After initially finding success with the iconic BlackWidow and then fine-tuning the competitive gaming keyboard design with the Huntsman, Razer is making a switch with its next flagship keyboard line. The Razer DeathStalker V2 family of keyboards brings a new look to the gaming peripheral giant by using low-profile optical switches and a thin chassis to usher in the sleekest and arguably most stylish keyboard Razer has made. The Razer DeathStalker V2 comes in multiple different models, with the focal point design being the DeathStalker V2 Pro, which is available now.
If you’re familiar with Razer’s various families of peripherals, DeathStalker might sound familiar. That said, the V2 bears little resemblance to the original, which was Razer’s membrane gaming keyboard. The DeathStalker V2 comes with Razer’s high-quality optical switches. You can choose between “Linear” and Clicky,” though the linear switch model is the only one available now. This is Razer’s first keyboard with low-profile optical switches, and they make a marked difference in the looks department while feeling as sturdy and durable as Razer’s traditional keycaps and switches.
The DeathStalker V2 has three distinct models: the Pro, Pro Tenkeyless, and the regular V2. The Pro is a full-length wireless keyboard with a numeric keypad. The Tenkeyless has the same design but drops the keypad. Meanwhile, the regular V2 is simply a wired version of the full-length model. The Tenkeyless model will only be available with linear switches, while the other two will support linear or clicky switches.