This Razer mechanical keyboard is just £79, its lowest price ever

This Razer mechanical keyboard is just £79, its lowest price ever
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You don't always have to pay over the odds to grab yourself a slick mechanical gaming keyboard, as this deal on the Razer Blackwidow (opens in new tab) proves. It's currently at its lowest price ever at £79.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab) and even when factoring in its average historical price, that still leaves you with an actual saving of around £36.

The Razer Blackwidow—not to be confused with the Blackwidow Elite (opens in new tab)—has all the trimmings of its more expensive counterpart but lacks the detachable wrist rest. If you can do without that added luxury, this mechanical keyboard is a great choice if you're thinking about upgrading but want to save some extra cash.

The Blackwidow uses Razer's Green mechanical switches which are tactile and clicky—similar to the Cherry Blues—and has fully programmable keys with macro recording, on-board memory, and cloud storage. It also boasts 1000Hz Ultrapolling and the usual N-key rollover and anti-ghosting. And, of course, it uses Razer's own RGB Chroma technology to brighten up any gaming set-up.

The only features that this keyboard is missing—aside from the wrist rest—are dedicated media buttons and a USB passthrough. But if those extra bells and whistles aren't a big concern, this board may be just what you're looking for.

Razer Blackwidow keyboard | now £79.99 (save £50) (opens in new tab)

Razer Blackwidow keyboard | now £79.99 (save £50) (opens in new tab)
With Razer's Green tactile and clicky switches, this mechanical keyboard is a steal and lacks only the detachable wrist rest when compared to its Elite counterpart.

The Elite version comes in at number five on our list of the best mechanical keyboards (opens in new tab) but if you're on a tight budget, we've also listed our favourite cheap gaming keyboards (opens in new tab) too.

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.