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Razer Huntsman Opto-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Black) $131 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Just looking around for a new mechanical keyboard, thought that this is a good deal.

Officeworks are selling this model for $249, and the cheapest I can see on eBay from a known seller is $180 (BudgetPC).

Description:
Razer Huntsman introduces the new Razer Opto-Mechanical switch utilizing optical technology for unmatched speed and a key stabilizer bar so every keypress is precise and accurate. There is an optical light sensor inside the switch. Combined with a new switch design, it's the first clicky switch that actuates and resets at the exact same point for rapid performance. Personalize settings with hybrid onboard memory and cloud storage. Rebind buttons, assign macros and automatically save all your profile configurations with cloud storage. If you're without internet access, simply save up to 5 profiles via hybrid onboard memory. With reset and actuation at the exact same point, you rack up more keypresses at an insane speed, maximizing APM during a fast-paced game. A key stabilizer bar on the top of the switch ensures keycap motion remains level and consistent no matter which corner of the keycap you press. With optical actuation providing less physical contact, you get the durability of up to 100 million keystrokes twice the amount of the industry-leading standard.

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  • +1 vote

    Using optical switches to solve a problem that doesn't exist seems pointless.

    ~$220 (Amazon) gets you a Wooting One TKL with optical switches that allow the actuation point to be set to what the user desires including "zero latency" mode.

    Does DKS eg press less than halfway presses a key, pressing more than half way presses a different key.

    It doesn't require any software to use, all data is stored on the keyboard meaning it works in any OS without flouro green … crap.

    It can also function as a DirectInput or Xinput device where any keys can be used in analogue mode like a Xbox controller or Joystick although this is the least impressive feature of the keyboard due to low number of games where mouse/KB and controller can be used simultaneously IME.

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      To be fair, the switch technology itself can solve a problem in the future, but typical actuation distance and debounce times in modern keyboards do not really allow you to push the boundaries of current polling rates. And yes, that would be a highly specific (and game-specific eSports) use case, but it would provide an advantage.

      For most people though, you're right: the varied actuation distance and multiple functions based on depth of key-press (aka analog function) would be more useful, as would a technology that would allow you to change a keyboard from typical blue to red switch functions with a lever or button press. All of that combined would be the holy grail of mechanical keyboards.

      But that's not going to be in the offing for a least a few more years yet.

      If the Wooting is not something people are interested in, a better interim solution for those who are picky would be to just buy a budget blue keyboard like the Kogan one for $39, then get a 60% gateron red optical board off eBay, AliE or one of the more reputable Chinese vendors for $40-$60.

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    If you were going to get one before, now is the time

    • +4 votes

      Aldi keyboard has 1 year warranty

      The Razer keyboard has 2 years warranty.

      enjoy your Peace of mind Warranty.

    • +3 votes

      Wtf haha. There is no logic in your comment. I wouldn't touch that keyboard with a long pole for the price.

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    Anyone know how/why this is so cheap? Anything I should keep in mind when ordering?

    Also, is the warranty 2 years? Where can I find that? And does anyone know if JB will price match this?

    Also, it says "Ships from and sold by Amazon AU.", but then "Note: Not eligible for Amazon Prime.". Anyone know why there's any of these things?

    Thanks :)