Razer - BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 Wired Gaming Mechanical Switch Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black

Improve gaming performance with this Razer BlackWidow Chroma keyboard. Its mechanical key switches have a life span of 80 million keystrokes to let you game for extended periods of time, and they have increased responsiveness for optimal speed. This Razer BlackWidow Chroma keyboard has an ergonomic wrist rest to keep you comfortable.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Ergonomic wrist rest
  • Owner' manual
  • Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 Wired Gaming Mechanical Switch Keyboard with RGB Backlighting

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (67 out of 69)

Features


Instant transmission. Immediate response

The Razer Instant Trigger Technology (ITT) immediately sends the signal to your system, canceling any need for a debounce delay.

Thanks to this instantaneous response, you get industry-leading speed for an unfair advantage no matter what game you're playing.

Powered by Razer Chroma

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 features individually programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse.

Anti-ghosting with 10-key rollover

Helps your commands and simultaneous keystrokes register the way you intended.

Tournament-grade precision

Designed specifically for gaming, Razer Mechanical Keyboard Switches actuate at an optimal distance, giving you speed and responsiveness like never before.

Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording

Provide additional comfort during gaming sessions.

Ergonomic wrist rest

Specially designed for the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2, this wrist rest features ergonomics that ensure that no matter how intense your gaming marathons are, you're always comfortable.

Braided fiber cable

Offers stable and convenient connection to your PC.

Windows and Mac compatible

For use with your existing computer.


Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother. Not worth $70, let alone $140.

    Posted
    tacos
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    TL;DR: poorly built for the price. feels cheap and requires surprisingly demanding software to work properly. PROS: The software IS easy to use, even if I hate it. (c'mon, making me log in so my keyboard can light up?! Plus, windows says it is causing the biggest load at boot-time.) Braided, removable USB cable with Velcro wrap. Fairly heavy, with lots of rubber feet so it won't slide around. RGB is nice to have (but don't expect auto-mapping like Logitech stuff does. shame their hardware is so bad!) deck is actually surprisingly stiff. CONS: The included wrist rest is so cheap and flimsy it brings the whole keyboard down. If you use WASD keys the spot where your wrist hits will be flat after an hour. minimal effort is required to twist or bend this thing. Speaking of the wrist rest... this keyboard basically requires it. it's so tall that without something to raise your wrists you will have carpal tunnel within a week. The Fn key doesn't light up. (WHY?! Is mine defective? I don't know, because razer support has been impossible to reach.) Mini-USB connector. not micro, not usb-c. fragile, falls-out-constantly mini. It may have long been the standard for usb keyboards, but even the Chinese brands are starting to use micro USB or even usb-c. Wobbly key switches. Personal opinion: the springs are much too light, especially for a short-keystroke, linear keyswitch like the razer yellow. You will walk off of many ledges without even realizing the button is being pushed. I die from jumping out of moving vehicles in PUBG constantly with this thing because the spring is light enough that grazing the side of the F key while pressing D to turn right activates it. Thin, cheap keycap material. You know how old keyboards can get that shiny look? They saved you a couple years and put it on at the factory! Feels gross from the start and you never get used to it. Very sharp, uncomfortable keycap profile makes it painful to use for extended sessions. Uses Synapse software that requires signing up for (and staying signed into) an account. especially noticeable when using pinky to hold shift to run. windows reports it as the biggest thing slowing down my boots. plus in the 3 weeks I've had this keyboard, there have been just as many updates, during which, my keyboard stops working! Has NO on-board memory-- defaults to spectrum mode when software is closed or plugged into different computer. Some keys "ping" when pressed. Bottoming out makes it SO much louder. and you will bottom out... remember what I said earlier about the springs being too light? disabling the windows key lights up a bright white LED at the top of the keyboard. key switches feel kind of gritty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, with minor complaints

    Posted
    PoeBoy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this keyboard along with it's bigger brother (The non Tournament-Edition) to see what I liked better. I have a smaller desk which is packed with my monitor, desktop, keyboard, hard mousepad, mouse and soundbar. Due to my lack of space I really wanted this like this keyboard but I like it's larger model better which includes the macros along with a 10-key. Wrist pad - Now this is a personal preference but the wrist pad was too small for me and instead of cushioning my wrists, it just kind of awkwardly sits under my hands and pushed them up, which the bigger model doesn't do and fits nicely but of course this will differ from person to person. Razer Yellow switch keys - This model came with the yellow switches well the regular came with the green switches which as most know are VERY noisy. However they provide a nice click with each keystroke which I find enjoyable for both gaming and typing alike. The yellow I have mixed feelings about. When it comes to gaming, they are fast and respond well. The instant you start applying pressure to the key you get a reaction. It felt smooth, buttery and natural when strafing among other things. However it also got in the way of typing because it's TOO touchy, I constantly found myself double typing letters are accidentally touching keys I didn't mean to press. It didn't affect my gaming as much but I did periodically go prone or start moving in a direction I didn't want to because my pinkie barely rested on a key. Appearance - This keyboard looks fantastic and the lights almost seemed to be brighter which may be due to the more shallow keys. All around, looks great, A+ All around, the Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 is a fantastic keyboard that I would recommend if the fit is right. It was just a tad too small for my use but it could be perfect for the next person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very quiet and ultra responsive compact keyboard

