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Razer Viper V2 Pro review

That Razer Viper Ultimate is one of the best mice for sports since 2019. Now, two and a half years later, she’s finally getting the V2 treatment. Today we’re looking at the Razer Viper V2 Pro. It’s lighter, faster and promises a long battery life of 80 hours. Is it worth upgrading to? We have the answer to that question and all the details right here in this review. Read on to find out.

specifications

  • Current Price: $149.99 (razor)
  • Weight: 58g 59g
  • Sensor Focus Pro: 30K optical
  • Sensitivity/Resolution: 100-30,000 DPI
  • Maximum acceleration: 70G
  • Max speed: 750 IPS
  • Resolution Accuracy: 99.8%
  • Switch: Optical Gen-3
  • Click Lifecycle: 90 million clicks
  • Query rate: 1000
  • Battery life: 80 hours
  • Programmable keys: 5
  • Total buttons: 6 (including DPI button)
  • Connectivity: USB-C, 2.4GHz
  • Onboard Storage: Yes
  • Other features: Improved AI functions
  • traces on glass

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Razer Viper V2 Pro – What’s New?

Since its debut in late 2019, the Razer Viper Ultimate has lived on my desk as my go-to gaming mouse. It’s safe to say I’ve put it through its paces at this point, and while new mice are released all the time, I keep coming back to it. I’m not alone: ​​The Viper has become a cult hit. With the Viper, Razer has accomplished a difficult task of delivering a peripheral that will stand the test of time to become one of the all-time greats. The V2 Pro has a lot to offer.

And for the most part it does. The V2 Pro isn’t about reinvention, it’s about refinement. It takes highlights from the Viper OG and makes them better, dropping a few extras to reduce weight and improve functionality.

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It’s incredibly easy to start with. The Viper Ultimate was already pretty slim at 74 grams, but the V2 Pro comes in at 58 grams (59 if you go white). To achieve this, Razer streamlined the design, made some structural changes, and shed grams in many tiny places. For example, the key covers have been changed, improving tactility and saving 0.6 grams. The built-in grips have now been replaced with optional grip tapes, saving an additional 3.2 grams. The new battery saves a further 2.6 grams. Unspecified structural changes save a further four grams.

There are other changes as well, some big and immediately noticeable, others less so but important nonetheless. While the Viper Ultimate was ambidextrous and had forward and back buttons on either side, the V2 Pro only has buttons on the left side (that’s another 2.9 grams lighter). This means that this new mouse is best suited for right-handed users, however, which will disappoint some gamers.

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Little by little, they’ve pushed the Viper V2 Pro squarely into the ultra-lightweight realm without making it feel cheap or flimsy. Despite all these cuts, the body feels as solid as ever. Even when I squeezed it to make it flex, I wasn’t able to bend or flex it. The new mouse button covers are also solid and provide even more tactility.

To achieve that easy goal and increase battery life, a few other things took the axe. First off, there is no RGB on this mouse. In return, the battery life jumps from 70 to 80 hours and the weight drops by a further 2.7 grams. This version of the Viper is also no longer compatible with the charging station. This saddens me because it was a really cool looking little device. At the same time, it really wasn’t that much more efficient than just plugging in the mouse, and it was one more thing to manage on the desk. They’re notable losses for RGB fans, but better for the competitive audience it’s designed to please.

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With that in mind, let’s talk about the new sensor and switches because they’re bananas. The Viper V2 Pro features Razer’s new Focus Pro 30K sensor. It has a maximum DPI of 30,000. While you probably won’t be playing at 30,000, this stretch helps ensure even greater accuracy at those lower levels will Game (since sensors often get less accurate the higher they go – in general). Nevertheless, Razer claims a resolution accuracy of 99.8%. The acceleration is 70 G. The maximum speed is 750 IPS.

With so many great mice falling under the Viper V2 Pro, you might be wondering if these differences are even something you’ll notice. Most (all?) of the competition are below that. Steelseries’ Aerox 9 Wireless (which also costs $149) comes in at 40G and 400 IPS. For me the answer is no, not really. But since you’re not really paying more than other brand new flagship mice, Why not take the more powerful mouse?

And as a side bonus, since the mouse has such high resolution, it’s finally able to track on clear glass.

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The switches have also been improved this time. They’re the same optical variant used in other Razer mice, but are “Gen 3”, meaning improved tactility and durability. These buttons have the most satisfying clicks of any Razer mouse to date and are rated for 90 million presses. Because they’re optical, you don’t have to worry about the dreaded double-click problem that occurs when mechanical switches fail. At this point I’ve used many Razer optical switch mice and have never had a miss or double click, so stand behind this design.

Other changes: The mouse now uses USB Type-C and is easier to connect. The shape of the PTFE has been changed to improve lubricity: no problem in the original and now even better. The left thumb buttons also protrude a bit more, making them less prone to accidental presses.

Let’s see how it turned out!

Razer Viper V2 Pro – Performance

I tested the Razer Viper V2 Pro as my daily driver for a week. I played Battlefield 2042, World of Warcraft, Doom Eternal, Control and Microsoft Flight Simulator. I’ve also used it for work and web browsing. All things, all the time.

Coming off the Viper Ultimate, one of my biggest concerns was the lack of side grips. I’m in the camp she loves and doesn’t like slippery mice. Luckily I didn’t have to worry. Even without textured grips, the V2 Pro stayed in my hand. The surface isn’t entirely smooth, and the slight texturing works with the side curves to provide a sturdy, stable grip.

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The grip tapes do a fantastic job. Actually almost too good. They are significantly more grippy than the Viper Ultimate, which prompted me to remove them and go naked through my gaming sessions. Ironically, without the grips, the V2 Pro feels closer to the OG Viper Ultimate.

The mouse feels as good as ever. While I miss the RGB and socket, it lacks feel or glide. The reduced weight makes the mouse feel more like an extension of your hand than a regular peripheral. Dial in your DPI and you’ll find that flicking and aiming across the battlefield becomes second nature.

If you’re worried about the mouse being wireless, you don’t have to. The V2 Pro uses Razer’s Hyperspeed wireless technology, which is claimed to be 25% faster than other wireless technologies. I don’t have the equipment to measure that claim, but what I can say is that it’s completely indistinguishable from other high-end wireless mice. It’s just as responsive and reliable without the need for a cable. With 80 hours of battery life, it doesn’t need to be charged often, but when you do, you can still use it. The cable is Razer’s Speedflex, which is super soft and flexible, so it’s not impractical either.

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The new buttons are also very nice. Where the original Viper Ultimate felt rather light and high, these are lower and more solid. Razer comes to Logitech with the feel of these new buttons and lets them beat in durability (50M vs Razer’s 90M).

And while it may seem like a small thing, the changes to the side buttons have really made a difference. The only criticism I had of the Viper Ultimate was accidentally hitting both the right and left side buttons depending on the grip. Since the right buttons are gone and the left buttons are less flush with the body of the mouse, I didn’t experience any misclicks.

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Final Thoughts

I miss the RGB and I miss the charging dock, but the Razer Viper V2 Pro is the incredibly solid mouse I was hoping for. With its new sensor, lighter body and improved tactility, it’s one of the best gaming mice you can buy today. At $149.99, it’s a flagship for the price, but if you’re looking for the best esports mouse Razer has to offer, this is it, and it’s bound to satisfy you.

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The product described in this article was provided by the manufacturer for evaluation purposes.

https://www.mmorpg.com/hardware-reviews/razer-viper-v2-pro-review-2000124990 Razer Viper V2 Pro review

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