Razer's New BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard Is Water-Resistant


With an IP54 rating, the mechanical keyboard makes use of satisfyingly-clicky Razer Green Switches, with 50 grams of actuation force set to offer precise control.

Generally, we see IP ratings regarding smartphones, with the first number indicating how dust resistant the device is and the second referring to its protection from water.

It's a risky situation for the average keyboard to find itself in, and so many inevitably fall victim to spilled drinks and sandwich crumbs. Sometimes these spills are minor where the liquid won't permanently damage our keyboards, but sometimes it can be pretty bad where it basically ruins it completely. Taking it one step further, Razer has now introduced the feature to its mechanical range with its BlackWidow Ultimate redesigned to include IP54. Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of the company added, "We've never stopped making improvements to our gaming keyboards".

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As with Razer's other PC gaming gear, there's options for customising the look of the keyboard through backlit LED keys.

Keyword here is: resistance and not waterproof so don't be immersing your keyboard in water to clean it. The mechanical switches have 10-key anti-ghosting and full programming support. It costs $99.99. It's cheaper than Razer's keyboard as it's not dust resistant and doesn't have the same level of water resistance like Razer's. The new Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is priced at $110 and is available for purchase via Razer's website.

However, this is not your average mechanical gaming keyboard as this time it comes with dust and water resistance.