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Published on November 14th, 2017 | by gareth

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Razer Reveals A Keyboard Resistant To The Elements

Waterproofing keyboards seems to be all the rage now but according to Razer, they can now withstand the elements. The press release they sent to us is below.

 

Augmented with water- and dust-resistant features, the latest Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is redesigned to be the most resilient gaming keyboard to date. With an IP54 rating, the keyboard has been tested to protect against accidental water spillage and harmful dust particles.

 

“We’ve never stopped making improvements to our gaming keyboards,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, and CEO. “The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is now more durable than ever and our first mechanical keyboard to incorporate water- and dust-resistant features.”

 

The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate continues to boast individually backlit keys. Each green LED is easily customizable through Razer’s Synapse software, which offers a wide range of dynamic lighting effects which include: Wave, Ripple, Reactive, Starlight and more. Gamers are able to create various lighting profiles via the advanced lighting effect configurator.

 

The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate also comes equipped with the award-winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches, the world’s first key switch designed specifically for gaming. Available for this keyboard in a single switch variant – the Razer Green Switch – Razer continues to lead the industry with gaming-optimized actuation and reset responsiveness. With a rated lifespan of up to 80 million keystrokes, the Razer Mechanical Switch is engineered for durability and reliably delivers top performance with every key press.

 

For more information, please visit https://www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-blackwidow-ultimate

 

Price: U.S. $109.99 / EU €119.99

 

Availability: Razerzone.com – Available Now Worldwide – Q4 2017

 

Product features:  

  • Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force (Razer Green)
  • 80 million keystroke lifespan
  • Water- and Dust-Resistant – IP54 certified
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Individually backlit keys with dynamic lighting effects
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Approximate size: 203 mm / 7.98 in. (Length) x 153 mm / 6.02 in. (Width) x 60 mm / 2.36 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 348 g / 0.77 lbs with cable

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