The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard uses analog optical switches

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Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:48 pm

The service life of such a switch is 100 million operations.

Razer has unveiled the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog multifunctional keyboard featuring proprietary analog optical switches.

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard
Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard

The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard uses analog optical switches

The amount of light passing through the Razer Analog Optical Switch is dependent on the degree of depression, allowing for three new capabilities: analog input, actuation control, and two-stage actuation.

The analog input mimics the operation of a joystick for smooth control in games. Unlike the usual discrete switching when using the WASD buttons, the player affects proportionally to pressing.

The Actuator Adjustment allows you to customize the stroke of each key, adapting the keyboard to your preferred playstyle, from 1.5mm quick actuation for fast action games to 3.6mm actuation requiring “deep, thoughtful clicks.”

With two-stage actuation, one keystroke can activate two functions programmed for different actuation points. For example, by pressing halfway in the game, you can take a grenade, and by full pressing, it will throw it at the enemy.

Unlike traditional mechanical switches, Razer Analog Optical Switches have fewer moving parts and no metal contact pairs. The absence of mechanical interaction between the contacts made it possible to declare a resource of 100 million clicks. The keyboard recognizes any number of simultaneously pressed keys.

The keycaps are made of double injection-molded plastic, which makes them indelible. The keyboard will be available in several regional layouts, including Russian.

The device connects to a computer using a braided USB cable. To use a USB 3.0 pass-through, you must connect a second cable. Users can choose between a USB Type-C or USB Type-A connection as an adapter is included. Also, the kit includes a wrist rest covered with leatherette and fixed with a magnetic mount. The keyboard features RGB Chroma programmable backlighting.

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