Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Review: Wireless Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

In this article, we’ll bring you a review of the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro gaming mouse.

1. Product specifications and appearance

The DeathAdder first appeared in 2006. Compared to the time when the type of gaming mouse itself did not exist so much, it is now possible to derive the optimum solution from a huge number of options. Nonetheless, the DeathAdder series continues to undergo frequent remodeling and remains in constant popularity.

Continuing the old tale, wireless mice until a while ago were not stable, had a lot of delays, and were something that core gamers could avoid. If you’re a layer that doesn’t keep track of information about gaming devices, you may still have that idea.

However, even professional gamers are now favoring wireless devices, and gaming-grade wireless technology is already commonplace. Under such circumstances, let’s take a look at Razer’s main product, Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro, as it is finally becoming wireless this time.

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a left-right asymmetric gaming mouse with seven buttons. Available in black only.

The surface material is a plastic grip on the front and an injection-molded rubber grip on the entire side. It seems to be molded as part of the shell.

By the way, in the wired model DeathAdder V2 (and the previous model), only a part of the side was a rubber grip, so it can be mentioned as one of the changes from the previous model. There are also some changes in the wheel unit.

Check the shape from 4 directions (of course, it is exactly the same shape as the previous model of the DeathAdder series). The size is 127.0 x 61.7 x 42.7mm and it is classified as a large size.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

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The weight of the main body was 88g (excluding the cable), and the measured value was 87.5g. Compared to the wired version of DeathAdder V2, it weighs only 6g, which is quite light considering the size.

The sensor is equipped with Razer Focus + (PixArt PMW3399 custom). The main specifications are up to 20,000 DPI support, maximum speed 650 IPS, maximum acceleration 50 G, and in addition, fine adjustment of lift-off/landing distance can be done.

There are three connection methods (wired connection, HyperSpeed ​​(2.4Ghz) wireless connection, Bluetooth connection), and a Speedflex cable (1.8m), and a simple stand for installing the receiver anywhere you like are included. The battery lasts up to 70 hours with HyperSpeed ​​wireless connection and up to 120 hours with Bluetooth connection.

The USB receiver is stored on the bottom of the main unit, and you can set it up by connecting it to your PC or plugging the receiver into the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma. Unlike Viper Ultimate and Basilisk Ultimate, the charging dock package is not available and is sold separately.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is compatible with Razer Synapse 3 integrated software for Razer devices, allowing you to make detailed settings for key button assignments, performance, lighting, and calibration.

2. Performance

A. Compatibility and operability of how to hold

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is an ergonomically designed asymmetrical ergonomic shape that is a long-standing “IE3.0 clone”. More simply, it’s designed to fit the form of the mouse when it’s covered, so it fits naturally.

If you dig deeper into the shape, the tallest part is around the center where the first and second joints of the index and middle fingers touch, and overall, the height is shorter from left to right.

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In addition, the index finger, middle finger, and thumb fingertips are recessed so that the mouse body can be gripped firmly, and the ring finger and little finger are designed so that they can be placed from the base to the tip without discomfort. It has been.

Based on these, check compatibility with three general ways of holding.  It should be noted that the feeling may differ depending on various factors such as the thickness and length of the fingers and the detailed habits of each way of holding.

A.1. Cover

The cover is very compatible. The mouse body is relatively large, but the size of my hand is just right, and I can choose whether or not to touch the wrist.

In the case of the author, first, decide the position of the ring finger and little finger, and if you cover the mouse body at a slight angle, it will fit so that it sticks. However, if you turn it over, you can also say that “in exchange for a fit, the angle at which you hold the mouse is limited”. This is one of the strengths of left-right asymmetric mice, but it can also be a drawback depending on how you look at it.

A.2. Grab

It goes well withholding. The width of the rear part of the main body is wide and the position of the bump is appropriate, and the recessed part on the thumb side comes just to the fingertip, so it is very easy to grip.

You can freely decide the angle at which you hold the mouse depending on where you place the rear part of the main body on your palm, so I feel that it is relatively easy to adapt to small differences in how you hold it.

A.3. Hold the knob

It doesn’t go well with the knob holder. The first reason is that the mouse itself is tall and has a long overall length, so the range of motion is narrow when the mouse is moved using the knuckles. When I want to move the mouse vertically, the back of the main unit hits the palm of my hand.

The other is that there is a dent on the side of the thumb in the back. If you pinch and fix the mouse body with only three fingers, the dent on the left side will interfere and the position of the thumb will be forcibly determined. As a result, the mouse is gripped considerably deeper, and the above-mentioned narrow range of motion is more noticeable.

B. Button layout/click feeling

B.1. Main switch

The main button is equipped with Razer’s original optical switch “Razer Optical Mouse Switch”. Unlike the mainstream switches that send signals by physical contact, the shutter opens when clicked, infrared rays pass through, and the signal is sent by reading it, so malfunctions are unlikely to occur.

In addition, this Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is loaded with a “2nd generation” Optical Mouse Switch, and by improving the tactile feeling, it is possible to obtain a clearer click feeling and click sound.

The difference between old and new can be felt when compared with the wired DeathAdder V2 multiple times. While maintaining the short stroke, the feeling of pushing is slightly harder, and the bounce is also slightly stronger. Still, the feeling of pushing is in the very light category.

A previous DeathAdder V2 review described it as “the main button’s bounce strength wasn’t enough,” but this Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro didn’t give that impression, albeit with a slight difference. It can be said that it has been adjusted firmly at the micro-level.

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B.2. Side button

A large side button located just above the thumb. This is a slightly harder impression than the wired version of DeathAdder V2. A short stroke makes a crisp sound, which does not affect the operation, but a dull sound is heard depending on the pressing angle.