    Posted
    Joel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I just upgraded from the Razer Blackwidow 2014 keyboard and this new keyboard is a welcome addition to my programming and PC gaming world. The yellow switches my keyboard came with are so much quieter than the green switches that came with my old blackwidow-- it's like night and day. The keyboard doesn't take me out of the game world like my old one did with its super loud clicks. I wasn't really looking for lighting on my next keyboard, but I got a deal on this keyboard which brought it into my price range for an upgrade and I must say the lighting effects are top notch. I love how the lights are behind a light spreading surface so they glow evenly below the keys and the animations available are awesome too. The wrist rest is also very high quality and super comfortable, I can't believe I've gone so long without one. Magnets are strong enough to keep it in place while using the keyboard, but not quite strong enough to keep the rest attached if you pick up the keyboard. Definitely recommend this setup. I also like that the keyboard allows me to have the mouse closer to my keyboard due to the lack of numpad. No USB port on this one so you'll have to use your monitor USB ports or an extension if you have a sit/stand desk like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long time coming

    Posted
    Gui0312
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I’ve been waiting for this keyboard for a while now. When the BW chroma V2 full-size came out I bought it and loved it, excellent construction, keys (yellow switch) had an amazing feel to them, very sturdy space bar not like Corsairs wobbly version. The only Issue I had was the macro keys to the left, it wasn’t for me, my finger placement often pressed those instead of tab, Esc. etc. Now for the TE v2, this keyboard matches the same build quality as its full-size brother, same chroma lighting, the only thing it doesn’t have is the independent indicator lights for the macro, game, etc. however it is lit up on the F-keys. The smaller size is also great for me, love the compactness of everything I need. It has a detachable power cable which makes moving it out of the way very easy if you have cable management setup and need to clean your desk. The magnetic soft wrist rest is WAY better than the Corsair hard, clunky attachable one. It comes with Yellow Switches by the way, I know it doesn’t state that on the specifications, I had to take a trip to BB to confirm, I don’t like green “clicky” Keys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Feeling Keyboard Owned

    Posted
    shmeerope
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So I originally purchased a Razer Ornata Chroma for school work and casual gaming, but due to the size of my desk and the sound of the loud keys i decided to purchase this keyboard with the yellow switches and i do not think I can ever go back to a mecha-membrane or membrane keyboard ever again. There are some sacrifices made, such as the loss of a 10 key number pad and USB+Audio passthrough from the full-size, but the overall improvements from the Ornata are amazing. The keys are silent (keep in mind that when Razer states the switches are silent they are, but the sound you hear is really just the keycap hitting the board) and are actually very responsive. It was difficult at first getting used to the highly-sensitive keys, but with enough time I have been able to avoid frustration with this. Overall this is an amazing product and I highly recommend this for people who would like a smaller keyboard that is still packed with serious build quality and superior switches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Purchase

    Posted
    Chino
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The tactility and click of this keyboard is perfect for myself and is very satisfying to type on. The RGB lighting is controlled through Razer Synapse which can be tricky to use at times but looks nice with whatever you're trying to do. But the greatest part of this product is the wrist rest that comes with the keyboard. The wrist rest attaches magnetically to the keyboard and spans over the length of the bottom of the keyboard and is cushioned for almost the entire length and is the most comfy thing you can type on. If you live with roommates, Razer offers this keyboard with other switches to fit your needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Near perfect

    Posted
    MMclaug88
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a great keyboard...If the price is good. At full price there are, imo, better options. The keys are responsive and have the same click as Cherry Reds, the rgb works great and the Razer dev section gives great customization, the removable USB is sturdy and long. My issues are the pad as I feel it rests too high and for this price I'm surprised there are not custom shortcut keys like other similar competitors. As well, for not having those extra keys this board is not a full size and not a small form. I did take off 1 star because it was not, to me, perfect but all these issues I had aside this keyboard is a good piece for any gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and well built

    Posted
    Beto
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Product comes in a nice package, looks like a more expensive product. Keyboard itself is high quality and keys are highly responsive to the touch, being mechanical and not membrane, the feeling and feedback to the fingers is pleasant...those old timers that have used IBM electric typewriters know exactly what I am talking about. Software downloads easily from website and lightning has several modes and options, just beautiful for those long gaming nites!!. Keyboard cable is detachable with standard USB input/output ports, so replacement is easy if cord gets damaged.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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