Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro Review: Unleashing Wireless Gaming Excellence

Razer Blackwidow v4 pro

The Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro keyboard, known for its gaming extravagance, offers a wireless gaming solution packed with premium features. Despite its steep price tag, this keyboard’s wireless versatility, top-notch switches, and comprehensive set of extras make it a contender for gaming enthusiasts seeking unparalleled performance.

Design and Features:

The BlackWidow V4 Pro boasts an assertive design with captivating RGB lighting that caters to the gaming aesthetic. Included in the package are dedicated media controls, a convenient volume wheel, and a luxurious wrist rest, enhancing comfort during extended gaming sessions. With a full-sized layout featuring 104 keys, it aligns with the ANSI standard and facilitates compatibility with various keycap sets. The chassis comprises jet-black aluminum, ensuring durability, while the underside’s plastic construction helps manage its size and weight. Adjustable keyboard feet with dual lift stages offer users the flexibility to customize their typing angle according to preference.

Pros

  • Super-smooth switches 
  • Great media controls 
  • Comfy wrist rest 

Cons

  • Expensive ABS 
  • Keycaps are a little cheap

Wireless Freedom and Connectivity:

The keyboard’s wireless capabilities are underscored by its detachable USB-C cable and a USB-A dongle that facilitates 2.4GHz wireless operation. While the keyboard supports Bluetooth, the “Hyperspeed” wireless mode is recommended for its ultra-low latency performance. Notably, the USB dongle introduces a novel feature—multi-device pairing—enabling the BlackWidow V4 Pro and other compatible devices, like the Naga Pro mouse, to share the same dongle. This innovation streamlines USB port usage and caters to the needs of avid gamers. Battery life is commendable, with around a week and a half of usage achievable even with lighting effects activated.

Superior Switches and Typing Experience:

Central to the keyboard’s performance are the Razer Yellow switches, designed for smoothness and stability. These switches incorporate a reinforced “hall effect” stem design, resulting in a key travel of 3.5mm, contributing to a satisfying typing experience. The reviewer praises these switches as the best linear switches encountered in a retail keyboard. Additionally, the Razer Green switches, known for their tactile feedback and audible click, are also available for those who prefer a more traditional gaming feel.

Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard:

  • Yellow Mechanical Switches – Linear & Silent – Doubleshot ABS Keycaps – Command Dial – Programmable Macros – Chroma RGB – Magnetic Wrist Rest
BrandRazer
Compatible DevicesPC
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Keyboard DescriptionGaming
ColorBlack
Number of Keys104
Keyboard backlighting color support
RGB
StyleBlackWidow V4 Pro
Item Weight‎3.61 pounds
Product Dimensions18.36 x 6.01 x 1.73 inches
Power Source‎Corded Electric

Enhanced Software and Customization:

While past criticisms of Razer’s software persist, notable improvements have been observed. The software now offers enhanced programmability and customization options. Its user-friendly interface enables gamers to tailor the keyboard to their preferences, making it suitable for both gaming enthusiasts and those who require keyboard customization for work purposes. Though some reservations linger, the removal of mandatory logins marks a positive step forward.

  • YELLOW MECHANICAL SWITCHES FOR QUICK EXECUTION — Enjoy instant, rapid-fire smooth inputs that are just as quiet thanks to built-in sound dampeners
  • IMMERSIVE UNDERGLOW & PER-KEY LIGHTING — Featuring per-key lighting and a striking 3-side underglow when paired with the wrist rest, sync the keyboard with your battlestation and enjoy greater immersion when gaming
  • COMMAND DIAL & 8 DEDICATED MACRO KEYS — Assign a custom function to the keyboard’s programmable dial, and game with greater command using a set of macro keys for essential keybinds
  • MAGNETIC PLUSH LEATHERETTE WRIST REST WITH UNDERGLOW — Designed to provide secure support for long hours of play, the soft, cushioned wrist rest also features Razer Chroma RGB lighting
  • DOUBLESHOT ABS KEYCAPS — Using a doubleshot molding process to ensure the labelling never wears off, the keycaps also have extra-thick walls which make them extremely tough to withstand prolonged, repeated use
  • MULTI-FUNCTION ROLLER & 4 MEDIA KEYS — Pause, play, skip and tweak everything from brightness to volume for ultimate convenience

Conclusion:

The Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro keyboard, while carrying a premium price , delivers a compelling package for wireless gaming aficionados. Its wireless flexibility, top-tier switches, and comprehensive set of features make it a noteworthy contender in the gaming keyboard arena. Gamers willing to invest in a cutting-edge accessory can expect exceptional wireless performance and unparalleled comfort, making the BlackWidow V4 Pro a solid choice for those seeking gaming audacity without compromise.

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