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The Razer BlackWidow Stealth Ultimate edition features individually-backlit keys, via a 5-level lighting system, an anti-ghosting function that allows up to 6 simultaneous key presses, an Audio-Out/Mic-In jack, and USB-pass-through.
Great tactile feedback.
Sturdy build quality.
Backlit LED keys are great.
Macro recording on the fly.
Typing experience is light and springy.
Fully customizable keyboard.
Keyboard's downloadable software has easy to use UI.
Cherry MX Blue mechanical key switches offer one of the most satisfying typing experiences available.
The glossy body is a fingerprint magnet.
Minimum lag time of 6ms is a little disappointing.
No PS/2 connector.
Can't adjust the color of the backlighting like in other Razer models.
Backlighting and a few spare ports don't justify the $40 premium over the non-Ultimate BlackWidow.
Single switch spacebar.
Only one USB passthrough port.
By TechRadar on March 25, 2013
But as it is the Black Widow Ultimate can't compete with the cheaper, more fully-featured and functional Gigabyte keyboard. So while it's a very solid and responsive keyboard, it's not one we could recommend, especially not for well over £100.
By ITP.net on October 30, 2011
A pricey but competent gaming keyboard that's built like a tank and packs tons of features....
By PCPer on September 09, 2011
Keyboards are often overlooked during the purchase of a new computer; for many there does not appear to be any real difference between any two keyboards outside of wireless technology, backlighting, or extra keys. Those who game heavily or those...
By PCWorld India on August 09, 2011
The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate is a high-end keyboard aimed at gaming enthusiasts. The only question we are asking is: do the extra fancy features justify the steep price?...
By VR-Zone on July 28, 2011
Performance Razer claims a gaming optimized key matrix in the BlackWidow Ultimate to minimize ghosting. However during our testing, we found that only the WASD and ESDF region is being optimized but not the rest of the keyboard - the implication being...
By Bit-tech.net on July 16, 2011
Razer has recently introduced a ranking system for its gaming peripherals: basic kit is classed as ‘essential’; better kit as ‘expert’; and the finest in fragging accoutrements are ‘elite’. With a name such as...
By Kitguru.net on June 11, 2011
Without doubt the best featured mechanical keyboard we’ve seen to...
By CNET Australia on May 13, 2011
It's a steep price to pay (though savvy users will be able to get it for AU$50 cheaper than the RRP), and the noise makes it unsuitable for communal areas, but for those who want one of the best keyboard responses around, the BlackWidow Ultimate...
By HEXUS.net on May 12, 2011
Positioning itself at the top end of Razer’s long line of quality gaming products, the BlackWidow Ultimate delivers an old-school feel with its “clicky” mechanical keyboard, but also offers many of the features you'd expect from a...
By HardwareHeaven on May 05, 2011
The first thing which will be evident to those who try or buy the BlackWidow Ultimate is that this is an incredibly sturdy board. This is partially down to a nice, solid casing but mainly due to the significant weight that the keyboard has. At 1.5kg...
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