Razer Just Made The Best Gaming Keyboard…

Razer Just Made The Best Gaming Keyboard…


– Hey guys, this is Austin,
and you’re probably
familiar with the wonderful,
wonderful sound of a mechanical keyboard.
Over the last few years,
mechanical keyboards have
absolutely taken over
the gaming market and for good reason.
When they first came out,
they were very, very expensive,
but now on Amazon, you can
pick up something like this
for 40 bucks.
And no, you’re not going to have
any of the bells and whistles,
but importantly, you’re still
going to be getting the sound
and you’re also going to
be getting that feedback.
I like how I just had to type on it
to give you sort of an idea of the sound.
The feedback, kind of on you.
So when Razer drops off a box
with their brand new keyboard
and all new mechanical switches,
I’ve got to admit I’m definitely curious.
That’s so awesome.
So this is the Razer Huntsman.
Now what’s a little bit
different with this keyboard
is the idea that it’s got
an optomechanical switch.
The main difference between this
and a standard mechanical switch
is that as opposed to
when you press the button
and you’re actually pressing a little
sort of physical button on
the bottom of the switch,
instead when you hit that key,
there’s a beam of light
that’s going across.
So once it starts to depress,
it actually cuts off that beam of light,
which immediately sends a signal
from the keyboard to your computer
that that key has been hit.
And because Razer’s Razer,
they had to go completely
over the top with this,
a giant model of what the
actual switch looks like.
I’ve already seen this,
and it is totally and
completely ridiculous.
Just look at this.
So for scale, this is what the
real switch looks like versus
the giant massive switch
that they provided.
So this was actually 3D printed,
but it does give you a good
idea of how the switch works.
So as you press this down,
it breaks that beam of light.
And as soon as that light is broken,
it will send an immediate signal,
so you don’t have to wait
for the spring to compress,
you don’t have to wait
for the button to go
and fully depress itself.
And you also don’t have
to wait for any sort of
built-in delay to sort of avoid
any kind of double presses.
It’s actually a really cool design,
and it sounds cool.
So this switch comes in
two models right now,
the standard Huntsman as
well as the Huntsman Elite.
Now the main difference
here really isn’t to do
with the actual key switches,
but this guy’s going to have
a couple of extra features
like some MIDI keys as
well as a wrist rest.
So if we pop this guy open,
it’s going to be the same size keyboard,
and you still get all of your number row,
but you’ve got your,
you’ve got your full RGB wrist rest.
Not only is this guy going to be padded
to give you a little bit of
extra comfort when you’re typing
but it also does have full RGB underglow,
which, especially when you pair it
with the very RGB-ified Huntsman,
it’s gonna look kinda ridiculous.
Now that is some RGB action.
So if I attach the wrist rest,
which should all be magnetic here,
we’re going to get the underglow as well.
Can we actually kill the lights?
Yo, that is so cool.
So especially with the LED underglow
as well as every single
key being fully RGB,
that looks dope.
The way this works is similar
to the Bloody keyboard,
and that, while you’ve still
got the nice responsiveness
and you still have that nice click,
you’re also not having to
deal with any sort of lag
or latency that has to do with
actually pressing a physical button.
All you need to do is press
the key down hard enough
to sort of block that beam of light
and you’re going to be good to go.
Now Razer’s actually not the first
to making a key switch like this.
The Bloody switch has been
around for a little while,
and while Bloody switch
sounds like a really bad name,
it is a very similar concept
except that Razer’s sort of
taken it to the next level,
at least in theory, with stuff
like adding a stabilizer bar,
which if I bring up
our super helpful model
is this bar right now
which will help the switch
from sort of leaning either
side when you actually press it.
So for example, if I press it on the edge
versus in the middle, it should
still feel the exact same.
So Razer quotes a ton
of really nerdy specs,
like how this is supposedly
30% faster at response time
versus a standard clicky switch.
And you’ve got a very light
45 grams of actuation force.
But I really care about is
how it actually feels to use.
Actually I’ve got to say
that this does feel pretty decent.
So supposedly, you’re cutting up to
20 milliseconds of delay
off by using this key switch
as opposed to a standard mechanical,
and while I really can’t
judge that for myself,
it does feel pretty much instant.
When you press a key, it is right there.
Now there are some other things
that you’re not losing here
as opposed to a standard
mechanical switch.
Obviously, you’ve got the sound
and you’ve got the feedback,
and it is a little bit of a lighter touch
so a lot of mechanical key switches
sort of feel like you’re
kind of pressing down on it
until it finally compresses,
whereas this is sort of
very light to the touch.
But honestly, I don’t hate it at all.
It is a kind of nice
sort of different feel.
Now there are a couple
of major differences
between the Huntsman
and the Huntsman Elite.
So on the smaller side,
you’re going to be getting
MIDI controls on the Elite
as well as the digital dial,
which you can use for volume
or other features on the computer,
but the wrist rest is
going to be the big one.
Now it’s actually pretty well-designed.
It is going to be attached with magnets
as well as the pogo pins.
And right now, it does require you to use
a second USB port from the keyboard
to be able to power
this guy and send data,
but because you do have
that full RGB control,
in theory, you can actually
attach different accessories
to the keyboard,
so say something like a,
maybe a wireless mouse pad
or a wireless charger for
your phone or something,
it could be attached with
these pogo pins in the future.
Oh wow, that actually feels pretty good.
So it definitely does help
that I’m playing on a higher
refresh rate monitor like
120 frames per second,
but I mean there actually is,
I don’t know, it’s hard to say.
Could be placebo, I’ll totally admit.
But it does feel like the response in this
actually is pretty much right there.
I don’t know.
I’m actually kinda curious to see
how big of a difference this is
compared to a normal mechanical keyboard.
Now this is definitely
not a scientific test,
but I’m going to put the 40
dollar mechanical keyboard
side by side with the Razer
to see if I can actually tell
any kind of real difference.
So because we do have the
higher refresh rate monitor,
hopefully that should sorta take
any other latency out of the way.
And obviously the mouse is quick,
but can I actually see a difference here?
Because I do feel like
there’s a legitimate chance
that this could be placebo, right?
But it feels like the Razer does cut down
on a little bit of latency.
Oh, dude, you know what,
the Razer actually does feel
a little bit faster.
Wow, that’s actually kinda surprising.
I will say though that
I definitely do like
the way the Razer switches feel.
It’s sort of, at least sort of
from my personal preference,
it feels about right with
the level of clickiness
as well as how light it is.
I don’t like something
that’s going to be like
I’ve got to really shove it down
to actually get any kind of click on it.
Now, mind you, I’m not trying to say
that everyone should go
drop your $40 Amazon special
and spend $150 or $200
on a Razer keyboard,
but I will say it does actually feel like
there is a real difference.
And besides that, you are
still getting stuff like
the RGB chroma stuff,
you’re getting a nice feeling keyboard,
you’re also getting something
that honestly I feel like
kind of looks pretty nice too,
especially if you want to
fully customize the lighting.
But that’s nice.
I’m kinda surprised.
I actually didn’t think there’d
be a noticeable difference.
At $150 for the Razer Huntsman
and $200 for the Elite
with the wrist rest,
it definitely doesn’t come
cheap, but if you’re looking for
the ultimate gaming keyboard of 2018,
this actually kinda feels like it’s it.

