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    Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards

    Keyswitches actuate when an IR light beam is broken. Razer claims they are faster, durable.
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    Re: Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards

    I bought my partner a Razor keyboard last year and it's great aside from the fact their servers went down one day and the Synapse software wouldn't work as it's all cloud based. This annoyed her no end as all her game macros stopped working until they'd fixed their servers a day or two later.

    I'm not sure they've fixed that problem or not, you would assume they should just keep a local copy of any settings so if the servers are down you can still use your keyboard / mouse as you were previously.

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    Re: Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards

    I've been using a Qpad MK-85 (MX browns) for nearly four years now but, I can't say I have ever felt the keyswitches were too slow to respond. How much faster can Razer's switches realistically be with 0.5 mm less movement? Seems like a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, at least not for most people.

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    Re: Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards

    This is just a non issue and it's just like selling gold plated HDMI cables for standard use at a massive mark up. If you want to improve response times there are loads of areas of the PC which introduce latency where you could work on it. The keyboard really isn't a source of latency in my experience and shaving a couple of milliseconds off the time it takes to depress a key is not going to have an effect when you look at the duration of your ping to the server. And that's before you get to latency introduced within the PC itself.

    And the Razor Synapse software is utterly rubbish. I've never seen such nonsense for a something as simple as a keyboard. They've made it far too fancy for no major benefit - I do not want to pay for a cloud system just to keep 5 macro keys the same for if I happen to move my keyboard to another system. Surely if it was my own system I'd have the software installed locally and just set it up and if it was someone else's then I'd accept that I may just have to set it up again. Or maybe use a USB key. The number of issues this utterly terrible software has caused far exceeds the number of times it has benefited me. Keep it simple, stupid!

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    Re: Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards

    Except Wooting made a much better keyboard with laser switches and innovated with them instead of chucking RGB lighting all over the shop. This includes things like setting your own actuation point (I use 1.3mm) and analogue input emulation which is great for certain games. It's also cheaper and will probably sell a lot less than the Razer because Razer.

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    Re: Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards

    That's a pretty keyboard, too expensive for me though. I'm happy with my oldschool Microsoft / Razer Reclusa, but keep getting tempted to move to mechanical keys

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    Re: Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards

    It seems to very beautiful.

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    Re: Razer launches Huntsman Opto-Mechanical keyboards

    Since Razer target gamers, shouldn't there be more focus on 10-keyless versions?

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