When a split second can mean the difference between victory and defeat, the absolute speed of the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition is what separates the champions from everyone else. Designed and tested by Team Razer athletes, this gaming keyboard is armed with the fastest Razer switches we’ve ever designed, to give you the edge you need to thrive where the competition is fiercest.
Razer™ Linear Optical Switches for faster, more responsive keystrokes
Doubleshot PBT keycaps for a sturdy, textured matte finish
Onboard memory to bring your settings anywhere
Compact form factor for convenient mobility
Detachable Type C cable for easier set-up and storage
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Huntsman RGB Tournament Edition Linear Optical Switches Wired Gaming Keyboard is rated
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Okay Razer, at long last, you've won me over.I've been getting by with a cheap no-name mechanical keyboard for roughly 6 years, as I didn't see the attraction to upgrading. "Why fix what isn't broken?"
Sometimes you don't realize what you've been dealing with until you're shown a better way. The Huntsman Elite is a prime example. It is as fun to use as it is to look at. Its features are ones that I hope are pushed into mainstream peripheral design, as they offer significant benefits to casual and professional users. You will need two free USB ports to plug this item into.
I cannot overstate how much faster this keyboard is over my old one. Its opto-mechanical switches are efficient and feels "lighter" to press down comparative to other mechanical keyboards. The slightest tap will register a keystroke, even on the corner of a key. In my experience, this meant an adjustment period of about a day while I re-learned not to double-tap on instinct when I hit the edge or corner. It's quite efficient. Also, yes, it makes an audible click with each keystroke. It's mechanical, that's kind of what they do.
Its wrist rest is soft, yet supportive, and the under-glow/side-glow lighting is a beautiful addition. The lighting for both the keyboard and wrist rest, as well as the Synapse software used to customize it, is well designed and intuitive. I love the convenience of having different patterns stored in its on-board memory. It makes going from one games aesthetics to the next a breezy transition.
I'm incredibly satisfied with this peripheral, and am now looking into a Razer mat and mouse that apparently can be synced to the same type of light patterns as the keyboard/wrist rest. This is a slippery slope, but at least the view and ride are smooth and spectacular. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of
Worth the moneyThis is the best keyboard I have ever to used. The keys are sturdy and high quality. They feel amazing to key on and are very responsive. I can definitely tell a difference in key response time. The lighting looks amazing too, I really like the underglow. The wrist rest is very comfortable. If you take gaming seriously, you seriously need a gaming keyboard. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of
Phenomenal keyboard!This is my first mechanical or gaming keyboard. I've been using my laptop keyboard or, when I use my desk top set up, I use a regular keyboard. This keyboard has made gaming (and typing in general) more enjoyable than ever before. It looks incredibly sleek on its own, but when you add the wrist rest and the RGB lights it looks phenomenal. I really love the Chroma lighting on the keys, and especially how it goes all the way around the keyboard as well as the wrist rest when you have that attached. I have an entertainment area set up with my Philips Hue light bulbs and the Huntsman Elite works perfectly with the Hue bulbs for totally immersive gaming, and when I'm not gaming, just chilling, it makes my room look really cool.
Installing the Synapse software and setting up the keyboard was super easy. With the Synapse software you can completely customize your keyboard - reprogram keys, customize your lighting and lighting zones.
The dedicated digital dial and media keys are a fantastic addition, I wish all keyboards had these. I especially love how the dial sticks out over the side just a bit, it's easy to find by touch instead of having to look away from your screen to find it when you want to adjust the volume.
The keyboard itself is outstanding - the keys are delightfully clicky and only a very light key press is needed. The clicking is a little loud but I don't mind it, I find the sound to be soothing. The keys are extremely fast and responsive, typing is flawless whether gaming or using for everyday internet browsing, school, or work. I haven't noticed any input lag at all.
There are feet on the keyboard bottom that allow you to adjust the height - you have 2 height options to choose from with the feet.
It's got a little wright to it, and there are rubber bumpers on the bottom to keep it from easily sliding around on your desk.
