For those looking for a state of the art keyboard, Razer has revealed a new analog device. The Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard by Razer packs in a a variety of features accommodating even the most hardcore gamers.
The gaming technology company has a line of various keyboards available for players. This analog device is the newest model in the series, which also include entries like the Razer Huntsman and Razer Huntsman Mini. However, unlike those versions the Huntsman V2 offers analog buttons which give more control over keystrokes. This results in a product which can push past the normal restrictions keyboards face.
When it comes to input, the new device by Razer houses some useful features. Adjustable Actuation allows for 1.5 mm to 3.6 mm, resulting in speedy to deliberate keystrokes respectively. Another unique aspect is the ability for switches to utilize 360-degree control, akin to controller joysticks. Though possible the most useful for in game actions is the Dual-Step Actuation ability. This allows for two game functions to be set to one keypress, similar to Razer's Naga X Mouse for MMOs.
The Huntsman V2 Analog also improves on some common deficiencies with other keyboards. For instance, the Doubleshot PBT keycaps are more durable which prevents wear and tear resulting in faded labels. There are some extra benefits too, like a plush leatherette wrist rest and a multi-function digital dial for media. In addition, the device comes with the standard Razer Chroma RGB, allowing customization of 16.8 million colors which can dynamically react with over 150 games.
The technology Razer comes out with looks to be doing a lot to benefit gamers both casual and hardcore. The Dual-Step Actuation feature is handy for complex inputs, but also for gamers who require flexible control to play. Plus with more gamers using controller than keyboard, the 360-degree control is sounding like it can start to compete. The host of beneficial extras are great, but fans will be happy to hear that the keyboard also comes with a 2-year warranty from Razer.
Now the downside is that the Huntsman V2 Analog does not come cheap. At $249.99 USD / €269,99 MSRP, gamers are looking at a hefty sum to throw down for a keyboard. With other favorite keyboards serving gaming needs for cheaper, it may be tough for some to commit. The other issue is whether or not some of these characteristics being touted by Razer will actually stand the test of time. The site claims that the Doubleshot PBT key labels will never fade, which is a fairly big commitment. Nevertheless, the new analog keyboard seems like it will be fairly groundbreaking due to the features inside.
Gaming laptops are an interesting concept. While laptops are typically angeled towards portability and productivity, gaming laptops are more concerned with stuffing as much power as possible into as little space as possible. Oftentimes, this results in burly machines with large vents and aggressive designs, but the Razer Blade has stood out with each iteration thanks to its relatively sleek look. Now, Razer is announcing new members in the Blade family.
At CES 2021, Razer unveiled new models of the Blade 15" and the Blade 17". Starting at $1,699, the most notable improvement to the new line of Blade laptops is the inclusion of Nvidia RTX 30-Series graphics cards, all the way up to the RTX 3080. That, of course, means that the new line will support ray-tracing, an increasingly important feature in modern triple-a games.