As far as keyboards go in the gaming and mechanical space, Razer's BlackWidow range has always lived on that top shelf. And now in a world where desktop real-estate is apparently at a premium, reflected in the market love affair with 60% 'mini' gaming keyboard offerings, Razer has thrown its hat in the ring with the BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed, adding an additional 5% to the equation because, why not?
Here's some clickity-clack from our review:
It’s easy enough to just embed Razer dot points throughout a review such as this, but at the end of the day punters want to know how a product feels. Short of writing the words “*swoon*” and “bliss”, what I can relate is this: the “robust” adjective I’ve used gives the keyboard a solid foundation -- you trust it. The mechanical keys are just the right amount of clickity-clack, for lack of a better description, that you trust every input is doing its job -- they’re incredibly tactile. And switching from a traditional 100% keyboard to the BlackWidow didn’t feel like an adjustment aside from understanding a handful of key placements, though all of this is perfectly placed and highlighted in an easy-to-discover way. The extra 5% in this smaller offering has also allowed for the inclusion of navigation keys, and while 5% might sound trivial, stacked against other 60% offerings (I had a play with a few others for comparison), it’s actually a substantial difference, without hindering the mini selling point.Click here for our full BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed review.