Razer key-boards have many things, but the harder ones are usually not one of them — knock your drink the wrong way and that elaborate input device was toast. that will not be as much of a problem in the future, as Razer has unveiled a new version of its signature BlackWidow ultimate with IP54 water and dust resistance. while the rating doesn’t suggest you’ll dunk the keyboard in the pool (you’d want IP67 or better for that), it’s ok that your gaming session will not be ruined by a splash or 2.
Beyond that, it is a familiar formula: you are getting Razer’s mechanical switches (the green Switch, to be exact) with 10-key anti-ghosting and full programming support. you are restricted to green lighting, but you’ll still create lighting effects like ripples and waves. The new Blackwidow is available on-line right now for $110 (€120) and will spread to stores worldwide before the year is over.
This isn’t a novel plan, to be clear. Corsair et al have had water resistant gaming keyboards. Razer is arguably the foremost recognizable brand of the bunch, though, and also the inclusion of water resistance in its flagship keyboard is bound to create the feature more commonplace. do not be stunned if splashproof style eventually becomes a must-have for keyboards like this.