyboard, especially among professional gamers, since its debut back in 2010.
The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is available with three switch options named in colors: Green, Orange, and Yellow. Green Switches are known as traditional mechanical switches with loud click sounds. Orange Switches come off as quieter. The new Yellow Switches lean toward a more "linear and silent" design which allow keys to be pressed a lot faster than before.
The Razer Yellow switch, like Green and Orange, has an estimated lifespan of 80 million keystrokes, the highest mark amongst mechanical switches. This also means that users can pretty much expect them to last a lot longer compared to any other mechanical switch. It already outlasts industry standard Cherry switches by a fair margin.
This is good for users that focus on games that are first-person shooters (FPS) like Overwatch and Call of Duty or multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) like Dota2 and League of Legends. Key press heavy games also need a comfortable design to prevent fatigue during those marathon matches which is why a magnetic wrist rest with a comfy padding which users can attach to the bottom of the keyboard
Razer's BlackWidow Chroma V2 also has five gaming keys that can be customized. These are located on the left side of the main keyset. Users can set them to certain functions like launching programs and performing macros.
Function keys and Pause Break found on the top row can also be shortcut keys for common functions when you pair it with the Fn key. An example is the Macro recording feature when you hit F9, allowing you to type and save a sequence of keys, and then just bind that macro to another key.