Razer Viper V2 Pro Review – PCMag

You can’t talk about gaming mice without talking about Razer. In 2019, we raved about the wireless Razer Viper Ultimate, a high-end spinoff of the light, fast, and ambidextrous Razer Viper. Complete with all the esports fixings you could ask for in a wireless gaming mouse, the Ultimate impressed us with its fabulous feature set despite its high price. Three years later, the company has taken another step toward wireless gaming domination with the Viper V2 Pro ($149.99), which upgrades the Viper Ultimate in almost every way. The new mouse is no cheaper than its predecessor despite replacing the latter’s charging dock with a simple USB-C cable, but easily earns Editors’ Choice honors in its category.

The Viper’s Bite Gets More Powerful

The Razer Viper V2 Pro is mostly identical to the older Viper mouse, but the devil is in the details. First, the V2 ditches the ambidextrous layout and removes the two right-side buttons, bringing the total number of buttons down to six.

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This helps reduce the V2’s weight to 2.08 ounces (for our white test unit; the black version is an infinitesimally lighter 2.05 ounces) while giving it a cleaner, minimalist design. The remaining two left-side buttons have gotten a bit of a facelift, too, tweaked to be less flush against the mouse compared to those of the Viper Ultimate. Razer also upgraded the mouse’s switches, which now promise to last for up to 90 million clicks versus 70 million for the Ultimate’s.

(Photo: Zackery Cuevas)

At 1.49 by 2.27 by 4.99 inches (HWD), the Viper V2 Pro is almost identical in shape to the older model, as well as other wireless gaming mice that favor palm grips such as the HyperX Pulsefire Haste. It feels incredibly light, even lighter than the Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless Gaming Mouse, but its chassis never feels as if it’ll break into pieces if dropped.

The included USB wireless dongle delivers an incredibly stable experience over a 2.4GHz connection, the standard for any wireless gaming mouse, though users who prefer a wired connection need only to plug in the included SpeedFlex cable. The latter utilizes a USB-C port instead of the micro USB port the Viper Ultimate had.

(Photo: Zackery Cuevas)

Flipping the mouse over, you’ll find a mostly clean underside with three PTFE feet, a power/DPI button, and the new Focus Pro 30k optical sensor. This new design improves on the previous Focus Plus sensor in some interesting ways. It works on a variety of different surfaces, including glass up to 2mm thick, and promises improved power efficiency that helps give the V2 Pro a rated battery life of 80 hours, up 10 from the Viper Ultimate.

Like the Ultimate before it, the V2 Pro makes use of Razer’s Smart Tracking, Motion Sync, and Asymmetric Cut-Off technologies. The first helps maintain a consistent lift-off distance no matter the surface, allowing for greater control. Motion Sync aligns with the exact intervals your PC extracts information from the mouse, ensuring it gets the most current updates on your mouse position. Finally, Asymmetric Cut-Off now features 26 granular levels of height adjustment—up from three in the previous version. With a 30,000dpi maximum resolution and a top speed of 750 inches per second, the new sensor does …….

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