Razer Huntsman V2 8,000 Hz Keyboard Review: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Razer introduced its new priciest keyboard this year, the Razer Huntsman V2 Analog, but for many gamers, its pressure-sensitive switches would go to waste. The Razer Huntsman V2 ($190 as tested with linear switches / $200 for clicky switches) drops the analog switches, as well as the USB passthrough and RGB wrist rest. But it keeps many, more broadly appealing features, like a tactile, precise and reprogrammable volume wheel. The Huntsman V2 also arrives to replace the Razer Huntsman Elite, a tough act to follow, considering it was the top-selling keyboard in 2020, according to The NPD Group

Razer tries to make the Huntsman V2 worth it by giving it an 8,000 Hz polling rate, meaning the keyboard sends a report to your PC up to 8 times more per second frequently than a standard gaming keyboard. That may go unnoticed, but the quality of the optical mechanical switches that characterize Razer’s Huntsman lineup won’t, especially with the sound dampening foam.