The Razer Huntsman Elite costs just £ 126 on Amazon
A shiny new keyboard probably isn’t at the top of your list when it comes to upgrading your gaming setup – it sure wasn’t on mine. But it’s surprising how much of a difference a decent keyboard can make to your comfort and, by extension, your overall gaming experience. And coincidentally, there’s a Black Friday mechanical keyboard deal for the excellent Razer Huntsman Elite, currently on sale on Amazon for Â£ 126.
The listed economy of Â£ 74 is a bit misleading as its historical average price is typically around Â£ 160. Still, it’s still a realistic saving of around Â£ 35 and it’s the cheapest we’ve seen on this particular board.
So what are you getting for your money? The Huntsman Elite features Razer’s own opto-mechanical switches, a programmable multifunctional digital dial that can be used to adjust brightness or volume as well as three tactile multimedia keys and an ergonomic magnetic wrist rest. There’s also plenty of RGB lighting if that’s your thing, and it’s fully customizable thanks to Razer’s Chroma technology. In fact, the only real downside is that it doesn’t have a USB passthrough.
I bought this keyboard myself on a whim, just under two years ago, and was surprised at the difference it made compared to my previous non-mechanical card. I never thought about using a wrist rest either, but now I wouldn’t do without it. The keys themselves have such a satisfying keystroke, although they are clickable, so if the noise bothers you – or those around you – this is something you should be aware of.
If you want to see how the Razer Huntsman Elite Mechanical Keyboard stacks up against the competition, these Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals are a good place to start.