I bought this Razer gaming keyboard at full price but you don't have to while it's 50% off

Razer Huntsman Elite
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Razer Huntsman Elite | Full-size | Razer opto-mechanical switch (linear) | Per-key RGB lighting | $199.99 (opens in new tab)

Razer Huntsman Elite | Full-size | Razer opto-mechanical switch (linear) | Per-key RGB lighting | $199.99 $99.51 at Amazon (save $100) (opens in new tab)
This mechanical keyboard sports Razer's opto-mechanical switches, dedicated media keys, and supports customisable RGB Chroma technology. It's very flashy, literally, but there's more to it than looks alone. Those speedy opto-mechanical switches are great for competitive gaming.

If you're looking for a Black Friday keyboard deal, you could do much worse than the Razer Huntsman Elite (opens in new tab). While it may not be the newest keyboard on the block, it's a solid addition to any set-up, and the good news is that the Razer Huntsman is $99.51 (opens in new tab) on Amazon right now. The listing boasts a saving of around $100—though the sale price is closer to a $50 discount when considering its average historical price.

So what do you get for your money? The Huntsman Elite uses Razer's own opto-mechanical switches which boast virtually no actuation delay. If you're interested in the science bit, these switches mix an optical sensor with a traditional mechanical switch design—the keypress is registered when a beam of light passes through the stem of the switch as it descends, rather than using the contact of metal leaves.

Just as importantly, the Razer Huntsman Elite is incredibly comfy for both typing and playing games. It has never been a cheap mechanical keyboard and I was dubious when I took the plunge and bought one myself a couple of years ago. Happily though, it has seen me through my day job and an entire World of Warcraft expansion since then—the poor thing sees very little downtime. 

Naturally, the Huntsman Elite includes Razer's Chroma technology so you won't feel left out if customisable RGB lighting is your thing. It also boasts dedicated media keys and onboard storage, though there's no USB passthrough which may be a deal breaker.

If you're not convinced, you can check out more Black Friday keyboard and mouse deals (opens in new tab) to see what else is on offer.  

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.