First impression of the BWXC shows a sleek and attractive metal top plate that is coated in a anti-finger print black surface. The overall shape still looks similar to other models in the BlackWidow range and shares the central backlit logo, a somewhat iconic feature.
The BWXC makes use of Fn keys, featuring mute, volume down, volume up, skip back, play/pause, skip forwards.
Other Fn keys include Macro recording, Game mode, brightness down, brightness up and sleep.
As this is an exposed type keyboard, the switches are set directly into the metal top plate. This will make maintenance and cleaning significantly easier, though you are trading off a nice recessed reflective background that will add brightness and vibrancy for the RGB lighting.
There are three cable channels (middle, and at each side) for convenient routing, though unfortunately there are no USB or audio ports to be seen.
Elegant indicator LEDs for the various locks as well as to indicate macro recording and gaming mode.