Razer’s Cheap(er) Gaming Keyboard

Razer’s Cheap(er) Gaming Keyboard

– Hey guys, this is Austin. The last time Razer announced
a brand new keyboard more than a few of you
guys were interested in it. So when they announced
a brand new keyboard, which is not only silent
but also much cheaper, of course we have to take a look at it. This is the Razer
BlackWidow Lite keyboard. Now at 90 bucks, it’s
less than half the price of that Huntsman Elite, and with this you’re getting something that’s
a little bit more focused on normal use as well as gaming. Pop this guy open and we
have the keyboard itself. Now, this is a little bit
of a smaller one compared to the Elite, so it is
a tenkeyless design, but personally I kind of don’t mind that; I would rather have a
little bit of extra space. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. So on the box it says it has silent switches
with included O-rings but I didn’t think that the O-rings actually have to be manually installed. Okay, all right, this is
not a super cheap keyboard so it shouldn’t be a surprise, but that decklid feels so sturdy. So we do have the
detachable microUSB cable. Now, I would prefer to see
this as USB-C but, honestly, I feel like that’s still a
nice little portable package. I guess we, it’s time to remove the keys. I didn’t realize I was
signing up for a bunch of work with my keyboard here, so we do have our little
key removal tool here. I’m not sure why this is included, I mean, maybe the feeling isn’t quite
as nice with the O-rings on. Let’s pop it out for our WASD Keys. (upbeat music) Okay, so if I wrap the
O-ring around the switch, I guess that works. Let’s pop it back on and see. All right, so this is what
a normal switch sounds like. (clicking) And the new one.
(clicking lightly) I mean, it makes it a little bit quieter. I guess some people will
probably want to install these. For me, I don’t see a huge difference unless maybe I’m working in an office, so I really want to keep
it as quiet as possible. (clicking) (clicking lightly) It’s much quieter. This is how people type.
(clacking) Spreadsheets.
(clacking rapidly) Excel.
(clacking rapidly) KPIs. (moaning)
(clacking) Plug the BlackWidow in, and you’ll see it’s a little
bit more of a subdued look. So it is all white LED lighting unlike the higher-end Razer
models, which do have full RGB, but considering the price
and considering that this is supposed to be a little bit
more of a grown-up keyboard, that’s no problem. Now, we do still have full Razer Synapse, so we can change the lighting if we like. So right now it’s pretty
much just dimming it or brightening it. You can do the breathing effect, which is fine, but I
mean for the most part, it’s either do you want it
on or do you want it off. I will say the lights
actually are really bright. This almost feels like
it’s maybe just as bright, if not even brighter, than
some of the RGB stuff. So another keyboard that I
really like is the TOMOKO. Now this is a very, very cheap keyboard. It’s got the blue knockoff switches, and at only $28, usually this has been my main recommendation for people who are wanting to get
into mechanical switches, but if you listen to it
(clacking loudly) versus,
(clicking softly) I mean, there’s a big, big
difference in the noise there. What the hell? Wait, I lied. There’s one RGB key; it’s the Caps Lock. (clicking) Huh, okay, well I guess that’s, is that RGB? It’s just G. It’s a G key, so for gaming it’s fine but my main thing is I don’t quite have that same kind of tactile
feedback that I do on something that’s a little bit more
clicky, like the blue switches. I mean it’s definitely usable, and I think some people
actually might prefer something that’s a little bit quieter when gaming, but for me, I don’t know,
it’s a little bit on the, a little bit on the subtle side. we switched over to the
Huntsman Elite keyboard. Well, I mean there’s a reason why this is my favorite gaming
keyboard out right now. First of all, it’s got the sound, but almost more important than that, it’s a little bit more of a tactile feel, so I click the button, I
know that I’ve hit it, right? There’s no sort of, I don’t say, vagueness but it’s not loose. It’s all very, very tight, and it feels like I’m actually
properly losing in Overwatch. That’s my favorite thing is
when I lose in Overwatch, are you serious right now? There you go. At $90, the Razer BlackWidow Lite is something that’s a little different than a lot of the mechanical
keyboards I take a look at. Instead of being purely focused on gaming, this is a little bit
more of a subtle design, so it’s got the white LED,
the all matte black plastic, and on top of that, it’s
a very quiet keyboard. So you want something
that’s great for typing, the Lite is definitely worth a look. If you want something a
little bit more focused on gaming though, there are
definitely other options.

100 thoughts to “Razer’s Cheap(er) Gaming Keyboard”

  1. That is actually how I type, people tell me to calm down but how am I suppose to type fast without adrenaline flowing through my veins

  2. If you really want a silent keyboard, I would make a custom keyboard with zilent switches, and if you can’t do that get a cherry mx silent keyboard.

  3. Bought my Corsair K68 RGB for 80$, apparently its pretty common to see it at that price. Then this thing is 90$. mmk

  4. I would much rather it came with green lighting, because I prefer the softer, warmer light that green provides. I guess it would be a turn-off for some people

  5. Hmm 90 usd all white leds and some odd razee switch. Seems pricy for what it is when you could get some decent hot swapable gateron switched keyboards for around half. But I guess people who buy razer love the brand

  6. For someone who plays with electronics all day it REALLY bothers me he doesn’t even know the proper way to remove a keycap
    1:12 UGHHH it just hurts the idea that’s a new keyboard as well

  7. So, i bought a full mech keyboard called Sharkoon skiller mech sgk3. 70 euros with shipping. Full RGB i believe its kailh or smtin red switches. It works like a god.

  8. If you have 80 bucks to spend buy the hyperx alloy FPS, it has all this doesn’t ( a num pad, special key caps for WASD and 1,2,3,4, and also some media keys) all for the same price.

  9. Why did they had to choose this keyboard and the atheris mouse for the Stormtrooper edition -_- I really love the Stormtrooper design but I dont know if it would be smart to buy them just for the looks and use it only for gaming….

  10. Wow…. the cooler master ck530 is About the same price, has more switch choices, has RGB, and has a better keycap removal tool

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