making its mark as the primary choice for eSports athletes


Now with Chroma customizable backlighting, this gaming icon is raising the bar once again by introducing individually controlled multi-color backlit keys that allow for extreme customization. Bearing the distinct Razer BlackWidow design, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma gives you the unbridled freedom to truly express yourself, not just with an impressive spectrum of colors but with personalized lighting controls as well.

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 Razer BlackWidow Chroma Gaming Keyboard
 Quick Start Guide
 Important Product Information Guide


 PC with 2 free USB ports
 Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP (32-bit)
 Internet Connection
 200 MB of free hard disk space

Sign up now for a Synapse account to get real-time information on your product’s warranty status. To learn more about Synapse and all its features, visit

If you are already a Synapse user, register your product by clicking on your email address at the Synapse application and select Warranty Status from the dropdown list.

To register your product online, visit Please note that you will not be able to view your warranty status if you register via the website.


What you’ll get:

 1 year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
 Free online technical support at

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 Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 50g actuation force
 60 million keystroke life span
 Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
 Razer Synapse enabled
 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
 Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
 5 additional dedicated macro keys
 Gaming mode option
 Audio-out/mic-in jacks
 USB pass-through
 1000Hz Ultrapolling
 Braided fiber cable



475 mm / 18.70”


171mm / 6.73”


39 mm / 1.54”


1500 g / 3.31 lbs

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A.Volume control keys
B.Media keys
C.On-The-Fly macro record key
D.Gaming mode key
E.LED control keys
F.Sleep mode key
G.LED indicators
H.5 extra macro keys
I.Audio out jack
J.Microphone in jack
K.USB passthrough port


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Step 1: Connect your Razer device to the USB port of your computer.

Step 2: Install Razer Synapse when prompted* or download the installer from

Step 3: Create your RazerID or login to Synapse with an existing account.

*Applicable for Windows 8 or later.

Note: By default, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma is set to spectrum cycling. To customize the lighting, please install Razer Synapse.

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Pressing the “FN” key in combination with the function keys will activate their secondary features.

Function Keys

Features Description

The audio volume controls allow you to

mute (

), decrease (

) and increase


) the audio output.





you to play/pause


) a track or skip tracks backward (


and forward (


The LED control keys allow you to decrease


) or increase (

) the brightness

of your keyboard’s LEDs.

The sleep key allows you to suspend all

operating system activities. This function

allows you to save electricity while the

computer is idle.


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Follow these steps to create an OTF Macro Recording:

1.Press the key combination to start recording.
2.The Macro Recording Indicator will light up to show that the device is ready to record.
3.Type in the keys you want to record.
4.Press FN + F9 to stop the recording or the ESC key to cancel recording. The Macro Recording Indicator will start to blink to show that the device has stopped recording and is ready to save the macro.
5.Press the desired key where you want to save your macro.



The Gaming Mode disables the Windows Key function to avoid accidental usage. Furthermore, you can maximize the effect of Anti-Ghosting by activating the Gaming mode function. You can also choose to disable the Alt + Tab and Alt + F4 functions by using the Gaming Mode Tab in Razer Synapse. An indicator will light up when Gaming Mode is active.

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Disclaimer:  The features listed here require you to log in to Razer Synapse. These features are also subject to change based on the current software version and your Operating System.


The Keyboard Tab is your default tab when you first install Razer Synapse. This tab allows you to customize your device’s profiles and key assignments.


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A profile is a convenient way of organizing all your custom settings and you can have an infinite number of profiles at your disposal. Any changes made within each tab are automatically saved to the current profile and stored into the cloud servers.


You can create a new profile by clicking the image11 button or delete the current

profile by clicking the image12 button. The image13 button allows you to Copy, Import, and Export profiles. Your current profile by default is named “Profile” however; you can rename it by typing on the text field below PROFILE NAME.

Each profile can be set to FN + 0 – 9 using the SHORTCUT dropdown menu for fast profile switching. Each profile can also be set to automatically activate when you run a program or application through the use of the LINK PROGRAM option.

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Customize Tab

The Customize Tab is where you can modify the basic functionalities of your device such as key assignments to suit your gaming needs. The changes made in this tab are automatically saved to your current profile.


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Key Assignment Menu

Initially, each key is set to DEFAULT. However, you may change the function of this key by clicking the desired key to access the Key Assignment Menu.


Listed below are the customization options and their description.

image16 Default

This option enables you to return the key to its original function. To choose the DEFAULT, simple select it from the Key Assignment Menu.

image17 Keyboard Function

This option enables you to change any key into another keyboard function. To choose a keyboard function, select KEYBOARD FUNCTION from the Key Assignment Menu and enter the key you wish to use on the given field below. You may also include modifier keys such as Ctrl, Shift, Alt or any of those combinations.

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image18 Mouse Function

This option allows you to change any key into a mouse button function. To choose a mouse function, select MOUSE FUNCTION from the Key Assignment Menu and an ASSIGN BUTTON submenu will appear.

