Razer Huntsman Gaming Keyboard: Fastest Keyboard Switches Ever - Clicky Optical Switches - Customizable Chroma RGB Lighting - Programmable Macro Functionality - Classic Black
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- The No.1 Best-Selling Gaming Peripherals Manufacturer in the US: Source - The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Gaming Designed: Keyboards, Mice, PC Headsets, and PC Microphones, Based on dollar sales, Jan. 2017- June 2020 combined
- Faster Than Legacy Mechanical Switches: Razer Optical switches use light-based actuation, registering key presses at the speed of light (30% shorter actuation distance than other clicky switches at 1.5 millimeter) with satisfying, clicky feedback
- Ultimate Personalization & Gaming Immersion with Razer Chroma: Fully syncs with popular games, Razer hardware, Philips Hue, and gear from 30+ partners; supports 16.8 million colors on individually backlit keys
- Quality, Aluminum Construction: Covered with a matte, aluminum top frame for increased structural integrity
- Fully Programmable Macros: Razer Hypershift allows for all keys and keypress combinations be remapped to execute complex commands
- Unrivaled Durability: Supports up to 100 million clicks with a 2 year manufacturer warranty, double the lifespan of most competitor keyboards
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Speed of Light
The Razer Huntsman introduces the new Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch, utilizing optical technology for unmatched speed, and a key stabilizer bar so every keypress is precise and accurate. Personalize settings with hybrid on-board memory and cloud storage.
Actuation at the Speed of Light
The New Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch
Evolved gaming switches with actuation at the speed of light. Combined with a new switch design, it’s the first clicky switch that actuates and resets at the exact same point for rapid performance.
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The Razer Huntsman introduces the new Razer Opto-Mechanical switch, utilizing Optical technology for unmatched speed, and a key stabilizer Bar so every keypress is precise and accurate. Combined with a new switch design, it's the first click switch that actuates and resets at the exact same point for rapid performance. Personalize settings with hybrid on-board memory and cloud storage.
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Flat out, you cannot store lighting profiles on the keyboard's memory as they lead you to believe. If you are on a Mac or a PC without the spyware ridden Razer Synapse 3 software you are stuck with the distracting default color cycling lighting effect.
You can't even choose to set a static color. A Razer engineer who worked on this keyboard posted on Razer's support forums and claimed they cut on-board lighting storage due vague complications with RAM use under complex lighting profiles and compatibility with older keyboards. I can understand hardware limitations but the compatibility claims are weak. In the engineers own words, the on-board storage only extends to the macro feature. Which most people won't use anyways.
Still, the marketing clearly leads you to believe your entire profile would be stored in the on-board memory. Quoted from this very store page "HYBRID ON-BOARD MEMORY AND CLOUD STORAGE: Access personalized settings anywhere".
Let's be real here. This is an issue that won't affect the majority of users. I'm sure most of you are perfectly fine with having the Synapse software installed and being forced to make an account (all while giving your personal info to Razer). But those of use who just want simple static lighting or very basic lighting features are out of luck.
It's a $120 keyboard. Razer can do better than this. You can buy better than this for less money from a company with less of a history of misleading their costumers.
If Razer fixes this issue, I'll update this review. But I'm not holding my breath.
This keyboard is a piece of over priced junk that Razor will not and does not support.
I bought this Keyboard, but the Synapse 3 Software will not install no matter what I do, so I can't set any colors or any thing else on the keyboard. I have emailed customer service 10+ times about this and all I get is please send us the logs for the install of the software.
THERE ARE NO LOGS THE SOFTWARE WILL NOT INSTALL, IT JUST CRASHES. When I bought the Keyboard the add's said the Keyboard was supported with the Synapse Software. It is not the software will not install.
Then I get this stupid reply:
We are sorry to hear about the experience you've had with our Support Team as well as using our product. Do know that we read and take into consideration all the feedback we receive from our customers, in order to improve our service. The Razer Huntsman Elite is only supported with Synapse 3. Allow us to have this looked into and provide our assistance. Please send us your concern at email@example.com and include your case number and the link to this review for our reference.
Now I get a reply from some jerk saying the keyboard can be used with lights or software. If I wanted a standard keyboard I would not of spent this kind of money.
In general, I liked the keyboard look and feel. The keys felt pretty good to type on. They were admittedly a little louder than I would have liked, but this is a clicky keyboard.
My issues with the keyboard were than there was no easy means for me to swap the Windows and Alt key (note this is minor, since I realize this is not supposed to be a Mac keyboard, and in retrospect I could have tried to adjust the modifiers in the keyboard systems preferences). The biggest issue for me is the LEDs emit a high frequency sound. For the first few days of using this keyboard, I had started hearing a pulsing high frequency sound. Originally I thought maybe it was from something else. Maybe a neighbor or some other equipment. I couldn't quite identify where this weird sound was coming from. After a few days ... I realized it was from the keyboard itself.
I probably could have lived with the keys issue, however this sound issue was a deal breaker for me.
