Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard Upgraded With Water And Dust Resistance

Razer’s next trick dust and water-resistant gaming keyboards

Razer’s next trick dust and water-resistant gaming keyboards

While phones and speakers are water and dust proofed for outdoor elements, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate has been redesigned to protect against accidental spills and dust particles.

While water resistant keyboards aren't a new concept, they have received an increasing amount of attention lately with SteelSeries' Apex 150 and Razer's Cynosa Chroma.

Most boards sporting water resistance are of the membrane kind, in that the key switches are rubber dome.

If two is a coincidence and three a trend, then the existence of both this keyboard and the Corsair K68, which features an IP32 rating, is indeed a coincidence.

What do you think of the latest mechanical gaming keyboard from Razer? The higher the number, the better the rating. Since those numbers represent absolute protection, we rarely see above IP68, which ensures protection from harm under temporary immersion of the foreign objects. "The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is now more durable than ever and our first mechanical keyboard to incorporate water- and dust-resistant features".

Beyond that, it's a familiar formula: you're getting Razer's mechanical switches (the Green Switch, to be exact) with 10-key anti-ghosting and full programming support. Does Razer's new BlackWidow appeal to you?