Three years ago, Razer released the Soul Hunter Light Spider gaming mechanical keyboard with an optical-mechanical shaft body, which adopts a new shape design + a full circle of Chroma light strip, which is Razer’s coolest gaming mechanical keyboard. Now, Razer has updated the Soul Hunter Light Spider V2 Optical Axis Keyboard. This keyboard pays more attention to the pure tapping experience of the keyboard, although the bottom light strip is removed, but it adds sound muffling cotton and switches to PBT keycaps, supporting up to 8000 Hz polling rate, which is stronger in performance.
01 Appearance and details
The appearance of the Razer Soul Hunter V2 Optical Axis Mechanical Keyboard is different from the Soul Hunter Elite Edition, it has a 104-key full-size, bare shaft design, a flat and delicate metal panel, and rounded corners around the perimeter. In addition, the hand rest of this keyboard has also removed the bottom light strip. The surface of the hand rest is made of PU leather, which feels very soft and delicate, and its interior is filled with a large amount of sponge. Set the Razer LOGO with a dark pattern design in the center of the hand rest, which has a good visual perception. The hand rest and the keyboard are still fixed by magnetism, the magnetic force is large, and it will not fall off when used, which can provide a good support effect for the wrist.
The keyboard indicator is designed above the arrow keys to make way for the multimedia keys in the upper right. The multimedia buttons are higher than the panel, they use the patch micro-movement, the force is light, the damping sense of the volume knob is moderate, and it has a certain sense of scale, which is convenient for us to adjust the volume in detail.
THE BOTTOM OF THE KEYBOARD IS PRINTED WITH THE WORD RAZER SLOGAN, WHICH IS SLEEK AND ENHANCES THE VISUAL EFFECT. There are a total of 12 non-slip feet on the bottom of the keyboard and hand rest, which have a good anti-slip effect, and the bottom of the two-stage support also has a non-slip pad design.
The cable outlet of the keyboard is set in the upper left, and its cable is made of braided cable, which is relatively thick, but the hardness is acceptable. In terms of length, the cable length of this keyboard is about 2m, which is enough for players.
02 Keycaps and shaft bodies
Razer Soul Hunter Light Spider V2 optical axis mechanical keyboard adopts two-color injection PBT keycaps, the keycap wall is 1.5mm thickened design, and the internal stiffeners are not lacking, and the durability is guaranteed. Its surface is delicately sunburned, the characters are transparent and closed, and the color is quite good.
Razer’s keyboard still uses the second-generation optical shaft body, each shaft body is set with a balance bar, the internal use of infrared cutting to process the signal, there is no physical mechanical structure touch, so the life has reached 100 million times, and there is better dustproof ability. In addition, the shaft body of this keyboard also has a large volume lens, which allows light to be better diffused. The optical axis of this keyboard is linear feel, straight up and down, one touch to the end, and uses sound absorbing cotton to reduce noise, but the disadvantage is that it affects the shaft body feedback, and the bottom feel is slightly softer, which requires us to adapt. It is also worth mentioning that the Razer Soul Hunter Light Spider V2 optical axis mechanical keyboard uses Razer HyperPolling technology, so that its key delay is as low as 0.2ms, which is 10 times faster than the ordinary mechanical shaft body, which is a very suitable axis body for games.
In terms of large keys, it adopts a satellite shaft design and no longer uses a balance bar structure, so that it is easier to disassemble and assemble. In addition, its stability is very good, the feel is consistent with the small keys, and the performance is acceptable.
03 Thundercloud 3 drive
This keyboard supports two layers of logic entry
Each button supports the Flymins setting
Razer Soul Hunter Light Spider V2 optical axis mechanical keyboard supports Thundercloud 3 drive, and can change the key of each key function of the keyboard through the driver, and support macro recording. In addition, Razer’s iconic HyperShift function is not absent, which can give the keyboard a second layer of operating logic, which is very useful.
The keyboard supports fast response mode and ultra-high polling rate
It should be noted that the keys of this keyboard support game mode, which can greatly reduce the key delay, which is very suitable for intense game scenes, but if it is just an ordinary typing operation, the keys in the game mode may be mistouched due to the trigger too fast, so it is very important to adjust according to the scene. This keyboard supports a total of 7 speed adjustments between 125Hz~8000Hz polling rate, and is also prepared for game enthusiasts, ultra-low key delay + ultra-fast response speed, I believe that keyboard performance is no longer a bottleneck that limits your game play.
Support CHROMA partition adjustment
Its lighting interface can support brightness adjustment, and lighting effect adjustment, lighting effects are: waves, spectral circulation, breathing, environmental perception, flame, static, ripple, response, starlight, rotation and audio meter, etc., and through Chroma advanced effects can also be set individually for some lighting areas, you can also fine-tune the direction and speed of the lighting effects in detail, and the playability is very rich.
04 Practical experience
Razer Soul Hunter Light Spider V2 optical axis mechanical keyboard supports full-key non-punch design and has passed the non-punch test. The axis column of the Razer II linear optical-mechanical axis is red. IN TERMS OF FEEL, IT IS SLIGHTLY HEAVIER THAN THE CHERRY RED AXIS, AND THE INITIAL PRESSURE IS MODERATE, AND IT WILL GET HEAVIER FROM THE MIDDLE SECTION, BUT IT DOES NOT REACH THE EXAGGERATED GRAMS OF PRESSURE OF THE BLACK AXIS. With sound-absorbing cotton, the button noise can basically be ignored, but the phenomenon mentioned above that the bottom feels slightly soft. After adaptation, this keyboard can play a good hand feel experience in both office and gaming scenarios.
Razer HyperPolling technology and 8000Hz ultra-high polling rate used in the Razer Soul Hunter Light Spider V2 optical axis mechanical keyboard is indeed the biggest highlight of this keyboard, and the current keys can be so fast and the corresponding keyboard products are really not two, especially the 0.2ms axis body response speed, which exceeds the corresponding level of all mechanical keyboards on the market. Then in the actual game, the faster key response speed makes the author’s thunder, skill bursts and other operations smoother, which is the same as when the silver shaft was first launched in the previous two years, and the performance improvement can always come in handy in some emergency game scenarios, allowing us to deal with it more calmly. In addition, this keyboard actually supports onboard memory, you can save 5 sets of configuration files offline, and you don’t have to reset the keyboard when you change the computer, which is quite convenient.
Razer Soul Hunter Light Spider V2 optical axis mechanical keyboard is a product that pays attention to pure percussion experience, the improvement of polling rate and axis response speed directly affects the game operation experience, and the addition of sound-absorbing cotton also allows it to give us a quiet percussion experience, removing the bottom aperture actually only affects the visual effect, but such a low-key appearance design, as well as full-size matching columns, but allows it to be used in serious office situations, and the scene adaptability becomes stronger. If you don’t pay particular attention to the cool lighting effects on the high-end mechanical keyboard of the Soul Hunter Light Spider, and at the same time specifically require the speed of key response, then this keyboard is for you.
When used in public, the scene adaptability becomes stronger. If you don’t pay particular attention to the cool lighting effects on the high-end mechanical keyboard of the Soul Hunter Light Spider, and at the same time specifically require the speed of key response, then this keyboard is for you.