Razer has introduced an replace to its common Huntsman lineup of mechanical keyboards that reduces enter latency to “near-zero,” the corporate claims. That’s as a result of the newly introduced Huntsman V2 and Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless (which omits the numpad, quantity wheel, and media controls for a extra compact board) each have a polling charge of 8,000Hz, which means they’ll theoretically detect key presses eight instances quicker than the unique Huntsman keyboards.
Mixed with the keyboards’ optical switches, which use an infrared beam of sunshine to sense after they’ve been pressed quite than steel contact factors, Razer reckons the 2 new Huntsman keyboards will really feel extra responsive for gaming, particularly when mixed with a high-refresh charge monitor. In distinction, normal mechanical switches can endure from what’s referred to as a “debounce delay,” when the keyboard has to take a second to work out if a key has truly been pressed or not.
Different enhancements launched with the V2 keyboards embody new doubleshot PBT keycaps, which have a extra sturdy design with legends that shouldn’t put on away over time. The doubleshot design additionally permits the keyboard’s programmable RGB backlighting to shine by way of the caps. There are seven preset lighting results constructed into the keyboard, and you may customise them by way of Razer’s software program and save them to the board’s firmware.
Each keyboards can be found with both Razer’s clicky or linear optical switches. The linear switches have additionally seen enhancements for the reason that keyboard’s first iteration, with the addition of a silicon sound dampener inside, and extra lubricant to make them really feel smoother to press. Razer additionally says it’s improved the acoustics of the keyboards, with the addition of a brand new layer of sound dampening foam, and there’s now a wrist relaxation included within the field with each keyboards.
The complete-size Huntsman V2 encompasses a quantity wheel and media controls on its prime proper, however solely the smaller tenkeyless mannequin has a removable USB-C cable.
The announcement of the brand new keyboards follows the launch of the primary entry to the Huntsman V2 lineup earlier this yr. The Huntsman V2 Analog, as its identify suggests, is a keyboard with analog switches, permitting you to program two capabilities to a single key press or regulate precisely how a lot you want to push a key down for it to register a press (referred to as the “actuation level”).
Each of Razer’s new keyboards are happening sale as we speak. The complete-size Huntsman V2 will value $189.99 with clicky switches and $199.99 with linear switches, whereas the extra compact Tenkeyless mannequin prices $149.99 with clicky or $159.99 with linear switches.