When talking about gaming devices, Razer is one of the first brands that comes into mind. Razer has become the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers and their products are synonims with top-notch performance. The brand is launching more and more Wireless devices and they are setting a new standard in the PC gaming industry with each new release. A few years back, if you were considering getting a wireless mouse you wouldn’t be doing it for playing games as the performance on wired was far ahead the wireless one. Things have changed and now we see a direct fight between the two technologies and wireless products are gaining more and more ground. Today we are looking at the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro, the wireless iteration of the gaming legend, the Razer DeathAdder.
With over 10 million Razer DeathAdders sold, the most successful gaming mouse of all time sheds its cord for comfort without limits. All hail the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro—a wireless ergonomic gaming mouse that ushers in a new reign of dominance through total freedom of movement and control.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a followup to the Razer DeathAdder V2, released earlier this year. That mouse comes equipped with Razer’s new Focus+ optical sensor. The DeathAdder V2 Pro is available for 149.99€ and comes with three different types of connectivity—wired, Bluetooth wireless and Razer HyperSpeed wireless via a 2.4 GHz USB Type-A dongle— in its attempt to be the best wireless mouse. The mouse comes at a hefty price but packs an impressive pack of features as well.
Specifications and Features
- True 20,000 DPI Focus+ optical sensor with 99.6% resolution accuracy
- Up to 650 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
- Advanced Lift-off/Landing distance customization
- Razer™ Optical Mouse Switches rated for 70M clicks
- Dual wireless – HyperSpeed (2.4Ghz) and BLE
- (7+1) independently programmable buttons
- 100% PTFE mouse feet (0.8mm thick)
- Ergonomic right-handed design with textured side-grips.
- Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
- On-The-Fly Sensitivity Adjustment (Default stages: 400/800/1600/3200/6400)
- Advanced on-board memory (4+1 profiles)
- Razer Synapse 3 enabled
- Powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB with true 16.8 million customizable color options
- Inter-device color synchronization
- 1.8 m / 6 ft Speedflex cable for charging and wired use
- Razer Mouse charging dock compatible
- Battery Life: Approximately 70 hours with HyperSpeed wireless, 120 hours with BLE (estimates without lighting, battery life depends on usage settings)
- Approximate size: 127.0 mm / 5 in (Length) x 61.7 mm / 2.43 in (Grip Width) x 42.7 mm / 1.68 in (Height)
- Approximate weight: 88 g / 3.1 oz (Excluding dongle)
- Compatible with Xbox One for basic input
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro has the Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless for a connection faster than wired mice, the Razer™ Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor for cutting-edge precision, 2nd Gen Razer™ Optical Mouse Switch for actuation at the speed of light and up to 120 hours of battery life with 3 modes of connection. The Razer Synapse software offers 5 profiles for you to customize and a hefty collection of settings so you can make the mouse your own.
Packaging and Accessories
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro comes packed inside the typical Razer packaging with mostly black background and green accents on the top. The front packaging shows the mouse with RGB on with the Razer logo on the top right and the Hyperspeed function showcased on the top left. The front also shows that the Deathadder sold 10 million copies and that the mouse features the Razer Chroma RGB.
On the back we have the features explained and the left side has the features detailed.
The package opens up and inside you have a regular brown cardboard materials to hold everything in place. Inside the box you find the usual stuff: Razer documentation, the Speedflex charging cable, and a little attachment to place the wireless receiver closer to your mousepad, alongside the mouse, of course.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a large sized mouse. Aside from the wireless part, the mouse is no different from the regular V2. It has a right-handed design with thumb buttons on the left, and it’s slightly slanted to provide better ergonomics. Design wise, the mouse has the perfect gaming ergonomics. The body has a matte black finish, including the rubber side grips. The plastic around the scroll wheel is glossy. The logo on the back lights up and it’s basically the only RGB element on the mouse.
On the bottom , there’s a profile switching button, a physical switch to toggle between the 2.4Ghz connection and Bluetooth, and a compartment to store the wireless USB receiver. The 20k DPI Focus+ Optical sensor is working great for Razer and they keep using it. It is placed in the moiddle and the 2.5Ghz Razer HyperSpeed compartment is sleek, and placed in the undercarriage alongside switches for connection type, profile select button and Mouse Dock Chroma charge port. The mouse has 100% PTFE mouse feet and the glide is very sleek.
You can customize the mouse with the Razer Synapse and you have plenty of options to play with. You can ajust RGB lighting, remap the buttons, tweak DPI, adjust power settings and more.Unlike other producers, within the Synapse you can control all your Razer gear.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro lets you store up to five mouse profiles in the onboard memory and you can take them with you wherever you go. Every button except the left click on the mouse can be re-assigned to a different function.
The current version of Razer’s Synapse software is an immensely-customizable software kit, once you’ve signed up, logged in and downloaded all the modules needed. You can also set up a HyperShift button, which changes the functions of every button when you hold a previously assigned key.
In the performance tab you can set the predefined DPI stages and change the polling rate to up to 1000 Hz.
The lighting tab lets you adjust the brightness and basic effects of the RGB. If you want advanced lighting features (even though they are only available on the Razer logo located under your palm), you can use the Chroma Studio.
You also have calibration option if you want to tweak your mouse based on your mousepad and power options, which are mandatory since you are using a wireless device.
We’ve looked over all the features and now it is time to put the mouse to the test. Testing a mouse is subjective so we will have to try it out in games(Counter-Strike:Global Offensive, Age of Empires and DOTA 2) and we will be using the MouseTester Software Reloaded (version 1.5.3).
Razer noted that the battery should last 70 hours if used with HyperSpeed wireless and up to 120 hours on Bluetooth connection. I guess everyone will want to use the mouse with the wireless function and I did the same. In about 4 hours of gaming the battery went from 99% to 79%, so about 20% of the power was depleted. Using in normal scenarious, the battery doesn’t go down as fast, so I guess you can go near the 70 hours usage advertised on day to day tasks.
To test the construction on the switches we used a simple test (100 clicks on each button) to recond the number of misclicks and accidental double clicks. The mouse performed perfectly, exactly what we would expect from a high end mouse.
The accuracy of DPI levels are tested with the CPI measurement tool built within the MouseTester.
POLLING RATE CONSISTENCY:
The Polling Rate of the device is evaluated with the MouseTester V1.5 at the 800 DPI level. This is to check the consistency of the device’s update rate at 1000Hz. The polling rate is consistent ad pretty close to 1000Hz, which is great.
Mouse tracking performance is evaluated with the MouseTester V1.5 with a DPI level of 800 DPI. Our aim is to check out the sensor’s performance; and to look for reporting inconsistencies. That includes inconsistencies from sensor ripple or jitter. The tracking performance performed great and flicking left and right did not record many incosistent counts, so the performance is quite smooth.
Over the course of 4 hours of competitive gaming, the mouse did lag out 3 or 4 times, but the overall experience was actually great and similar to the wired version.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a great mouse but it still comes second after the razer Viper Ultimate because of the right-only design, the lack of wireless charger (available separately) and premium price. The mouse is still very good though, with excellent performance, flawless sensor functionality and overall great performance and you could never tell this was a wireless mouse without actually seeing there’s no cable coming out of it. If you want a modern version of the Razer’s DeathAdder V2 this is the product to buy, but be ready to pay a high price if you want a full experience.