Are you looking for an ultra-compact gaming keyboard to complete your system? Razer has just launched a brand new mini keyboard – the Huntsman Mini.
This is Razer’s very first 60% keyboard and belongs to the current Huntsman family of gaming keyboards. The Huntsman range also offers a full size option and the 80% tenkeyless Huntsman TE model.
With such a small keyboard, all keys are of a reasonable size, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble typing.
This type of keyboard is perfect for those who have limited space and can comfortably use the minimum number of keys. There is no numeric keypad, no arrow keys or function keys. For this reason, a 60% keyboard is really a risk that you either love or hate. Some people love a compact keyboard that they can easily stow away. Others find it crazy to have no dedicated functions or media buttons.
But don’t worry too much. You will still find all of the missing function keys hidden as alternative function keys. To make it easier to play, you can save any custom key binding profiles through the hybrid onboard memory for easy access.
Design and key switch options
For those looking for a keyboard that fits their gaming system, Razer offers different colors. You can get this keyboard in a simple black or mercury white.
All versions of this keyboard are equipped with Razer’s distinctive RGB lighting, with illuminated keys that can be easily customized using Razer’s Synapse software. You can use up to 16.8 million color combinations and save all lighting presets in the built-in memory.
There are also two types of optical switches: linear or click. The Clicky version has already been released and costs $ 119.99. However, if you’re looking for a quieter keyboard, the linear one will be available later this summer for $ 129.99.
Razer claims to have significantly improved its first generation linear switches in terms of noise reduction. So if you want the tactile response you can find with a mechanical keyboard, but without the associated stick, this could be a good choice for you.
Razer designed this keyboard to be fairly robust. It has a lifespan of 100 million keystrokes and the keyboard uses double-shot PBT keycaps. This protects the letters and numbers from rubbing off or developing this annoying sheen over time.
You can pick up the new Huntsman Mini (click version) from Amazon today for $ 119.99. We will keep you up to date when the linear switch version comes out soon.
If you don’t like this 60% keyboard, check out our buying guide for other great Razer keyboards.
Where do you stand on 60% keyboards – do you love or hate them? Are you going to pick up the new Razer Huntsman Mini? Let us know in the comments below.