Razer introduces a new lineup of low-profile keyboards with the DeathStalker V2

You might enjoy its quality of life features like shine-resistant keycaps, 5052 aluminium plate and single-press device switching.

by Justin Choo
image of side view of deathstalker v2 pro

Razer has just released a couple of DeathStalker keyboards in the form of the new DeathStalker V2 Pro, DeathStalker V2 Pro Tenkeyless, and DeathStalker V2.

The DeathStalker V2 line sports a clean low-profile styling with an aluminium top plate and Razer’s low-profile optical switches. The laser-etched ABS keycaps are shine-through (but of course) and Razer says it has an ‘ultra-durable’ coating for longevity. It’s supposed to last longer (not turn glossy) than keycaps made from PBT, which is the benchmark material for keycaps. The top plate is made with 5052 aluminium, which is regarded as deeper sounding than regular 6061 or 6063 grade, though not as widely used as it’s softer and harder to anodise cleanly. But it seems like a good choice for sound; on paper at least.

close up of razer deathstalker keycaps

Razer claims their keycap coating resists shine better than PBT keycaps. | Image Credit: Razer

The new Razer Low-Profile Optical Switches, which is found in every Deathstalker in this lineup, feature lightspeed switch actuation. Lightspeed uses an infra-red beam of light to register keypresses, resulting in zero debounce delay on keypresses for a more responsive feel. The linear variant actuates at 1.2mm and 45g force and has a full travel distance of 2.8mm. The clicky variant acutates with feedback at 1.5mm and 50g of force and has a full travel of 2.8mm. The switches are rated for 70 million presses, which Razer says out-performs the competition by as much as 40 per cent.

side profile image of razer deathstalker

The low angle and low profile improves typing comfort. | Image Credit: Razer

The DeathStalker V2 Pro and DeathStalker V2 Pro Tenkeyless both feature Razer HyperSpeed Wireless, Razer’s proprietary high-speed wireless technology that uses optimised data protocols, an ultra-fast radio frequency and Adaptive Frequency Technology to prioritise clear channels. Razer says that its speed and reliability puts it on par with wired connections. The HyperSpeed Wireless Dongle is also able to link a compatible mouse as well so you can save a USB port. In addition, the DeathStalker V2 Pro and DeathStalker V2 Pro Tenkeyless have Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity so you can connect to up to 3 devices at once. It also has a dedicated button for each device so you can switch between them easily.

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The Deathstalker makes it easy to hide your dongle and switch between devices. | Image Credit: Razer

The battery life is rated for 40 hours of continuous use for the DeathStalker V2 Pro and 50 hours for the DeathStalker V2 Pro Tenkeyless. And needless to say, the keyboards are compatible with Razer Synapse 3 and offer up to 16.8 million colours customisable through Razer Chroma RGB and you can save your settings with hybrid on-board memory.

The Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro ($319) will be available starting 16 August at Lazada, Shopee and physical stores. The Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro Tenkeyless ($299) and Razer DeathStalker V2 ($249) will be available in Q3, 2022.

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