Razer just debuted an analog version of its beloved Huntsman Mini mechanical keyboard. The new Huntsman Mini Analog features a full set of optical analog keys, programmable backlighting, and that clicky-clacky mechanical sound.
Analog keyboards feature pressure-sensitive keys. If you’re playing a game like Metal Gear, for example, you can lightly press an arrow key to slowly move your character through a swarm of enemies. When it’s time to run, you can jam your finger down—the keyboard will register the increased pressure and act accordingly.
Razer lets you program these analog keys, which can fit a wide range of use-cases. If you want to activate caps lock when you type hard, that’s fine; you can program the keyboard to accommodate your insane plan.
I have just a few concerns about this keyboard. When we reviewed the original Razer Huntsman Mini, we were pretty disappointed by its price, build quality, and limited programmability. The new Analog version of this keyboard costs an extra $30, and while its features seem to justify that price, we’ll need to review this keyboard to see if Razer has addressed our complaints.
Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Gaming Keyboard: Analog Optical Switches - Doubleshot PBT Keycaps - Chroma RGB - Onboard Memory - Portable 60 Percent Form Factor - Detachable Type-C Cable - Classic Black
The Huntsman Mini Analog features optical analog keys, which you can program to add joystick-like keyboard controls to any game.