The Razer BlackWidow Essential mechanical gaming keyboard is down to only $54.99 at Best Buy. This is one of Best Buy's deals of the day so it expires tonight. On average, this keyboard sells for $82 so you're saving around 35%. It's also being price-matched at Amazon so you can order it from the retailer you prefer. Given the current climate, there could be delays on shipping or you might have to do a curbside pickup to get it in a reasonable amount of time.

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Razer BlackWidow Essential wired mechanical keyboard

This keyboard uses Razer's Green mechanical switches and works with Windows or Mac via USB. Keys are fully customizable with programmable complex macros and Hyper Shift gives each key two functions. Expect a lifespan of up to 80 million keystrokes.

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Some keyboards get rid of the numpad and only have about 87 keys. Some full-size keyboards have around 101 keys or more. This Razer keyboard uses Hyper Shift, which allows you to give every key a second function, providing you with more than 200 possible keys. With macros and shortcuts, the functionality jumps even further. You can do so much with so little using the BlackWidow Essential because every individual key, Hyper shift or not, can be re-programmed to suit your needs.

Not only that, but it's built with Razer's mechanical switches. These optimize actuation and speed up responsiveness. Plus, the keyboard is engineered to last a long time. Since you have so many more functions, you need a keyboard that has a life span of 80 million keystrokes. Each switch is specifically structured to meet Razer's strict requirements. You'll also get 10 key roll-over so you can push those keys as fast as possible without losing any commands.

The keyboard uses a USB wired connection, which makes it compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. Plus, it has built in cable management in case there's too much cord there. Razer backs up the BlackWidow Essential with a two-year warranty.

The BlackWidow Essential is well-rated by existing users with an average review score of 4.6 stars out of 5. If it's not for you, we have a list of the best gaming keyboards in 2020 with a number of alternatives.

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