New Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Is Water- And Dust-Proof

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Razer is arguably the most recognizable brand of the bunch, though, and the inclusion of water resistance in its flagship keyboard is bound to make the feature more commonplace.

Particularly of interest to gamers will be the mechanical key switches optimized for gaming in this instance, the Razer Green Switch. This trend was broken when Corsair released its fully mechanical K68 with an IP32 rating earlier this year. For those unfamiliar, this means that the keyboard will be both resistant to dust and water, meaning that it should be able to handle spills without the keyboard getting damaged permanently, although we wouldn't advise you to go dunking it underwater just to test it out.

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While the new BlackWidow Ultimate isn't quite at that level, Razer is confident that it is the most resilient board in its arsenal and could perhaps be one of the most protected boards available commercially. In retrospect, this is actually Razer's first dust- and water-resistant keyboard.

Razer's quoting an 80-million keystroke lifespan for the keyboard. When you're snacking away at your desk while playing the latest titles, this keyboard won't be bothered by an accidental crumb or drink falling between the keys. The key highlight of this new product is its IP54 rating where 5 refers to the water resistance and 4 refers to its dust resistance. The company has added 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting along with Razer Synapse software.


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