B.3. Wheel

The wheel has a stronger notch and resistance, making it harder to mistype than before. I get the impression that we have made fine adjustments so that we can get a clearer feeling of turning while maintaining a light operation feeling that is close to the original wheel.

The wheel click is a little hard and it is hard to accidentally explode. I feel that the click feeling has become a little clearer, probably because the wheel structure itself has been reviewed.

The side buttons seem to have different tastes, but I feel that the main buttons and wheels are superior to the wired DeathAdder V2 and earlier models. Also, I think it’s a very good trend to see improvements in each of the new products.

C. Sensor

The sensor is ” Razer Focus + ” which was also installed in Viper Ultimate. This is a custom product of PixArt PMW3399, which supports up to 20,000 DPI, and is positioned as the top sensor in the company’s mouse. What should be noted is that the lift-off/landing distance can be finely adjusted.

As usual, use Mouse Tester to verify the accuracy of the sensor. The DPI was 400, 800, 1600, 3200, respectively, the polling rate was 1000Hz, and the test was conducted on the mouse pad “Razer Gigantus V2”. It should be noted that due to the nature of the tool, the results may vary depending on the environment.

C.1. Lift-Off Distance (LoD)

The distance until the mouse is lifted and the sensor stops responding Lift-off distance is also verified. Repeat the process of stacking 0.1 mm plates one by one and moving the mouse to measure the height at which the sensor stops responding. The values ​​may vary depending on the mouse pad used.

On the mouse pad “Razer Gigantus V2”, after calibrating from the software, the lift-off distance value was set to 2 (minimum when custom selected) and measured, the lift-off distance of Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro was 0.8 mm. .. It’s short enough.

C.2. Sensor position

The sensor is slightly higher than the wired DeathAdder V2, albeit only slightly. The higher the sensor is, the wider the range of motion of the cursor when you move the mouse around your wrist.

In most cases, the wrist is used for fine adjustment of the cursor regardless of how you hold it, so even if you are playing the game with the same DPI and sensitivity settings, as usual, some people feel that the mouse sensitivity is a little high. There is a possibility. By the way, I couldn’t feel it.

Of course, the position of the sensor also differs slightly depending on the type of mouse, so changing the mouse = there will be a small change in the cursor movement when moving the mouse at the wrist fulcrum (commercially available gaming mice are about in the middle). Since it is equipped with a sensor, few people may be able to experience it).

In other words, mouse sensitivity varies depending on the distance between the sensor and the mouse pad (= sole thickness). Well, I think it’s a good story to listen to except for those who are particular about it at the professional level. Keep it in the corner of your head as trivia.

D. Mouse Sole

100% PTFE mouse sole with rounded corners. Naturally, I don’t feel it getting caught in the mouse pad, and it’s quite slippery. I think it has a high-quality initial sole.

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Due to the effect of installing the battery, the shape of the lower sole has changed from the wired version DeathAdder V2. Also, due to the charging cable connection jack, the upper part is divided into two pieces, one piece at the bottom and one O type around the sensor, for a total of four pieces.

E. Cable

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro also supports wired connection (use while charging) and comes with the paracord cable ” Razer Speedflex Cable ( 1.8M )” adopted by MUJI Viper.

Compared to the wired version of DeathAdder V2, the quality is lower, or the creases are sharp, giving the impression that the core is stiff. It’s still easier to handle than traditional braided cables, but it’s not that comfortable.

After all, Razer’s wireless gaming mouse seems to show its true value when combined with the separately sold Razer Mouse Dock Chroma (compatible models are limited), so those who have a budget and who are looking for comfort Check that out too.

F. Build quality

Unlike gaming mice made by emerging manufacturers, where difficulties are often found in the internal structure and shell construction, the impression that Razer mice consistently have no difficulty in build quality. This Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is also solidly built, so don’t worry if you’re expecting hard use.

G. Software

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is compatible with Razer Synapse, the integrated software for Razer devices.

The setting items are button / macro assignment to each key, DPI adjustment from 100 to 20,000 (in increments of 50), polling rate switching (125/500/1000), LED lighting setting, lift-off distance adjustment, and calibration.

Calibration can be done from the Calibration tab. You can choose from existing Razer gaming mousepads, or if you’re using something else, choose Custom to optimize manually.

After calibration, the lift-off distance can be set in stages. In addition to the normal lift-off distance, you can also adjust the “landing distance”, which is the distance at which the sensor stops responding when you point the mouse at an angle, so you can make detailed settings according to your play style.

3. Conclusions and Targets

We’ve taken a closer look at the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. Razer has released products with tremendous frequency these days, but it’s a good impression that we can see improvements every time. Speaking of this time, the grip surface has been changed to the entire side, and the operability of the main button and wheels has improved.

Personally, I’m curious about the fact that the side buttons are a little stiff, which makes it difficult to press, but apart from that, I think that I can’t find any difficulties like this.

When it comes to touching the details, the position of the sensor is slightly higher than that of the wired version, which also means that “the feeling of use may change for Death Adder users who have switched from the old model to the new model.” Then I’m curious. It’s a detailed story that you don’t know if you can experience or not.

In conclusion, the increase in body weight, which is one of the challenges of wireless mice, is also suppressed to + 6g (88g) compared to the wired version, which is quite good for those who prefer IE3.0 clones. I think it’s a conditional wireless gaming mouse. Needless to say, Death Adder users should check it out.

By the way, in addition to HyperSpeed ​​(2.4Ghz) wireless, it also supports Bluetooth connection, and the connection can be switched with the switch on the bottom, so if you want to “operate multiple PCs with one desk” in a work environment, etc. Is also convenient. To teleworkers.

This is the review of Razer’s gaming mouse ” Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro “.

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