Introduction to the Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
If you are anything like me, you may be sceptical – “how much better can a keyboard get?”. The venerable keyboard will likely be at the bottom most of our upgrade lists.
However, if you are not familiar with the world of mechanical keyboards, this may be a good opportunity for a brief history lesson.
ZF Electronics (more commonly known under the trading name of Cherry Corporation), founded in the 1950’s, is one of the oldest keyboard manufacturers in the world. Their infamous switches have been used in industrial electronics and Point of Sale deployments for decades, generally being regarded as significantly superior in response and durability to their cheaper membrane counterparts.
Fast-forward to 2007 and the original patents which once protected the 1984 Cherry ‘MX’ switches from being copied have now expired, opening the doors to many clones based upon the same technology.