Razer launches the BlackWidow V2 mechanical keyboard w/ new switches & a magnetic wrist rest

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Razer is well known for its hardcore gaming peripherals and today it is launching the latest addition to its BlackWidow keyboard lineup. On top of even brighter, multi-colored Chroma lighting effects (16.8 million colors), we are getting a magnetic wrist rest, USB pass-through and an all-new switch type.

The already available Green and Orange switches add even more customization options to the user, and alongside the BlackWidow V2, Razer is introducing the new Yellows. They feature a “silent design and reduced travel distance” which should allow for even more headshots per second. More details on those below. 

The wrist rest is padded and attaches to the keyboard via magnetic mechanism. Best of all, it is included in the $169.99 price tag. While you can currently pick up the previous generation model within $20 of its Amazon all-time low right now, it regularly sells for the same price as the new V2.

More details from Razer:

Designed specifically for gaming, Razer Mechanical Switches actuate at an optimal distance, giving you speed and responsiveness like never before. Razer Mechanical Switches have been lauded as the new standard for all mechanical gaming keyboards since their introduction.

Razer Mechanical Switches have consistently proven themselves to be the best for gaming, delivering both top-notch performance and reliable durability without compromise. This very same Razer technology and design is now being manufactured in-house end to end, ensuring even stricter requirements are met for each switch produced, resulting in a life span of up to 80 million key strokes.

The Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 features individually programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse. From preloaded lighting effects for different types of games, to your own custom uniquely programmed palette of colors, you can effortlessly enhance your gaming experience in a way that is unique only to you.

Specially designed for the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2, this wrist rest features ergonomics that ensure that no matter how intense your gaming marathons are, you’re always comfortable.

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