3 Modes of Connection: HyperSpeed Wireless for lag-free performance when gaming, Bluetooth for efficient power consumption with ability to connect up to 3 devices, and detachable USB-C for charging during use
Razer Yellow Mechanical Switches: Built for speed with an actuation point of just 1.2mm, these smooth switches have no tactile feedback and include sound dampeners to reduce its already low sound profile even further.
Brighter Than Ever Transparent Switch Housing: A completely clear design allows for intense lighting for better immersion in integrated games and lighting setups
Doubleshot ABS Keycaps: Using a doubleshot molding process to ensure the labelling never wears off, the keycaps also have extra-thick walls for toughness
Ergonomic, Magnetic Wrist Rest: Made of plush leatherette to maximize comfort over extended gaming sessions
Durable Construction: Supports up to 80 million clicks; made of military-grade metal top plate
Andrew F. –
I have a Razer black widow elite and I love it but the super thick cable coming from the board made it hard to move around my desk when I needed to do schoolwork, so I figured “I love everything about this keyboard except the wire… why not just get the wireless version?” I was wrong. Or rather, Razer was wrong. These two keyboards share a basic set of aesthetics and that’s it. The V3 Pro feels like a $50 keyboard in the hands. Tons of rattle during regular use and the yellow switches have an extremely mushy feel. The letters/numbers on the keys are extra large for some reason? And that gives it this extremely cheap, dollar store toy feel. Plus the battery, good lord. The thing will barely run for 8 hours with rgb on (which is a pretty big reason to go with this “gamer” keyboard over similar wireless mechanical competitors) so unless you plug it in after every time you use it, you may find yourself without a keyboard when you need one. Speaking of the rgb, it’s atrocious. Not nearly as good or as smooth as the wired Blackwidow Elite counterpart. The v3 Pro has choppy lighting effects and stutters frequently even with the preset effects, not to mention the custom effects with the synapse software. I took a chance and ignored literally every YouTube video and ounce of research I did about this specific keyboard and I found out firsthand what an incredible disappointment this product is. This all may sound harsh, but this thing costs $230 – for a keyboard. Like, the only thing it does better than my $100 version is “no wires” but it does literally every other thing worse. The premium just isn’t worth it. If you’re going to charge that much for something, at least put a little effort into making it look/feel as good as its “lower tier” models. Do better, Razer. This is a scam.
This is nicely built keyboard with a metal base and nice feeling mechanical keys. I have decided to return it though for a few reasons. For the price I needed it to be exactly what I wanted and it didn’t quite fit the bill.
The first problem is the lighting. I use it on a work computer that I cannot install the lighting software on. This means I lose all control of the lighting. I read in a review that there were keyboard shortcuts to adjust lighting without software but they turned out to be for a different keyboard and do not work on this one.
Secondly is the software. It caused my windows explorer to crash every time I connected the keyboard. This seems to have subsided for now but it was a constant issue after first installing.
No hand detection. I have an old logitech k800 that detects when your hands are near the keyboard and turns the light on. No need to touch a key to wake it up, and for the price of this keyboard I expected it to work that way too.
Volume controls and other keyboard controls don’t work without software installed. On my work computer I cannot adjust volume using the knob, something my cheap logitech did.
Volume. It’s not fair to rate this keyboard lower for having loud mechanical keys since everyone should know that they are loud, but being someone who is constantly on zoom calls it turns out to be an issue. If you want to stealth type without anyone knowing good luck, everyone will hear it!
Elliotte Lasley –
This is a great keyboard…in the beginning. I purchased mine in Feb 2021 and was thinking ‘best keyboard ever’ and by April was dealing with double, ttriple keystrokes. I am purposely leaving the bad strokes in the review to let you know how many times it will happen in the course of a day. The keyboard ‘supposedly’ is dirty and I have even removed every single button twice, soaked them in soapppp and water and still have trouble with thhe multiple strokes. This does not happen with $40 keyboards that I have owned for years annd I would expect something bettter from a $230 keyboard.
SSecond issue is battery life. With a full charge and all the lighting effects on, you are probably receiving maybe two days life before it stops, meaning you have to charge again. Now my charge last a day. I turned off the lighting effects which can get me maybe Day 3. Eventually you will leave it connected 24/7 so losing the feature of havving a ‘wireless keyboard’.
