Razer huntsman – in all of it’s glory

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If you have ever dreamed of the perfect gaming monster keyboard you might want to stick with us in this review of razer huntsman opto-mechanical keyboard and it’s variations. This bad boy is equipped with the new Razer Opto-Mechanical switches delivering instant actuation, blazing speed input with zero debounce delay. Every single command you want will be executed instantly as soon as you press the key. Roll over your enemies before they see it coming!

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Razer Opto-Mechanical Switches

These switches represent a new generation of mechanical switches. They make use of, as the name suggests, optical or laser beams instead of mechanics as you may be used to. As soon as you press the key, an optical signal makes contact and sends the desired command with the speed of light. It physically can’t get faster than that! You certainly have never experienced anything like this before.

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Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch src: razer.com

These switches keep tactile feel like famous Cherry MX reds while offering performance faster than any other. It has the same actuation and reset points as a linear switch and feels very similar to Razer Green Switches. The lifespan of razer opto-mechanical switches goes up to 100 million actuations. More about different types of switches here.

Built-in memory

Razer Huntsman Elite is the first Razer keyboard with hybrid on-board and cloud storage where you can save and access personalized profile settings online or from the built-in memory.

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Razer chroma – design

This keyboard offers a bunch of Razer Chroma effects for the better gaming experience. You can find Razer Chroma lighting in every key of Razer Huntsman. You have the option to choose between 16,8 million different colors as well as multiple RGB effects. Also, it fully syncs with popular games, Razer hardware, Philips Hue, and gear from 30+ partners.


We must highlight Oil-Resistant Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Made of textured, high-grade PBT for a more durable and textured finish less prone to long-term grime buildup.

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Huntsman vs Huntsman elite vs Huntsman TE

This keyboard comes in three different variants. Razer Huntsman is the simplest one but it still has everything that you need to destroy your opponents. It just lacks wrist rest and audio control buttons which are the only things that Huntsman elite model has over the regular one.

TE stands for tournament edition, Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition is small because it doesn’t have a Numpad on the right and has detachable USB-c type cable. Therefore it’s lighter and easier to take with you on the go.

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