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Rapoo VT2 Pro test: Affordable wireless mouse with 8K polling rate

Manufacturer Rapoo is hardly known in this country. Now, however, it is launching a major new gaming peripheral offensive, which is being offered exclusively at the electronics store MediaMarkt. This includes the Rapoo VT2 Pro, an exciting gaming mouse with a wireless polling rate of 8,000 Hz. Is it worth buying? We’ll find out in the test.

Technical data

The product VT2 Pro
Ergonomics Symmetrical (for right-handers)
Sensor PixArt PAW3398
Sensor type Optical
DPI 100 – 26.000
IPS 650
Acceleration 50G
Polling rate 4.000 Hz;
8.000 Hz (after firmware update)
Hardware acceleration None
Number of buttons 11 (10 programmable)
Material ABS plastic
Switch Mechanical
Weight 71 grams
Dimension 133 mm x 67 mm x 39 mm
Cable length / material 1.8 meters / fabric sheathing
Connection USB type A to USB type C
Connectivity Wireless (2.4 GHz receiver); wired
Battery life Up to 160 hours
Price € 89.99 *

Rapoo VT2 Pro review: sleek design

  • simple, futuristic design
  • 10 programmable keys
  • somewhat wobbly primary keys.

The Rapoo VT2 Pro has a simple, black design with sleek edges and a pointed front. The gaming mouse comes with a matte color scheme, which unfortunately looks greasy very quickly. There is no RGB lighting.

With a weight of 71 grams, the 133 mm long rodent is not necessarily a lightweight, but is very comfortable to hold thanks to its symmetrical shape.

A ribbed scroll wheel sits between the two primary buttons, but it is quite stiff and a little wobbly. The VT2 Pro has a total of 11 buttons, ten of which can be freely configured.

Below the scroll wheel, you will find two additional buttons that can be used to increase or decrease the DPI level. There are also two more buttons on the left-hand side, which are easy to reach with the thumb.

At the bottom, next to the power button, you will find an additional pink button that restores the default settings and can also be freely customized. Underneath there is a practical cover in which the 2.4 GHz dongle can be stored.

The two PTFE glide feet at the top and bottom are very generous, but only offer average gliding properties. It feels like there is a little resistance with every mouse movement, so the VT2 Pro doesn’t glide quite as smoothly over mouse pads and other surfaces.

Rapoo VT2 Pro
Grip-tape and additional gliding feet are included in the scope of delivery

The design is certainly a matter of taste. Personally, however, I find the simple appearance very pleasant. The build quality of the gaming mouse is okay, although the two primary buttons in particular seem a little wobbly and creak a lot under pressure.

Performance and sensor test

  • 26.000 DPI; up to 8,000 Hz
  • noticeable click delay (also wired)
  • good sensor performance

The Rapoo VT2 Pro comes with the PAW3398 sensor from PixArt, which allows a maximum DPI of 26,000 and has a tracking speed of 650 IPS with an acceleration of 50G. This is the PWM3395 sensor with a different name, which is also used in the Keychron M3 Mini (our test), for example.

The mouse combines this with a wireless sampling rate of up to 8,000 Hz, while the lift-off distance and button debounce delay can also be adjusted within the accompanying software. You should urgently reduce the latter value in particular, as the default 8 ms has a noticeable negative impact on performance.

Rapoo VT2 Pro
With a firmware update, the 4K dongle even allows 8,000 Hz sampling rate

The tracking properties of the VT2 Pro are good, and the DPI values can be adjusted in steps of 50. However, the mouse test shows that the Rapoo rodent has to contend with some minor tracking failures and a sometimes noticeable delay (motion delay).

Rapoo VT2 Pro Tracking

Slight dropouts at the beginning and in the middle of a mouse movement noticeably cloud the positive initial impression. There is also a small but noticeable delay until the mouse click is executed, especially when clicking the left mouse button.

Although this latency decreases as the sampling rate is increased, it is still noticeably higher than that of most other gaming mice. This can really make a difference when gaming, even though the mouse still performs at a pretty good level here – it is only in the esports area that the performance is not sufficient.

The latency of the mouse movements, which should be 0.125 milliseconds at 8,000 Hz, is also slightly above this value. However, the latest firmware update has noticeably reduced the latency. This shows that the manufacturer is gradually improving its own products.

Apart from the slight tracking failures, the sensor is pleasantly precise. I tried out the mouse in various games such as Apex Legends or The Finals and got along well.

160 hours of battery life and software

  • up to 160 hours of battery life
  • confusing software

The Rapoo VT2 Pro comes with a full 160 hours of battery life and even if the manufacturer does not specify the rolling rate for which this should count, the value presumably applies to 1,000 Hz.

There is a battery status display within the accompanying software, although this does not change. In my test, this remained at 96 percent both after four hours and after around a week of use. So I can’t really say what the battery life is really like.

Speaking of the software, it goes by the name of VapooGameDev and is available in English. I find the interface a little confusing, but you can still find all the settings in various tabs. However, the full 8,000 Hz sampling rate can only be set after a firmware update.

The DPI values can be set in a total of seven levels, between which you can switch back and forth. The lift-off distance and the debounce delay button can also be adjusted in detail.

However, many of the settings are difficult for non-experts to understand and are not or not sufficiently explained within the software. It is also possible to create macros, although this is considerably more complicated than with the well-known competition.

Rapoo VT2 Pro test: Conclusion

The Rapoo VT2 Pro is a gaming mouse with a lot of light, but also some shade. For an absolutely fair price, the rodent delivers a wireless sampling rate of 8,000 Hz, a long battery life, a (mostly) precise sensor and a whole ten customizable buttons.

On the other hand, there are repeated interruptions during tracking, while the latency of mouse clicks is noticeably higher than that of competing products from well-known manufacturers. However, the latest firmware update has noticeably improved all values, meaning that the VT2 Pro delivers good performance.

The manufacturer has put together an attractive price-performance ratio for all those who want as many features as possible. In the end, the result is a thoroughly successful rodent, but one that can’t quite keep up with the best gaming mice.

Rapoo VT2 Pro Test: Silver Award

Rapoo VT2 Pro

Workmanship
Features
Ergonomics
Software
Value For Money

83/100

A technically convincing wireless gaming mouse with a precise sensor, but which falls short in terms of tracking, latency and workmanship. Nevertheless, the price-performance ratio is absolutely impressive.

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Manufacturer Rapoo is hardly known in this country. Now, however, it is launching a major new gaming peripheral offensive, which is being offered exclusively at the electronics store MediaMarkt. This includes the Rapoo VT2 Pro, an exciting gaming mouse with a wireless polling rate of 8,000 Hz. Is it worth buying? We’ll find out in the test. Technical data The product VT2 Pro Ergonomics Symmetrical (for right-handers) Sensor PixArt PAW3398 Sensor type Optical DPI 100 – 26.000 IPS 650 Acceleration 50G Polling rate 4.000 Hz; 8.000 Hz (after firmware update) Hardware acceleration None Number of buttons 11 (10 programmable) Material … (Weiterlesen...)

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