In the battle for ultimate Razer mechanical gaming keyboard, there are two names that have been fighting it out over the past couple of years. Those are the Razer Deathstalker mechanical keyboard, and the Razer Blackwidow mechanical keyboard. Both of them boast more functions and features than dozens of other similarly priced keyboards, but deciding on which Razer mechanical keyboard is superior isn’t an easy decision to come to.
The Razer Deathstalker Gaming Keyboard
Featuring an advanced membrane material for each and every key, as well as a low profile (2mm) key profile – the Razer Deathstalker gaming keyboard is a thing of exquisite beauty and versatility. It’s sleek, compact and able to take on even the most daunting games without a second of delay, and it definitely stands to be a top keyboard amongst its peers.
During game play, the Deathstalker features a unique 10 key rollover, meaning that up to 10 keys can be pressed simultaneously without any delay in responsiveness. This anti-ghosting technology has set the ground work for keyboards of this calibre, and the Deathstalker truly shines when compared to other keyboards in a similar price bracket.
The Deathstalker also features the patented Synapse 2.0 technology. This Razer tech has been programmed within the Deathstalker keyboard and acts in much the same way as a brain would. It helps to organise functions and activities, whilst distributing data to the correct locations, so that a seamless performance can be achieved. All in all, the Deathstalker is a King among men and takes intensive gaming potential to a whole new level.
The Razer Blackwidow Gaming Keyboard
The Blackwidow features much of the same software as its Deathstalking equivalent, albeit in a much more precise way. The Razer Blackwidow gaming keyboard isn’t just an accessory; it’s a silent assassin in the dark that can bring down even the most experienced opponent.
Featuring state of the art soft touch keys that stand at a higher level than those of the Deathstalker; the silent-press technology means that gaming in silence is as easy as breathing. Each and every key has been machine-manufactured to guarantee precision and uniformity. This uniformity guarantees responsiveness like nothing else on the planet, and even the softest press will be instantly (1ms response time) registered and reacted to.
Although a similar matt black paintjob has been applied to both keyboards; the Blackwidow really stands out thanks to its soft green key backlighting, and mysterious design. In the battle between these two champions, it all comes down to preference in the end. Where the deathstalker is lightweight, responsive and to the point, the Blackwidow is elegant, dominating and able to take on all-comers at the drop of a hat.
Both keyboards feature the same software, although the mechanical keys on the Blackwidow model are better suited to a more strategic style of game play. The Deathstalker on the other hand holds no punches and gamers can enjoy complete control from the second the board is plugged in, to the moment that the keyboard is turned off.