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    Razer Huntsman Elite

    Enter the opto-mechanical switch.
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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    you'd need Jedi reflexes to notice the difference
    Well that's disappointing, i thought Hexus towers was overflowing with Jedi.

    Any hardware that requires the use of an online account is a non-starter for me, i want my to use all the features of my hardware should the worst happen and the company goes belly up...also £200.

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    I lost interest as soon as I saw the price. £200 is far too much, especially as Razer doesn't have the best reputation for quality and reliability.

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    I just came for the price. It says a lot that I was disappointed at £200, because I expected it to be at least £300.

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    I might not be getting it but what is the realworld advantage of an opto-mechanical switch over a normal one,especially if its noisier?


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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I might not be getting it but what is the realworld advantage of an opto-mechanical switch over a normal one,especially if its noisier?
    I believe it's similar to the Gram Strategy in the car industry, that Mazda came up with.

    If you slowly but surely remove tiny tiny delays, they eventually add up to a larger, more noticeable difference.

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I believe it's similar to the Gram Strategy in the car industry, that Mazda came up with.

    If you slowly but surely remove tiny tiny delays, they eventually add up to a larger, more noticeable difference.
    Ah,OK. I was expecting these to be similar to mechanical keys but silent for some reason though.


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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    you'd need Jedi reflexes to notice the difference
    Well that's disappointing, i thought Hexus towers was overflowing with Jedi.

    Any hardware that requires the use of an online account is a non-starter for me, i want my to use all the features of my hardware should the worst happen and the company goes belly up...also £200.
    I have a razor keyboard and the software is the only thing really letting it down. It's just utterly pointless having profiles stored online. In fact, it's beyond pointless, increasing costs for the consumer for little gain. I'd have honestly thought that if you really cared about storing a profile (and really, how many of us take our keyboards out to be used on other computers and demand a profile has to be the same???) you could stick a small memory chip on the board (surely cheaper and better than a datacentre and as you can flash the firmware, something like this must already be present) or, given the niche use case, allow a USB drive to be inserted to store profiles if required. The only issues I've ever had with this keyboard were entirely software based and they made it unusable for a period of 2 years.

    Sod fancy software, get the hardware right. £200 for a keyboard is overkill and frankly, if you can tell the difference between electrical connections and optical ones, you're probably lying.

    EDIT: I missed the part about it storing them onboard. Making the online account pointless. The Razor software is one of the few start up processes which has a "high" impact according to task manager. It's bloated, annoying and gets in the way.
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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    "Razer - The Apple tax for Windows!"
    I'm an iPhone user, but that made me chuckle!

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    Get rid of the arbitrary requirement for an online data siphon, drop the price 50%, and they'll have some hope of seeing me at the purchase negotiation table. Until then, pfeh.

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    I honestly dont think i'd ever buy a razer product again, only thing that lasted was a sphex mouse mat / surface thing

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    With keyboards like the Wooting One offering actual beneficial improvements over barely-noticeable functionality, and at a much lower price-point, I can't see this keyboard being popular.

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    I lost interest as soon as I saw the price. £200 is far too much, especially as Razer doesn't have the best reputation for quality and reliability.
    Just wait until you see the niche hobbyist custom keyboards. There's a small community of designers and builders, and they basically make programmable 3kg bricks of alumium and brass in varying form factors, sell them for 400+ GBP each, and then slap on a 120 GBP set of keycaps.

    No one buying or making these would ever spend any amount on a Razer, much less 200GBP.

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    Re: Razer Huntsman Elite

    At home I've got the Corsair K65 TenKeyLess with the cherry red switches. It's the most difficult keyboard to type on I've ever used. A blummin' nightmare. So a KB like the Huntsman probably wouldn't make any difference to me.

    However, I can literally touch type on my work KB, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic. Dunno why I didn't just stick to buying one of these for home.
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