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5.0 out of 5 stars exactly what i wanted, 1 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: Razer Blackwidow 2013 Expert Mechanical Keyboard (UK version layout) (Accessory)
over view: the board and keys are made of a tough feeling plastic, the cable is covered with a braided fiber to protect it from damage and the mechanical keys give a very positive and tactile feed back. i bought this keyboard primarily for gaming but typing on it is so easy and smooth that it would also be perfect for and office or home environment. as for the price, some people could say that it is a lot to pay for a keyboard with not a massive range of features, but that is one of the reasons that i like it is that it is easy to use and not cloged up with features but gives you the ones that you really need, also i feel that due to its high quality feel that it will easily last long enough to make up for the price.

the keys: they are smooth and easy to press and, in my opinion, have very good spacing (the distance between each key is just right to type with).

the features: this keyboard has an easy access usb pass through and headphone and mic pass though on the right hand side of the board. there are five programable macro keys and there are also some media keys on the F keys.

pros:
mechanical keys (more robust and tactile feel)
easy to use macro keys
braided cable
robust and 'weighty' feel
razer product (more likely to be well made and so last longer)
sleek design (if you want to call it that)
usb and audio pass though

cons:
some could say that it is over priced, but i think it is going to be worth it.

EDIT: a few months down the line with no complaints. only thing i noticed was that you can definitely tell when you've pressed the keys and so does everyone else! the click is pretty loud, i don't mind because i have a unidirectional mic that cuts it out, but if you don't like the sound and don't mind a US lay out then there is always the silent version that doesn't click like a typewriter.
overall very happy
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Initial post: 19 Jun 2013 11:28:33 BDT
Chris Porte says:
Is it worth it to go for the backlit version of this keyboard? It's like £40 more but is it worth it?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2013 12:09:16 BDT
ben says:
Hmmm, well it depends how you're going to be using it. if you have a reasonable well lit room/can touch type then id say not really unless you have the cash and want it to look more attractive. if you don't have have very good lighting or prefer to use your computer in a dark room and cant touch type then id probably say that it was worth it because you can adjust the brightness of the back lighting or turn it off if you want. its down to you in the end, spend more on back lighting Vs other potential upgrades or hardware for your PC such as a high quality mouse (FYI you can get the logitech G500 for that kind of money and its great).

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2013 12:19:52 BDT
Chris Porte says:
Well, I am getting the Deathadder 2013 which has the green light and I would've liked it to match! I don't have that good lighting where the PC is going to be so that's a factor I should think about as well! What does touch type mean anyway?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2013 12:24:56 BDT
ben says:
touch typing is basically typing without having to look at the keys, so if the lighting is poor so you cant see the keys and you need to see them to type properly then id probably just go for the back lighting and plus if its the looks you're going for then that's probably better too.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2013 12:44:57 BDT
Chris Porte says:
I can do a bit of both, I don't realise i'm touch typing and doing it, then I realise i'm doing it and can't do it again, so think the backlit version will be better!
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