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Razer launches two Huntsman V2 keyboards

by: John -
More On: Huntsman V2

Razer is adding to their lineup of keyboards with the release of the Razer Huntsman V2 and the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL.

The Huntsman keyboards feature an updated version of their optical switches. Optical switches operate by having light hit a sensor than pushing down on a contact in order to actuate. And because of this, they can actually actuate faster than traditional mechanical switches. They are also said to be more resilient, lasting longer than mechanical switches.

The new Huntsman V2 keyboards improve on a few other things besides the optical switches. They've made it quieter as well as help improve on the keycaps from having its lettering fade with use.

For the non-TKL version, there's a multi-function dial and four programmable media keys for you to use. Of course, they also have lighting effects that can be customized via the Razer Synpase software.

If you don't need the dial, media keys, or even the number pad, the Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless is for you. It also comes in at a less expensive price due to the omission of said features.

For the Razer Huntsman V2, it'll cost $189.99 for the Clicky Purple Switch while the Linear Red Switch will sell for $199.99. The Tenkeyless version is $149.99 for the Purple Switch and $159.99 for the Red Switch. Both are available now.