Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Review – The DeathAdder gaming mouse has always been Razer’s most successful gaming mouse for the past decade with over 10 million Razer DeathAdders sold in total.
And now, the success will continue with the release of a new DeathAdder – the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro which is Razer’s latest, wireless, ergonomic gaming mouse from the DeathAdder family.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Packaging & Unboxing
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Review – Design & Features
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro design borrows from the previous DeathAdder models and fans who love the ergonomic shape and feel of the DeathAdder should feel right at home.
The new mouse is powered by Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor with 20,000 DPI and 99.6% resolution accuracy. The sensor can auto-calibrate itself each time you switch to a new mouse surface which I have to say, should happen very rarely. I set my calibration to manual while using the DeathAdder V2 Pro on the Razer Gigantus V2 mouse mat.
The mouse buttons have been updated to 2nd Gen Razer Optical Mouse Switch which offers satisfying clicks and tactile feedback after using the Basilisk Ultimate for some time. The switch feels clickier and bouncier on the DeathAdder V2 Pro – which feels better, in my opinion.
You can switch between the 2.4GHz connection or Bluetooth – which will give you more battery life but you shouldn’t game on Bluetooth due to latency. Thankfully, you can also use the mouse plugged like a wired DeathAdder so you can still game and charge it at the same time.
Unfortunately the packaging doesn’t include a charging stand. However, if you have the Basilisk Ultimate charging dock, it will work with the DeathAdder V2 Pro just fine. You can purchase the charging dock, Razer Mouse Dock Chroma, separately for AU$89.95 – or you can just use the cable to charge if you want to save money. The DeathAdder V2 Pro retails for AU$224.95 and the Basilisk Ultimate retails for AU$279.9 for comparison.
Ergonomic wise, the DeathAdder V2 Pro is easy to grip, thanks to the rubber textured surface on the side of the mouse. The rubber side grips are molded as part of the shell (rather than being glued to the mouse) so they will never peel off – that’s nice!
While I consider the DeathAdder V2 Pro to be a larger mouse better suited for palm grip gamers (I think), I can still use it comfortably with my small hands & fingertip/claw grip. If you come from the Viper Ultimate size and prefer the size, you may want to consider checking out the DeathAdder V2 Mini instead of the Pro though. But I was using the Basilisk Ultimate as my primary gaming mouse so the feel feels similar.
I have no trouble using the mouse to frag my enemies on Overwatch and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The sensor is accurate and there is no noticeable lag at all when using it wirelessly. If you experience skipping (I had this once), make sure to bring the wireless transmitter closer than having it plugged at the back of your PC (if it’s on the floor). The included USB extension comes in handy for this purpose.
Videos speak louder than words, so here is a couple of Overwatch highlights with the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro gaming mouse (on wireless mode):
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Review Conclusion
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is the most advanced Razer DeathAdder mouse in the family. It has the latest Razer™ Focus+ Optical Sensor with up to 650 inches per second (IPS), 2nd Gen Razer Optical Mouse Switch, Razer HyperSpeed Wireless, and a Bluetooth connectivity option.
Like its predecessors, the mouse is ergonomically designed, and worthy to be Razer’s flagship wireless gaming mouse.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro retails for AU$224.95 and available now at Razer website and retailers around Australia.
Disclosure: Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro review sample was supplied for reviewing but all opinions are mine
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Review
The latest DeathAdder from Razer in 2020 brings forward the latest sensor and enhancements
- Great ergonomic feel
- Nice to grip, fits well
- Bluetooth option
- Can be used wired
- Accurate, high performance sensor
- Still microUSB
- No charging dock included