Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅19-05-17
Closer Look
The Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 is a large keyboard, featuring a full keyboard layout which includes the number keys and Macro keys. No dedicated media keys, though. Fn keys have been added in the place of dedicated media keys, along with a couple of other functions: on-the-fly macro recording is assigned to F9, with a Gaming mode toggle option added to F10. Situated in the top right corner of the keyboard is the glossy indicator panel; by way of 4 white LEDs which shows the current status of NUM lock, CAPS lock and SCROLL lock, along with the Gaming mode; the on-the-fly Macro recording is indicated with a red LED.



Looking at the keyboard from the side, you can see the tapered design employed by Razer. This can be further extended using the feet on the underside, which are absolutely rock solid. The feet add 14mm to the height, from 35mm to 49mm.



Razer, since 2014, have been producing their own mechanical keys, starting off with the green switches, and then later developing orange and yellow, each with their own distinctive differences. Razer has provided us with the green switches for testing this keyboard, marketed as their “clicky and tactile” key.



On the right hand edge of the Blackwidow V2 you will find a USB2.0 pass-through, along with a 4-pole 3.5mm audio pass-through, helping to keep your desk free of cables.



At the other end of the 1.8M braided cable, it splits into the separate USB ports, labelled accordingly, along with the 4-pole 3.5mm audio jack. Razer has chosen to use a 4-pole jack to suit their headset range, which are all supplied with a splitter to separate the sound/microphone for use on your PC, instead of a gamepad or mobile phone.



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