To have the cleanest setup possible, you must not go through 4 paths. First thing to do, remove all the cables from your office! And for that, the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is an ally of choice.
Okay, if you read my device reviews regularly, you have surely noticed that my preference has always been towards the Razer Ornata, whether in the V1 or its V2. He was one of the first to introduce a very cozy wrist rest, which has also been used on the BlackWidow V3 Pro, a keyboard we are testing today.
Razer’s BlackWidow is a well-known keyboard among gamers, which returns this time with a V3 Pro allowing wireless use.. A very important feature which tends to be greatly democratized, as this allows great practicality, but also, a much cleaner office. It is a mechanical keyboard using Razer-designed green switches, with double injection ABS keys so that the letters are never erased. Its design of the aluminum upper frame strikes at first glance, so strong and stable it seems. Of course, it has additional functions that are fun, that is to say an RGB of the most beautiful effect with its transparent switch housings , but also multimedia keys. The keyboard offers 3 means of connection, with its cable, its dedicated dongle or even by Bluetooth, making a rather versatile offer compatible with a lot of equipment.
Exceptional typing quality
It always feels weird to write a keyboard review when you literally use it to talk about the product itself. Anyway, getting used to typing on a new keyboard is never easy, especially after years of typing on my Razer Ornata with its rather short keys. With the BlackWidow V3 Pro, I switch to full height mechanical keys. However, it only took me 2 or 3 days before fully regaining my marks. Moreover, the feeling of the green switches coupled with the upper aluminum frame is to die for.
We really have the feeling of typing on a typewriter, yet with an activation of the light keys, and an immediate rebound. A real pleasure for the user, but a torture for the people next to it. Obviously, this keyboard should not be used in open space, but at home, well sheltered in a bedroom or office. Yes he is loud with a loud click sound, but the sound is not particularly disturbing to the person behind the keyboard. On the other hand, I would have liked the wrist rest to be magnetic like that of the Ornata, that of the BlackWidow tending to slide slightly on the surface of my desk. It must also be said that this will be less problematic when I have a real wooden desk and no longer a plastic site desk.
Software and customization
As usual, everything happens on Synapse, Razer’s device management software. By using the dongle, the keyboard is recognized immediately without worries. It’s a little more tedious when you plug it in, where there is a little time when the keyboard deactivates, the time to be taken into account. We must therefore not forget this in-game data, so as not to end up in the middle of the game with a keyboard that deactivates for a few seconds which can sometimes be decisive.
It is always on Synapse that we can manage the parameters of Chroma, Razer’s RGB solution, but also the power and game options. Here, all the important parameters are present, and easily accessible.
The first question that every player asks when wanting to go wireless is if it’s okay induce a latency time in its actions in game? Razer developed its system hyperspeed wireless which according to the brand is so reliable that many eSports use it. Without claiming to have the level of these competitors, it must be said that I actually did not feel any latency when comparing a wired keyboard with the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro.
Connectivity that has nothing to envy of a wired keyboard
A keyboard close to perfection
Well, we’ll always blame pretty much the same as for all Razer products, a high price of 250 euros which still stings a lot, despite the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is exceptional and virtually free from defects. Another thing that we all liked about the keyboard is a little more solid autonomy, so you can really forget about the cable in a corner. Here we have a rather disappointing autonomy of 13 hours when the RGB is pushed to the maximum, which is not that bright. On the other hand, we are approaching 200 hours without light, which is clearly impressive, but with rather reduced interest. Apart from that, there is no doubt that the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is one of the best mechanical keyboards dedicated to the gamer there is, with an incomparable typing feel, an undeniable build quality, and a responsiveness that has never been nothing to envy wired keyboards.