Razer and Corsair are two of the biggest names in the gaming peripheral industry. This time, they are competing against each other with their similarly priced keyboards: Razer Blackwidow X Chroma and Corsair K70 RGB. Well, we have been talking quite a lot about Razer Blackwidow and Corsair K70 models lately. Both are great gaming keyboards that attract various users. Razer Blackwidow X Chroma is a very attractive keyboard due to the repackaged housing – it now features a metallic housing, just like Corsair K70 RGB – and, of course, the Chroma software. On the other hand, Corsair K70 RGB has been proven by the test of time. The ruggedness, reliability, and customizability are awesome. So, which is the gaming keyboard that you should choose?
The first generation of Razer Blackwidow is hated by many. Both the build quality and quality control are awful. The housing is made of cheap plastic, and you can expect certain flaws on the keyboard when opening the box for the first time. Apparently, the company has learned from their mistakes. Razer Blackwidow X Chroma is now made using a military-grade metal top construction for durability. The housing is polished properly, and the size has been stripped down to create a sleek, compact design. The build quality is now good enough to trust. But, if you are looking for something with a longer trustworthy track record, Corsair K70 RGB is clearly the winner. The product has been praised by the gaming community since the first release. The housing is made from anodized brushed aluminum for superior ruggedness, modern industrial look, and long-lasting reliability. (Take a look : Razer Blackwidow X Chroma vs Blackwidow Chroma)
We are not going to fool anybody here. One of the primary reasons why people stick with Razer Blackwidow X Chroma is the Chroma backlight system. The backlight is brighter and more vibrant than that of Corsair K70 RGB. Of course, the backlight is programmable via the Chroma software, but that is not the only cool thing. Game developers can also use the Chroma SDK to create visual effects on your peripherals related to in-game events. Corsair K70 RGB’s backlight is also extensively programmable, allowing you to create specific color schemes for different macro profiles, but without the in-game visual effects.
Unlike Razer Blackwidow Chroma, Razer Blackwidow X Chroma does not come with any additional buttons. The media controls are accessible by using the function modifier key. On the other hand, Corsair K70 RGB has dedicated media controls – the volume knob is very handy – and a detachable wrist rest.
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma vs Corsair K70 RGB
Corsair K70 RGB is generally more recommended – it has a great design, great build quality, comfy wrist rest, and nice additional media keys. Razer Blackwidow X Chroma is only worth the money if you need the Chroma support to match your existing collection of Chroma-enabled devices.