16 November 2018

Razer BlackWidow Lite is a mechanical keyboard for work and play

Source: Razer. The Razer BlackWidow Lite in the centre.
Source: Razer. The Razer BlackWidow Lite in the centre.

Razer, the global lifestyle brand for gamers, has unveiled the Razer BlackWidow Lite, a mechanical keyboard designed for work and play.

The BlackWidow Lite keyboard boasts the powerful performance of a Razer mechanical gaming keyboard with a sleek, minimalistic profile that is ideal for professional environments. Equipped with Razer Orange mechanical switches that provide near-silent, tactile feedback, the Razer BlackWidow Lite ensures the best typing experience possible while being discreet.

Each switch has been also tested for exceptional durability of up to 80 million keystrokes. The Razer BlackWidow Lite also ships with separate o-rings for extra sound dampening and fatigue control.

The BlackWidow Lite joins the Razer Atheris and the Razer Goliathus Mobile Stealth in Razer’s performance-productivity peripherals roundup, complementing the company’s other workhorses, including the Razer Blade Stealth laptop, Razer Phone 2 and Razer HammerHead USB-C ANC earbuds.

“We play hard, but we work just as hard,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “One third of our daily lives are spent in front of desks, so we want you to experience a keyboard that makes typing feel great. The BlackWidow Lite keyboard was engineered to be the perfect companion for work and for play.”

The Razer BlackWidow Lite has a compact, tenkeyless layout (without a numeric keypad) and includes a detachable braided cable for easy storage and portability. Individually white-backlit keys on the keyboard enable productivity in low light, with fully adjustable brightness controls. Advanced options and granular control are available with Razer Synapse 3, a cloud-based hardware configuration tool that lets users assign macros, set shortcuts, and more.


The keyboard costs S$149.90 and can be ordered on Razer.com, with selected availability in stores worldwide.

Product specifications:
  • Razer Orange mechanical switches - silent and tactile for discreet typing
  • 80 million-keystroke lifespan
  • Individually white backlit keys 
  • Included o-rings and keycap puller
  • Razer Synapse 3-enabled
  • Detachable braided fibre cable with strap
  • 10-key rollover with anti-ghosting
  • Gaming mode option to disable windows key and alt+tab
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 1,000 Hz ultrapolling*
  • Aluminum matte top plate
  • Instant trigger technology for the fastest typing response times
*Ultrapolling is a technology developed by Razer that heightens the frequency of the keyboard reporting actuation information back to the computer.