Razer Huntsman Gaming Keyboard Drops to $90

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One thing I’ve had to do while working from home is find compromise between gaming gear and work gear. Before the pandemic, I was used to using a Cherry MX Red keyboard at home. But now that I’m doing my daily work on it, I yearn for something more comfortable during extended typing sessions. Enter the Razer Huntsman, which is currently on sale at Amazon for $89.99 (down from $150). 

In our Razer Huntsman review, we praised Razer's purple optical mechanical switches that actuate quickly like a Red switch, but also have the stability and clicky feeling of something like a Cherry MX Blue. That makes it a perfect compromise that keeps me from needing to swap keyboards when clocking in and out. Specifically, the Huntsman’s keys actuate at 1.55mm, require 45g of actuation force and have a light and clicky feeling when pressed. When combined with the Huntsman’s per-key RGB, 10-key rollover anti-ghosting and onboard storage you get a flexible keyboard that fits a lot of use cases.

Razer Huntsman: was $149.99, now $89.99 at Amazon

Razer Huntsman: was $149.99, now $89.99 at Amazon
The Razer Huntsman mechanical keyboard is a unique keyboard that uses light to actuate its switches. When you press a key down on the Huntsman, it obscures an optical beam, which lets the keyboard know to enter your input. The end result is a clicky, steady typing experience. 

The Razer Huntsman is on our Best Gaming Keyboards list, partially because of the great value it offers over the Razer Huntsman Elite with the same switches. If you can go without the media keys or fancy RGB wrist rest, the Huntsman is the best value in Razer's lineup of keyboards with optical switches.  

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.

  • docbones69
    Now does it work with a KVM? That's the office question that is missing from a number of these reviews.