Razer Unveils the Huntsman V2 High-Performance Keyboard

/ 9 months ago
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Razer has announced the launch of its new Razer Huntsman V2 line, with a suite of upgrades and enhancements to create the fastest, most advanced optical gaming keyboards in the world. The new features include Razer’s 2nd generation Optical Switches, Razer 8k HyperPolling Technology, and Doubleshot PBT keycaps, as well as improved acoustics made in response to player and community feedback.

Since its launch in 2018, the Huntsman family of keyboards has grown in popularity to become the best-selling gaming keyboard in the U.S., setting new standards for innovative, high-speed, gaming-grade keyboards. The new Huntsman V2 range is set to continue that legacy with a range of upgrades and refinements focused on the fundamentals of a great gaming keyboard; performance, feel, and acoustics.

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Razer Huntsman V2 Gaming Keyboard

The Huntsman V2 is available with Razer 2nd Generation Linear Optical Switches, which have been refined and tweaked based on player and user feedback. Foremost in these refinements is the addition of a silicon sound dampener, to reduce the ‘clack’ of the key bottoming out during use, which greatly improves the typing experience. The switches also feature more generous lubrication on the switches and stabilizers, for even smoother operation and increased noise reduction.

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The Razer 2nd Generation Linear Optical Switches use an infra-red beam of light to activate the switch signal, which completely eliminates debounce delay, the delay traditionally built into mechanical switch keyboards to ensure a contact signal is a true keypress. With no debounce delay, Razer 2nd Generation Linear Optical Switches can take advantage of Razer HyperPolling Technology, surpassing the 1000 Hz polling rate of standard keyboards and ramping up to a blistering true polling rate of 8000 Hz. These two high-speed, high-performance technologies combined to give the Huntsman V2 near-zero latency for the fastest, most responsive gaming keyboard in the world.

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In response to feedback from the community and eSports athletes, the Huntsman V2 has also been upgraded in other areas. Doubleshot PBT keycaps, for extra durability and resistance to aluminium as standard on the Huntsman V2. The two-stage molding process used in creating the keycaps results in fadeproof legends, even after hundreds of hours of use, with a textured finish for a secure fingertip grip and positive typing action.

To improve keyboard acoustics, a series of sound dampening features have been added through the chassis, to absorb pings and thunks as the keys bottom out during use. A sturdy matte aluminium top plate keeps the keyboard rigid with minimal flex, even under the most intense key pounding, and a sculpted, ergonomic wrist rest fits perfectly to the front of the Huntsman V2 for added support and pressure relief during long sessions.

The Huntsman V2 is equipped with a Multi-function Digital Dial and 4 dedicated, customisable media keys for extended usability outside of gaming. Fully programmable through Razer Synapse 3, the Huntsman V2 features 7 preset Razer Chroma lighting effects, with a selection of up to 16.8 million colours, for complete personalisation. The hybrid onboard memory can be used to save settings, macros, and colour schemes for access anywhere, anytime, even without access to cloud storage.

Price & Availability

The Razer Huntsman V2 and Razer Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless are both available to purchase now!

Huntsman V2:

  • $189.99 USD / €199.99 MSRP – Clicky Purple Switch
  • $199.99 USD / €209.99 MSRP – Linear Red Switch

Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless:

  • $149.99 USD /€159.99 MSRP – Clicky Purple Switch
  • $159.99USD /€169.99 MSRP – Linear Red Switch

For more information, you can check out the official product website via the link here!

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