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The Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro gaming keyboard line evolves with the Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL, featuring a sleek low-profile design and a smaller footprint. This keyboard excels in gaming and offers a remarkable typing experience due to its swift performance and quick actuation. However, its steep price is a drawback.

Advantages:

  • Swift performance
  • Quick actuation
  • Compact tenkeyless design
  • Slim and lightweight

Disadvantages:

  • High cost

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TK: A Brief Review

The Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL encounters the ‘mini tax,’ sporting a high price despite its small size. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this trend – the Logitech G915 Lightspeed TKL held a similar cost three years ago. Yet, it’s time manufacturers offered compact tech without the premium price.

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL
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Quality

Paying a premium for top quality is worth it, and the Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL proves that. It continues the legacy of the original Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro, a top gaming keyboard known for its low profile, short actuation, and impeccable wireless connection.

Performance

Furthermore, it not only meets the original’s performance standard but exceeds it due to its compactness, being 80mm smaller than the Numpad. It secures a spot in our best wireless and best keyboard lists.

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL
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Bear in mind, the Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL is tenkeyless, maintaining dedicated arrow keys crucial for productivity. It’s lighter too, shedding 32.5g from the full version, enhancing portability.

Design

While there are more compact mini keyboards available, if you’re gaming or working during your travels, this is your choice.

The low-profile floating keycap design allows customizable RGB lighting to shine, along with additional keys like media buttons. Secondary key functions are accessible with FN + End.

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL
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Razer chose ABS keycaps instead of PBT for cost-effectiveness. Regular cleaning is necessary due to oil buildup susceptibility. An aluminum top plate and Hyperguard coating enhance durability.

Multiple connectivity options exist, including Razer’s 2.4GHz HyperSpeed Wireless and three Bluetooth 5.0 connections. The USB-C cable connection also works, even while charging.

Use Razer Synapse for key remapping and Hypershift functions. Razer Chroma controls RGB lighting.

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL
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Beyond that, the Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL requires no extra adjustments. It’s comfortable despite slightly mushy keys. Lightning-fast optical switches are responsive with 1.2mm actuation and 45g force.

Testing in games like Battlefield 2042 and Cyberpunk 2077, proved fast and accurate. Its battery life is rated at 50 hours per charge, lasting around a week with daily 6-8 hours of use.

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL: Price & Availability

Value: 4 / 5

Price: $219.99 / £219.99 / AU$349

Availability: Now available

Where to Buy: US, UK, Australia

As mentioned earlier, the Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL’s cost matches the Logitech G915 Lightspeed TKL’s from three years ago, considering inflation, it’s relatively better value. Yet, it remains a costly investment for a gaming accessory.

At $219.99 / £219.99 / AU$349, it’s not just expensive, but luxurious, with more budget-friendly alternatives available. However, if you seek fast performance, short actuation, and portability, the splurge might be justified.

If budget constraints apply, consider the cheaper Logitech option or the wired Corsair K70 RGB TKL, over $100 / £100 less.

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL: Specifications

  • Layout: Tenkeyless
  • Switch: Choose from linear or clicky optical switches
  • Programmable keys: Yes
  • Dimensions: 139 x 26 x 357 mm
  • RGB/backlighting: 744 g

Should You Buy It?

Buy it if

  • You desire a slim, lightweight, and compact gaming keyboard.
  • The Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL offers a low-profile design ideal for travel.
  • Your budget permits.
  • Given its performance and design, it’s a pricier investment. If you can afford it, the splurge is justified.
  • You seek effortless gaming.
  • Its short actuation and light force requirement makes gaming smoother.

Don’t buy it if

  • You’re on a tight budget.
  • The Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKL is, to be blunt, a costly gaming keyboard.
  • You prefer a thicker keyboard.
  • While a low profile has benefits, it might not suit everyone. Those preferring a thicker keyboard might need to adapt.

ALSO CONSIDER:

Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro TKLLogitech G915 TKL LightspeedCorsair K70 RGB TKL
Price:$219.99 / £219.99 / AU$349$230 / £199 / AU$380$139.99 / £139.99 / AU$139.99
Layout:TKLTKLTKL
Switch:Linear or clicky optical switchesGL mechanicalCherry MX Red mechanical
Programmable keys:YesYesYes
Dimensions:139 x 26 x 357 mm368 x 150 x 22 mm360 x 164 x 40mm
RGB/backlighting:744 g810 g930 g

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