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Razer Huntsman V2 Analog challenges the idea of mechanical keyboards

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Regardless of whether you use a normal membrane keyboard or a mechanical keyboard, the functional concept is the same: you press down to complete the circuit and register the keystroke. However, Razer believes they can challenge the current concept of mechanical keyboards with the introduction of the Razer Huntsman V2.

This new keyboard from Razer uses the company's analog optical switches that allow users to adjust the keyboard to extremely deep levels. This includes the ability to adjust the actuation point of the switch, where a shallower actuation point would result in a faster response, but a deeper actuation would allow the user to enjoy the typing experience even more.

There are also features like two-step actuation, which allows users to set two different actuation points and program them to perform different tasks. According to Razer, "it offers essentially twice the functionality per button press and is great for activating advanced combos in games – for example, taking out a grenade and throwing it with the same button press."

Using the analog optical switches also results in an analog input similar to that of an analog joystick, removing the limitations of using a keyboard for directional games. It's an interesting idea, but since we haven't tried it out ourselves, it's hard to say how it might feel in real life. If you're interested in the keyboard, you might be interested to see if it is available for $ 250 through the Razer website.

Saved in Gadgets. Read more about keyboards and the Razer. Source: press.razer

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Katherine Clark