The quality of this keyboard is really exquisite, Because of the firmness and the metal back board it makes this an extremely nice keyboard to game with. This keyboard is by far my favorite out of all of the keyboards I have owned. It has an amazing feel and texture to the keys making this keyboard feel and sound nice.
It is easy to change the LED’s and to use. You can customize the keys which makes this a great keyboard for gaming or wanting a change of style. It’s L.E.D’s are bright yet best used in a dark room. This keyboard has an extremely reasonable price for what it offers in the gaming world. This is one of Razors greatest achievements and I definitely recommend this keyboard.
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Is the performance noticeable over other high-end keyboards? No it is not.
Is it worth buying for most gamers? Absolutely not.
Will the negligible delay make you rely more on your own skill and reaction time? Hell yeah it will!
Is it an awesome LASER KEYBOARD with 1MS INPUT LAG? Hell yeah it is!
Does the marginal improvement make this keyboard worth buying for performance pushers?? HELL YEAH IT DOES.
Also it's pretty high up off the desk, but that's likely my own setup. Keys are very responsive and snappy, and feel AMAZING. It won't make you a gamer god but it'll remove the usual input lag that even high-end mechanical keyboards give you so you can rely more on your own skills instead of having to put up with decreased personal performance.
Average human reaction time is around 200-280 milliseconds. I'd rather have 201ms than 205ms. Negligible difference? Yes. Probably not worth it for most people but there's a sense of pride that comes along with having a laser-breaker keyboard when everyone else has a glorified ratchet mechanism.
A pesar que casi todo lo demás del teclado me gustó, tuve que regresarlo antes de que me arrepintiera de haberlo comprado y fuera muy tarde para devolverlo.
Nota: La nueva Blackwidow V3 hace el mismo ruido agudo pero la versión de 2019 y anteriores no, probablemente compraré una Blackwidow de 2019.
Lets start with the huntsman: the keyboard itself is perfect. I had no problem with the software, the lightning, the keys and everything. So we can skip that part, it's all great. that's not why i give it a 2 star.
I give mechanicals/opticals keyboards 2 stars for how overrated, overhyped they have been for years.
These keyboards are never worth 100$cad or more. Trust me when i say this. A membrane keyboard that cost 25$cad, 50$cad or at most, 80$cad, that's just enough. You don't need a better keyboard at this point because you can't get anything better than those. That's my point.
Imo, mechanical keyboards cost a lot because of they material that have been used for each keys individually along with with the metal they have under space, shift, enter and more. Thats the reason they want you to pay a lot for them.
You are basically paying for fluff
They are customisable. Only get them if you care about customising your keyboard, but it won't help you if all you want is to increase your apm, your typing speed and such. For that, you just gotta be better at the game you play.
Fact is, any ''gaming'' keyboard is the best for you. Don't let these mechanical terms distract you. The way that the keys are placed, weather they are ergonomic the way you want them or not, thats all that matters.
One of the best fortnite player: bugha had a logitech g213 at the time he won 3 million dollar at a tournament. That keyboard is worth 79$cad, but that probably because of the arm-rest and the additional audio & mp3 keys you have on the keyboard. Without those 2 aspect, a keyboard that that can cost you 40-60$cad is enough.
Even tyler 1 owns a cheap ass none gaming keyboard and his apm is very very high on type racer.
I currently own a razer cynozsa lite and thats perfect.
Lo único malo es la iluminación, no es ni de lejos tan bonita como black widow o cynosa.
Por lo demás, una EXCELENTE compra
On the upside it feels very responsive and the actuation force is low. You wouldn't want to be a heavy handed typist with this keyboard. I get the feeling that with lots of use (if that clacking spacebar doest do me in), it will make me a much more accurate typist. You cant get away with much, you need to be quiet accurate with your hand placement because of the light switch activation. The case is built really well and it doesnt flex.
Visually its a minimalistic keyboard with subtle shine-through lights, which I actually like. Not much in way of backlighting strength, aside from what shines through the keycap legends themselves. I believe Razer Synapse 3 has a bunch of fancy lighting stuff you can do, but I haven't looked at that yet. The RGB is not going to take your head off. Its subtle.
For typing, I think its a pretty decent keyboard but you probably wouldn't want to be sitting next to someone in an office using it. It sits reasonably high up as well compared to some other mechanical boards. I'd say about 3 to 4mm higher at the front keys than say an E-Element Z-88. It is comparable to the Corsair K63 in key height. You might want to use a wrist/palm rest with it, unless you're used to hovering.
In terms of overall usability, I wouldn't say its going to become my daily driver, but with the low resistance key stabs its certainly the most effortless and tactile board I have used. I could see it being useful for home office situations. Gaming im not sure. It bottoms out pretty hard. But I'm not a gamer, so I'll leave that for others to review. If you can get this keyboard for a good price I'd say its a reasonable full size keyboard if you need something a bit nicer than the run of the mill.