Razer - BlackWidow X Chroma Tournament Edition Wired Gaming Mechanical Switch Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black

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Battle enemies and take on opponents with this Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Tournament Edition mechanical keyboard. A USB port connects this keyboard to your gaming computer, and a dedicated gaming mode disables the Windows key for nonstop action. Featuring fully programmable keys with Razer green switches, this Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Tournament Edition mechanical keyboard delivers a responsive typing experience.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Tournament Edition Wired Gaming Mechanical Switch Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (188 out of 192)

    Features


    Powered by Razer Chroma

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

    Braided cable connection

    Offers stable and convenient USB connection to your PC, makes the keyboard perfect when traveling.

    Tournament-grade precision

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

    Anti-ghosting with 10-key rollover

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

    Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording

    Provide additional comfort during gaming sessions.

    Military-grade metal top construction

    Constructed from military grade metal, the polished body of the BlackWidow X Chroma Tournament Edition is both rugged and durable, ensuring you'll enjoy stellar performance even during the most intense gaming sessions.

    Compact layout

    Designed specifically for gaming, the BlackWidow X Chroma Tournament Edition gives you all the essential keys in a sleek, compact form, perfectly suited for your gaming needs on-the-go.

    Windows and Mac compatible

    For use with your existing computer.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.2

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Good keyboard, wrong description on site

      Posted
      bear

      The description for this keyboard is wrong. This keyboard is the Razer Blackwidow X Tournament Edition. It's entirely different from the regular Blackwidow Tournament Edition. The description on the site says it has a detachable cable and a carrying case included, it does not. The original Blackwidow TE did, and it looks like they just copy pasted the description from the old version to the new listing. As for the keyboard itself, it's great so far. The switches feel very nice, and are similar to cherry MX blue switches. It's also very compact which is great for someone like me who want's to maximize desk space at the cost of losing a numpad. The build quality is also alot nicer than previous Blackwidow keyboards I've owned in the past, this time the top plate is a nice solid metal, with the keys being exposed. I think it's a much nicer design, but since the entire top is exposed there is nothing for the lighting to reflect off of so it's not as bright as the previous models. There's also nice cable routing on the bottom of the board, so if you like to turn your keyboard on an angle while you're playing like me you can have the cable for it running out of the side instead of the top. The biggest change that I like is the font on the keycaps. The previous models had this weird childish looking font on the keycaps, but this one has a nice normal looking font that's very crisp. The keyboard is an overall 4/5 for me, but I'm rating it a 1/5 until they fix the listing on the site. As a customer I feel like it's misleading (i could care less for the carrying case and removable cable, but other customers who actually care about them will be upset) and as an employee it just makes us look bad and creates customer disappointment. I'll update this review when the listing is changed, and over the life of the product as far as durability goes.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Razer has come a long way!

      Posted
      avihsnis

      Many moons ago, I had the Lycosa keyboard. It was alright, for about a month and then it rapidly deteriorated with key failures. Opened it up and found burning. Not a good sight. A few Logi keyboards later, i decide to enter the mechanical market with Cherry MX Blue switches. Bought a CM tkl board and not long after. Logi TK board. Both are great, both had Cherry MX Blue switches. I ended up up settling on the TKL and gifted the Logi, which still sees heavy use. During all this time, i had heard horror stories about the Kailh switches and decided I would have to avoid Razer. More time passes and lo, it's my birthday and without there being much else that i want, i decide to look at keyboards again. I heard about the romer-g switches and begin searching local stores for a display model. Not until the third such store do i finally get to test the romer-g and am... not thrilled. I hoped i would like them because i was thinking i wanted another TK board with a most important personal requirement that the board NOT have macro keys on the left aide. While at said store, I peruse the other available keyboards and for reasons unbeknownst to me, I only find MX Browns, MX Reds, Romer-G and Razer's strange new Mecha-Membrane. SHOW ME THE CLICKY i say to a store knave! But these are all we stock says he! so i wander the store to the plebian keyboard section and find a lone display model of the BlackWidow X Chroma Tournament Edition. Hmm, these keys feel nice. This must be a trick. Theres one retail box left on the shelf, so i picked it up and wandered the store for 20 more minutes. Do i buy this strange new clicky board? Its not even Full TK. It does have lights though, and my previous TKL was unlit. I thought Kailh switches were terribad... back to the display model! Wtf, why do i like these? Screw it, and with keyboard and receipt in hand i walk out the door. Plug it in and like whoa, Chroma is sweet. Typety-typety deliciousness. Its so crisp, the travel feels more... stout than mx blues, but with that clicky goodness. Keypresses hit with a slightly deeper thud when bottoming out, but in just the right way. Bottoming out conveys POWER. Some more research later and i find that Razer dropped Kailh on theirbutts for this new contender, GREETECH! Razer BlackWidow X! I am converted. These Greetech Greens are the clicky switch sweet spot. Forgive the sloppy review, I am 15ft away from the keyboard, standing outside and already pining for it, so here i stand typing this review on my phone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Some confusion, but still very happy!

