Friday, September 13th 2019

Compete at the Speed Of Light With the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the Huntsman Tournament Edition (TE) compact gaming keyboard designed for esports tournaments.

The Huntsman TE joins the Huntsman premium keyboard family built with Razer's ultra-fast light activated Optical Switches. After its introduction in June 2018, the critically acclaimed Razer Huntsman Elite has taken the world by storm, becoming the best selling gaming keyboard in the U.S. The Huntsman TE, the latest addition to Razer's lineup of high-performance gaming keyboards, now features a new type of optical switch that actuates even faster - the Razer Linear Optical Switch.
Introducing the new Razer Linear Optical Switch
Razer pioneered mechanical gaming keyboards and continues to drive innovation in gaming switches to enhance esports performance. Just like the acclaimed Razer Optical Switches, the new Linear Optical Switches harness the power of light to instantly capture key actuations. An infra-red light beam is used to detect when a key is pressed (actuation), allowing for much greater precision and actuation speed versus traditional mechanical key switches.
The new Razer Linear Optical Switch delivers a smooth actuation without a tactile bump for an instantaneous response. It actuates at 1 mm, which is twice as fast as traditional linear switches. Razer Optical Switches are rated up to 100 million keystrokes.

Designed for esports
The compact tenkeyless form factor and detachable USB-C cable tucked to the side of the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition allows it to be easily carried to any tournament. With onboard memory, players can access up to 5 profile settings at a moment's notice in time for any match, at any place.

For the new Huntsman Tournament Edition, Razer has manufactured their own proprietary tooling to produce sturdy bespoke doubleshot PBT keycaps, featuring the thinnest, sleekest font available in a PBT keycap. Designed to withstand intense training and competitive use, these keycaps are able to resist wear and tear and retain their texture, keeping the Huntsman Tournament Edition looking brand new even through extended use.

The Huntsman TE features Razer Chroma, the world's most popular RGB lighting system for gamers, allowing users to personalize their keyboard lighting effects by selecting from 16.8 million color options. Users can also easily synchronize lighting effects with over 500 devices that support Razer Chroma today.

In addition, the size of the keys in bottom row of the Huntsman TE has been standardized to allow easy keycap customization. Gamers can choose to replace any key with a third-party keycaps of their choice - making the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition one of the most customizable Razer keyboards to date.

Tested and approved by the best Each feature of the Huntsman Tournament Edition keyboard has been tested and validated by Team Razer's esports athletes such as Team EG's Arteezy, MIBR's TACO, Seoul Dynasty's Ryujehong and Fleta, and more. It is a high-caliber keyboard designed for the best, by the best.

"Razer is the pioneer in esports and athletes have used Razer gear for the unfair advantage," says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer's peripherals business unit. "We teamed up with some of the top esports champions to develop the Huntsman Tournament Edition keyboard and anyone will be able to feel the difference in their performance immediately."

Professional esports athletes prefer the new Linear Optical Switches due to their unhindered, rapid and responsive keystrokes. Players also experience less fatigue since each key press requires less force to actuate.

"Every second matters and just a split second can ultimately determine the victory or loss of a match," says TACO, professional CS:GO player for MIBR. "That's why I prefer using a super responsive keyboard like the Huntsman Tournament Edition for competitive gaming."

AVAILABILITY
  • $129.99 USD
  • US - Available now
  • Worldwide - Available in late September
ABOUT THE RAZER HUNTSMAN TOURNAMENT EDITION
  • Razer Linear Optical Switch with 40 G actuation force
  • 100 million keystroke lifespan
  • Razer Doubleshot PBT Keycaps
  • Standard Bottom Row Layout
  • Compact form factor
  • Detachable USB-C Braided Fiber Cable
  • Aluminium matte top plate
  • Hybrid onboard storage - up to 5 profiles
  • Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 10 key roll-over with anti-ghosting
  • Gaming mode option
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
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14 Comments on Compete at the Speed Of Light With the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition

#1
bonehead123
So......

now instead of calling it some new take-off of "Gaming-yada-yada-yada" this or that, we get "Tournament Edition" & "esports"

Funny how the more things change, the more things stay the same :D

Sooooo lame :cry: :kookoo:
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#2
jmcslob
I miss Razers chiclet keys....
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#3
erocker
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bonehead123, post: 4115954, member: 139670"
So......

now instead of calling it some new take-off of "Gaming-yada-yada-yada" this or that, we get "Tournament Edition" & "esports"

Funny how the more things change, the more things stay the same :D

Sooooo lame :cry: :kookoo:
They've used "Tournament Edition" for years now.

Either way not worth picking up due to Razer Synapse being absolute trash.
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
designed for esports tournaments.
So their is no lefty's in esports who utilize what's on a full keyboard ?.

Just a thought, anyways go to hell Razer.
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
Tournament edition is just razers name for their TKL (tenkeyless) lineup, no need to have a cry over that.


I'm actually curious to try the optical switches out, and i wont touch anything that isnt TKL these days.
Detachable type C seems like a great idea for a future-proof keyboard as well, since i can use C-C or A-C
Off-center cable is awesome

Hell even the onboard storage is a massive win if i dont want the razer software running, they've listened to feedback on this one.
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#6
potato580+
i tho it was abt compete with real speed of light, we can get a time machine if it were true :D
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#7
lexluthermiester
What is with all the Razer hate? Optical keyboard? Yes please! All the responsiveness of mechanical keyboards without all the "clickity-clickity" noise.
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#8
ratirt
lexluthermiester, post: 4117103, member: 134537"
What is with all the Razer hate? Optical keyboard? Yes please! All the responsiveness of mechanical keyboards without all the "clickity-clickity" noise.
Exactly. It sound kinda cool. I didn't realize Razer is making these optical infra-red keyboards. Other question is if it really improves gaming and if the respons time is actually helping? Either way it is quite cool :)
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#9
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Ive had razer in the past. Not a fan. Their Deathadder really did it in for me. And it's a bit picky, but I dont like their logo either. Personal preference. Yes it's nit picky i get it.

I love corsair's build quality and their products and I love what I can do with their software and the community in the iCue space.
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#10
Mussels
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CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4117638, member: 44048"
I love corsair's build quality and their products and I love what I can do with their software and the community in the iCue space.
*begins crying about how bad icue is these days*
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#11
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Mussels, post: 4117792, member: 1746"
*begins crying about how bad icue is these days*
I actually dont have many if any issues with it. What do you experience?
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4117967, member: 44048"
I actually dont have many if any issues with it. What do you experience?
other temp monitoring programs make the corsair service freeze totally breaking my commander pro (all temperature and RPM sensors are broken, frozen at whatever state they were at) and stay frozen until the service is restarted... system reboots dont even fix it. CPU doesnt idle (intel and AMD copping that) and some people seeing upto 15% CPU usage at idle.
Oh and if you have Gsync, it totally effs your system up if you have it enabled for windowed programs too. Its a total sh!t-show in the corsair forums right now, cause you cant downgrade easily either (it refuses to start due to leftover files the uninstaller doesnt remove)
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#13
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Was this with a latest update? I havent experienced that issue.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4117971, member: 44048"
Was this with a latest update? I havent experienced that issue.
The more corsair hardware you have, the more icue bugs you get - and 3.19 (latest one, no changelogs posted anywhere) is seriously bad.
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