Razer today announced the new Razer Huntsman V2 Analog, which features Analog Optical Switches. With the introduction of analog input, true full-range directional motion is finally available on PC gaming without a controller. Gamers can now also unlock a whole new dimension of gaming with the ability to fully adjust and program each keystroke down to the millimeter.
Razer Huntsman V2 Analog – Specifications
- Razer™ Analog Optical Switches
- 100 million keystroke lifespan
- Razer Chroma™ RGB customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
- Razer Doubleshot PBT Keycaps
- USB Type-C to USB Type-A Adapter
- USB 3.0 Passthrough
- Underglow lighting
- Magnetic plush leatherette wrist rest
- Multi-functional digital dial with 4 media keys
- Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
- Hybrid onboard storage – up to 5 keybinding profiles
- N-key roll-over with anti-ghosting
- Gaming mode option
- Braided Fiber Cable
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
- Aluminum matte top plate
Razer Analog Optical Switches
The Razer Analog Optical Switch combines three components: analog input, adjustable actuation, and dual-step actuation. Analog input emulates an analog joystick input for smoother, more nuanced control and maneuverability. This removes the limitations of an 8-way WASD movement and allows for a true 360-degree of motion that benefits games optimized for controller support.
Players can also custom tune and adjust each key’s actuation point to suit any playstyle; ranging from a quick actuation of 1.5mm for fast-paced gaming to a full 3.6mm actuation for deep and deliberate keystrokes.
With dual-step actuation, one keystroke can activate two programmed functions set at two different actuation points. It essentially offers twice as much functionality per keystroke and is suitable for activating advanced combos in games.
Born from the acclaimed Razer Optical Switches, these Analog Optical Switches also track how much light goes through the switch and allows the keyboard to measure how far down each key is pressed. And unlike traditional mechanical switches, it requires fewer moving parts and no metallic contacts – only pure light, which allows it to easily last up to 100 million keystrokes.
As the latest addition to the Huntsman family, the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog includes new upgrades driven by community feedback from the Huntsman Elite. Doubleshot PBT keycaps have been added, as well as a standard bottom row that allows for further customization. Razer also offers additional personalization with the PBT Keycap Upgrade Sets sold separately in Classic Black, Quartz Pink, Mercury White, or Razer Green.
The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard is now powered by a single braided cable, with a second cable allowing for optional USB 3.0 passthrough. Users also have the option to choose between USB Type-C or USB 3.0 Type-A via an included adapter.
The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog also features underglow lighting from every side – including around its now bezel-less plush magnetic leatherette wrist rest. You can personalize a variety of lighting effects using the Razer Synapse 3 software. In-game Razer Chroma lighting effects are also integrated into popular game titles and can display tutorials, dynamic effects that react to gameplay and more.
Pricing And Availability
To learn more about the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard, you can check it out here. The keyboard is priced at RM1,199 in Malaysia, and will be available for purchase starting from the 9th of February 2021.