Razer releases BlackWidow Chroma Tournament Edition V2 tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard

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Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 gaming keyboard
The Razer BlackWidow Chroma Tournament Edition comes with the California-based hardware maker’s new Instant Trigger Technology, which delivers “industry-leading” response times. Razer

Razer has updated its renowned gaming keyboard. The company has launched the new Razer BlackWidow Chroma Tournament Edition V2 for eSports enthusiasts the world over, and it comes with a few interesting features.

According to Razer, its new gaming keyboard is optimised for “competitive gamers looking for rapid reaction speeds.” The BlackWidow Chroma Tournament Edition comes with the California-based hardware maker’s contemporary Instant Trigger Technology (ITT), which delivers “industry-leading” response times. ITT terminates any delay between key actuations, enabling rapid response from the keyboard to the system.

The mechanical keyboard is tenkeyless. That means it doesn’t come with a numeric keypad, for those who aren’t familiar with the term. Also, users get to choose between Razer’s Green, Orange or Yellow switches.

The Yellow switches, in particular, were developed devoid of tactile bump or click. They’re silent and ideal for first-person shooters and MOBA games, and offer a 1.2 mm actuation point. They’re also 40 percent faster compared to regular mechanical key switches.

“Gamers rely on their gear to react and respond as fast as they do no matter the situation, from landing a headshot to combining ultimate abilities as a team,” according to Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Timing is critical. The BlackWidow TE Chroma V2’s Instant Trigger Technology works hand-in-hand with our Yellow switches, setting the bar for the industry’s fastest response rating on a keyboard with the ultimate combination of hardware and software.”

The Tournament Edition keyboard comes with a USB braided cable and a magnetic ergonomic wrist rest. Both are detachable for optimal portability. The individually backlit keys are, of course, powered by Razer Chroma, with 16.8 million colours and an assortment of RGB lighting effects.

The keyboard also makes use of Ultrapolling. It’s a technology developed by Razer that heightens the frequency of the peripheral device reporting actuation information back to the PC.

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma Tournament Edition V2 is now available to purchase. The gaming keyboard sells for US$139.99 in North America, €149.99 in Europe and AU$239.95 in Australia.

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 gaming keyboard Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 gaming keyboard with its magnetic ergonomic wrist rest.  Razer

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 specs and features

  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80 million keystroke lifespan
  • Razer Chroma customisable backlighting with 16.8 million colour options
  • Tenkeyless compact layout
  • Ergonomic wrist rest
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Instant Trigger Technology
  • Detachable braided fibre cable with cable strap

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