Razer Introduces Analog Optical Switches Gen-2

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅17.04.2024 23:59:25

Razer introduces the new Analog Optical Switches Gen-2 featuring Rapid Trigger and Adjustable Actuation, epitomizing Razer's commitment to cutting-edge technology. These switches are used in the new Razer Huntsman V3 Pro keyboards.

Zero Debounce Delay: A Leap in Keyboard Technology
The Razer Optical Switches have set a new standard in the gaming world, transcending the limitations of traditional Mechanical Switches by eliminating debounce delay. This means the signal is sent instantly when you actuate the key, thanks to the light-based actuation mechanism of Optical Switches, enabling a level of performance that’s unparalleled in the gaming sphere.

Rapid Trigger and Adjustable Actuation: The Next Frontier
Razer's journey in switch innovation started in 2018 with the launch of the Razer Huntsman and Huntsman Elite, introducing gamers to Razer Optical Switches. We redefined the boundaries of precision and speed, allowing pros to take their games to the next level.

Razer continued pushing forward and broke new ground yet again in 2019, with the Razer Tartarus Pro, introducing the world to Razer Analog Optical Switches. This groundbreaking technology combined analog input, adjustable actuation, and dual-step actuation, redefining the gaming landscape.

The Razer Huntsman V3 Pro line advances this legacy, setting new standards with Razer Analog Optical Switches Gen-2. These switches offer Rapid Trigger with up to 0.1mm sensitivity and a fully-adjustable actuation throughout the entire key travel of 0.1mm – 4.0mm, surpassing traditional Hall-Effect Magnetic Switches in both precision and reliability.

The Distinction Between Light and Magnetism
As the name suggests, while both offer Rapid Trigger capability, Hall-Effect Magnetic Switches and Analog Optical Switches operate on fundamentally different principles. Hall-Effect Magnetic Switches depend on a magnetic field detected by a sensor on the PCB, which can be influenced by temperature and external magnetic forces.

Analog Optical Switches have none of those drawbacks. By harnessing the properties of light, exceptional precision and accuracy can be achieved and maintained, no matter the condition of the environment. Furthermore, every single switch on every Razer Huntsman V3 Pro is calibrated at the factory-level to ensure gamers get the most precise performance.

Tested by Pros. Endorsed by Pros.
Feedback is paramount when it comes to the designing of the next keyboard for Esports Pro Players. With Razer's latest Huntsman V3 Pro line, we did exactly that. Esports Pro Players demand keyboards that can match their rapid gameplay and provide customizable control with features like faster actuation, higher precision and complete control with their keyboards. As a result, most mechanical gaming keyboards out there simply didn’t cut it any longer.

Hundreds and thousands of hours were poured in the prototyping phase, and it was only through countless feedback and constant improvements, that we were able to achieve the sweet spot with the Razer Analog Optical Switches Gen-2, capable of Rapid Trigger of up to 0.1mm sensitivity, and Adjustable Actuation through the full travel distance of 0.1mm – 4.0mm. In addition, every Huntsman V3 Pro is calibrated at the factory, ensuring top-tier precision and performance out of the box.

Esports Pro Players now have a keyboard that can react instantaneously to every swift movement they make and are able to fully customize a keyboard with varying actuation points for different keys – a feat that wasn’t possible previously with Mechanical Switches featuring fixed actuation points.

For more on the Razer Huntsman V3 Pro line of esports gaming keyboards, please visit Razer.com.

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