Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅02-08-15
Closer Look

The Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma follows the sized version in build quality and material down to the font type, giving the impression of a high quality product. You can clearly see a reflective background under the keycaps, which is there to help the lighting really pop out, though it may also help highlight how dirty things can get through long term use.

Unlike the full sized BlackWidow, this version focuses on being compact so does away with the 5 extra included macro keys.

On the right hand side you can get an idea of how cut down the BlackWidow TE Chroma is with such a slim bezel around the keycaps.

The FKeys break up into various media functions including volume controls, previous, play/pause and skip track, macro recording and gaming mode (disables window key etc.) as well as brightness adjustment.

The Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma stands at just 30mm at its thickest compared to the standard BlackWidow Chroma which is 39mm, again highlighting its focus on being compact.

Some may be puzzled by having a removable cable, but it makes a lot of sense in regards to durability and longevity, especially in regards to a keyboard designed for gamers constantly on the move. After a lot of movement, cables can shear internally causing disconnection, malfunction or cause it to simply stop working all together. Being able to replace such a simple feature easily solves this issue and should be a welcome feature on any product.

Under the keycaps we find the Kailh made custom Razer switches, the green switches have a shorter actuation distance than standard, and are 'clicky'.

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