Razer Launches Rapid Trigger Mode for Razer Analog Keyboards

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Razer has announced that Rapid Trigger Mode is rolling out for its Razer Huntsman V2 Analog and Razer Huntsman Mini Analog keyboards as part of a Razer Synapse update. As Razer explains, a keyboard switch normally needs to travel past a fixed actuation point for a keystroke to be registered, but Rapid Trigger Mode improves upon that, with the switch resetting the instant it travels upward, enabling faster repeated keystrokes. The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog costs $249.99, while the Razer Huntsman Mini Analog costs $149.99.

Razer Synapse Update Steps

  • Plug in the compatible Razer keyboard to your PC.
  • Expand the system tray on the lower-right side of your desktop.
  • Right-click on the Razer Central icon.
  • Select “Check for Updates” from the menu.
  • If there is a new update, click “UPDATE” to install it.
  • Once updated, you will see an all-new “Actuation” tab on Razer Synapse. Simply select the keys you’d like to have Rapid Trigger Mode enabled, and adjust upstroke and/or downstroke sensitivity.

From a Razer press release:

Speed, responsiveness, and precision are at the heart of a pro-gaming experience, and we’ve noticed esports players adopting keyboards with Rapid Trigger functionality. With Rapid Trigger Mode, we’re revolutionizing the way gamers play with their keyboards. This mode allows you to repeatedly actuate and reset a key with minimal effort. It will give you the competitive advantage of response, especially useful for genres like first-person shooters and rhythm games. In intense gaming scenarios, every millisecond matters. Imagine being able to switch to a standing position mid-movement to get that accurate shot or quickly strafe away to safety faster than your opponents with just the most minute finger movement.

With Rapid Trigger Mode, this reset point is no longer fixed. Instead, the switch resets the instant it travels upwards once a keystroke is registered. This means that you can perform repeated keystrokes far more rapidly, as pressing the same key requires less key travel. In addition, Rapid Trigger Mode can be customized to be as responsive as you want, down to an ultra-fine sensitivity of 0.1 mm.

For Rapid Trigger Mode to work, it requires the keyboard to know how far each key is pressed. Hence, the heart of this innovation is our Razer Analog Optical Switches. These switches are able to do so using optical technology, ensuring utmost precision, and are unaffected by temperature or magnetic interference.

We’re rolling out this update gradually across the globe starting today. If you are unable to see the update, please check back in the next couple of days. The update should be fully rolled-out to all by 13 June 2023.

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