Razer Huntsman V2 Optical Gaming Keyboard: Fastest Linear Optical Switches Gen-2 w/Sound Dampeners & 8000Hz Polling Rate – Doubleshot PBT Keycaps -…

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  • Razer Linear Optical Switches Gen-2: Improved with sound dampeners for an even quieter typing experience, the smooth, consistent switches are now also more responsive with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than regular keycaps, these won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process
  • Multi-function Digital Dial and 4 Media Keys: Configure them to pause, play, skip and tweak everything from brightness to volume—the ultimate convenience for enjoying your entertainment
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists and feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the keyboard has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when the keys are bottomed out

Specification: Razer Huntsman V2 Optical Gaming Keyboard: Fastest Linear Optical Switches Gen-2 w/Sound Dampeners & 8000Hz Polling Rate – Doubleshot PBT Keycaps -…




‎Huntsman V2

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Product Dimensions

‎44.53 x 14.02 x 4.34 cm, 1.52 Kilograms

Item dimensions L x W x H

‎44.5 x 14 x 4.3 centimeters


‎Classic Black

8 reviews for Razer Huntsman V2 Optical Gaming Keyboard: Fastest Linear Optical Switches Gen-2 w/Sound Dampeners & 8000Hz Polling Rate – Doubleshot PBT Keycaps -…

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  1. Amazon Customer

    When I first received this product it was not in a box. Considering it came all the way from the US I thought there would be some protective boxing for it, but no. As it was a Christmas present I put it to one side until it came to give my other half his present. He was over the moon with it until he plugged it into his computer and started to use the buttons, the esc, 1 and 2 keys are completely broken off. The ctrl button stays down when pressed. At some point the U key stayed white and didn’t fit into the colour setting that had been used. I am very unhappy with this!

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  2. Rhaenys Targaryen

    I am a keyboard enthusiastic.

    This review concerns the “Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Gaming Keyboard: Fastest Keyboard Switches Ever – Clicky Optical Switches – Chroma RGB Lighting – PBT Keycaps – Onboard Memory – Classic Black – Clicky Optical Switch”.

    I know some people do prefer tactile and I disliked the MX blue keys. Razer purple opto-mechanical switches are better than them and way more reactive and pleasing to use.

    The keyboard is light, cable is good even if the slot to put it in is weirdly done (to stabilize it, I suppose). There’s two adjustment levels for typing, but you’ll have to be sure this is a stable surface to avoid the annoying pinging noises.

    I wish I had other good things to say except that the PBT key caps are well done, printing is mostly good…

    The cons :
    – difficult to remove the keycaps even with the razer key puller (the keys are too close to each other)
    – dim lighting (top lights instead of base)
    – HyperShift can be reassigned to another key, but the FN key can’t be reassigned to something else than HyperShift
    – you can’t assign other colors to keys while using the HyperShift mode
    – reactive mode means : you press on key, key take a color, key goes back to transparent before going back to the original color (SteelSeries app doesn’t have this issue, I own a SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL and I used the same color setting and reactive setting, and damn, Razer fails on this)
    – you can’t set up MAJS to be HyperShift and to HyperShift it with another key to MAJS, maybe it can be done with a macro? but reversing the keyboard function to extend your HyperShift range would have been neat.
    – aluminium casing = more ping noise

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  3. Niko

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     My girlfriend loved my PC’s Ducky keyboard and the tactile cherry switches so after doing some research this was the one I bought her, did not disappoint but definitely had some surprises.

    First, it’s beautiful, minimalist, solid and with razers mechanical keycaps it sounds excellent and tactile.

    On a PC its super easy to customize and set up with many different colours etc. Macs on the other hand are not compatible with razer synapse 3 software. After a day or two of messing with open source software for macs to change the green to another colour and having nothing work, I gave up.

    Then I read on the box that the function+ctrl and the number can change the modes, that was a good start.

    Then accidentally clicked the number twice and then the colours changed to a good assortment of different ones.

    At the end of the day now we have a really solid, tactile feeling, full rgb keyboard that can be changed with about 70% rgb functionality on the Mac (compared to 0 before I discovered the hotkey)

    Would definitely recommend.

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  4. YDB

    Keys are quite quiet as is but a bit of foam in the case really helps. The keys & switches themselves feel really nice to use.
    The software allows most keys to be remapped, but all function keys and the FN key itself cannot be remapped.
    The legends on the keys let light through unevenly and anything abovce 50% brightness causes severe light bleed to appear around the legends completley ruining the RGB look.
    The keyboard feels responsive and is the envy of my friends, but I could have done better for the money for sure.

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  5. A. C. Seruntine

    I’ve been using this new keyboard about a week, and while I didn’t like it at first, the more I use it, the more I like it. It might not be idea for some but for me, it seems like it’s going to be a perfect fit.

    First off: I’m not really a gamer. The only games I mess with are flight sims, which don’t really require super fast keyboards or mice, and occasionally I’ll mess with a strategy sim like Command: Modern Operations. I am a professional video editor, though, and spend a lot of time working on a computer. This means one hand all over the keyboard and one hand on a mouse all the time. I was starting to develop pain in my right arm due to the wide angle of the mouse to my right to accommodate the full sized keyboard. I got a 60% keyboard to get my arms more centered and it worked like a charm; pain gone. I also prefer to buy gaming hardware for video editing because it performs better and there is no ghosting, which can create problems when doing very sensitive, heavy power using video editing.