Again, I repeat the double and triple strokes you are seeing in this review happened naturally and in the regular course of writing this review.
The five star reviews you see are from new owners(I myself would have given this five stars the first two months). Once you use a mechanical keyboard, it is very difficult to go back, so I will try other mechanical
lucas kennedy –
I moved over from a basic Blackwidow keyboard to this. The added weight of the batteries makes a keyboard I already really liked even better.
– Heavy frame means it’s not going to slide around accidentally.
– Ratcheting volume knob feels great to use.
– Backlighting works great with effects, whether you’re using Razer’s Chroma software, or a third party solution.
– Keys are basically blues, so they give great feedback.
– Wrist rest is comfortable
– Macros require Razer Synapse to be running.
– Keyboard will default to colour cycle mode unless Razer Synapse or any other software is installed. There doesn’t seem to be a memory on board that allows you to set and forget the lighting if you’re taking this around.
– Wrist rest has no magnet or clip to keep it attached to the keyboard while in use. It’s very light, so it’s easy to move it around accidentally while in use.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend this keyboard if you’re wanting a nicely built mechanical keyboard, and aren’t quite ready to go custom.
El teclado cuenta con una retroiluminación de calidad, el sonido de las teclas para mi no es molesto, supongo que si estas en un lugar de trabajo con muchas personas podria ser un detalle pero si trabajas en home office te vendra bien, la distancia a la que puedes manipularlo pasa 2 paredes de block con yeso, la velicidad del 2.4 es muy buena y la del bluetooth tambien, la transiccion entre los 3 modos ( 2.4, alambrico y bluetooth) es sorprendente, a veces puede suceder que se repiten las letras pero puedes reiniciarlo con unas teclas especiales (visita la pagina de raizer) y quedará bien
I was REALLY enjoying this keyboard (and my wife was enjoying hers too) – however, both keyboard developped an extra keystroke when typing. This lead to extra letters being inputted, which made the keyboard unuseable.
Its a shame, because for the price it was a great keyboard. It also fit really well into our Razer ecosystem AND had amazing battery life with the RGB on. Alas, the keystroke issue is too big a hassle to try again, sadly.
This is a pretty expensive keyboard. I will say this, I like the quality, weight and feel of the keyboard. It has the ability to connect with a bluetooth connection, or with the included dongle. Great! With the cool LED lighting that comes along with it I thought this would be a perfect solution to having two PCs, one for work, one for gaming. I could easily use the wireless peripherals with both machines and not have to deal with a ton of wires.
Can you imagine then my disappointment when I discovered that this expensive keyboard is lacking in the ability to simply program the keys to light up as a single color without running their software in the background? Well, it’s a pretty big disappointment. I am using this keyboard to connect to multiple PCs and it just doesn’t work well for that purpose because my work PC can’t control the keyboard lighting!
WHY?!?! This seems like such a simple feature to have in the keyboard.
UPDATE!!: Ok, so I am amending my initial review of this keyboard to 4 stars. Why? Well, I discovered that this keyboard actually does have some tricks up it’s sleeve. If you don’t want to use the included software you have to use some key combos on the board and you can change the default effects that show when the software isn’t running. You can press the number key multiple times to cycle through the available colors.
Fn+CTRL+1 = lighting off
Fn+CTRL+2 Static Color
Fn+CTRL+3 Breathing LEDs
Fn+CTRL+4 Color Cycle
Fn+CTRL+5 Rainbow Wave (Press 5 again to reverse direction)
Fn+CTR:+6 Not sure what it’s called but the keys light when you press and fade.
Fn+CTRL+7 Random keys light up across the board.
Important info to have if you are like me and running multiple PCs and can’t/don’t want to use the synapse software.
Es un buen producto y de buenos materiales, pero tienes varias fallas
* La carga dura poco, si lo usas con patrones de luz y efectos dura menos, y las cargas son largas
* las teclas en ocasiones se marcan dos veces, por ejemplo estas essscribiendo y tiene esos errores, no es frecuente pero sucede
* el indicador de bateria no funciona siempre
* el Bluetooth dejo de servir justo despues de la ventana de devolucion
* es un teclado muy caro por lo delicado que es
* el sonido de las teclas es bueno
* el posa muñecas es comodo
* las luces tienen buen brillo y tono