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Behind the Scenes with the Razer Huntsman TE

  • 8 February 2020
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The Razer Huntsman TE has revolutionized the playing field for mechanical keyboards. By providing a fundamentally new optical switch, the Huntsman family of keyboards eliminates debounce delay.

Although mechanical keyboards can utilize software to try and compensate for debounce delay, optical switches actuate via light. Light actuation makes the switch faster, more durable (up to 100 million keystrokes), and reduces debounce delay to the speed of light. Literally.

Under codename “Project Jamie”, the Huntsman took Razer’s top engineers years to develop. The keyboard can now be seen in competitive play, being used by some of Team Razer’s best pro players. TACO (CS:GO) and Arteezy (Dota 2) both rely on the Huntsman TE to gain the competitive edge. Team Razer’s pro players not only use this keyboard in competitive play, they helped develop the Huntsman, through dozens of iterations in a fast feedback loop directly with Razer engineers.



Starting with the switch, engineers at Razer recognized the inherent debounce deficiency in mechanical keyboards. Looking at the numbers, Razer Clicky Optical Switches require 45 grams of actuation force, are 25% faster than leading competitors, with a precise 1.5mm actuation distance. Quality and insanity for detail didn’t just stop at the switch. One of the final touches the Huntsman TE got was its PBT keycaps.

Keyboard customization plays a large role when deciding on which one to buy. Razer wanted to make sure customization was something they could offer but it had to be up to standard and Razer found itself tweaking the product up until the very end. When asked about finishing touches, the Razer team said: “For the Huntsman TE - it was perfecting the PBT keycaps to look aesthetically pleasing, while being thick and durable.” PBT keycaps are something the fans have been asking for and it looks like Razer was listening.


Debating between the Huntsman Elite and Huntsman TE?
The Huntsman Elite is a full sized keyboard, with a detachable wrist rest, media keys, and a Chroma RGB underglow.

The Huntsman TE is a tenkeyless keyboard, with a detachable cable, and Razer’s Doubleshot PBT keycaps.


Join the Pros. Get the Huntsman TE today: https://www.razer.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-huntsman-tournament-edition

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I wanted to order this when I received my 50% off coupon from CES but these sold out faster than any other item on the store page. This keyboard ticks all the boxes for me.
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Some reviewers complained on how the switch would activate even when resting your fingers on the keys which makes typing hard but the fast actuation is probably the best feature this keyboard has from a gamers perspective. Who knows it might actually make you less of a noob in competitive games. 😛
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Believe it or not I'm actually gathering Silver to get a Huntsman Elite which is my dream keyboard.

Absolute mad lad! :cool_:
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Nice keyboard but only available with us layout so far 😪
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Ah, i already own the Hunstman Elite and it feels magic. I'm proud of it and of course i would use a TE one if i'd be that good to participate in tournaments and take it with me.
I've already owned the Huntsman Elite and TE, they both great and the weight of TE surprise me.

The typing experience is a bit weird on the red switches version on the TE, which sometimes I just accident press them.

Build quality, that a big problem of Razer, all the users included the one that maybe never used any Razer products complain about their build. So you know, they're just haters, don't bother to give a damn what they think, just pick what you love the most. My mamba stand for 5 years before it gone mad, and my logitech G903 got double click issues after 2 weeks use.


Nice keyboard!
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Thanks for this.
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An awesome product.
I have this keyboard since its release. It's amazing. I haven't seen better.
I have a question about keyboards when it comes to productivity and gaming what would be the best keyboard in the Razer line of keyboards?
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Been saving up for this bad boy!!! wish i can find a good deal:wink_:
mmm those linear keys are sooooo buttery.
It's a 70% keyboard right?
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Really Arteezy has helped for the develop of the Huntsman? o_O Cool, he is a great DOTA2 player!
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Hello Friends,
The Keyboard Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition looks really cool.
But for me, it lacks the handle rest and Pink color.
I can not do without the Quartz Edition in all Razer devices since this color is available. ^_^
awesome keyboard i will buy this keyboard for more mobility.
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Nice seeing Razer experiment with different sizes of a product, would absolutely LOVE a 75% Keybaord tho.
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I own this keyboard, the build quality is great! But it is toooo sensitive..... I still accidentally press other keys when my fingers were rest on it.
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fastTealBluebook762
I own this keyboard, the build quality is great! But it is toooo sensitive..... I still accidentally press other keys when my fingers were rest on it.

What switches are you using?
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The Huntsman TE only provide red switchs, the actuation point is too low and too light (1mm only) makes many misclick occur
Hi.. how do i adjust the sensitivity of the key press on this keyboard?
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fastTealBluebook762
The Huntsman TE only provide red switchs, the actuation point is too low and too light (1mm only) makes many misclick occur

Some people like you and me are heavy typers, I prefer higher actuation point too but there's some people who prefer a shorter travel distance too!
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Takakuraken
Hi.. how do i adjust the sensitivity of the key press on this keyboard?

I think the actuation was fixed. so you might need to get used to it...

I really like the Huntsman TE's keycaps quality except it is tooo secstitive..
A few days ago i bought huntsman te and i really like the keyboard. Short travel distance is way better option for me. Thanks razer