    The keyboard is well laid out. They keys are very comfortable. I am also a professional writer, and I was surprised to discover I writer faster and with less typos on this keyboard than I did with my previous full keyboard. Honestly, typing on the Huntsman Mini is an absolute pleasure. The Fn layer keys are not changeable with the Synapse 3 software, but any other key is, AND you can designate any non-FN layer key (except the useless Windows and Menu keys) to serve as macros or even alternative Fn keys. I was able to put a Fn key on each side of the keyboard this way, using the left alt button as another Fn key, which allows me to write faster. RAZER: PLEASE PUT Fn KEYS ON BOTH SIDES OF A KEYBOARD. IT HELPS A LOT.

    The removable USB wire is the best laid out I have seen on any keyboard. It is recessed into a full enclosure so that lateral pressure will damage the USB wire or plug.

    It has a bunch of RGB profiles, but I really don’t care. As far as I am concerned, RGB is a gimmick and the public will soon grow bored with it. I set all keys to glow a muted green so that I can see them in low light when editing. Done.

    In my perspective, the keyboard has three flaws. It should be heavier. It’s competition from HyperX weighs almost twice as much due to an aluminum base plate. Being heavier would make the Huntsman Mini more stable, though, in truth, it doesn’t move around on my desk when I type. It’s pretty stable as it is. And it is, quite simply, overpriced. In Canada, it was $175 for the black with linear optical switches, while the white version was $15 less and the clicky switch version is a full $45 less. Razer is charging for brand and color.

    The best/worst part of the keyboard, though, is the Synapse 3 software. You can technically use this keyboard fine without ever installing the software. You can change the RGB (who cares) and create macros (maybe kind of useful), but if you need to customize it (and I do actually really need to for work), you must install Synapse 3. Accessory makers like Razer and Logitech have been moving toward integrated software to run everything, under the delusion this is a great idea. This makes for huge apps simply to run a mouse, keyboard or headphones. Despite angry buyers who keep complaining they hate the resources these massive apps takeup, makers are sticking to this approach. Synapse 3 is about 400 megs and both a memory and compute cycle hog. Despite that, the software is powerful and will let you configure the keyboard in countless ways, changing keys, macros, executing software, emulating mouse functions and moving Fn buttons around.

    Happily, I found a compromise. I discovered I could setup the keyboard keys to function like I wanted, (which was merely creating an extra set of arrow navigation keys on the Fn layer on the left, turning the annoying and useless Menu key into a second right-side Fn key (bigger Fn key, easier to hit), and setting up a third Fn key on on the left alt button. Then I can setup Synapse 3 not to auto-start on startup, turn off Synapse 3, and the keyboard remembers my settings. No more need of Synapse 3. It is off, out of the way, and not taking up precious RAM and compute cycles.

    There are three caveats, and they are not mentioned in the user’s manual. I had to figure them out for myself.. To leave Synapse 3 off, you cannot setup any alternative profiles, otherwise it demands you run Synapse 3 to use any setup, even the default profile. You must not change the default profile name. And you must not assign anything to the C key or the keyboard will not run the onboard default profile (probably a Synapse 3 bug).

    I gave a lot of thought to purchasing the closest competition instead, the HyperX 60, which is markedly cheaper and significantly heavier, but in the end decided to stick with the Razer Huntsman Mini. I like the build quality of the HyperX 60 more, but the Razer Huntsman Mini has a far more configurable keyboard, is very quiet, still has great build quality and, most importantly to me since I couldn’t really care less about gimmicky RGB profiles, I can setup the keyboard to do what I need it to do. And in the end, that’s a what a keyboard is about–being able to do what you need it to do efficiently.

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  6. Abbie meff

    Compared to other brands 60% boards at the same price, the huntsman doesn’t offer a huge amount over them other than the clean simple design, Chroma (which is great if you want to customise things otherwise just good lighting) and a unique switch that is WAY improved from the 1st gen.
    Keycaps are nice being double shot PBT, with a clean font, nice texture and decent shine through, however on the white lighting it comes through quite purple but isn’t an issue. lighting looks super good on the white board!
    the switches are weird, with a nice quiet sound but with some ping (barely any compared to any other Razer switch) but with the usual meh stabilisers. they have a fairly short throw and can be quite easy to actuate if you arent super accurate when typing, but they feel nice and smooth overall, with a satisfying bottom out that isn’t too mushy but not harsh clacking. they are a weird feeling switch for a red so would still recommend trying them before you buy (purple switches still suck, overly loud, with a really cheap feel please don’t be that guy on discord with a clicky)

    honestly a really nice board, but could benefit from some new keycaps like a special spacebar or accented enter/esc key, as nice as It looks it is a little boring compared to offerings from Ducky or HyperX, switches you wont find anywhere else and a really nice design that’s clean and fits any desk. Synapse is a mixed bag as usual, its fine to use but not having the RGB config save to the boards SUCKS, and well good luck running synapse without it eating all the ram it has access to…
    Would recommend this as long as you arent paying above market for it, but just consider others like the One 2 mini or HyperX 60% as they offer a little better value but a more standard switch and typing experience.

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  7. Veronica

    Worst keyboard ever. First I received it later than expected. Second the drive throw it at my door. Third, is been two weeks since I’ve been waiting for my refund…

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  8. Isaac Lee

    came with some stains which I was able to clean off with isopropyl alcohol, very unpleasant experience to open, feels like the package had been messed with..

    EDIT: The U key led doesnt follow up with the preset anymore stays white regardless of preset.. what a mess. Returning

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    Razer Huntsman V2 Optical Gaming Keyboard: Fastest Linear Optical Switches Gen-2 w/Sound Dampeners & 8000Hz Polling Rate – Doubleshot PBT Keycaps -…
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