Razer Huntsman Elite Gaming Review. Mechanical keyboards are the pinnacle of typing technology, combining design and functionality into a single product. Mechanical Keyboards have been around for decades now, but the rise of gaming has caused an influx of demand in the community. Nowadays, a good quality mechanical keyboard is the standard for gaming and oftentimes, office work. Whether you type for work or recreation, this keyboard will take your abilities to the next level. Combining some of the latest hardware on the market with some of the most robust software on the planet, the Huntsman Elite is the perfect keyboard for anyone. So you may be wondering, what is a mechanical keyboard? Well, I’d be happy to enlighten you. The Keyboard you probably own right now is a traditional rubber dome keyboard, with a simple rubbery feel on each click. What sets the mechanical keyboard apart is that each button has its own switch that generates a satisfying click. The Huntsman Elite holds up to the quality Mechanical keyboards come with, having a very durable body and a professionally braided cable. The body is made of premium aluminium and covered with a matte finish. Overall, the Huntsman Elite holds up to many of the stereotypical Mechanical Keyboard expectations. The most defining feature of the Huntsman Elite is its Opto-Mechanical key switches. Normal mechanical keyboards press on a key switch which goes on to inform the computer about the keypress. The Huntsman Elite, however, uses light to further increase the input speed. A sensor inside each key switch detects if a key has been pressed by being activated from an internal laser. Essentially, you are typing at the speed of light! The enhanced key switch is rated to survive up to 100 million keystrokes, double the industry standard. The Huntsman Elite also has 3 dedicated and tactile media control keys that are sure to grab anyone’s attention. These knobs allow for quick and efficient control over any media you could imagine. From music volume to skipping tracks, it can all be done on your keyboard. Overall, the key switches on the Huntsman Elite make it stand out in front of competitors, and truly define this incredible product. You may be wondering who exactly this keyboard is for, and the answer is everyone. Even though it is heavily marketed towards gamers, using a comfy mechanical keyboard on those long office hours will improve your mood and efficiency. The Huntsman Elite lets you type a fair but faster, so you will no doubt enjoy it. For gaming, this keyboard delivers anything you could need. Quick macros allow for you to instantly act out difficult key combos in your favourite MMO. The Huntsman Elite packs a 10 key rollover, so it can register up to 10 keys at once. This is perfect for those of us who love multi-key key binds. Overall, this keyboard is good for just about anyone. Razer Chroma is one of the most customizable lighting platforms anywhere. Through the backlighting on your keyboard and wrist rest, you can make incredible light effects. From, having custom effects for every game to syncing your smart lights, Chroma can transfer your whole room into the game. You can even use the hundreds of premade effects available in Chroma Studio made by users like you. The Huntsman Elite has 38 different lighting zones that you can edit to your heart’s content, the wrist rest has LED underglow, so you can illuminate every inch of your desk. Razer Synapse is a powerful macro tool that can turn the Huntsman Elite into a gaming beast. You can make key-binds to simultaneously press up to 50 keys. The Huntsman Elite also has onboard storage, so your macros will be available on any computer you plug it into. This saves time at tournaments where you want to bring your own macros. A special key exists to enable gaming mode, giving you the options to disable the Windows key and the infamous Alt+F4 command. Never worry about pressing the wrong key again. Furthermore, Razer hypershift allows you to access another full set of keys with the press of a single key. This keyboard truly has it all for gamers. We all know that Mechanical Keyboards are only meant for PC’s, but Razer has destroyed that notion with the Huntsman Elite. You can now plug your Huntsman Elite into any Xbox One and use it for basic input. This transforms the traditional notion and adds even more to the Huntsman Elite’s appeal.
Overall, the Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard is a superb example of what money can buy you these days. A top-notch and cutting edge mechanical keyboard with powerful software to go along with it. It deserves its 4.4-star rating on Amazon.