While it sounds crazy, the second version of the Razer Viper Ultimate is even better than the first. The Razer Viper V2 Pro is so much lighter, has better battery life, and uses a USB 3.0 port for charging. And best of all, you can use any USB 3.0 cable to charge instead of the proprietary cable of the first version.
- Wireless or wired
- 30K optical sensor
- Max 30,000 DPI
- Optical Gen 3 switches with 90 million clicks
The Viper V2 Pro comes in two colours: Black or white. While it has the same design and shape as the Viper Ultimate, the mouse does away with the side rubber grips. This is actually a good thing, because you can't replace them when they wear out. And they will, as I've experienced with using the Viper Ultimate for close to a year. But if you want a grippier experience, the mouse comes with tape you can stick on. Another thing that's changed is the removal of the right-side buttons. The mouse shape can still be used left-handed though, but the left-side buttons will be harder to use.
Like the Logitech G Pro X Superlight, the Viper V2 Pro doesn't use a honeycomb design. And if you thought the Superlight was light at 63g, the Viper V2 Pro beats that at just 58g. The original Viper Ultimate feels heavy in comparison at 74g. Like the older model, the Viper V2 Pro glides smoothly across the surface, especially on mouse pads. The mouse buttons are clicky, and are satisfying to press.
Tracking is also great, and you can adjust the DPI via the PC Razer Synapse app. The app also lets you configure the buttons. I've set mine to use the side buttons to switch between five preset DPI settings. Battery life for the Viper V2 Pro is great. I've gone up to two weeks of use without needing a recharge. Comparatively, the original Viper usually required a charge by the end of the week. There's also no more glowy LEDs on the mouse. Instead it's just a black-on-black logo on the mouse. If you want to enhance your gaming experience, get the Razer Hyperpolling Wireless Dongle, which adds 4,000Hz polling rate for even more performance. This will affect the Viper V2's battery life to just 24 hours, though.
Retailing at S$229, the Razer Viper V2 Pro is mighty fine. It is also competitively priced against the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. If you're hunting for a great lightweight mouse, you can't go wrong with the Viper V2 Pro. Buy it from Shopee, Lazada, or Razer directly.
Note: Review unit provided by Razer.
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