Razer is rolling out new gaming keyboard called BlackWidow, a keyboard that has going back to the traditional mechanical keyboard layout and it’s the first keyboard in Razer keyboard product line that feature illumination. The reason for Razer to headed back to the mechanical keyboard system is because each key will have its own mechanical switch instead of a whole plate of plastic printed circuit membrane with rubber dome switches. With their own mechanical switch on each key, the Razer BlackWidow is going to give a better tactile feedback and better typing experience (although it would be a little bit heavier than the slim profile keyboards).
Razer also claiming that Blackwidow keyboard is better than any other mechanical keyboard that you can find in the market. Beside Razer BlackWidow can offer fast response, it also offers mid-depth level of actuation point so typing on this BlackWidow mechanical keyboard is not as heavy as on the common mechanical keyboards.
Razer BlackWidow gaming keyboard has the standard 102-key US layout, and some macro-bound keys that could be used and managed using the included software. Beside giving a nice backlighting in each keys, you can also founda USB port, mic and headphone port in this keyboard.
Razer BlackWidow has two versions, the standard of BlackWidow will cost $80, while the ultimate version will cost $130. You can pre-order it now at RazerZone (delivery date: 09/21/10).