Razer announces Blackwidow V3 and Blackwidow V3 Tenkeyless keyboards

Razer Blackwidow V
Razer Blackwidow V (Image credit: Razer)

What you need to know

  • Razer announced the BlackWidow V3 and BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless keyboards.
  • The new keyboards feature improved key switches, Doubleshot ABS keycaps, and brighter Razer Chroma RGB lighting.
  • The BlackWidow V3 and BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless keyboards start at $140 and $100, respectively, and are available now.

Razer announced two new keyboards today, the BlackWidow V3 and the BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless. The keyboards are the next generation of Razer's popular line of mechanical keyboards and feature improved key switches, Doubleshot ABS keycaps, and brighter Razer Chroma RGB lighting than previous generations. The BlackWidow V3 and BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless keyboards are available now, starting at $140 and $100, respectively.

The BlackWidow V3 has options for precise and clicky Razer Green Mechanical Switches or smooth and quiet Razer Yellow Mechanical Switches. The switches are rated up to 80 million keystrokes, which should last for quite some time. The DoubleShot ABS keycaps have characters molded on, so they won't wear away over time.

The BlackWidow V3 now has transparent housing, which allows the Razer Chrome RGB lighting to shine through.

The BlackWidow V3 has a mutli-function digital roller, which can be programmed alongside media kes to control various aspects of a PC with Razer Synapse 3.

The BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless shares many of the same features of the BlackWidow V3, though its smaller than its sibling. It also has options for Razer Green Mechanical Switches or Razer Yellow Mechanical Switches. You can remap the buttons of the BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless, including mapping buttons, storing macros, and setting Razer Chroma RGB lighting.

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1 Comment
  • Ign and several others describe Tenkeyless or TKL for short as a keybaord without the number pad.
    So can someone please explain to me why this article uses a stock image with a numberpad on it :)? I don't mean to be rude, but to me, who did not previously understand what a TKL was, and trying to, found it really confusing when I looked at the main article image and read "Tenkeyless". Just my thought :)