Razer’s new BlackWidow mechanical keyboard is the latest gadget to promise advantages on the online battlefield. What is a mechanical keyboard, you may ask? Well, it mechanical keyboards use a different technology to register key presses. Most keyboards use a common membrane and scissor-switch style key designs — with mechanical keyboards, every key has a mechanical switch underneath the cap to register the stroke. What this means is that the BlackWidow will help out gamers and those that need to type quickly.┬áIt’s available now for in two versions — a standard one for $80, and a deluxe version with customizable backlit keys, microphone & headphone jacks, and an added USB port for $130.


Chris Gullo