After a successful review (and partially bragging) about my first and beloved mechanical keyboard MX Mechanical, I decided to review another masterpiece. This time I will talk about mechanical gaming keyboard Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro, which caught my attention with some really amazing features.
What immediately stands up for me is the lighting, which Razer calls “Immersive Underglow and Per-Key Lighting”, which uses Razer Chroma™ RGB color palette. This feature is definitely going to be loved by gamers. It has one of the nicest RGB I’ve seen on a keyboard. The backlight has these lenses which improve the direction of how the light shines.
Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro can be selected between 2 types of feels: clicky or tactile. It comes with the wrist rest, which is important for those of us who spend hours playing. It is super soft and magnetic. As soon as you attach it to the keyboard, it also lights up the RGB.
Another interesting feature and design choice is media keys. Dedicated media roller with 4 dedicated media buttons. You have also a programmable roller that could be used for video editing, for example. It also has a metal volume roller.
The keyboard has up to 8,000 Hz polling rate, if that says something to you. If not, the polling rate of a keyboard is the frequency of how often your keyboard sends data to your computer and is measured in Hurtz (Hz). The faster the polling rate, the quicker the response time of each keypress. Normally, the gaming keyboard has around 1,000 Hz. So, now you can see that this keyboard beats “normal” gaming keyboards by 8 times. Saying that, the keys are extremely responsive and have 5 dedicated macros keys and 3 dedicated macro side buttons you can bind things to.
Now, let’s talk about a couple of things that I would consider cons. First, it is not wireless. You must connect it with a Type C cable. Second, and the last, is the price. It is more on a higher end, but, again, a good keyboard is a good investment (in my super humble opinion).
So, what do you think? Should we give it a try?
Photos by Razer.