Around Valentine’s Day, Razer introduced a new Quartz Pink line-up: nine pink gaming gadgets, from a mouse to a headset and of course the beautiful (and therefore bright pink!) Huntsman Quartz Opto mechanical keyboard. We wanted a mechanical keyboard for a long time, so it was great that we could test the Razer Huntsman Quartz keyboard!
Lightning-fast thanks to optomechanical switch Instead of using traditional mechanical switches, the Huntsman is supplied with their so-called “optomechanical switches”, which uses optical technology (infrared light rays) to recognize keystrokes. With an activation power of 45G and an activation point of 1.5mm, this keyboard is just between the orange and yellow switches of Razer. Very fast, but then bright pink.
Bring the noise
This is Loud with a capital L. Typing on this keyboard produces quite a lot of noise. You might feel it is a nice clicking sound if you’re into that. Or perhaps you have a game room where you can just type away at your heart’s desire.
It took us a bit to get used to it. We don’t have any colleagues sitting next to us, but if you would, this pink stunner might not be exactly what you are looking for. The design “Pink is the new black” is for good reason. This keyboard looks very cool, even if you are not that much into pink.
There is a very large and growing number of gamers who will probably appreciate this keyboard, not only because of the color but also because of the durable, robust design. A solid aluminum mat top plate provides more strength with a soft but firm touch. Just like we are used to from Razer and definitely with a high-quality finish.
The pink design is cool, but really comes to life with the great lighting. There are many different RGB light patterns and they are all super beautiful. The Razer Synapse 3 is the software for Razer peripherals. Here you can choose multiple RGB profiles and it is also possible to create combined macros. With the integrated memory, you can save five profiles directly on the keyboard.
It’s such a pity: Synapse 3 Beta software is not available for Mac, only for Windows. We understand that Macs are not focused on games and therefore receive less attention from Razer, but many programmers use Macs. We hope that a beta version of Synapse 3 for Mac will be available soon, although Razer is not really clear about that. You can use the keyboard with your Mac, but with only one lighting scheme.
This is a noisy keyboard. But a very beautiful one. Nice to play games and nice to type, if you don’t have people around. The optomechanical switches feel good and react super fast. The keyboard has a beautiful design with a high-quality finish. Definitely recommended if you are a Windows gamer, or just want a cool pink keyboard on your desk.