Razer is bringing back their Cherry MX switches back as an added option for the latest addition to their BlackWidow keyboard lineup. This comes as a surprise since it was only just recently when Logitech announced it was bringing back the Cherry MX switches for their G610 keyboard.
The Razer BlackWidow X Brings Back the Cherry MX Switches
The latest BlackWidow keyboard from Razer looks more like a stripped—down version of the BlackWidow Ultimate. The firm removed the top layer of plastic in order to create a similar design to that of Corsair’s K70 or K90 as it has an exposed metal backplate and protruding keys. The “X” also removes the icon-based indicator lights for a more simplistic approach – plain-looking circles that light up.
As for the typeface of the Razer BlackWidow X, it is the first keyboard from the series to dispose of whatever “FOR GAMING” typeface keys that it has used before. Instead, the typeface uses the same professional-look for the lettering that is found on the 2016 Blade and Blade Stealth gaming laptops.
So what does this produce for the latest BlackWidow keyboard? In short, it is a beauty of an update. Furthermore, there are those Cherry MX switches that make a triumphant return. The X comes in Green, Orange, or MX Blues.
You can acquire the X Chroma with Razer switches and full RGB lighting out on the market, but you can lower the price a bit should you want the single-color lighting and Razer switches. The price drops even further if you opt for the single-color lighting and Cherry switches.
However, the real joy for your budget is the Cherry-equipped BlackWidow X with no backlighting and no numpad. Therefore, if you want the gaming keyboard that is portable to bring to LAN parties and you’re the PC gamer that do not want all those lights shining in your face from the keyboard, do know that getting this variant is perhaps the cheapest Cherry MX board on the market.
It is interesting to know that Razer, a popular firm responsible for manufacturing high-end gaming peripherals, aims to sell their Cherry-equipped models for cheaper prices. After all, if you would tote the company’s brand, or even just speak of it, then their high-end stature would automatically come into mind. The company does spend a lot of time advertising their “80-million keystroke” guarantee for their switches (which does beat the Cherry’s 50-million guarantee), pricing the Cherry boards at a cheaper price point makes it easier for those loyal to the brand to keep on choosing the firm’s products.