Monday at Gamescom 2019, Razer unveiled the brand new Huntsman Match Version (TE), which joins the corporate’s ever-growing lineup of esports-focused peripherals. The Huntsman TE follows within the footsteps of its siblings, the Huntsman Elite and Huntsman, however with a leg up. The Huntsman TE options Razer’s new Linear Optical Switches — an improve to final years Opto-Mechanical switches.
The brand new Linear Optical Switches work equally to the Opto-Mechanical ones by harnessing an infrared gentle beam to detect when the secret’s pressed. Not like its predecessor, nonetheless, the Linear Optical Switches actuate quicker due to a shorter 1mm actuation, in comparison with the earlier 1.5mm. In idea, this implies the Huntsman TE is quicker than even the pricier Huntsman Elite.
Razer has designed the Huntsman TE for the customarily brutal and sweaty rigors of aggressive esports. It’s a tenkeyless kind issue constructed with a sturdy Aluminium matte prime plate in a compact kind. A useful cubbyhole to stow away the removable USB-C braided fiber cable, making it simple to pack up and go. Onboard reminiscence offers gamers as much as 5 profile settings which will be accessed at any time.
Razer additionally says they developed a brand new proprietary tooling that permits them to provide “sturdy bespoke doubleshot PBT” keycaps. These keycaps are designed to withstand put on and tear of prolonged use whereas nonetheless retaining their texture. The keys are rated to 100 million clicks and have the thinnest font accessible in a PBT cap.
Razer has put the Huntsman TE via strenuous real-world testing with its personal Crew Razer esports athletes comparable to Crew EG’s Arteezy, MIBR’s TACO, Seoul Dynasty’s Ryujehong and Fleta and extra.
“Each second issues, and only a cut up second can finally decide the victory or lack of a match,” says TACO, skilled CS:GO participant for MIBR. “That’s why I want utilizing a brilliant responsive keyboard just like the Huntsman Match Version for aggressive gaming.”
Razer claims that skilled esports athletes want the linear optical switches as a result of they expertise much less fatigue ensuing from much less power required to actuate the keys.
The Huntsman TE additionally options Razer Chroma RGB lighting, with which gamers can customise their keyboard lighting results utilizing a collection of 16.eight million shade choices. The keyboard can sync lighting results with different units that assist Razer Chroma — over 500 of them, in line with Razer.
The Huntsman TE has totally programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording and 10-key roll-over with anti-ghosting. The underside row of keys on the Huntsman TE have been standardized to permit simple keycap customization. Gamers can exchange any of those keys with third-party keycaps extending gamers customizations even additional.
The brand new Razer Huntsman Match Version is obtainable for buy on Razer’s on-line retailer for $130.