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Razer’s Huntsman V2 Analog is the latest keyboard built to mimic a controller’s joysticks

Razer’s Huntsman V2 Analog is the latest keyboard built to mimic a controller’s joysticks
Razer Huntsman V2 Analog
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Razer’s latest mechanical keyboard, the $250 Huntsman V2 Analog, looks similar to the company’s previous models, but the biggest differences lie in the switches. This model’s optical switches support adjustable actuation (the amount of movement required to register a press), allowing for near-endless customization through Razer’s Synapse software.

Perhaps the most appealing feature of these keys is that, instead of being limited to the usual on / off nature of key actuation, they can be programmed with analog inputs to emulate a controller’s joysticks for smoother, variable levels of movement and control. You’ll be able to program the keyboard so that pressing a key down slightly will make you walk slowly in game, while pressing it…

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