Razer just released the Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard which contains new optical switches for game controls resembling those of a joystick.

Are analog controls on a keyboard truly practical?

Razer presented its new keyboard yesterday – now available on the US market – with analog optical switches that are supposed to contribute to a better gaming experience. Switches support adjustable actuation, and you can adjust the strength of movement needed for each of the fingers (since you’re probably pushing harder with your index finger than with the ring one). There’s also a possibility for an analog input for a finer movement control that smoothers out motion inputs the same way as joysticks would, and you can streamline your actions by setting two functions within one press of the key. That way, gamers will be more efficient throughout their gameplay. Also, expect the more durable doubleshot PBT keycaps which aren’t supposed to fade with time as regular ones tend to.

The keyboard is powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB, filled with effects, and dynamical reactions to over 150 integrated games. You can configure 4 media keys at your own preference, and everyone who’s ever dealt with the painful wrists after hours of gaming will appreciate the integrated soft magnetic wrist support.