The USB cables are thick and braided, which seems to add to the durability as well as making them look nice. There are 2 USB cables - 1 for the keyboard and 1 for the wrist rest, so that means using 2 of your computer's USB ports, unless you choose not to use the wrist rest, or to use the wrist rest without plugging it in.
There's no USB port on the keyboard itself, but that's not a dealbreaker for me, I have a USB hub that I'd use instead anyway.
The wrist rest is plush and comfortable, and it looks great with the Chroma lighting running around it. It's magnetic so connecting it and removing it is quick and easy.
It's genuinely hard to find anything that I DON'T like about this keyboard, but if I have to find something to pick on it's that the keys are so easily smudged with oils from my fingers. I'm a bit obsessive about fingerprints and smudges on my electronics so I find myself wiping the keys off with a sanitizing wipe once a day at least. I might be the only person that notices this kind of thing though! It's not a huge deal and certainly doesn't change my opinion of how NICE this keyboard is. It's honestly a well thought out, extremely well made keyboard. I'm tremendously proud to own it and to show it off to all of my friends. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 5 out of
Best gaming keyboard I've ownedMy old keyboard wasn't as responsive as I'd like, so I was in need of an upgrade. The Huntsman Elite is the perfect keyboard for me. The action is perfect and the keys are VERY responsive, which is perfect for gaming. However, be aware that these are very loud. I'm happy with that trade-off given the functionality. The keyboard is also very attractive, and the LEDs are a nice touch. The wrist rest is a first for me, as I'm used to having keyboards without them, but now I don't know how I lived without it! Lastly, the media keys are a nice touch, as I have difficulty with shortcuts/commands. Another feature I now can't live without. Overall, I highly recommend this keyboard for any serious gamers! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of
awesome!I absolutely love this Keyboard! The lighting features make gaming, or even just using this in a dim/dark room fun and entertaining. The wrist rest is padded enough to help with the writs while playing on the keyboard. It is awesome that it connects with a magnet. I like the dial features on this which help with brightness and volume of the computer. The keyboard itself is very responsive and has the perfect "click" sound when you press each key. I wish it only needed to use one USB instead of two, but that is not a deal breaker. With the keyboard being heavy and solid, it is a good quality piece of equipment. I feel this can be a good office keyboard and a gamer one with the professional look it has. Overall this is great! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 4 out of
Great gaming keyboardThe Razer Huntsman Elite is a great keyboard for gaming. The RGB lighting this keyboard features is beautiful with a 4-side underglow RGB and 38 customization zones with 11 preinstalled lighting effects with the use of Razer Synapse 3. Also features effects for audio, both game and voice. The Opto-Mechanical switches are light yet clicky but can be super sensitive if not careful. They have a very satisfying audible feedback to them and are very responsive! The keyboard features a volume knob in the top right corner that is perfect for adjusting the volume all while staying active in game. The knob can also be completely customized to the users preferences. The customization for this keyboard is virtually endless with both lighting and macros for personal play style. The Huntsman Elite includes a super comfortable magnetic plush leatherette that also features underglow lighting with 20 customization zones.
Pros include a very sturdy build with Aluminum top housing. Keyboard has 2 step variable adjustment height which is very nice to have.
Razer Synapse 3 automatically prompts to install when first plugged into the computer.
Cons are the cable is on the stiffer side. Wish it was a little more flexible.
Lacks a usb pass through.
Media keys don’t have transparent caps for lighting to pass through.
The overall functionality and the aesthetics of this keyboard are top notch if you’re looking for a showpiece for your PC setup this keyboard is perfect! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 5 out of
Absolutely amazing!This keyboard has amazing functionality! I am completely obsessed with this keyboard! The way the keys press so easily, the way the lights are so bright and amazing and cover all the way around the keyboard! And also how it has the magnetic wrist rest! This keyboard is amazing seriously! If your a true gamer or you write a lot online, this is the perfect keyboard for you! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 4 out of
It's pretty and works appropriatelyIt's pretty and works appropriately. The typing is louder than a normal keyboard but this isn't made for being used in the office anyways. The wrist rests are luxurious but it does make this keyboard a little bulky. So far so good on the gaming front though. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]