Razer Unveils BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Mechanical Keyboard



Razer’s updated full-size mechanical keyboard has been redesigned to bring advanced lighting controls and an extended two-year warranty, offering more value than ever before


IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the latest product in its best-selling keyboard series, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016.  

The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate has been redesigned from the ground up with an all-new set of features, and is equipped with the multi-award winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches, the first and only mechanical switches designed specifically for gaming.

The biggest advancement to the latest edition of the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is the introduction of the advanced lighting technology from the Chroma line in its individually backlit green LEDs that can each be customized through Razer’s Synapse software to display a range of unique lighting effects. Preset effects include Wave, Ripple, Reactive, Starlight and more. Gamers can also create their own lighting patterns via the advanced lighting effects configurator within Razer Synapse.


For examples of possible lighting effects, see here: https://youtu.be/a1R6ODgvHy0

In addition to this, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate features an improved smudge-free top cover, a combined audio and microphone jack, a USB pass-through port for easy cable management and an enhanced indicator panel on the top right. The latest Razer BlackWidow Ultimate also has a smaller footprint compared to its predecessor.

“There isn’t a gaming keyboard out there that offers better value,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “From the customizable backlit keys to the fact that our Razer Mechanical Switches are the only ones designed especially for gaming, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 is the perfect keyboard for any gamer looking to upgrade to mechanical keyboards.”

Each Razer Mechanical Switch has optimized actuation and reset points that are engineered to a fraction of a millimeter, creating faster response times. With a rated life span of up to 60 million key strokes, the Razer Mechanical Switch is engineered from the ground up for enhanced durability compared to standard mechanical switches.

Starting with the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016, all keyboards featuring the Razer™ Mechanical Switch will have an extended warranty of 2 years.


Price: U.S. $109.99

– US/Canada: Immediate
– Latin America: Immediate
– Asia-Pacific: Q4 2015
– Europe: Q4 2015

Product features:  

  • Multi-award winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 60 million keystroke life span
  • Individually backlit keys with dynamic lighting effects
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • Audio-out / mic-in jacks
  • USB pass-through
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable 
  • 2 year limited warranty  

For more information about the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016, please visit www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-blackwidow-ultimate

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About Razer

Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for five years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide. 

Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

Press Contacts

United States
Kevin Scarpati
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Alain Mazer (Global Director of Public Relations)
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Canada/Latin America
Stefanie Vallas
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