Razer has been pushing products over different industries. Regardless of PC accessories, controllers, fight sticks or even smartphone, Razer has always been within the top choice for consumers. Razer’s branding reaches so wide that even non gamers or elders know Razer.
This time around Razer recently produced a keyboard that doesn’t just cater to gamers. With the recent focus of the company, they have pushed out many other great products like Razer Phone 2 and Razer Forge TV. Razer has given the chance for us to review one of their products, Razer Blackwidow Lite. This keyboard features a more casual use compared to their “For Gamers, By Gamers” slogan.
Razer Blackwidow Lite has a very cool design very similar to their Razer Blackwidow X keyboard. With this design in mind it allows owners to clean their keyboard more easily compared to typical keyboard design. Floating keys on the keyboard also shows the LED that Razer uses. Razer Blackwidow X is a product aiming towards gamers and Razer Blackwidow Lite is targeting the massive market. As such, the LED from Razer Blackwidow Lite is quite dim during use. Razer’s Chroma Pimp is also not included within this keyboard. Furthermore, this keyboard features a detachable USB that is very convenient. Like how Razer usually packages their keyboard, they included a Keycaps puller and some o-rings instead if you don’t like the new design they did.
Surprisingly, Razer Blackwidow Lite does not come with a numpad. A lot of people that I know utilizes the numpad so maybe they are trying to lower their product’s price?
Razer Blackwidow Lite we received comes with the Razer Orange Keys. Razer’s Orange Keys are designed to be tactile and silent and it surely works, but what this means that they had remove that satisfying “click”. The new Orange o-ring designed switches are very similar to Cherry MX Brown and Cherry MX Silver switches.
Personally, I am an avid fan of the Cherry MX Silver keys as I prefer the not clicky sound and a faster feedback. Comparing towards the Razer Blackwidow Lite, the response is not as fast as Cherry MX Silver, but the sound that it produces is very close. As for the operating force, there isn’t any noticeable difference, both feels pretty awesome to type.
As of how the keyboard hold up in its build, I would give it a 7/10 due to the keycaps’ quality. The aluminium base of the of keyboard are pretty awesome. As for the keys, the switches with o-rings are very interesting but it doesn’t perform as highly as it was marketed. The keycaps however, following Razer’s product line, the quality definitely is there but it is not as good as how Corsair does their keycaps.
Would you consider this keyboard suitable for your casual use? I gave it a try and it was pretty good! It is quiet, smooth and sleek. If you don’t like the black one, there is 2 more designs, one called Mercury White and another one features Star Wars’ Stormtroopers.
You can get your own Razer Blackwidow Lite here! If you want to know more about the product, you can head over to their official website right here. And if you wish to catch up with Razer’s latest news, you find them at their Facebook page here.