With the Huntsman Mini, Razer presents a new keyboard in a 60 percent layout, equipped with optical switches, PBT caps and a USB-C port. Initially, the keyboard is only available with an English layout – a version with a German key layout will follow later this year.
Consequent development to smaller formats
With the Huntsman Mini, Razer continues the development started in the Huntsman series towards ever smaller formats. Two years ago, the Huntsman Elite was the first keyboard with its own optomechanical switches. One year later followed with the Huntsman TE a version without numeric keypad. The now presented Huntsman Mini is noticeably smaller again. Razer is thus participating in a trend in the gaming industry: Smaller keyboards are becoming increasingly popular because they leave more room on the table for the mice that are so important in gaming.
The Huntsman Mini is otherwise relatively close to the predecessor model. So Razer not only takes over the nylon braided USB-C cable, but also the PBT plastic keycaps. As far as the switches are concerned, customers have a choice: In addition to the already known Optical Purple, clicking switches with a noticeable signal point, from August onwards, the switches Optical Red, which are equipped with damping rings made of silicone and are therefore particularly quiet, can also be chosen. The signal point should also be perceptible here. There is also a choice of design. For example, the aluminium housing is available in both black and white.
The keyboard also has an internal memory in which a total of five profiles with macro assignment and RGB lighting can be stored. These profiles can be configured using the software Synapse 3.
Not all variants available
The keyboard is available immediately. However, if you are a bit patient, you have a lot more choices: So far it is only available in English format and only with the switches Optical Purple. The price varies depending on the selected switches. With the Optical Purple it is 130 Euros, while with the switches Optical Red it is 140 Euros.