Razer Viper V2 Pro Review – Welcome, to Razer’s lightest wireless gaming mouse. If you think that Razer Viper Mini’s 61-grams is the lightest, think again. At just 58 grams, Razer Viper V2 Pro is not only the lightest wireless gaming mouse in Razer’s arsenal of standard-size gaming mouse, but it is also designed as the ultimate esports mouse.
The Razer Viper Ultimate (check my review on that mouse) was the ultimate esports mouse back in 2019 with its 74 grams of weight, but Razer didn’t just stand still. They kept on perfecting the popular mouse and now make it even lighter, yet without sacrificing its performance.
The result is a new, ultra-lightweight wireless gaming mouse equipped with Razer’s latest and greatest: Razer Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor, Razer Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3, and Razer HyperSpeed wireless technology.
Razer Viper V2 Pro Review – Packaging and Unboxing
Razer Viper V2 Pro Review – Technical Specifications
- FORM FACTOR: Right-handed Symmetrical
- CONNECTIVITY: Razer Hyperspeed Wireless (2.4GHz), Wired (Type C)
- BATTERY LIFE: Up to 80 hours (constant motion at 1000Hz)
- RGB LIGHTING: No
- SENSOR: Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor
- MAX SENSITIVITY (DPI): 30,000
- MAX SPEED (IPS): 750
- MAX ACCELERATION (G): 70
- PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS: 5
- SWITCH TYPE: Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3
- SWITCH LIFECYCLE: 90-million Clicks
- ON-BOARD MEMORY PROFILES: 1
- MOUSE FEET: 100% PTFE
- CABLE: RazerTM Speedflex Cable Type A to Type C
- TILT SCROLL WHEEL: No
- SIZES: (L x Grip Width x H) 4.99″ x 2.27″ x 1.49″ | 126.7 mm x 57.6 mm x 37.8 mm
- WEIGHT: 58g
- DOCK COMPATIBILITY: No
Razer Viper V2 Pro Review – Design & Features
Let’s address the elephant in the room: how light is too light? When Razer told me about the new Viper V2 Pro and its 58 grams of weight (Black colour, the White colour here has 59 grams of weight), I thought that it would be too light to use. I was wrong. Being a fingertip gamer, I frequently have to lift my mouse up from the mat with my fingers and having a lightweight mouse makes a lot of difference. It’s less tiring and definitely feels more effortless to swipe the mouse over and over while tracking and flicking shots.
And it all comes down to the design. The Viper V2 Pro feels very well-balanced throughout its symmetrical body – though the mouse is designed for right-handed gamers.
It has two side buttons on the right and a single power & DPI button underneath the mouse. The left and right mouse buttons are powered by Razer’s newest Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3 with improved tactility and up to 90 million click lifecycle. The sound of the clicks is quite satisfying and bouncy, both to prevent any double-clicking issues and debounce delay.
With up to 80 hours of battery life, you’ll recharge the mouse less. This long battery life can be achieved because Razer has removed any RGB lighting from the mouse and because the new sensor and switches are more power efficient than the previous generations.
Speaking of sensor, Razer Viper V2 Pro is equipped with the Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor which features up to 99.8% resolution accuracy with pro-grade specifications. The new sensor allows the mouse to be used on a glass surface and has better power efficiency to improve battery life.
But you probably don’t care if it can run on a glass surface or more power efficient. How about its performance? I have to say that the sensor performance is really good. It does have a lot of AI functions such as Smart Tracking, Motion Sync, and Asymmetric Cut-off that you can customise through Razer Synapse.
In fast-paced games like Overwatch (that I play almost every night), the sensor shines as it doesn’t struggle to keep up with non-stop fast swipes and thanks to the lightweight body, it is less effort to glide and lift the mouse off the mat.
Here’s a short Overwatch video gameplay I had with the mouse:
Razer Viper V2 Pro Review Conclusion
If your goal is to get the lightest esports-worthy, wireless gaming mouse, then Razer Viper V2 Pro is definitely it. It only weighs 58 grams (Black) or 59 grams (White) but comes with serious powerhouse within: Razer’s latest Focus Pro 30K Optical sensor with 750IPS, 70G acceleration, and 99.8% resolution accuracy.
Then, you also get Razer’s latest Optical Gen-3 switches with 90 million clicks lifespan and 80 hours of battery life, both are amazing feats.
So how did Razer manage to do all these and keep the weight to a minimum? Sure, there are some things to be sacrificed such as removing RGB lighting, side buttons on the right side, and the built-in grips. However, I’m happy using the mouse without them and the packaging also includes some grip tape if you really want them on.
If you’ve been waiting for Razer’s ultimate, lightweight, flagship wireless gaming mouse, this is it. Razer Viper V2 Pro is available now for AU$259.95 at JB Hi-Fi Australia.
Disclosure: Razer Viper V2 Pro review sample was supplied for reviewing
Razer Viper V2 Pro Review
Razer’s lightest, esports-worthy wireless gaming mouse and powered by the latest and greatest Razer’s technology
- Ultra-lightweight mouse with just 58 grams of weight (Black), or 59 grams for White
- Focus Pro 30K Optical sensor with up to 30,000 DPI support, 750 IPS, 70G, and 99.8% Resolution Accuracy
- Accurate sensor, comfortable to use
- 90 million clicks lifecycle
- Sleek-looking design
- If it’s for right handers only, prefer to have a more ergonomic design than symmetrical
- Not compatible with Razer’s charging dock
- Hard to switch DPI as there is no dedicated button on top of the mouse (I have to rebind it to one of the side buttons)