What you need to know
- Razer announced the Huntsman Mini Analog, a 60% keyboard with analog optical switches.
- Multiple commands can be programmed to each key because the analog switches can measure how far a key has been pressed.
- The Razer Huntsman Mini Analog is available now for $150.
Razer just launched its Huntsman Mini Analog gaming keyboard. It's a 60% keyboard that packs a full set of keys into a compact form factor. The Razer Huntsman Mini is one of the best gaming keyboards, and now gamers can order a version of that tiny piece of hardware featuring analog switches.
Analog optical switches provide more versatility than traditional switches. Multiple commands can be programmed to a single keystroke because the analog switches can detect how far a key has been pressed. For example, you could program a key to walk when pressed a short distance and then have the same key programmed to have your character run when fully pressed.
Doubleshot PBT keycaps top the Huntsman Mini Analog, and the body is made with aluminum.
The Huntsman Mini Analog is a wired keyboard, so you'll need to physically connect it to a PC to use it. You can, however, detach the keyboard's USB-C cable for transportation.
If you like the compact form factor of the Huntsman Mini but don't need Razer's analog optical switches, you can check out versions of the keyboard with clicky optical purple or linear optical switches.
Our Razer Huntsman V2 analog review can provide a real-world example of how optical analog switches affect gaming.
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