Razer has just announced the Huntsman Mini, its first 60% keyboard. The new keyboard, which packs a minimum number of dedicated keys, doesn't come with a number pad, arrow keys, or even function keys. According to the US-based company, they are the first major gaming accessory maker to release their own 60% keyboard.
The Huntsman Mini features a bold yet subtle look, evidenced by its aluminum board. Each key is then backlit with RGB LEDs, which correspond as you game on over 150 Chroma-integrated titles such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, Warframe, and more. Users can also customize their behavior using the Razer Synapse software.
Razer also claims that the keyboard uses double-shot PBT keycaps. These are said to be resistant to getting the individual letters rubbed away, alongside a sheen's development from the usual wear and tear.
Razer's Huntsman Mini keyboard can be attached to a PC through USB Type-C. Alternatively, any USB Type-C cable can be used, that is if the one included in the box doesn't jive with your preference.
While the Huntsman Mini keyboard's performance is expected to be topnotch, the compactness of the accessory is also considered to be its main appeal. As it is, it should benefit users greatly, especially those who harbor limited space.
The new Huntsman Mini accessory's double shot PBT keycaps also boast side-printed secondary functions. These should be handy for those who need an easier reference when executing commands and hotkeys.
Razer's Huntsman Mini retails in two optical switches – a clicky purple switch with an actuation force of 40g and a second-generation linear red switch with an actuation force of 45G. As with the company's previous linear switches, the latter also comes with sound dampeners for noise reduction.
The only glaring downside to owning the Huntsman Mini keyboard is its pricing. For an accessory bearing such a size, it carries a price tag of USD 119 (around PHP 5,900). The former can now be availed via the Razer website and authorized dealers in the US. The linear model is set to become available in August 2020 for USD 129 (around PHP 6,400). Both variants feature Black and Mercury colorways.
There's no word about its arrival in the Philippines as of this writing.