One other note: The larger keys do not feel like MX Blues. This is a fairly common practice — one set of switches used for most of the board, and then a different (normally more resistant) type used for the elongated keys, including the Space Bar, Delete, and Enter. Whatever Origin and Razer used, though, it's loud. I tested it versus a nearby all-Blues WASD board and there's a significant increase in volume when hitting any of the BlackWidow's longer keys. That's a big deal, considering that MX Blues are already some of the loudest keys around.
As with any quality keyboard, Origin's BlackWidow features a braided cable sheath, but this one joins to the keyboard in a hard rubber joint, which makes me worried about durability. The keyboard has microphone, headset, and USB pass-throughs on its right-hand side.
Aside from those quibbles, the partnership between Razer and Origin has resulted in a keyboard that's every bit as competent as Razer's own offering — more so, if you're enamored with Cherry MX Blues. Just spare your coworkers' ears and use this baby at home and not in your cubicle.
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