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Sadly it doesn't come with a Cd driver so you got to get the latest drivers off their site here.
Mine did :S But i suppose mine is a UK model with a full height enter key too.
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Mine did :S But i suppose mine is a UK model with a full height enter key too.
Ah I didn't know that.
 
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I bought the Black Widow Normal and I love it.

If you are asking was the Ultimate worth it then I would have to say if you wanted back lighting you would have been better off with a XArmor, 50$ extra for back lighting and no NKRO is not worth it.

If you are asking was it worth it to go mechanical then yes, it was, mechanicals are superior in every way to G11's and G15's.

The black widow is also built better than the xarmor which i also have, Also as i remember you also don't get the usb port and the headphone and mic jack, And alot of people get use out of that usb like me. And the nkro to me it nice at first when i used the xarmor as my main keyboard, But than got the black widow which i use as my main keyboard and i don't miss that feature at all




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I can tell you you wont be disappointed with it its an awesome mechanical keyboard for the money. Just a tip do not update the firmware just install the latest driver and you'll be good.

I updated the firmware to the latest and it killed my Black Widow for some reason.


I update mine with no problems but it did get a error the first time i did it, Which it said failed and the keyboard was pretty much a brick but than i unplug the usb and plug it back in and it detected the flash driver and went too update it again and it worked.
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Thanks, I'll keep that in mind if I have an issue. Besides I am sure it comes with warranty.
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The scxzqe and shift keys are starting to fade already on mine. I've taken good care of it and only had it a month.

be warned of that too.
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Sorry but I just can't see how any keyboard can possibly be worth $130. It can be mechanical, can have strobe lights going off to the beat of your music, and have macros up the dung hole; there isn't, imo, a keyboard out that is worth that much.
I can't blame you for feeling that way, I also used to, until I tried one. It didn't take long for me to place an order and it's made an enormous difference in my typing comfort and speed.
That said, a mechanical keyboard's worth isn't something you can quantify like the performance of a video card. You have to try it for yourself and only then can you make any kind of decision or judgment call. Either you like it or you don't, but if you do like it, then it is worth $130, easily.
You don't need to spend that much though, the regular Razer BlackWidow is $80, if you don't need the LED-backlit keys and the other gadgets, it's pretty much the same as the $130 BlackWidow Ultimate.
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Sorry but I just can't see how any keyboard can possibly be worth $130. It can be mechanical, can have strobe lights going off to the beat of your music, and have macros up the dung hole; there isn't, imo, a keyboard out that is worth that much.
Think of it this way... mechanical keyboards are built to last longer. So with that in mind, say your average membrane keyboard has a life expectancy of 5 million keystrokes max, vs the mechanical keyboard that run around 50 million keystrokes... so roughly 10 times as long.

So if all those figures are accurate, you would go through 10 regular keyboards for every 1 mechanical keyboard... so 10 keyboards at a reasonable $25 is still $250 vs $130.
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Oh another thing that the black window ultimate has over the normal one is the keys wont fade, That's another reason i try to go with boards that have lighting even tho i don't need lighting at all.

But Than again key fade doesn't always happen too everyone which hardly happens to me and usely happens for me in couple good years.


You cant go wrong with either tho


Ony thing that does happen to me is the keys starts going shiny really soon for me on every board i touch The razer is holding up well than every board i have but it is getting shiny.
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So it finally came in. I must admit I love the feel of it and the extra perks are nice, like the mic and usb plug in on the KB. And it has a lot of nice media keys and programmable keys which we all knew. However, this font they keys are in is absolutely HIDEOUS.
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