So ive previously owned the OG blackwidow & V2 versions. unfortunately the V2 had a spacebar problem and got refunded. with no replacement available and other places having the keyboard more then i brought it for i came across the Blackwidow Elite. with no side macros buttons i thought this wasnt the keyboard for me. i was wrong in so many ways ive used this for 1 – 2 days and already im 1000% happier then i was with the V2. its smaller ( one problem i had with the V2 ) its alot more heavier because of the military grade metal top and doesnt have the plastic look the V2 had. ( which made finger marks way more visible ). Overall its an upgrade i thought i didnt want or need. but once i got my hands on it i knew it was the keyboard i needed. 10/10 would recommend if you are coming from a blackwidow v2 or the og one.