Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate gets a spill-proof step-up

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate gets a spill-proof step-up

The company says the updated Blackwidow Ultimate is "the most resilient gaming keyboard to date". But Razer's new BlackWidow Ultimate gaming keyboard wants to save itself from an untimely death - it's water and dust resistant, making it sturdier than your average set of keys.

One of the bad things about paying three figures for a keyboard is that you feel that much worse when you break it.

The first digit in an IP rating covers dust protection, and the second number refers to water protection. When you're snacking away at your desk while playing the latest titles, this keyboard won't be bothered by an accidental crumb or drink falling between the keys.

While water resistant keyboards aren't a new concept, they have received an increasing amount of attention lately with SteelSeries' Apex 150 and Razer's Cynosa Chroma.

You're getting Razer's mechanical keyboard with green lighting and effects like starlight, wave, ripple, and more that gamers can customize. Having used these switches a bit, I can say that they're pretty similar to the blue variant of Cherry's MX series.

The board's other features remain the same as previous iterations of the BlackWidow, including the company's signature Green mechanical switches, green backlit keys and macro recording via Razer Synapse 3.

The new Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is now available for purchase on Razer's Malaysia online store for RM549. You can head there to order it now, but if you're keen to try it before buying you'll have to wait until it hits storefronts worldwide later this year.

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