Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2, a championship keyboard

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Gamers and Gizcomputers. All of us who enjoy video games have the competitive spirit in our blood. And to reach the highest level there are peripherals such as Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2. A model mechanical with backlight prepared to participate at the highest level in tournaments gaming. Previously we had the opportunity to test the standard model Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2, which left us in awe. Now Razer give us the great luxury to test your product first-hand. Let’s see what sensations it has left us.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2 keyboard layout, design and build

The Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2, is a special edition of the renowned model BlackWidow Chroma V2. The differences are quickly apparent, as their physical appearance is essentially very different, lack this tournament edition from the numeric keypad. The motivation for the sale of this model by its manufacturer, Razer, is that it offers the user the fastest keyboard that have produced to date. Clearly your target audience is one that is a regular participant in tournaments. A demanding user who immerses himself in very intense games, where every millisecond counts to ensure a decisive advantage over opponents.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

Box and packing

Razer has a careful aesthetic in all its products. And that starts from the box where you keep the product. A whole presentation of luxurious airs. The packaging of the Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2 therefore it could not be less. The box maintains the recognizable style in design and color of its products. Color predominance black, edged on the sides in the brand’s bright and intense green color.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

The user has all pertinent information about the keyboard on the outside of the packaging. Thus on his forehead the model and main characteristics are very clearly exposed. Then in the back and side, specify your specifications.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

Once the box is opened, the product is displayed before us, very well presented and protected. Fitted between some side foam protectors and covered by a transparent plastic we see the keyboard. Beneath it is the wrist rest. Covered by a black cardboard with an advertising legend, it is stored on cable. And finally, on the inside of the lid, in an attached envelope, the brief manual (not in Spanish) and a brief letter of thanks and welcome to the world of peripherals Razer.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

Keyboard layout and construction

We are in front of a keyboard mechanical compact in size with a weight that stays in the 950 grams, regardless of the wrist rest. The dimensions of the model are 366mm x 154mm x 39mm. The keyboard is light because its entire cover is made of plastic. Matte black is the predominant color. We must point out that there is a version in Pink. It only acquires a bright tone in two zones. Both centered, one front and one rear. The rear is where the connection port is located mini USB. The front features the brand’s logo that has its own lighting. At the base of the keyboard the legs, which have rubber stabilizers. and the typical option of raising the keyboard with drop-down lifts.

In short, we have in our hands a product with a design without a numeric keypad, but that has all the basics. The idea of ​​the manufacturer is optimize space on the table giving greater freedom of mouse movements. It is a model with simple design, at the same time Elegant. In addition, it has the removable USB braided cable. For all this, the keyboard is also ideal for traveling.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

Razer mechanical switches

We are facing a peripheral gaming. So we expect no less than competitive level accuracy. Therefore, the manufacturer has designed specifically for games the mechanical switches present on this keyboard. A few switches Razer offering optimized actuation and reset points so that commands are executed as they should, with a responsiveness ultrafast. For them, the manufacturer assures us a useful life of 80 million keystrokes.

Razer offers three options switches. Different types to adapt to the taste of each user. They are as follows:

  • Green Switch: Delivers a distinctive audible and tactile pulse with optimized actuation and reset points.
  • Orange Switch: Offers tactile touch and response without the clicking sound and with less actuation force.
  • Yellow Switch: Offers a linear and quiet feel for FPS and MOBA players looking for the best in stealth mode.

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In our case, the manufacturer has helped us to test the keyboard with yellow switch. And we have to say that it has been a delight to the touch and use. We can testify that they deliver on everything they promise.

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Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2 keyboard features

The gaming keyboard Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2, includes a series of features that make it a peripheral especially suitable for gaming. Details that are out of the ordinary to meet user demands gamers.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

illumination

The first of these details gaming and that undoubtedly attract the most attention is having keys backlit. No product is considered gaming without her. And we have to say that without a doubt in this Razer is a teacher. Why? Well, because it includes individually programmable backlit keys. All of them in 16.8 million color options. But the best part is that we can choose from predetermined lighting effects or create our own color combinations. This is possible thanks to the software Razer Synapse. Through which each user will enjoy a fully tailored gaming experience. Although it is quite simple and easy to configure with the program, we have to indicate that in our experience, the program is not as fine as it would be supposed to, and on more than one occasion it has been left hanging.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

Performance

Leaving aside the aesthetic and cool part of the lighting, what matters once the color is adjusted to our liking is the operation of the keyboard in the games. And here the Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2 offers the best. Well, an almost instantaneous transmission and an immediate response have been sought. The keyboard has the latest technology of instant trigger from Razer which sends the signal to the system immediately. This eliminates the need for an anti-bounce delay. Has 10 anti-ghosting keys so we can play full blast without fear and a 1000 Hz ultrapolling.

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

Features

The keyboard offers the game mode that protects the system so that the game is not interrupted by pressing the key Windows accidentally. As simple as activating and deactivating the game mode with FN + F10. Also for advanced players, it is possible to program the keys with macros thanks to a recording system that allows it to be done on the fly.

Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 Keyboard Tech Specs

Here is a summary table with all the technical details of the keyboard Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2:

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2
Keyboard Physical Specifications
Height 39 mm
Width 154 mm
Length 366 mm
Weight (without cable) 950 g
Cable 2 m
Wrist Rest Physical Specifications
Height 18 mm
Width 85 mm
Length 366 mm
Weight (without cable) 200 g
Coupling system Magnetic
Razer Yellow Switch Mechanical Switches
Kind Linear and silent (FPS and MOBA)
Duration 80 million keystrokes
Actuation distance 1.2 mm
Actuation force 45 g
Total travel 3.5mm
Actuation vs Reset point 0.0 mm
Razer Green Switch Mechanical Switches
Kind Sound and tactile
Duration 80 million keystrokes
Actuation distance 1.9 mm
Actuation force 50 g
Total travel 4 mm
Actuation vs Reset point 0.4 mm
Razer Orange Switch mechanical switches
Kind Silent and tactile
Duration 80 million keystrokes
Actuation distance 1.9 mm
Actuation force 45 g
Total travel 4 mm
Actuation vs Reset point 0.05mm
Keyboard Specifications
Connection type Mini USB (wired)
USB protocol USB 2.0
USB speed Maximum
USB ports (built-in) None
Details
  • Compact layout
  • Multi-touch recognition of up to 10 keys simultaneously
  • Fully programmable keys with simultaneous macro recording
  • Game mode option
  • 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Instant trigger technology
  • Removable braided cable with strap
Backlighting
Backlighting
  • Yes
  • Razer Chroma customizable lighting with 16.8 million color options
Special keys
  • Backlight switch: FN + F11 / F12
  • Game mode: FN + F10
  • Multimedia controls: FN + F1 / F2 / F3 / F5 / F6 / F7
  • Macro recording: FN + F9
  • Pause break
Operating system
OS version
  • Windows® 7 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
System Requirements
  • USB port (for keyboard)
  • Internet connection
  • 200 MB of hard disk space
Other data
Box contents
  • Gaming keyboard
  • Ergonomic wrist rest
  • Mini USB to USB cable
  • User documentation
Programs Razer Synapse compatible

Conclusions, availability and price of the Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2 keyboard

Razer Blackwidow TE Chroma V2

Keyboard Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 It is a compact and designed product optimized for competition. Its high management and adjustment possibilities make it ideal for advanced users who want to increase their performance in games, while personalizing their gaming environment.

PROS:
  • Compact.
  • Quality.
  • Advanced mechanical technology.
  • Illumination.
  • Programmable keys.

CONS:
  • Price.
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