Razer Huntsman V2 Analog Review

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅18-08-21
Packaging and First Look

Just like the Basilisk Ultimate, Razer have decked out the Huntsman V2 Analog’s packaging with their familiar black and green livery. This colour-scheme frames a top-down shot of the keyboard on the front of the box that highlights the RGB lighting and not much else. A short list to the left emphasises less visible aspects: the PBT doubleshot keycaps, magnetic wrist-rest and (most importantly) analog switches.

While the front image is of the keyboard with its US layout SKU, the box’s top edge spells out the layout inside (in this instance English (UK)). In addition to this info. Razer also spell out technical aspects on this section including physical dimensions, product requirements and what’s included with the package.

The rear more thoroughly discusses the analog switches - their advantages etc. - while also echoing the features mentioned on the front. There’s not a huge amount here to get your teeth stuck into, but it’s a marked amount more detail than some manufacturers are including these days. As always, more information is available on the keyboard product page.

The majority of the packaging, internal and external, is recyclable cardboard. A small amount of plastics and foam protect the keyboard and accessories in transit from scratches and heavier impacts, and the keyboard's plastic cover can also be reused as a dust barrier.

And here’s our first look at the Huntsman V2 Analog. While it’s a full-sized design its dimensions are somewhat compact; the one nod to extravagance beyond the conventional rectangular frame is the digital dial at the top-right. The K100 RGB - its direct competitor from Corsair - by contrast adds macro keys and an entire raised bar at the top that integrates media functions and their iCue multi-function dial.

USB-C and USB-A (Passthrough) connectors, alongside the Type-C to Type-A adapter

Included among the accessories are the wrist-rest and a USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-C adapter. A quick-start guide is also an obligatory part of the bundle but overall Razer have been very restrained with their additions over what’s absolutely necessary. They don’t even ship the keyboard with a keycap puller.

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