Razer Huntsman V2 TKL, we tested the improved compact gaming keyboard

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razer huntsman v2 tkl, we tested the improved compact gaming keyboard
razer huntsman v2 tkl, we tested the improved compact gaming keyboard

The Razer Huntsman V2 TKL gaming keyboard has just been released as the compact version of the Razer Huntsman V2 , recently reviewed on our website . Now the manufacturer trusts us again to share the experience with its brand new peripheral on our page. For this reason, we want to invite you to learn about the qualities of a keyboard built for gamers, but not without first thanking Razer for the temporary transfer of the product.

Presentation, design and construction of the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL keyboard

The Razer Huntsman V2 TKL has  been recently unveiled to the delight of fans and gaming enthusiasts. It is the second version , as it is easy to guess from its name, of one of the company’s best compact keyboards. The manufacturer has gone to work to optimize the product and provide gamers with a model that improves all of its performance .

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL improved to multiply its performance

Box and content

The Razer Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless arrives in one of the company’s distinctive boxes. A packaging where the color black predominates, enhanced by the edges of vibrant green.

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL

The attractive product box with the recognizable brand design

Razer has full product information on the outside of the package, but in  English . Just a short line on the back of the package takes into account other languages, including Spanish. However, the leading role is played by the large photos of the product on the front and back of the box.

The device arrives perfectly protected inside the package, secured by the sides with foam protectors, and wrapped in a plastic bag. Attached next to the keyboard is a wrist rest ; USB-C / USB-A cable  ; manual , with translation into Spanish ; letter of thanks and welcome to the world of Razer peripherals ; and decorative stickers .

Keyboard design and construction

As this is a model without a numeric keypad , its size is considerably reduced. The peripheral has dimensions of 36.2 x 14 x 3.7 cm , not counting the wrist rest . The product is lightweight, weighing only 748 grams , and reinforced with an aluminum top plate to withstand many hours of heavy use. With the same intention of prolonging the durability of the product, the manufacturer has double-injected PBT keys  , much more resistant to wear. Of course, like on most Razer keyboards, they’re  removable keys .

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL

Highly wear-resistant, double-injected PBT keycaps

The model sports the usual matte black finish of the brand’s peripherals. At the base it incorporates a set of four rubber stabilizers , as well as folding risers to raise the keyboard at two different angles  .

The connection cable , with an approximate length of 1.8 meters and reinforced with braided fiber , is detachable , and plugs into the USB-C port located in the rear left corner of the keyboard. This cable terminates in a USB type A connector .

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL

USB C connection port

Linear Optical Switches

What makes this new product an exclusive model and different from any other on the market are the Razer optical switches . The product arrives with the linear type , red, for smooth and silent typing . It is spectacular how the manufacturer has managed to reduce the clicking sound in its  Huntsman V2 TKL by improving the switches with dampers . Of course, performance is also impressive, with the company’s second generation of optical switches delivering a 0.2ms response time , unmatched in the market.

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL

Features of the Razer Huntsman V2 without Numeric Keypad

The Razer Huntsman V2 TKL Gaming Keyboard boasts full-size performance in a compact design . Let’s see the details.

Performance tested by ESPORTS PRO

In the Huntsman V2 TKL , the manufacturer  Razer has managed to multiply the sensitivity of the device to extreme values. To the advantage of the light speed actuation, with a distance of only 1.2 mm and a force of 45 g , where the bounces of traditional mechanical switches have been eliminated to send the signal the instant the key is actuated ; We have to add a polling rate of up to 8,000 Hz , which reduces input latency to incredible levels.

The device bears the OK of ESPORTS professionals

Lightning

Razer RGB are big words . We can attest to it product after product. This model naturally dazzles in that regard too, with individually programmable backlit keys in Chroma ‘s spectacular rainbow of 16.8 million color options .

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL

Dazzling Chroma lighting

Features

To take advantage of all the keyboard’s possibilities, we must install Synapse , the brand’s software , on our computer . Otherwise we will not be able to customize the colors or effects of the keyboard, limiting itself to the spectrum rotation mode.

With Synapse , in addition, you can manage the up to five profiles , saved in the peripheral’s integrated hybrid memory and cloud storage , and adjust the polling rate ; among other details.

 

Razer Huntsman V2 TKL Keyboard Technical Specifications

Here is a summary table with all the technical details of the Huntsman V2 TKL :

RAZER HUNTSMAN V2 TENKEYLESS
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE KEYBOARD
Dimensions without wrist rest
  • Length: 362mm / 14.2″
  • Width: 140mm / 5.5″
  • Height: 37mm / 1.45″
Dimensions with wrist rest
  • Length: 362mm / 14.2″
  • Width: 230mm / 9″
  • Height: 37mm / 1.45″
Weight Without wrist rest:

  • 748g / 1.65lbs

With wrist rest:

  • 930g / 2.1lbs
Cable Braided fiber, detachable, 1.8 m approx.
Materials
  • Aluminum matte top plate
  • Double-injected PBT keycaps to withstand heavy use
RAZER™ SWITCHES
Model Red
Guy 2nd Generation Razer™ Linear Optics
Characteristic Smooth and quiet typing
key response light and instant
Drive method Light
Response time 0.2ms
actuation force 45g
actuation point 1.2mm
polling rate Up to 8,000Hz
Useful life 100 million keystrokes
KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS
Connection type USB
Details
  • Ergonomic plush leatherette wrist rest
  • Integrated hybrid memory and cloud storage for up to 5 profiles
  • sound deadening foam
BACKLIGHT
Backlight
  • Yes
  • Razer Chroma customizable lighting with 16.8 million color options
OPERATING SYSTEM
Compatibility Windows 10
System Requirements PC with a USB type A port
Razer Synapse Requirements
  • Windows 7 64 bit or higher
  • Internet connection
OTHER DATA
Box contents
  • gaming keyboard
  • Ergonomic plush leatherette wrist rest
  • USB-A/USB-C cable
  • User Documentation
programs Compatible with Razer Synapse

Conclusions, availability and price of the Razer Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless

A compact and lethal ally for the most intense gaming sessions

Razer ‘s Huntsman V2 TKL once again lives up to our expectations. Once again, the manufacturer has built a magnificent peripheral  in terms of performance and quality . The performance of the optical switches and the level of customization of the spectacular Chroma lighting make this model an ideal gaming companion. And it is that differential quality that represents its compact size , invites us to always carry it with us. 

 

PROS:
  • Lightning fast switch technology.
  • Customizable lighting.
  • Memory to save settings.
  • Very comfortable wrist rest.
  • Ideal to resist intensive use.
CONS:
  • Inflexible connection cable.
10TOTAL SCORE