100 thoughts on “Razer Just Made The Best Gaming Keyboard…”

  1. K̵̠͆a̴̗̎ń̵̠e̴̫͂ḱ̶̲i̶̪̓C̷̝̃a̸̺̽n̵̲̓ç̴̅x̶̱̒e̶͚̔r̵̙̎C̷͍̈́e̷̯͑l̸̗̔l̸̟̑ says:

    Ive seen walmart sell the ornata chroma and some idiots rip out the keys that you can press and jam the keys

  2. Just got this like 30 mins ago, cant unbox tho until i leave thailand cuz of taxes (i also got deathadder elite, corsair headset and a razer mousepad

  3. opto mechanical switches seem unreliable imo. has anyone had any issues with the huntsman (switch wise)? the switches are honestly putting me off the huntsman.

  4. I have both a huntsman and a GK61 with cherry browns, I cannot decide which is better for what. The huntsman is 100% better for gaming and typing in terms of specs on paper, but I personally like the softer tactile point of the brown switch. The opto-mech is super tactile, if that's your thing. Though the keycaps do kill it.

  5. I'd pay 50 for it even though its 150 or 200 for the elite I've used this at a gaming event at one of there computers and the response time to me seemed slower and at a friends house who had just got the keyboard also there switches sound super fucking loud with it taking a lotta force to push down (even at the event were it was heavily used it still was a tougher push down) of course this is all in MY OPINION but also in MY OPINION the brown cherry mix switches not some modified razor purple ones the brown have a good click not to loud no to quite with amazingly light press down force which cherrymx switches are supported a little on razor and a little on log on logitech and heavily supported on other brands. SO IN MY OPINION the switches are overkill along with the overkill keyboard which is also mainly appealing and expensive just for the rgb IN MY OPINION. Thank you.

  6. It actually lets the "LIGHT STRIKE" the sensor when you depress the key, hence the name of the switch:(Light Strike (LK) Libra), which they sourced from bloody.

    Now why do they call it LK instead of LS you ask? Well, in baseball a K stands for a strike(out). But why the hell would Bloody do that? Probably because their marketing department thought it would appeal more to American consumers who they believe to love baseball.

  7. My name is Austin I was named after the sports car and I like keyboards to so we both have something in common does that mean I get a free friend discount?? 😂😂😪❤️

  8. ive had my huntsman elite for months now, and i enjoy it. Was just a random day i was in town and went in to a shop that sold keyboards because my old one was time to change, and i happend to found 1 huntsman that was left and was 50 procent of, so i ended up paying like 99 dollars for it and for the price i paid its a really nice keyboard, and i like the wrist thing its enjoyable when u spend some hours in a game with ur friends!

  9. My best bro and I went to Best Buy tonight and he showed me the demo of this guy. I had been blown by this guy when I first saw this vid because I’d never really seen RGB keyboards at the time, but I got to test it out tonight, like a year later – oh it was the biggest nut I’d had all day, and I had a lot of nice stuff today 😉

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