If you prefer a mouse that slides on a mouse pad – or glass surface, in this case – with minimal effort, finding a lightweight, wireless one is a good move. Light mice are often loaded with LED or hole parts that look weird in most settings outside the gaming den. But Razer Viper V2 Pro announced on Tuesday is a 2.05-ounce (58 g) muted wireless mouse that can hold more traditional-looking settings.
Razer is best known for screaming, snake-clad computers and peripherals aimed at gamers. The Viper 2 Pro, with an optical sensor that supports adjustable DPI (dots per inch, see more in our article on the computer mouse) up to 30,000 and extreme features such as adjustable takeoff distance, is also aimed at computer gamers. But with its muted black or tasteful white design and symmetrical shape, you may not notice it at first. However, noticing angular lines under the left and right buttons and the finer three-headed snake can give clues.
However, there is no RGB logo and this has reduced the weight of the mouse by 0.1 ounces (2.7 g) compared to its predecessor, 2.61 ounces (74 g) Razer Viper Ultimateand will also help save battery life. The only true color is the light south of the scroll wheel, which means which DPI setting you are currently using.
Razer also saved some weight by switching from hard to hard PCB mounting and changing the basic click buttons. In addition, the mouse uses a battery that Razer claims is lighter and more efficient, which makes it 0.09 ounces (2.6 g) lighter than the Viper Ultimate and carries 80 hours, not 70-hour battery life.
The new mouse also does not have integrated side handles, like the previous model. The handles remove 0.13 ounces (3.7 g) from the mouse and provide more options. For example, you can choose to use Razer’s sold separately grip tape on one side of the mouse or add a rubber texture to the main buttons.
However, the grip tape may wear out, leaving a sticky mess. And if your hands tend to become sticky when you move the mouse, the loss of the built-in side handles may be a lower version.
The Viper V2 Pro has only two side buttons (both on the left), while the Viper Ultimate has four (two on each side). Fewer side buttons save the Pro 0.1 ounces (2.9 g) but do not allow it to be double-sided. This is unfortunate, given the disappointingly small number of left-handed wireless mice available.
But the presence of side buttons on both sides of the mouse can make all the side buttons difficult to use. One solution is to make user-replaceable side buttons, such as the Logitech G Pro Wireless. But Razer doesn’t take either route, frankly calling it a right-handed mouse.
Razer made a more obvious good move by upgrading to USB-C charging. The Viper V2 Pro also uses a 2.4 GHz wireless USB-A key. The lack of Bluetooth can be an obstacle for office workers with a shortage of ports or moved to one of the many ultralight laptops that do not have USB-A.
For people who are looking for a wireless mouse that advertises extreme gaming features and those who are looking for a cordless mouse for a job that is more advanced than it seems, $ 150 Viper V2 Pro is an intriguing option.
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