Razer's Latest Huntsman Mini Brings Analog Sensitivity To Tiny Keyboards
The Razer Huntsman Mini is one of the best gaming keyboards out there, and gamers can now order a version of this tiny piece of hardware with analog switches. Since the Razer Huntsman Mini Analog is 60% gaming keyboards, it doesn't have a numeric keypad, media controls, or row of function keys. This is a compact keyless keyboard (it has no numeric keypad on the right side and is smaller in size) and has a unique and brand new feature with a new exclusive setting; there will be analog optical switches in its keys. As you can imagine, a more precise key action will help you set your preferred sensitivity, but you can also use it to replace the analog controls in some games (such as throttle in a racing sim) or even assign two functions to the same key depending on strength.
Dual key mapping for digital/analog inputs allows users to precisely control the throttle or steering wheel in racing games, or assign two functions to one key depending on how hard it is pressed to walk and shoot with one button in one FPS. Maximum durability, the new Huntsman Mini Analog features PBT Doubleshot caps for a durable textured finish that retains its crisp appearance even after extended use. The new Huntsman Mini Analog offers precision and portability for users looking for a small form factor keyboard with precise control of Razer's analog (tm) optical switches. Razer has unveiled the Huntsman Mini analog keyboard, which retains the extremely compact style of the standard 60 PC Huntsman Mini but uses "analogue optical" switches. The new Huntsman Mini Analog is the first gaming keyboard on the market to feature 60% Razer branded analog optical switches, making it ideal for LAN gamers, fans of minimal gaming settings, or those looking to save space. and precision required by today's games.
The Razer Huntsman V2 full-sized analog keyboard also features analog optical switches, and our reviewer Rhys Beetry claims they provide “one of the most rewarding and fun gaming experiences ever.” Our review of the Razer Huntsman V2 analog can serve as a real-life example of how optical analog switches affect gaming. Overall, I like the feel and precision of analog optical switches, especially because they activate much faster than traditional buttons. They require slightly more pressure to activate full range than the similarly designed Huntsman V2, but significantly less pressure than the previous generation analog switches used on the Tartarus Pro gaming keyboard.
Please note that you will need the Razer Synapse software to use 2-Step Activation on your keyboard. The Razers Synapse software also allows you to configure things like dual pass activation, as well as all the usual keyboard settings provided by non-analogue Razer keyboards (e.g. Razer Chroma RGB lighting settings, profile switching).
Luckily, Razer Synapse allows you to associate keyboard profiles with specific games and will automatically switch to your custom settings when you launch a game. Recognition can be problematic if you're anything like me, and switching between keyboard and game controller when you're on foot or in a car. I have found that some games, such as Genshin Impact, do not allow the keyboard and gamepad to be used at the same time.
It goes without saying that modulation makes keyboard racing games much better and more accurate. This allows the latest Razer peripherals to focus not only on size, but also on accuracy, high performance and portability.
The aluminum construction further enhances the keyboard's overall durability, while the detachable Type-C cable makes it easy to carry. This Razer keyboard features an aluminum construction, further enhancing its overall durability. The RGB backlit keyboard is considered solid due to its aluminum chassis and double-latch PBT keycaps.
$150 is no small amount, especially if you're used to full-size keyboards, but it can be easily justified if you're a Razer fan or want a really flexible analog input. $150 isn't cheap, especially for those used to full-size keyboards, but it's arguably easy to justify for those who are fans of the regular Huntsman Mini or need a truly universal analog input.
It should also be noted that the Huntsman V2 keyboard does not have a bounce delay. The difference between this model and the current Huntsman Mini is that this new keyboard can provide triggering refinements such as adjustable or gradual triggering in addition to analog input.
On Thursday, Razer released a new version of its 60% compact gaming keyboard. In September, Tech Times reported that the new generation Huntsman V2 gaming keyboard with HyperPoling technology (8000Hz polling rate) has arrived. Two months after the release of the Huntsman V2, Razer has unveiled a range of Pro Productivity gaming peripherals. These include Pro Type Ultra (keyboard), Pro Click Mini (mouse), and ProGlide XXL (desk mat).