Just as you would assume from a company like Razer, the Black Widow Ultimate is built for hard use. It feels solid and has a bit of weight to it. That may or may not be a good thing for some gamers who prefer a lighter weight for mobility. Either way, you won't feel the need to call the paramedics if you drop it. Not that we recommend dropping it of course. The cable is a braided cloth-like material that breaks off into two USB 2.0 plugs and two audio plugs for headphones and a mic. Those power the USB 2.0, headphone and mic jacks on the side of the BW. The cord is also detachable for easy storage, wrapping the cord around your keyboard must be a no-no.