Razer has added a magnetically attached wrist rest, which is similar to some other gaming keyboards from Razer. The biggest update, however, is the third mechanical switch option, the new Razer Yellow switch.
While Razer originally had Green and Orange switches, both with tactile feedback, it was just a matter of time before it introduced a linear switch with short travel distance and silent design, which is what the Razer Yellow is all about. Rated at 80 million keystrokes, the Yellow switch has the same 45g actuation force as the Orange switch (50g for the Green) but has a much shorter travel distance which should allow for a faster key press.
As its name suggests, the new Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 comes with Chroma lighting with individually backlit 16.8 million color keys. The rest of the specifications include 1000Hz polling, fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro, 10-key roll-over anti-ghosting, braided USB cable, and more.
Despite the new wrist-rest and new switch option, the new Razer BlackWidow V2 Chroma has the same price as the earlier model, US $169.99/€199.99.