The Razer Huntsman Elite 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. The keyboard also features a programmable digital dial for quick access to functions. Personalize settings with hybrid onboard memory and cloud storage. Comes with an ergonomic wrist rest for long-lasting comfort.
The razor Huntsman elite is one of the first gaming keyboards to use an operational switch the optomechanical switches are designed to support your gaming habits for the next decade.
The razor Huntsman elite despite its kitchen sink approach to design the razor Huntsman elite is a very good gaming keyboard
Razor claims that it switches can withstand up to 100 million clicks in comparison to its competitors that can only hold up to 50 million clicks in fact the dial isn’t just limited to adjusting the volume you can customize the keyboard to perform multiple pre-programmed functions, such as changing the music track changing the zoom in Microsoft Word and changing weapons in games.
The huntsman elite is measured at 18 by 6 inches without the wrist rest and around 18 by 10 inches with it the rest of the keyboard is sizable but it’s extremely comfortable with its sturdy plastic chassis and foam fabric.
It has a magnetic connection that allows the keyboard and wrist rest to sit perfectly together regardless if you set your keyboard to be propped up or set it flat what makes this keyboard better than its competition is its inclusion of discrete media controls these circular buttons can pause play fast-forward and rewind music files and it has a dial that allows you to control the volume.
Discrete media controls are necessary for most premium gaming keyboards and it’s about time Razer uses them instead of relying on time-consuming FN key shortcuts if you open up one of the keys you’ll find an unusual switch. A purple switch that’s attached to metal Springs and a clear plastic cylinder in the back believe it or not the actual switch is in the cylinder rather than needing a mechanical switch to create electrical contacts such as a typewriter.
The optical switches work through its infrared light when you press on one of the razor’s optomechanical switches it sends a signal to the keyboard’s hardware which transmits its data to the computer no matter how much you press down on a mechanical switch it’s virtually impossible for it to surpass speeds of 180,000 miles per second which is the speed of light as it allows users to link their performance and lighting profiles with its individual games the razor Huntsman Elite allows its users to link their performance and lighting profiles with individual games, as well as program macros that can change the RGB lighting with a fair amount of nuance.
The Huntsman elite uses Razer synapse 3 software the program is interesting and explains what each screen does when you go through it so that sums up our Razer Huntsman elite review.