Optical Switches And 20,000 DPI Sensor
Design - 90%
Battery - 80%
Price - 77%
Connectivity - 90%
It’s lightweight and very comfortable to use, particularly for anyone who uses multiple PCs, the performance from the sensor is quick fast and accurate, and you could never tell this was a wireless mouse without actually seeing there’s no cable coming out of it. If you like the DeathAdder already, this is the one you are looking for.
The new model continues the tradition of the first DeathAdder: it is still comfortable and insanely functional.
The Razer DeathAdder was a huge hit with gamers. Now, v2 is on sale – that is, the next generation. However, the design has not actually changed, except that the characteristics have once again raised the bar, and there are noticeable improvements in the design. But first things first.
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Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro Gaming Mouse: Design
As before, the mouse is only slightly asymmetrical: it fits best in the right hand, but theoretically, it will suit left-handed people. True, the additional buttons, in any case, remain on the left side. It is most convenient to press them with your thumb.
By the way, about the buttons. There are 7 of them: 2 main, 3 – on the upper part (including the mouse wheel), 2 – at the end. Everything can be reprogrammed, but more on that later. There are fluoroplastic pads on the bottom panel of the mouse, due to which the device glides very easily on any surface.
Of course, the pride of any gaming mouse is the sensor with frantic DPI values. And the Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro is no exception. Its Focus + optical sensor has a maximum resolution of 20,000 DPI, and the practical side of using such huge values is not entirely clear. In our practice, 10,000 is enough “for the eyes,” well, except that, in theory, there are such needs in e-sports.
It should be said about the unique design of the switches.
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It uses second-generation Razer optical switches, in which the actuation does not occur mechanically but by passing an infrared beam through the stem when pressed. This eliminates the need for a few mechanical parts and thus increases the switch life. For example, the Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro promises up to 70 million clicks.
Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro Gaming Mouse: Connection and software
You can connect the mouse in three ways at once: via a regular wire, via Bluetooth, and using Razer HyperSpeed Wireless technology. Due to a special protocol, the latter allows us to reduce the response delay by about a quarter compared to the connection via Bluetooth – for shooters, for example, this is important.
The Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro’s lighting will definitely appeal to those who don’t think a gaming mouse should glow like a Christmas tree. In this model, only two areas are highlighted: the scroll wheel’s ends and the top panel’s emblem. Of course, using the Synapse 3 utility can change colours or turn off all LEDs altogether. If you have other backlit devices from the same manufacturer (such as a keyboard) that support Chroma, you can set up sync.
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Proprietary software is what makes Razer mice worth buying. For example, in the Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro, you can not only change settings but program accounts. Let’s say if the computer is at home and several people use it. You can turn DeathAdder v2 Pro into a regular office mouse in one of the profiles by turning off the backlight and setting the parameters lower. In others, set the maximum sensitivity and brightness.
Another common setting for game controllers is creating macros. With Synapse 3, you can record macros and “hang” them on any button. Again, it can be macros for complex commands in games and a list of specific actions in office programs.
Bottom line: Did we like the Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro?
Definitely a worthy member of the Razer family. Everything here works so clearly, and there are so many opportunities that there is nothing to complain about. Well, perhaps for the price: on average, a mouse costs about $149.99. (on the Razer website – price $129.99). Not cheap, but Razer has never been super affordable. At least it is clear what this money is being charged for.
Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro Gaming Mouse: Conclusion
It’s lightweight and very comfortable to use, particularly for anyone who uses multiple PCs. The sensor’s performance is quick fast and accurate, and you could never tell this was a wireless mouse without actually seeing there’s no cable coming out of it.
If you like the DeathAdder already, this is the one you are looking for.