Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro Review

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Updated December 20, 2022
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Expert Score (From 3 Experts)
73/100

Customer Score (From 3066 Reviews)
4.4/5

Overview

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro was first launched in late 2020 as a premium wireless keyboard with 104 keys and a plush leatherette wrist rest to make it comfortable to use. The mechanical gaming keyboard is fairly large, measuring 17.5 by 6.5 inches. With the wrist rest, its depth extends to 9.3 inches but is detachable.

The V3 Pro also has full RGB backlighting, and as is common among top-rated keyboards, users will be able to adjust its brightness levels or set up different lighting effects. The keyboard has an outstandingly low latency of 1.2ms, which lowers further to 0.9ms when connected to a device through its USB dongle. This latency makes it more responsive than some of the best gaming keyboards on the market.

The V3 Pro’s incline angle can also be adjusted with three levels to choose from, and while it is wireless, it also ships with a detachable USB-C cable for charging.

Reasons to Buy

  • Great ergonomics
  • Outstandingly low latency
  • Multi-device connectivity
  • Keys are macro programmable
  • Good build quality

Reasons to Not

  • Large and bulky
  • Loud typing noise
  • Software only works on Windows

Market Context

Compared to the same brand’s similar models: The most significant difference between the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro and the Razer BlackWidow V3 is that the V3 Pro is wireless while the V3 is wired. Because of this, the V3 Pro can be paired with up to three devices simultaneously, while the V3 is only limited to one. However, the key switches on the V3 make for a quieter typing experience when compared to the V3 Pro. In case you’re interested, we’ve gone more in-depth with the V3 in our BlackWidow V3 review.

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro is a wireless keyboard, while the Razer Huntsman Elite is a wired alternative. Still, the key switches on the V3 Pro are quieter than those on the Elite since the V3 Pro ships with clicky Razer Green key switches while the Elite has linear Razer Optical key switches.

Compared to other brands’ similar models: All the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro keys are macro-programmable, while only some on the Logitech G915 Lightspeed can be macro-programmed. Also, the V3 Pro has a detachable wrist rest while the G915 does not, and the V3 Pro can pair with 3 Bluetooth devices while the G915 can only pair with one.

Critic Consensus

Expert testers praised the Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro as a well-optimized keyboard for competitive gaming. Testers from Rtings liked that it could pair up to three devices via Bluetooth and that it had superb ergonomics. They were also pleased that it’s RGB backlighting was customizable, had a remarkably low latency of 1.2ms, and all its keys were macro-programmable. Reviewers from PC World lauded its super smooth switches, and during their tests, they could also link the mouse and the keyboard to a computer using the same USB dongle. They found this quite convenient.

However, testers complained that the V3 Pro was large and bulky. If you like this, our Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed review might be for you. They also didn’t like its loud, clicky key switches. Again, if you’d also be bothered by this, then the quieter Razer Pro Type might be worth a look – we’ve covered it in our Razer Pro Type review. They also didn’t like that its software only worked on Windows.

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