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Razer’s new Huntsman gaming keyboard goes 8,000Hz

The new Razer Huntsman V2 line has just been announced, featuring Razer’s 2nd generation Optical Switches, Doubleshot PBT keycaps, improved acoustics, and more importantly, an 8,000Hz polling rate with Razer HyperSpeed Technology.

Chris Mitchell, Head of Sales & Marketing of Razer’s Peripherals Business Unit says that “The improvements and refinements in the new Huntsman V2 range now give players a high-performance, gaming-focused keyboard that feels even smoother, responds even quicker, and sounds quieter than before.”

The second generation Optical Switches have been refined with the addition of a silicon sound dampener and more generous lubrication, giving a smoother operation and reducing noise even further when you are typing with the new Huntsman.

And with 8,000Hz polling rate, Razer Huntsman V2 is definitely the fastest, most responsive gaming keyboard in the world at the moment, beating CORSAIR K100 RGB‘s 4,000Hz.

The Huntsman V2 is equipped with a Multi-function Digital?Dial and 4 dedicated, customisable media keys, 7 preset Razer Chroma lighting effects, with a selection up to 16.8 million colours.

There are two models on the new line: Razer Huntsman V2 and Razer Huntsman V2 TKL (Tenkeyless), with these full specifications as follow.

Razer Huntsman V2 Specifications:

  • Razer™ Optical Switches
  • 100 million keystroke lifespan
  • Razer™ HyperPolling Technology with up to true 8000 Hz polling rate
  • Multi-functional digital dial with 4 media keys
  • Razer Chroma™ RGB customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
  • Razer Doubleshot PBT Keycaps
  • Plush leatherette wrist rest
  • Hybrid onboard storage – up to 5 keybinding profiles
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • N-key roll-over with anti-ghosting
  • Gaming mode option
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Aluminum matte top plate

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL Specifications:

  • Razer™ Optical Switches 100 million keystroke lifespan 
  • Razer™ HyperPolling Technology with up to true 8000 Hz polling rate 
  • Razer Chroma™ RGB customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options 
  • Razer Doubleshot PBT Keycaps 
  • Plush leatherette wrist rest 
  • Hybrid onboard storage – up to 5 keybinding profiles 
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording 
  • N-key roll-over with anti-ghosting 
  • Gaming mode option 
  • Detachable USB-C braided fiber cable 
  • Aluminum matte top plate

Razer Huntsman V2 retails for A$324.95 (Clicky Purple Switch) and A$344.95 (Linear Red Switch) and Razer Huntsman V2 TKL retails for A$259.95 (Clicky Purple Switch) and A$279.95 (Linear Red Switch). They will be available at JB Hi-Fi, Bing Lee, Harvey Norman & Channel Partners soon.

If you don’t really care about the 8,000Hz polling rate, make sure to check our reviews on the BlackWidow V3 Pro, BlackWidow V3, or the BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed for alternatives.

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