Razer, the gaming hardware maker, has announced the release of the Razer Huntsman premium gaming keyboard line. The duo of products includes a full-feature Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard with media keys, wrist rest, and underglow lighting, and a performance-focused Razer Huntsman keyboard.
Both of the units come equipped with Razer's Opto-Mechanical Switches, which use an infrared light beam to detect actuation when a key is pressed. According to Razer, a 1.5 mm actuation point allows the Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch to actuate 30 percent faster than traditional clicky mechanical switches.
"We have amassed years of experience developing and manufacturing our very own Razer Mechanical Switches designed specifically for gamers," said Razer CEO and Co-Founder Min-Liang Tan in a press statement.. "This focused expertise has now expanded upon our brand's legacy with the new Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch that delivers an all-new level of performance that is optimized for top-tier esports competition."
According to Razor, the Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch offers faster performance without compromising tactility. It has the same actuate and reset points for rapid fire key presses as found in a linear switch, and provides a tactile feel similr to that found in the Razer Green switches with a lighter actuation force of 45 g. The lifespan of a Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch is rated up to 100 million keystrokes, doubling that of traditional mechanical switches. With the use of optical actuation technology and a metal key stabilizer bar fitted around each switch, there are fewer moving parts and no physical contact during actuation. This reduces switch degradation, making the Razer Huntsman a more consistent and durable keyboard that gamers may rely on for years.
Features of the Huntsman Elite Keyboard include:
- Full functionality with dedicated media controls. Each of the three tactile media keys and multifunction digital dial is programmable through Razer Synapse 3, offering a variety of number of key binds, macros and lighting effects which can be custom-programed by users.
- The same magnetically detachable, leatherette wrist rest for exceptional ergonomic comfort during long marathon gaming sessions.
- Hybrid On-board and Cloud Storage to save and access personalized profile settings online via the cloud or offline via available onboard storage.
The Razer Huntsman Elite also features an array of Razer Chroma lighting effects for a completely immersive gaming experience. Razer Chroma lighting is found in both of the Razer Huntsman, emanating an underglow around all sides of the keyboard and around the wrist rest. Gamers can choose from 16.8 million colors and a variety of lighting effects. Customized settings can be created using the Razer Synapse 3 software platform and shared with millions of other Razer software users. In-game Razer Chroma lighting profiles are also integrated into popular game titles, including Fortnite, Overwatch, Warframe and more. These profiles can display tutorials, dynamic effects that react to gameplay and more.
For more details and specifications: https://www.razer.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-huntsman-elite