Razer has revealed its first analog optical gaming keyboard, called the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog. This new gaming keyboard looks very similar to the company’s previous esports-focused Huntsman models. However, this model is unique, as it features optical switches with support for adjustable actuation, which mimics a controller’s joysticks...
Razer Huntsman V2 Analog: Release date & price
In order to "ascend to analog" as Razer puts it, you will need to fork out some serious cash. The price for the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog is set at 249.99 USD.
The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog, which was revealed on 5th February, doesn't have a release date, as it is already out in the wild. You can purchase it from Razer's store right now.
The release date for the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog is set as 9th February 2021 via Amazon, if you prefer to purchase it from the online shopping giant.
Razer announced the Huntsman V2 Analog by stating: "Enter a higher dimension of control with the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog - our first analog optical gaming keyboard. Armed with every feature you’d expect from a top-of-the-line design, you’ll want for nothing in your pursuit of victory."
If you want to know what makes this gaming keyboard so special, continue on to the features section below.
Razer Huntsman V2 Analog features
The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog gaming keyboard has a wide range of features aimed to give the player ultimate control over their movements.
At the heart of the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog is adjustable actuation, dual-step actuation, and analog input. This allows for smooth 360-degree motion and more control over how your keypresses go down.
Razer boasts these switches are the most advanced to date and allows for near-endless customization through Razer’s Synapse software.
Check out the list of new features from the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard below.
From a light, responsive 1.5 mm height for fast-paced gaming, to a full 3.6 mm actuation for deeper, more deliberate keystrokes, these switches can be tailored to your playstyle.
Do away with rigid 8-way WASD movement for FPS and racing games with switches capable of smooth 360-degree motion inputs just like analog joysticks and thumbstick.
With the ability to set two functions within one keypress, you’ll be able to make more efficient plays especially when it comes to executing advanced combos and skill rotations.
Doubleshot Pbt Keycaps
Harder and more durable than ABS plastic, the sturdy, textured keycaps on this analog optical gaming keyboard won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
Addtional features which are found on other Razer Huntsman keyboards include Razer Chroma RGB lighting, a magnetic plush leatherette wrist rest, and multimedia keys.
Razer Huntsman V2 Analog specifications
If you want to know the detailed technical specifications of the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog gaming keyboard, then we've got you covered.
The specifications for the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog include the types of connectivity, materials used, and much more.
- Switch Type - Razer Analog Optical Switch
- Lighting - Razer Chroma RGB customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
- Wrist Rest - Yes
- Onboard Memory - Hybrid onboard storage – up to 5 keybinding profiles
- Media Keys - Yes
- Passthrough - USB 3.0 Passthrough
- Connectivity - Wired - USB-C & Wired - USB-A 3.0 (via adapter)
- Keycaps - Razer Doubleshot PBT Keycaps
- 100 million keystroke lifespan
- Underglow lighting
- Magnetic plush leatherette wrist rest
- Multi-functional digital dial with 4 media keys
- Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
- N-key roll-over with anti-ghosting
- Gaming mode option
- Braided Fiber Cable
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
- Aluminum matte top plate
There are a few other keyboards out there analog switches but they are quite rare, such as the CoolerMaster MK850.
It remains to be seen if the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog can "redefine the limits of what a gaming keyboard can do" as the manufacturer boasts but it is definitely an interesting prospect for gamers to look into.