With its high-quality and popular gaming mice, Razer has earned a reputation as an expert in gaming peripherals. His “DeathAdder” series has been around for 14 years. The focus of these lightweight gaming mice has always been on maximum ergonomics and speed. This was also the case with the DeathAdder V2. But now Razer gives the fast mouse another upgrade. The Pro version is the first DeathAdder representative without cables.
Not without reason gamers have been relying on the DeathAdders from Razer for many years. After all it offers many advantages over the competition. Above all the ergonomics have convinced Razer fans since the beginning of the series. One look at the new DeathAdder V2 Pro reveals no difference to the classic DeathAdder V2. The shape has not changed at all. However, if you take a scale to the side, you will notice that the weight of 88 grams is six grams heavier than the standard version. In addition, Razer uses different side panels for the Pro version. These are now completely rubberized. In DeathAdder V2 only the lower part of the side panels had a rough texture. Since the Pro version has no cable connection, it needs a battery. This should allow a usage time of 70 hours. If you use a Bluetooth connection instead of the 2.4 GHz radio, the battery life is extended to 120 hours. However, the user then no longer benefits from the 1000 Hertz query rate.
Best hardware for best performance
If you leave out the battery and modified side panels, these are identical gaming mice. In particular, the DeathAdder V2 Pro with the PMW-3399, Razer’s flagship sensor, is also used in the DeathAdder V2 Pro. When it comes to primary buttons, Razer again relies on the company’s own optomechanical switches. According to the manufacturer, these are supposed to be able to withstand 70 million clicks. In addition to the primary buttons, the wireless gaming mouse also offers two additional buttons. These can be found on the back and on the left side of the mouse. The PTFE feet with a thickness of 0.8 mm are supposed to provide for racy gliding on the mouse pad.
Individual adaptation thanks to Synapse 3
Razer’s own software Synapse 3 is used to program DeathAdder V2 Pro. Here you can not only define the assignment of the individual keys. You can also make fine adjustments like sensor parameters. This even includes factors like the so-called Lift-off-Distance. Also the RGB lighting of the snake logo of Razer can be adjusted to your own ideas. To switch back and forth between the individual profiles, you can use the button on the bottom of the mouse. In total you can create five profiles.
The wireless version of DeathAdder V2 is now available for order on Razer’s website. But you should be aware of the high price. After all, DeathAdder V2 Pro comes with a proud RRP of 149.99 Euro. Thus it costs twice as much as the standard version with cable binding. One should therefore seriously consider whether the battery and the somewhat differently designed side panels really justify the high surcharge.