Razer is a very big gaming peripherals company. They have ventured into a lot of niches as they have also created peripherals for other game consoles such as the Xbox 360, for example.
Today, I am going to talk about the Razer BlackWidow X Chroma. This is one of their newest gaming keyboards that hit the market and I am amazed with it.
The Razer BlackWidow X Chroma is catered for extreme gamers but the keyboard can also be used for typists as well.
First, I want to talk about the build quality. The Razer BlackWidow X Chroma comes with a metal base. Unlike the previous iterations of the Blackwidow Chroma, the Blackwidow X Chroma is built to last because of the metal construction.
Now, we are going to talk about the mechanical switches. The Razer BlackWidow X Chroma is a full mechanical gaming keyboard in that all of the keys are mechanical.
The switches that were used in the Razer BlackWidow X Chroma is the proprietary Razer Green switches. This is akin to the MX Blue switches from a German keyboard manufacturer called “Cherry”.
Razer Greens are manufactured by a company called “Kailh”. This is where a lot of consumers are at war. You see, most of the gaming keyboards before use the patented Cherry MX Switches. That is because they are not only durable but the tactility of the keys is amazing.
The Razer Greens, at least in its first iterations, were hit and miss. It’s either you got a good keyboard or a bad keyboard because the quality control for Razer Greens before was seemingly non-existent.
But, that has now changed and the Razer Greens are one of the best in the market today. It needs 50g of actuation force, much like the Cherry MX Blues, and it provides a satisfying click sound in every key press.
Furthermore, the Razer Green switches are built to last as it is rated to withstand 80 million keystrokes. It also comes with a 10-key rollover feature that allows you to press 10 keys and all of them will register on the screen.
Another thing that makes the Razer BlackWidow X Chroma enticing for gamers is its RGB lighting. Razer dubs the RGB lighting scheme as their “Chroma” edition of peripherals.
The RGB or Chroma lighting can be tweaked using the Razer Synapse software. I am impressed by the ease of use of the software. Even a non-tech savvy person can navigate through the options without hassle.
All of the keys will illuminate and it is up to you to tweak the lighting style according to your preferences. You can also assign commands to any of the keys on the keyboard.
Aside from the aforementioned features, the Razer BlackWidow X Chroma also comes with a better cable management, macro-recording options, and media keys.
If you are serious about gaming or you just want to type with a very good keyboard, then the Razer BlackWidow X Chroma is a very good buy.