Razer Huntsman V2 Analog review

The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog offers an excellent typing experience. The keys are stable, with the exception of the space bar and right shift key, which drop unevenly and rattle a bit. The PBT keycaps are textured and feel comfortable when typing.

The best gaming keyboards may come in flashy colors, offer a high level of programmability and different typing feel, but they still haven’t supplanted controllers or established themselves as leaders in gaming control. One big reason for this is the joystick. Joysticks not only offer a fun, assertive, and even nostalgic way to play games, but they also offer a type of input that keyboards typically can’t: analog input.

The Razer Huntsman V2 analog keyboard is top-notch in terms of features, design, and price; however, dedicated macro keys would have been nice. The pressure-sensitive keys offer a high level of control in supported PC games and are highly programmable, from their sensitivity to their reset point and functionality. For those who know how to use Razer’s keyboard new analog optical switches, this is about as swanky as it gets.

They allow you to adjust the point at which the buttons send signals to the computer, recreating the “half-press” functionality found on gamepads. In the past, Razer has included some of these features in the Tartarus Pro keyboard and other niche devices, but the V2 Analog adds new tricks and brings the ideas to the forefront. We’re still not sold on using a gaming keyboard to emulate a gamepad, but the additional customization options have many, cool uses.

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog review: Design

A few subtle design changes have been made to the Huntsman V2 Analog that differentiate it from the older (but still very capable) Huntsman Elite. The keyboard can now be powered via a single USB-C or USB 3.0 port. However, we found it a bit frustrating that both ports were implemented via two cables.

A better option would have been to provide detachable cables and two additional ports to prevent unnecessary connections from running across the desk, although you could connect the cables with a zip tie to clean up the look. This also means you can’t use individually wrapped cables for a cleaner look, which might disappoint the keyboard modding community.

The full-size keyboard is finished in matte black and features a durable aluminum top plate with integrated media controls on the top right that let you adjust or skip your music without opening your Spotify or Apple Music window. The Huntsman V2 Analog is also height-adjustable without the interference of the optional magnetic palm rest. The fold-out stands are located on the bottom.

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog review: Keys

The build quality of the Razer Huntsman V2 is excellent. The plastic frame, reinforced with metal plates, feels rigid and shows little flex; the PBT keycaps are textured and look classy, but not all keys are sturdy, as the space bar and right shift key rattle a bit. The feet don’t provide much grip, so the keyboard moves easily, but this is not a problem for regular use. The sloped feet are stable and do not flex when the keyboard is pushed.

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog review: RGB lighting

When it comes to lighting, the Huntsman V2 Analog backs up Razer’s reputation as one of the best in the business. As with other Razer Chroma-enabled products, the per-button preset and customization options are excellent, and the actual lighting is nice and bright.

The added bonus of the Huntsman V2 Analog is the attractive underlighting that occurs thanks to the light bar around the keyboard’s case. This can be extended to the palm rest to expand your RGB realm beyond the keyboard – and thanks to Synapse’s integration with other devices like Phillips Hue lights, it’s not just bedrooms or offices that can be lit.

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog review: Performance

The technology of the Huntsman V2 Analog sounds great in theory, but how well does it work in practice? Is this technology just a gimmick or something that will shape the future of gaming keyboards? After some rigorous testing, we found both delight and frustration.

As a regular premium gaming keyboard, the Huntsman V2 Analog works amazingly well. we have been playing World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and quickly hopping around Mythrax in the Uldir raid to pick up the green orbs so we don’t get murdered by his relentlessly annoying debuffs. Spoiler alert: We got wiped out, but only because we were so bad.

Finals Words

With the Razer Huntsman V2, the peripheral manufacturer offers an all around convincing gaming keyboard with few notable criticisms. In our tests we especially appreciated the excellent build quality and the quiet foam padding of the keys. The ability to increase the polling frequency to 8,000 Hz should satisfy the most demanding gamers, but most users will not notice the increased speed much. There is also a noticeable difference from the analog model, but it is negligible considering the significantly lower price.

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The Razer Huntsman v2 analog gaming keyboard combines the latest optical technology with Razer's own mechanical key switches to deliver the best typing and gaming experience we've had in a long time.Razer Huntsman V2 Analog review