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Razer Huntsman V2 Analog Review Rundown

RazerPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Supports analog and linear optical switches
  • Comfortable wrist rest
  • Good app
Cons**
  • Not all games support analog switches

Summary

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog is Razer's most premium gaming keyboard to date. You can reprogram any key on the keyboard, assign secondary function keys, and even adjust when the key registers during depression. This is an alarmingly expensive gaming keyboard, but that isn't to say that it isn't worth the high price tag.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
Not all games are compatible with the Huntsman V2 Analog's analog keys. You have to reassign your keys for this to work, which means WASD are disabled for any other use. If you want to use those keys to type, you have to revert the programming. This kind of tech could use support from game devs as only a handful of games benefit from the analog functionality.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable wrist rest
  • Solid wireless performance
Cons[**]
  • Not all games are compatible with analog keys
  • Can't access custom lighting effects

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Huntsman V2 Analog relies on Razer's configuration app, Synapse, for customization and software-based control. By default, the keys actuate at 2mm and max out at 3.6mm, which is a slightly lower profile than the Cherry Red linear or Razer Orange tactile switches. You can make the keyboard mirror a gamepad or arcade-style joystick. At $249.99, it's up there with the Corsair K100 RGB and Logitech G915 Lightspeed.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Adjustable actuation
  • Supports USB 3.0 passthrough
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for what you get

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 32%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog is an exceptional gaming keyboard. It has remarkably low latency, full RGB backlighting, and macro-programmable keys. However, its Analog Optical switches are linear and don't give any tactile feedback. Also, typing noise is on the louder side and might not be ideal for quiet offices.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Very well-built
  • Low latency
  • Full RGB backlighting
  • Good ergonomics
  • Great macro-programmable keys
Cons[**]
  • No multi-device pairing feature
  • No trackpad
  • Only works in games that support gamepads

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Huntsman V2 Analog is the latest version of the popular Razer gaming keyboard. The keyboard can now be powered via a single USB-C or USB 3.0 connection. You can adjust the actuation points for every key, allowing you to set your desired activation depth. The Razer Analog Optical Switches can register two actions on a single keypress across different pressures.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable wrist rest
  • Customizable RGB lighting
  • Dual-macro mode
Cons[**]
  • Not as many features as the Huntsman V2 Analog

tomsguide[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog works beautifully across a variety of game genres. Per-key actuation isn't the top of every gamer's wish list, particularly if they have to pay $250 for the functionality. Still, the Apex Pro costs only $200 and offers similar functionality, so it's still worth considering.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Per-key actuation works well across a variety of game genres
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • No group selection or key cluster tools
  • Not as intuitive as Synapse software

tomshardware[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Huntsman V2 Analog is one of the most expensive gaming keyboards you can get. Razer's Synapse software lets you set actuation points for each key. The Customize menu lets you assign different functions to each key and even the media controls. The scroll wheel even has three programmable functions (scroll up, down or press in)
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Attractive design
  • Customizable actuation point
  • Comfortable wrist rest
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for an analog keyboard
  • No onboard memory

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Huntsman V2 Analog is Razer’s latest premium gaming keyboard. The introduction of analog switches means key inputs are progressive as opposed to simply being on or off. Some of the best functions can only be unlocked by utilising Synapse 3. The overall typing experience is good and pleasant enough for those who like a lighter keypress.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous RGB lighting
  • Superb customisation options
  • Comfortable wrist-rest
Cons[**]
  • Cable management can be fiddly

References

1. ^ Razer Huntsman V2 Analog review. laptopmag. 2021-02-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Razer Huntsman V2 Analog Optical Gaming Keyboard Review. pcmag. 2021-03-11 Retrieved 2021-04-24.
3. ^ Razer Huntsman V2 Analog Keyboard Review. rtings. 2021-03-05 Retrieved 2021-04-24.
4. ^ Razer Huntsman v2 Analog review. techradar. 2021-02-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Razer Huntsman V2 Analog review. tomsguide. 2021-02-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Razer Huntsman V2 Analog Keyboard Review: Pressure-Sensitive Swank. tomshardware. 2021-02-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Razer Huntsman V2 Analog Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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