Razer updates its BlackWidow family of mechanical keyboards with the two improved models and one new edition. The BlackWidow 2013 and BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 both feature mechanical keys with 50 g actuation force and enhanced anti-ghosting supporting up to 10 simultaneous key presses in gaming mode. They also have five additional dedicated macro keys, audio/mic jacs and a braided fiber cable. The Ultimate model adds green backlighting and an anti-fingerprint matte black finish.
The BlackWidow Tournament Edition 2013, with an ultra-minimalist setup, is designed for gamers looking for mechanical gaming keyboard with just features needed to win. Its tenkeyless design makes it lighter and more compact, which is ideal for gamers who want transportability for LAN parties and tournaments. The Tournament Edition has mechanical keys with 50 g actuation force, anti-ghosting capability for 6 simultaneous key presses, 10 key presses in gaming mode, and 20 customizable software profiles with on the fly switching. The keyboard’s braided USb cable can be detached for added portability and a sleeve is included for protection.
Along with these standard models, all three mechanical keyboard also come in Stealth versions, which feature brown mechanical switches for superior tactility and faster response that only requires an actuation force of 45 g and a reduced actuation of 2 mm.
All Razer’s new BlackWidow 2013 gaming keyboards offer fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording and 1000 Hz Ultrapolling. They are Synapse 2.0-enabled. The BlackWidow 2013/Stealth will be available for $99.99, and the BlackWidow Ultimate 2013/Stealth for $139.99. The Tournament Edition is priced at $79.99. All of them will be released in August.