Listed below are the functions which you can choose from the Assign Button submenu:

Left Click Right Click Scroll Click Double Click

– Performs a left mouse click using the assigned button.

– Performs a right mouse click using the assigned button.

– Activates the universal scrolling function.

– Performs a double left click using the assigned button.

Mouse Button 4  – Performs a “Backward” command for most internet browsers.

Mouse Button 5  – Performs a “Forward” command for most internet browsers.

Scroll Up Scroll Down Scroll Left Scroll Right

– Performs a “Scroll Up” command using the assigned button.

– Performs a “Scroll Down” command using the assigned button.

– Performs a “Scroll Left” command using the assigned button.

– Performs a “Scroll Right” command using the assigned button.

image19 Inter-device

Inter-device allows you to change the functionality of other Razer Synapse enabled devices. Some of these functionalities are device-specific such as using your Razer gaming keyboard to change the Sensitivity Stage of your Razer gaming mouse. When you select Inter-device from the Key Assignment Menu, a sub-menu will appear.

DEVICE TO LINK allows you to choose which currently connected Razer device can be linked while FUNCTION allows you to choose which functionality you want to use for the linked device.

image20 Macro

A Macro is a prerecorded sequence of keystrokes and button presses that is executed with precise timing. By setting a key to Macro, you can conveniently execute a chain of commands. When you select this option from the Key Assignment Menu, a submenu will appear which allows you to choose a prerecorded macro command. See the MACROS TAB to learn more about creating Macro commands.

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image21 Switch Profile

The Switch Profile enables you to change profiles on the fly and immediately load all your pre-configured settings. When you select Switch Profile from the Key Assignment Menu, a sub-menu will appear that will allow you to choose which profile to use. An on-screen display will automatically appear whenever you switch profiles.

image22 Launch Program

Launch Program allows you to launch a program or a website using the assigned key. When you select Launch Program from the Key Assignment Menu, two options will appear which allow you to search for the specific program you want to open or write the address of the website you want to visit.

image23 Multimedia Function

This option allows you to bind multimedia playback controls to your device. After selecting Multimedia Function, a submenu will appear. Listed below are the multimedia playback controls you can choose from the submenu:

Volume Down

Volume Up

Mute Volume

Mic Volume Up

Mic Volume Down

Mute Mic

Mute All

Play / Pause

Previous Track

Next Track

– Decreases the audio output.

– Increases the audio output.

– Mutes the audio.

– Increases the microphone volume.

– Decreases the microphone volume.

– Mutes the microphone.

– Mute both microphone and audio output.

– Play, pause, or resume playback of the current media.

– Play the previous track.

– Play the next track.

image24 Windows 8 Charms

This option enables you to assign the key into an Operating System shortcut command. For more information please visit:

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image25 Windows Shortcuts

This option enables you to assign the key into an Operating System shortcut command. For more information please visit:

image26 Disable

This option renders the assigned key unusable. Use Disable if you do not want to use the key or if it interferes with your gaming.

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Lighting Tab

The Lighting Tab is where you can customize the color of the lighting of individual keys or select pre-loaded lighting effects to be applied to the entire keyboard. You can also adjust the brightness of the lighting and set the system to turn off all lighting on the device when your monitor display is turned off. Changes made in this tab will be automatically saved to the current profile.


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Pre-loaded lighting effects

A number of pre-loaded lighting effects can be selected and applied to your keyboard lighting as a whole, such as spectrum lighting, breathing etc. The default effect is spectrum lighting. Select your desired effect and their corresponding properties (such as color) from the bottom area of this tab.

Customized lighting effects

You can also select the lighting color for each key individually. Select the Effect “Custom” and select the key to change. Then pick a color using the color picker.

The “Custom” option also includes templates for various game genres such as FPS, MOBA, MMO and RTS etc.


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Gaming Mode Tab

The Gaming Mode Tab allows you to customize which keys to disable when Gaming Mode is activated. Depending on your settings, you may choose to disable the Windows key, Alt + Tab and Alt + F4. An indicator will light up when the function is currently turned ON.


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The Macros Tab allows you to create a series of precise keystrokes and button presses. This tab also allows you to have numerous macros and extremely long macro commands at your disposal.


The Macro section works similarly to Profile wherein you can rename a macro by typing on the field below MACRO NAME. There are also other options available in the macro

section such as creating a new macro by clicking the image31 button and deleting the

current macro by clicking the image32 button. The image33 button allows you to Copy, Import, and Export macros.

To create a macro command, simply click the image34 button and all your keystrokes and button presses will automatically register on the macro screen. When

you are done recording your macro commands, click on the image35 button to end the session.

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The Macro section allows you to input the delay in-between commands. In RECORD DELAY the delay in-between commands are registered as how it is entered. The DEFAULT DELAY uses a predefined time (expressed in seconds) as the delay. And NO DELAY omits all the pauses in-between keystrokes and button presses.


