The manufacturer Razer already released the gaming mouse “Viper” in 2004. The model fascinated by the symmetrical construction, so it was suitable for right- and left-handers. 15 years later, the company launched a new model under the same name. The current version also places value on the symmetrical design, but the mouse should primarily be popular because of its low weight.
The mechanical keys are replaced by optical sensors. The users interrupt an infrared beam on the action keys, this serves as a click and is therefore three times faster than a mechanical mouse. Razer specifies the reaction time as 0.2 milliseconds. This is still below the USB signal rate of one millisecond. With bad luck, the USB signal is limited here.
The renouncement of technical components is a next advantage, because the wear is smaller and the life span lasts longer. The new Viper is supposed to withstand about 70 million clicks, which is 20 million times more than a normal mouse. The Viper has two programmable buttons on the sides, as well as both main buttons and a mouse wheel.
Great technology, great price
The 5G sensor, which resolves up to 16,000 points per inch, is responsible for accurate motion transmission and is also used in other models. The Razer Viper, with its tracking speed of 450 inches per second, is especially suitable for shooters and action players where fast speed is required. The very low overall weight of the mouse also speaks for this. This is only 69 grams. In addition, a so-called Speedflex cable should increase the freedom of movement.
The Razer Viper Gaming mouse is now available for 89.99 Euro directly from Razer. The retail trade follows later.