A decent mouse is crucial to any proper gaming setup; and Razer’s DeathAdder series of mice have been a go-to for gamers since its inception in 2006 – the DeathAdder V2 Pro is the brand’s newest entry, and it stands proudly among its predecessors as a reliable gaming mouse for the modern-day gamer.
The DeathAdder V2 Pro boasts the same look and build its predecessors popularized – it also boasts an all-black plastic body that weighs only 88 grams; its weight coupled with PTFE feet, lets it glide effortlessly across the mousepad.
As usual, you get an RGB-lit Razer logo, but it’s the only lighting you get on the mouse, whereas the regular DeathAdder V2 at least had the scroll wheel light up as well. Call me old-fashioned but I’m all for less fancy RGB lights, and I think this device will easily fit into any minimalist PC setup. The lighting can be adjusted and it’s ample bright for any gaming setup, in case you need it to look its best even when you’re not using it.
In terms of comfort, the device measures at 61.7mm in grip width, and 42.7mm in height; I find it fits just fine under my gargantuan hand. I use a fingertip grip style, which is perfect for this mouse – although palm and claw grips work fine too. However, the mouse may not be the most comfortable for people with small hands – especially those who rely on palm griping.
Features and performance
Let’s first talk about the DeathAdder V2 Pro’s biggest selling point – it’s now equipped with Razer’s HyperSpeed Wireless tech, which the brand promises 25% faster connections speeds and lower latency. After using the device with its 2.4GHz dongle for about a month, I’ve encountered zero reliability issues, and mouse clicks are as responsive as can be. It sounds like high praise, but the technology really does work.
You can also opt to use the mouse with the provided braided cable, which also charges the mouse – this works fine and dandy; or attach the cable to the extender if you need the dongle to be closer to you. Lastly, the mouse also supports Bluetooth connectivity, but there is a slight slowdown in click latency here, which is absolutely fine for regular browsing, plus it also saves battery life, which we’ll get to in a bit.
For gaming, the device is equipped with an Razer Focus+ optical sensor that offers up to 20,000 DPI which is adjustable using two buttons between your left and right clicks. There are also two buttons on the left side – both this and the DPI can be programmed and adjusted using the Razer Synapse 3 software.
The DeathAdder V2 Pro is also equipped with the brand’s 2nd-Gen optical switches that offer a nice tactile feedback that’s more subdued in sound and sound and feel. My clicks across different types of games felt responsive.
When using the HyperSpeed wireless connection and with the RGB light enabled, the mouse would last about four to five days before the logo starts flashing, indicating it needs a charge. It’ll take about two hours or so to fully charge it back up. To squeeze every drop of battery life you have, switching over to Bluetooth mode should get you about 8 days of usage.
A good thing to note is that if you have an existing charging dock from a Razer Viper Ultimate or Basilisk Ultimate, you can use that to charge your mouse too.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is reliability personified thanks to the speedy HyperSpeed connection, lightweight body, and decent battery life. Its subdued looks and low-volume clicks make it great for a wider variety of environments too.
For RM519, the Razer is on the pricier end of the spectrum, considering it doesn’t pack a lot of macro buttons; but I still think it’s a price worth paying if you want something that offers more fuss-free – and more importantly clutter-free – gaming experience.
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- Reliable and fast wireless connectivity
- Decent battery life
- Size is great for larger hands
The Not So Good
- May be uncomfortable for smaller hands
- Limited macro buttons