designed for gaming


Mechanical switches have always been superior for speed and accuracy, and before 2010, they were only used for typing – because they were made precisely for that purpose. Razer then made the radical decision to use mechanical switches for a gaming keyboard, and that birthed the world’s very first gaming mechanical keyboard, the Razer BlackWidow.

Four years later, Razer redefined the limits of gaming performance by creating mechanical switches that were designed specifically to meet the demands of gaming - the Razer™ Mechanical Switch was born.

Multi-Award Winning Razer Switches

Razer Switches Timeline

1970

First Mechanical Keyboard

2010

The First Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - The Razer BlackWidow

2016

World’s First Ultra Low Profile Mechanical Switch

2017

Razer Yellow Switches - The First Linear Switch Designed for Gaming

The Razer
Mechanical Switches


Razer controls the entire manufacturing process of each switch, even the blueprint. Through this, Razer Switches are designed from the ground up and optimized to cater for the demands of competitive play. This enables tighter tolerance and quality assurance protocols, to make sure that every switch lasts. Featuring an 80 million keystroke lifespan – designed to last 60% longer than other leading switches – Razer™ Mechanical Switches give gamers the assurance they need in the most intense situations.

Hear the Difference

The Razer BlackWidow Keyboards


The Razer BlackWidow has been consistently redefining gaming excellence, securing its position as the best-selling gaming keyboard in the world and the clear choice of pro gamers everywhere. Available in an impressive range of variations, you can choose the specific combination of design, features, and switches to suit your exact needs.