Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Razer Huntsman Mini

USD $199 / ZAR R2999
8

Score

8.0/10

Pros

  • 60% form-factor allows for much more spatial freedom
  • Robust and decently built
  • Do you even USB-C bro?
  • Extremely customisable

Cons

  • Not for anyone other than gamers who use WASD
  • No easy way to access arrow and utility keys (must use Fn)

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