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Introducing the Razer Huntsman Elite


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Groundbreaking performance at the speed of light—this is the all-new Razer Huntsman Elite: http://rzr.to/HuntsmanElite



We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to bring you the best gaming experience imaginable. This time, we’re introducing the Razer Huntsman Elite—featuring the brand-new Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch built for unmatched speed and precision.



Using optical actuation technology, the Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch actuates and resets at the same point, enabling rapid fire keypresses at ludicrous speeds. This is the all-new weapon designed for quick and light keypresses while retaining the familiar clicky feel you know and love.



What’s more, we’ve added fully customizable dedicated media controls to suit your every need. The plush leatherette wrist rest provides added comfort while gaming and the Razer Chroma enabled underglow makes this beast a perfect companion to your battlestation.

New look, new switch. This is the Razer Huntsman Elite: http://rzr.to/HuntsmanElite

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The huntsman looks "Elite", its not time for me to upgrade yet from my Blackwidow elite yet. Still in love with the green switch keyboard :big_grin_:
The Blackwidow Elite is better than the Huntsman Elite - I own both and have used them extensively -
Overall the Blackwidow Elite wins - yes the huntsman is great and has slightly softer to press switches - but it kinda feels slightly gimmicky - the switches feel a bit synthetic and not real mechanical feeling like the Normal Razer switches -
Overall - the Blackwidow Elite wins
Just want to add - the new Razer Switches have ZERO key wobble - I have two Blackwidow Elites - with green and Yellow switches and both are awesome - i alternate every couple of days as i cant really decide which i prefer - Yellow or green -
For me - the most impressive thing about the Blackwidow Elite is the awesome Costar Stabilizers - they have ZERO rattle - compared to my Corsair K70's ( i have 3 ) which are now all gathering dust - I've tried to lube and mod my K70's stabilizers but it still doesn't feel as good as the Costar stabs on the Razer boards -
My only gripe with the new Razer boards is the cheap and flimsy volume Wheel ?? - it's total trash - On my huntsman its stiff and grinds like its hooking on something and on my Blackwidow Elite with the Green switches its erratic - doesn't control the volume smoothly and accurately - sometimes when I turn down the volume jumps up slightly before coming down - Razer really dropped the ball with the cheap flimsy lucky packet level volume wheels - - this is one area Corsair blows Razer out the water - the Volume wheel on the Corsair boards is on another level completely -
I'm wishing for 3 things for future Razer boards
1. High quality volume Wheel
2. Lose the gimmicky Media buttons - this is a gaming board - not a music player
3. all metal case - top and bottom -
if Razer does this - it'll be an all time best ever Gaming keyboard - Period
but if the media buttons have to stay - at least use Mechanical switches - not cheap rubber dome - after all - is this an all mechanical keyboard or not ?
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Jessop59
The Blackwidow Elite is better than the Huntsman Elite - I own both and have used them extensively -
Overall the Blackwidow Elite wins - yes the huntsman is great and has slightly softer to press switches - but it kinda feels slightly gimmicky - the switches feel a bit synthetic and not real mechanical feeling like the Normal Razer switches -
Overall - the Blackwidow Elite wins
Just want to add - the new Razer Switches have ZERO key wobble - I have two Blackwidow Elites - with green and Yellow switches and both are awesome - i alternate every couple of days as i cant really decide which i prefer - Yellow or green -
For me - the most impressive thing about the Blackwidow Elite is the awesome Costar Stabilizers - they have ZERO rattle - compared to my Corsair K70's ( i have 3 ) which are now all gathering dust - I've tried to lube and mod my K70's stabilizers but it still doesn't feel as good as the Costar stabs on the Razer boards -
My only gripe with the new Razer boards is the cheap and flimsy volume Wheel ?? - it's total trash - On my huntsman its stiff and grinds like its hooking on something and on my Blackwidow Elite with the Green switches its erratic - doesn't control the volume smoothly and accurately - sometimes when I turn down the volume jumps up slightly before coming down - Razer really dropped the ball with the cheap flimsy lucky packet level volume wheels - - this is one area Corsair blows Razer out the water - the Volume wheel on the Corsair boards is on another level completely -
I'm wishing for 3 things for future Razer boards
1. High quality volume Wheel
2. Lose the gimmicky Media buttons - this is a gaming board - not a music player
3. all metal case - top and bottom -
if Razer does this - it'll be an all time best ever Gaming keyboard - Period
but if the media buttons have to stay - at least use Mechanical switches - not cheap rubber dome - after all - is this an all mechanical keyboard or not ?

I have not used the Huntsman elite yet, but this is a good compliment for the Blackwidow elite keyboards!

Cheers!
I ended up grabbing the Huntsman Elite, just to try something different after having blue and brown switch keyboards. I've found that this keyboard works wonderfully for both gaming and typing, with the switch offering a middle ground between some of the faster switches and blues. I love the tactile feedback, and the actuation point means I could type relatively quickly without putting as much force into each keys like I would with the blues. It's just a pleasure to use, even if the underglow is a little on the extra side.
Razer.WolfPack
Groundbreaking performance at the speed of light—this is the all-new Razer Huntsman Elite: http://rzr.to/HuntsmanElite



We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to bring you the best gaming experience imaginable. This time, we’re introducing the Razer Huntsman Elite—featuring the brand-new Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch built for unmatched speed and precision.



Using optical actuation technology, the Razer Opto-Mechanical Switch actuates and resets at the same point, enabling rapid fire keypresses at ludicrous speeds. This is the all-new weapon designed for quick and light keypresses while retaining the familiar clicky feel you know and love.



What’s more, we’ve added fully customizable dedicated media controls to suit your every need. The plush leatherette wrist rest provides added comfort while gaming and the Razer Chroma enabled underglow makes this beast a perfect companion to your battlestation.

New look, new switch. This is the Razer Huntsman Elite: http://rzr.to/HuntsmanElite

Is the huntsman elite too loud? I am gaming at quiet place so i wold like to know. Thx
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Norfix
Is the huntsman elite too loud? I am gaming at quiet place so i wold like to know. Thx

I saw some reviews saying that purple switches are noiser than green.
Norfix
Is the huntsman elite too loud? I am gaming at quiet place so i wold like to know. Thx

They are pretty loud... I find myself trying to type very quietly when my gf is sleeping. Still my top pick keyboard from Razer but not the stealthiest.
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If you can go to local store and see your self 😛 Every razer mechanical keybord have cut-out for arrow keys so you can cheack it on your own and see if you like them. I use previous blackwidow X chroma with green and yeah it's little louder but not that mouch,