Razer has updated its BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard and the new version will be joining their formidable line-up of gaming accessories immediately. Now certified with an IP54 rating, the BlackWidow is protected against dust and water spillage.
“We’ve never stopped making improvements to our gaming keyboards,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, and CEO. “The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is now more durable than ever and our first mechanical keyboard to incorporate water- and dust-resistant features.”
What is that IP rating?
The IP rating of a device tells of what degree it is protected against the elements, with the first being protection against dust or dirt particles, while the second digit shows to what extent it can resist water or other non-corrosive fluids. An IP54 rating denominates ‘Limited protection against dust ingress’ and ‘Protected against splash water from any direction’. As a comparison, an iPhone 8 is rated IP67.
The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate continues to boast individually backlit keys. Each green LED is easily customizable through Razer’s Synapse software, which offers a wide range of dynamic lighting effects which include: Wave, Ripple, Reactive, Starlight and more. Gamers are able to create various lighting profiles via the advanced lighting effect configurator.
It also comes equipped with the award-winning Razer Mechanical Switches, the world’s first key switch designed specifically for gaming. Available for this keyboard in a single switch variant – the Razer Green Switch – Razer continues to lead the industry with gaming-optimized actuation and reset responsiveness. With a rated lifespan of up to 80 million keystrokes, the Razer Mechanical Switch is engineered for durability and reliably delivers top performance with every key press.