      Posted
      jeffs3g
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased this keyboard from my local Best Buy. I did some research online first, but this still didn't answer all my questions. I wanted a compact keyboard for gaming, it was between this and the Corsair K65. I was leaning towards the Corsair since I've owned a K70, and Strafe already. In looks, the Razer looks more compact, and appears to be a newer design. There are 2 Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma keyboards. The "X" model does not include a carrying case (even though it's shown on the Best Buy website). The keys are Razer's own green switches, which are the clicky ones. The top of the keyboard has a nice quality metal top plate with open keys much like the Corsair. The cable is non-removable, and can be routed out the back, or either side. According to Razer's website the model without the "X" in it's name, includes the carrying case, detachable cable, and choice of green or orange switches (clicky, or non clicky basically), and the price is $10 more. My overall opinion of this keyboard is very good. I'm not use to having clicky keys, so that may take some time to getting use to. I'm also use to having a palm rest, but that's a cheap, easy fix. I'm so far happy with my purchase, I would recommend this keyboard to a friend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A sidegrade to replace my last TE Blackwidow

      Posted
      Muffin
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      So, I got my last gen Tournament Edition replaced via the Geek Squad protection. Overall? I'm content with the device. Not ecstatic. The 'issues' I'm having are: - The lack of a USB passthrough. It's not common place, and this really is just nitpicking. However, It makes a setup look cleaner, and is more convenient to plug your mouse into the Keyboard. Pairing it with the G900 from Logitech. I have the wireless option, but use wired. - The green switches are... spongy (?) when compared to the last generation. I don't know if it's just my keyboard or what. However, the keys feel closer to a membrane press to me. I still get the audible click, not as loud as last gen. I can also hear the springs. I don't like that noise, not at all. - A real minor "problem" but it's here... I preferred the lighting on the last generation due to the white under the keys. Made it seem like the keyboard was actually glowing. I do, however, prefer the built-in cable. Rather than the mini-USB plug in the last generation. It came loose and had disconnected, thus the replacement. I can't say that I care to recommend this product to anyone for any specific reason. It's not bad. It could be better.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Product

      Posted
      BrokenIndex

      I've gone through countless keyboards, some manufacture error, some overused, some not my type. As a picky keyboard user, I can proudly say I've finally found a keyboard I'm happy to keep and use for as long as I need one. Not only a streamer, but a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer, this keyboard helps me across the board. The tactile, yet seemingly avoidable clicks when it comes to streaming and not wanting your keyboard to be louder than your voice, are right in the Goldilocks zone. On top of this, the ability to include programmable options for lighting up certain keys in different programs is amazing. When I am using photoshop for an extended period of time and am tired and forget my keybinds, all I have to do is look down and the keyboard has them lit up for me. This board does everything, and it's the best one I've come by to date. (It's also the perfect size and I don't have to worry about sticking my keyboard on top of my Firefly and wasting space anymore.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bought this for writing code

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

      This is a well constructed, no frills, compact keyboard that is made for gamers, but as a mechanical keyboard it can also serve those who primarily type. This model has the "clicky" Razer green switches. In tactile and sound feedback, they fall between the Cherry brown and blue switches. Overall, it serves my purposes well and the Chroma lighting is great. Some cons - the Razer Synapse software puts the settings in the "cloud" so your customizations take a while to engage after boot up and will not work without an Internet connection. This is unlike the Logitech gaming products that store the profiles on the keyboard or mouse. Also the shift characters are not backlit - for example the "1" will show but the "!" below it will not.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this keyboard

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

      Because of severe arthritis in my hands, I needed a keyboard that had raised keys so as not to type two letters at once so much. I was spending more time correcting copy than writing. I didn't need a gaming keyboard, but this one is perfect for my needs. It is very responsive and easy to click, and I like the sound of the keys like a typewriter. It is smaller than most keyboards with no excessive letters and symbols, fits on my desk nicely. The only drawback for some would be that the symbols under the numbers when capitalized are not lighted. This does not bother me because I know the keyboard well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Shown Case not included

      Posted
      Jtrain
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      So, I hate to have to give this a 1star review because it is a great keyboard... but there is very VERY clearly a case that is shown in the pictures of the item I'm purchasing that does NOT COME WITH THE ITEM. The keyboard is self is really cool. Louder than it's plastic brothers, but the lighting effect is really cool and the metal parts makes it feel quality. I assume it's louder because it's taping metal over plastic. Quality buy, especially for travel JUST WISH IT HAD THE CASE THAT WAS SHOWN TO COME WITH IT... Maybe I should just buy razer stuff direct...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about durability, design, usability and size. Editors have mixed opinions about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 88/100 = Very good quality.
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