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Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
Review By @ 05:35pm 09/02/21

Product: Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro
Type: Gaming Mouse (Wireless)
Price: $224.95
Availability: Out Now
Link: razer.com/au-en/gaming-mice/razer-deathadder-v2-pro

Last year Razer debuted the Razer DeathAdder V2 which presented the classic DeathAdder design in a new and improved form -- where durability and state-of-the-art features paired up nicely with the ergonomic feel of the DeathAdder shape.

It also put the classic mouse on a bit of a diet, cutting its weight down to around ~80g -- putting it in the same lightweight category as many of its contemporaries. Thankfully Razer didn’t add any of those ultralightweight speed holes that are becoming more and more common as time passes.

The DeathAdder is something of a PC staple, and with over 10-million lifetime sales the shape and feel is immediately recognisable -- so much so that you can count me as someone who pretty much kept a DeathAdder plugged in for years. The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro takes the revamped DeathAdder and presents the next logical step for the classic design -- wireless.

Grip It




But before we get to what’s inside, let's talk about the feel. The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro continues the legacy of palm-grip goodness of the DeathAdder, with the added bonus of several premium touches. Ergonomics are still great but with the V2 revision the overall build quality feels better than ever, with the Pro tag resulting in one of the most comfortable rubber side-grips seen to date. Soft yet firm, and when you factor in the PTFE underside the DeathAdder V2 Pro has a grip and slide that lives up to its promise and then some.


The DeathAdder is something of a PC staple, and with over 10-million lifetime sales the shape and feel is immediately recognisable.



Even though going wireless means an increase in overall weight -- with the V2 Pro weighing in at 88g -- the balance seems better than its wired counterpart. Which, as per our review, felt a little too light for the size and shape. Clearly Razer has retained pretty much everything about the classic design and built from there, even the RGB lighting is left to the Razer logo. Which could play into the excellent battery-life, which will last even the heaviest of users a week at least. We're talking 70-hours via Razer HyperSpeed Wireless or a whopping 170 over Bluetooth.

Point-and-Click




Specs
  • Sensor: Razer Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor
  • DPI: 20,000 DPI
  • Wireless: HyperSpeed (2.4Ghz) and BLE
  • Movement: 50G acceleration
  • Buttons: Eight Programmable
  • Weight: 88g

Inside you’ll find the latest Razer Optical Sensor, with the Focus+ developed in partnership with PixArt to deliver 20K DPI -- it’s the same sensor found in the wired V2 revision and performs brilliantly. Paired with the PFTE underside and the classic DeathAdder shape, playing titles like DOOM Eternal, Call of Duty Warzone, or any number of action-oriented titles is comfortable and smooth for hours.

There’s just something about how the DeathAdder clicks wrap around your fingers, how your palm sits neatly with minimal resistance or strain. Here the clicks are supported by Razer’s optical switches rated at 70million. Seeing as we didn’t have any issues with the old-school DeathAdder after several years of use, there’s no reason why this couldn’t be the only mouse you’ll ever need.

Other modern features come with the now staple play-and-charge functionality found across Razer’s wireless range in addition to Razer Synapse integration for customisation that extends to on-board memory and profiles you can store and call upon. Of course the DeathAdder shape and feel might not be for everyone, especially those that left-hand grip or like an ambidextrous shape. In the end though, if you’re a DeathAdder fan then the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is the best version of this classic to date.
What we liked
Classic DeathAdder shape and feel
Excellent build quality that's comfortable and durable
Long-lasting battery
Optical sensor and switches
What we didn't like
Ergonomic shape won't be for everyone
Razer Synapse software is a little bloated
We gave it:
9.0
OUT OF 10
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