Why you should buy the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed

This story is sponsored by Razer.

With working from home (WFH) likely to be the default in Singapore for the coming months, having a clean and clutter-free WFH setup is probably essential for both your productivity and sanity. This is especially so if you are just using your dinner table as your WFH table.

You can save plenty of table top space with the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed.

Getting a smaller keyboard might just do the trick, as it allows you to keep your table neat and tidy. Maybe a 65% wireless mechanical keyboard like Razer’s new BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed.

For a start, Razer has shrunk its critically-acclaimed full-sized BlackWidow V3 into the 65% BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed.

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed keyboard and Orochi V2 mouse.

In case you are wondering, full-sized keyboards are the normal ones you see with all function keys, the numeric keypad and navigation cluster. There are tenkeyless keyboards that removes the numeric keypad only, while 60% keyboards that do not have function key rows, arrow keys and navigation cluster.

On the other hand, the 65% form factor omits the function key row but keeps a portion of the navigation cluster to create a form factor that results in the smallest keyboard size that retains the dedicated arrow keys, something a lot of professionals cannot live without.

The BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed (below) compared to a full-sized BlackWidow Elite.

Thus, the BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed comes in the perfect compact size while not sacrificing the important keys for productivity.

The keyboard uses Razer Mechanical Switches for quick and precise execution. You can choose from the tactile and clicky Razer Green switches or the quiet and linear Razer Yellow switches.

You have the option of Razer Green switches (above) or Razer Yellow switches.

In addition, the BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed comes with doubleshot ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) keycaps. While PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) keycaps are often said to be of higher quality and durability, they feel slightly rougher to the touch.

This is why Razer uses doubleshot ABS keycaps that are made of two layers – the outer coloured shell and the shine-through layer. This allows the keycaps to retain the smooth feel and shiny looks of ABS, while the extra thick walls means it can withstand prolonged use. Plus, the doubleshot moulding process ensures the labelling on the keycaps never wears off. In short, you will have the best of both worlds.

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed comes with 3 modes of connection that you can choose from. It offers the conventional Bluetooth wireless connectivity and the USB-C wired connection for those who prefer stability.

You have three ways to connect this keyboard – HyperSpeed Wireless, Bluetooth and wired USB-C.

Most importantly, as its name implies, this keyboard features Razer’s HyperSpeed Wireless technology via a 2.4GHz USB dongle.

The HyperSpeed Wireless 2.4GHz USB dongle is nicely stowed at the base of the keyboard.

HyperSpeed Wireless uses Razer’s Adaptive Frequency Technology, which scans available frequency channels every millisecond for interference. It is 25% faster than any other wireless gaming technology, as tested by TUV SUD – a globally recognised certification institute.

This technology allows the keyboard to know which frequency channel to avoid, and instantly switch to the fastest one. Thus, you do not need to worry about Bluetooth interferences or wireless connection lagging or stuttering. You can concentrate on working on your report or moving around in your virtual battles.

The best part of the HyperSpeed Wireless connectivity is that you can share it with another compatible Razer product such as the new Razer Orochi V2 gaming mouse, so you can save one precious USB port for other usage.

You can easily pair a HyperSpeed Wireless compatible mouse like Orochi V2.

Other HyperSpeed Wireless compatible mouse include the Razer Naga Pro and Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro.

Not to mention, this wireless keyboard can last quite a while regardless it is on HyperSpeed Wireless or Bluetooth mode. It can last up to 200 hours with the backlighting turned off.

Obviously, if you turn on the RGB backlight, the battery life will differ. Even with full brightness and the most battery-consuming Spectrum Cycling lighting effect, the BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed can still last 17 hours. That’s still longer than your working day.

The BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed can easily last a working day.

Furthermore, you can charge this keyboard from zero to full in just under 5 hours.

So, you can leave the keyboard to charge while you take a well-deserved break at the end of your work day. And next day, you are ready to go again!

As you can see, the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed is a feature-rich and space-light wireless mechanical keyboard that offers all-round performance for gaming and work. It will be money well spent.

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed is available for S$279.90 on razer.com, Lazada, Shopee and other retailers in Singapore.

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