Finally another Razer keyboard review on TechPowerUp! I was about to write that this is going to be our first Razer keyboard review, but a basic search then led me to this 2008 review of the Razer Lycosa, which goes a long way to show how the keyboard market has advanced in the 13 years since. Take that logo, for example, with Razer still retaining the unmistakable three-headed snake the company's branding is all about. The more aggressive font associated with Razer has changed to a more subtle one, one I was in two minds about adding the current version of here. Regardless, this is my very first Razer product, and I am excited to begin with the recently launched Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless. Thanks to Razer for arranging a review sample for TechPowerUp!
Now, I may be new to having Razer keyboards on my desk, but that does not mean I have not kept up with the company's products online. For instance, I know the Razer Huntsman V1 was quite a successful keyboard lineup using the company's branded optical switches while trimming down the fat to provide a svelte user experience at a lower cost relative to other competing flagship keyboards. With the updated V2 series, we have a full-size and tenkeyless (TKL) option. I have one of each here, and today's review begins with the TKL version that promises a few quality-of-life improvements, including the use of a sound-dampening foam sheet in a mainstream keyboard. Let's see how the overall package fares as we begin this review with a look at the product specifications in the table below.
|Razer Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless Optical Keyboard|
|Layout:||87-key TKL form factor in a US ANSI layout, other languages supported based on region|
|Material:||Aluminium frame, ABS plastic case, and PBT plastic keycaps|
|Weight (including wrist rest):||0.93 kg/2.1 lbs.|
|Wrist Rest:||Yes, separate|
|Anti-Ghosting:||Full N-key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Available as a secondary function|
|Dimensions (including wrist rest):||230 (L) x 362 (W) x 34.5 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||6 ft. / 1.8 m|
|Switch Type:||Choice of Razer Linear Red Gen-2 or Clicky Purple Optical RGB switches|
|Backlighting:||Yes, per-key 16.8 M RGB backlighting|