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Hello Overclock.net members! thumb.gif

I have slowly come to a point where I want to get a new keyboard. I have been using a Logitech G110 for the past 2 years and while it still works like a charm I would like to get a mechanical keyboard.

So I have been looking around and because I got a Razor Death-adder 2013 from a good friend I came with the Razor Black-widow 2013 as pick. It's priced at 95 euros which seems like a nice deal. I would like to know some opinions regarding this keyboard!

Secondly I'm also in search of a new mouse pad. I would love to have one not more then 20/30 euros and one that fits nicely with my Razer mouse and hopefully that keyboard. One that has no resistance and is big enough so I don't run out of space smile.gif.

I'm thanking in advance for taking your time in reading my post and hopefully helping me a bit out ! I'm very grateful smile.gif
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I don't have the 2013 edition, but I do have a Black Widow that I bought "open box" from Amazon early last year. It has been a great keyboard. Not a single issue out of mine - and I'm not a Razer fan boy. In fact probably just the opposite. It was just too good of a deal to pass up when I bought it. Like you I was looking to move from a membrane keyboard to a mechanical keyboard.

I had been shopping, reading reviews, seeking advice and then I ran across the deal at Amazon. I'm glad I spent the money now. It was a fair investment.
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Seems like I picked the wrong one. I wanted the version with the backlit green but thats the Ultimate version which cost 30 more.

Can someone help me with this? I don't know what I should do.
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Mousepad: Razer Goliathus Standard (M) - size: 355mm x 254mm (Speed or Control edition - it is up to your preference)
Razer Goliathus Alpa (L) - 444mm x 355mm
Four friends of mine have (and me as well) have the Standard Control edition and we're all pleased. The texture is nice, the edge is well finished and overall it performs good. Definitely not as expensive as a hard mousepad would be.

Regarding the keyboard:
I have the blue BlackWidow ultimate, and two friends of mine got the 2013 Ultimate. So far only I had an issue with two switches giving up and they instantly replaced the whole keyboard with no questions asked. Just plugged it in their PC, tapped the keys a couple of times, confirmed the issue and asked me to sit on one of those super comfortable puff-cushions while they sorted the new warranty card. thumb.gif

As to your question - did you already order it or are you hesitant? For me, the backlight is worth it. I'm a sucker for a gentle blue hint showing from beneath my desk (keyboard is located on a small platform that rolls below the desk plot). tongue.gif I don't even look at it while using my computer, but all in all it looks really good.
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by fragamemnon View Post

As to your question - did you already order it or are you hesitant? For me, the backlight is worth it. I'm a sucker for a gentle blue hint showing from beneath my desk (keyboard is located on a small platform that rolls below the desk plot). tongue.gif I don't even look at it while using my computer, but all in all it looks really good.

I didn't order it. But I was planning on doing it now but then I discovered on the last minute that I looked at the Ultimate edition on Youtube all along but with my mind thinking that the Blackwidow (non) was that keyboard.

So I'm kind of unsure now. Spend 30 more (130 euros is alot compared to 99 for the non) or get another keyboard which is mechanical.
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post #6 of 7
Well that would be entirely up to you. If you are set on Blue switches and think the extra cost justifies the LED backlight, then go for it.
And there are some keyboards, superior in many ways, that are also cheaper. But they might not be your cup of tea.
Take a look, for example, at these Ducky boards:
http://ecshweb.pchome.com.tw/global/en/v1/ducky%20green
And if you want a truly amazing keyboard with high build quality, green backlight and black switches (their actuation force required is a bit more, however they are considered awesome for gaming; and once you get used to typing on them it's totally fine), check out the Deck Legend Toxic thumb.gif


Btw, the price difference between the BlackWidow Ultimate and normal editions here was almost €50. redface.gif
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post #7 of 7
In a recent review of the BlackWidow 2013 it was mentioned that if someone is already an owner of the previous BlackWidow there's not a big reason to buy the new one. Still is an improvement.

Here's the video review I mentioned
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