Currently I am writing this review on the Razer BlackWidow Lite keyboard. I have been looking for a new keyboard and as usual it has been taking me weeks. I searched near and far and after a while I just got fed up and I just went for the BlackWidow Lite from Razer.
As you probably can see in the images, I have limited space on my desk and therefore a 65% keyboard was what I was looking for. I am surprised how much a decent keyboard can cost these days. The costs can range from a few quid up to 200 or more Euros. Lets not even talk about the customisable ones, where there is no price limit. I was prepared to pay around 100 Euros for a new keyboard and the Razer BlackWidow Lite fits perfectly into this price range.
I thought I was smart and ordered on Amazon from Germany, where I paid 114 Euros with delivery. If I had ordered directly from Razer I would have gotten it for 99 Euros all in. You live and you learn right?
The arrival and first use of the Razer BlackWidow Lite
A few days after I ordered the keyboard it arrived and I was so excited. The packaging was good and only the essential keys are present on the board which saves space. Upon holding the keyboard for the first time, I was quite impressed with how sturdy and heavy it is. It is certainly very well built and the 65% size is just amazing. The upper part of the keyboard is aluminium, giving it that heavy and quality feel. Every key of the Razer BlackWidow Lite is individually backlit with white LED backlighting which gives the keyboard a nice glow.
The keyboard is marketed as a silent keyboard, with high-performance keys with “o-ring sound dampeners”, therefore perfect for the office. Razer claims that these silent features won’t annoy your co-workers in the office. To be honest I have to disagree – this is the loudest keyboard that I have ever had! Have a look at the video below and judge for yourself.
My experience after several weeks of usage
Overall, the experience has been very good. The keyboard is very solid, the feel of the keycaps is great and it is very sturdy. This is a great experience after I had previously bought several keyboards that fell apart after only a few months of usage. The response time of the keycaps is also much better than that of my previous keyboard. This is a real advantage for gamers too! It has a detachable usb cable which is always very useful and each key can be individually removed for cleaning or replacement. A special tool, for this, is supplied in the package. There are little surprises that are really nice such as the green little light on the caps lock or the orange switch inside the keycap.
Final and overall overview of the Razer BlackWidow Lite
There aren’t really any major negative points besides the “loud” noises this keyboard makes. However, after several weeks of usage I can say the keyboard is a dirt and dust magnet. Luckily, due to the spacious layout and the possibility to remove the key caps, these are easily removed and cleaned.
If you are looking for a space saving, sturdy and good looking keyboard then the Razer BlackWidow Lite is the way forward. I really enjoy using it and it just looks and feels great. Especially the size of the keyboard is very beneficial when you have limited space on your desk. If you would like to contact me please click here!
- Sturdy and well built
- Looks good
- Very Affordable
- Dust and dirt magnet