I love my Razer Huntsman Opto-Mechanical Elite keyboard for two years. It is without a doubt the best keyboard I have ever used. My tendency to swing my mouse while playing shooters has increased dramatically throughout my PC game life. As a result, I envisaged choosing a 60% form factor keypad. The Razer Huntsman Mini offers the best of both worlds with improved optical switches, 40% of additional mouse freedom and much more.
The Mini Huntsman is outright sexy. The minimalist nature of its design is elegant among all the platforms and, fortunately, it contains all the punch Razer to which I expected. The mini is equipped with 2nd generation linear optical switches of Razer that also work reactively as the old with a considerably reduced acoustics. While the clicks and clicks of the Huntsman Elite were imperceptible when I wore headphones, my friends and my family rusted regularly on their smell. The reduction of the sound of the mini is obtained thanks to silicone bands and an additional lubricant, which results in more silent and faster clicks.
The PBT Doubleshot Razer textured keyboards come back with mini and sport printed secondary functions. I rarely need to use secondary functions, but access it is a breeze by keeping the FN key. The standard low row remains, allowing you to customize your keys with third-party sets. This is another feature I do not intend to enjoy, but it's an excellent inclusion.
I am a simple man. I prefer standard keyboard shortcuts and static lighting. If I ever decide to change things, I can access five stock profiles aboard the mini. Better yet, they are easily accessible by pressing the FN + menu key. Unfortunately, you can not save your custom settings aboard the mini. They are accessible via the Razer Synapse Cloud only when you connect to any platform. Unfortunately, I will never be a professional player. I will never have a reason to travel with my keyboard, but it's a disadvantage for those who intend to win with them. As always, you can save an infinity of custom lighting settings in the contents of your heart on Synapse.
One of the most admirable features is the detachable USB-C cable. The slot of the mini does not own, allowing you to use the USB-C cable of your choice. It is also aesthetic, contributing to the elegance of the mini. Speaking of appearance, mini are available in Black and Mercury variants (white) and you can choose between Clicky Optical or Linear Optical switches. I chose Linear Optical because of my love for the Huntsman Elite, and I'm happy to announce that it is exceptional.
I love the mini. I spent several hours using it in Modern Warfare, Hunt: Showdown and Halo 3. Razer's quality know-how continues to shine. It is compact, remarkably reactive, silent and beautifully designed. Whether you plan to upgrade your 60% keyboard or choose one for the first time, you can not go wrong with the Mini Huntsman, especially if you are a fan of RAZER devices. For my reflections on the Opto-Mechanical Elite Huntsman, you can read my opinion here.
- Outstanding optical switches of 2nd generation
- Beautifully designed and compact
- Detachable USB-C cable
- Can not store custom settings on board