Razer's ultra-compact Huntsman Mini keyboard is on sale for $78

Razer's ultra-compact Huntsman Mini keyboard with optical switches is on sale for $78
Save over $50, and a bit of desk space, with this deal. (Image credit: Razer)

If a large or even regular size gaming keyboard is cramping your style, then a so-called 'tenkeyless' (TKL) plank might be more up your alley, provided you don't need a dedicated number pad. And if that's the case, few keyboards are more compact than Razer's Hunstman Mini, which is on sale at Gamestop for $77.94 right now.

In case you missed it, Gamestop recently added PC gaming hardware to its product catalog, including full fledged desktops, laptops, components, and peripherals. That means there is another source for deals and, in this case, the Huntsman Mini is marked down $42.05 from its MSRP.

Razer Huntsman Elite |$119.99$77.94 at Gamestop (save $42.05)
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Razer Huntsman Elite | $119.99 $77.94 at Gamestop (save $42.05)
The Huntsman Elite is 60% the size of a typical full-size keyboard, and uses opto-mechanical switches that are lightening fast and require very little force. If it's a compact plank for gaming you're after, this is a great option.

Granted, it doesn't usually sell for the full MSRP, but this is the lowest price around. Amazon, for example, has it on sale for $102.99. Gamestop also offers free shipping on orders of $35 or more, of which this qualifies.

In our Huntsman Mini review, we praised the compact plank for its responsive opto-mechanical switches that use light beams to register keystrokes, which are fast and typically require less force than most mechanical switches, with quicker actuation and absolutely no debounce time.

As purely a compact gaming keyboard, it's a great option. The Huntsman Mini is 60 percent the size of a regular keyboard, as it trims off the number pad and row of function keys for a smaller footprint. The function keys and media controls serve as secondary controls that are side-printed on the PBT keycaps.

Having fewer keys takes some adjusting to, though, so that's something to be aware of if you're looking for a daily driver for both play and work. That's really our only gripe. Well, that and the MSRP, as you're paying a premium for technically less keyboard. This deal takes care of that concern, though, and then some.

Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).