Note: You may use up to three decimal places when inserting values on the seconds (sec) field.

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Once you have recorded a macro, you may edit the commands you have entered by selecting each command on the macro screen. Each keystroke or button press is arranged sequentially with the first command shown at the top of the screen.


The image38 button allows you to edit a particular command and the image39 button

enables you to delete a command. The image40 and image41 buttons gives you the option to move the command up or down.

The image42 button allows you to put in additional keystrokes, button presses or time delays either before or after the selected command.

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Once you have pressed the image43 button, a new display window will appear beside the list of macro commands. The dropdown menu on this window allows you to choose a keystroke or a delay to be added in before or after the highlighted macro command.


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You may add in a new set of macro commands by clicking the image46 button on the keystroke menu; or input time delays on the duration field using the delay menu.


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In order to achieve maximum safety while using your Razer BlackWidow Chroma, we suggest that you adopt the following guidelines:

1.Should you have trouble operating the device properly and troubleshooting does not work, unplug the device and contact the Razer hotline or go to for support. Do not attempt to service or fix the device yourself at any time.
2.Do not take apart the device (doing so will void your warranty) and do not attempt to operate it under abnormal current loads.
3.Keep the device away from liquid, humidity or moisture. Operate the device only within the specific temperature range of 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F). Should the temperature exceed this range, unplug and/or switch off the device in order to let the temperature stabilize to an optimal level.


Research has shown that long periods of repetitive motion, improper positioning of your computer peripherals, incorrect body position, and poor habits may be associated with physical discomfort and injury to nerves, tendons, and muscles. Below are some guidelines to avoid injury and ensure optimum comfort while using your Razer BlackWidow Chroma.

1.Position your keyboard and monitor directly in front of you with your mouse next to it. Place your elbows next to your side, not too far away and your Keyboard within easy reach.
2.Adjust the height of your chair and table so that the keyboard and mouse are at or below elbow height.
3.Keep your feet well supported, posture straight and your shoulders relaxed.

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4.During gameplay, relax your wrist and keep it straight. If you do the same tasks with your hands repeatedly, try not to bend, extend or twist your hands for long periods.
5.Do not rest your wrists on hard surfaces for long periods. Use a wrist rest to support your wrist while gaming.
6.Customize the keys on your keyboard to suit your style of gaming in order to minimize repetitive or awkward motions while gaming.
7.Do not sit in the same position all day. Get up, step away from your desk and do exercises to stretch your arms, shoulders, neck and legs.
8.If you should experience any physical discomfort while using your Keyboard, such as pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck or back, please consult a qualified medical doctor immediately.


The Razer BlackWidow Chroma requires minimum maintenance to keep it in optimum condition. Once a month we recommend you unplug the device from the computer and clean it using a soft cloth or cotton swab with a bit of warm water to prevent dirt buildup. Do not use soap or harsh cleaning agents.

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©2009-2014 Razer Inc. Patent Pending. All rights reserved. Razer, For Gamers By Gamers, and the triple-headed snake logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Razer Inc. and/or affiliated companies in the United States or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Actual product may differ from pictures. Information is correct at time of printing. Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Razer Inc. (“Razer”) may have copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, patent applications, or other intellectual property rights (whether registered or unregistered) concerning the product in this guide. Furnishing of this guide does not give you a license to any such copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right. The Razer BlackWidow Chroma (the “Product”) may differ from pictures whether on packaging or otherwise. Razer assumes no responsibility for such differences or for any errors that may appear. Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.


For the latest and current terms of the Limited Product Warranty, please visit


Razer shall in no event be liable for any lost profits, loss of information or data, special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential or incidental damages, arising in any way out of distribution of, sale of, resale of, use of, or inability to use the Product. In no event shall Razer’s liability exceed the retail purchase price of the Product.

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For the avoidance of doubt, in no event will Razer be liable for any costs of procurement unless it has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and in no case shall Razer be liable for any costs of procurement liability exceeding the retail purchase price of the Product.


These terms shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Product was purchased. If any term herein is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then such term (in so far as it is invalid or unenforceable) shall be given no effect and deemed to be excluded without invalidating any of the remaining terms. Razer reserves the right to amend any term at any time without notice.

This device is manufactured under one or more of the following patents:

U.S. Pat. Nos. 8,605,063; 8,711,095; 8,367,947; 8,110,290;

P.R.C. Pat. Nos.[ 中 华 人 民 共 和 国 发 明 专 利 号 ] ZL 200580049373.7; ZL200680054309.2; ZL200780100766.5; ZL200980103943.4;

TW Pat. Nos. I 370219; I 394661; 台灣第 I 370219 號專利; 台灣第 I 394661 號專利; KR Pat. Nos. 10-1260377; 10-1278955.

Further patents pending in various territories [专利申请,尚未授权].

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