Razer puts its flagship mouse back in the limelight in an improved version: the Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO. Simple evolution or real revolution? She’s been put to the test to tell you what’s in her stomach.
What is the Razer “HyperSpeed” concept?
- 1 What is the Razer “HyperSpeed” concept?
- 2 Small parenthesis on the packaging
- 3 check price
- 4 Contents of the Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO box
- 5 Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO – Its characteristics
- 6 The Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO in use
- 7 Conclusion
There are quite a few advantages to having wireless devices, remember our good Johnny’s article a few months ago.
Now there is a catch in all this when you are a gamer: the latency! Playing online with wireless devices is good.
But what gamers want: the same response time as a wired mouse or keyboard. And that’s where Razer comes in. They have set up their own WiFi wireless connection system: the HyperSpeed. For this, each device will have its own dedicated dongle stamped “HyperSpeed 2.4 GHz“. The advantage: a receiver that takes care of only one device via a dedicated WiFi connection.
Where connecting a wireless mouse/keyboard/headset combo to one and the same Bluetooth dongle will inevitably result in lag since it will have to manage too many peripherals. I personally noticed it with my Xbox One pad and my HyperX Cloud Mix headset, both connected in BT. Bluetooth is not responding tit for tat. The example is striking with this same HyperX headset connected to my iPhone to listen to music on Spotify. I noticed a lag between when I physically changed songs on my phone and when the action was taken.
In short, the big brands have heard the players and now they offer wireless peripherals with identical performance to wired ones. Personally, wireless has won me over. We focus here on the HyperSpeed from Razer.
Small parenthesis on the packaging
Being a follower of the brand for a few years, I was quite surprised by the packaging itself. For a Razer mouse, I was used to something flashy. Here it is not. We have packaging in Razer’s signature colors: black and flashy green. Visuals of the mouse on the front and back sides and the various functionalities are distributed everywhere. Once the first packaging has been opened, we are faced with a simple cardboard box stamped with the brand’s logo. And this is because Razer has finally realized that it is not necessary to shield its packaging with plastic and other pollutants.
Here, we start with recycled cardboard. And as an eco-responsible gamer, I find it great that they adapt.
Contents of the Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO box
Once the boxes are open, we find:
- the Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO;
- the HyperSpeed dongle;
- the Razer Speedflex cable;
- the adapter dongle;
- the info guide.
Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO – Its characteristics
Razer has put everything on ergonomics and convenience when using the improved version of its flagship mouse. We will therefore detail the major innovations. FYI, the Razer DeathAdder has been around since 2006 and has seen improvements and/or a special version every year.
Long battery life
Count 120 hours of battery life on Bluetooth, or more than 10 days of use. The autonomy that will drop to 70 hours in HyperSpeed mode. But knowing that it recharges even if your computer is turned off, it doesn’t hurt to have “only” 70 hours. In comparison, most of its direct competitors have a range of 24 hours at 2.4 GHz.
3 modes to connect the DeathAdder V2 PRO razer
Razer offers to connect the DeathAdder V2 PRO in 3 different ways: wired, Bluetooth 5.0 or via its proprietary HyperSpeed 2.4 GHz dongle. The advantage of HyperSpeed is its instant in-game reaction via this WiFi connection mode. Razer promises a 25% speed boost over other wireless modes. Ultra-fast transmission and low latency are the hallmarks of HyperSpeed.
A Razer Focus + sensor on the Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO
The Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO has a sensor up to 20,000 DPI. This mouse offers 99.6% accuracy. Understand by this that all your slightest movements will be reproduced to perfection.
The second generation of Razer optical switch
The Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO delivers an unmatched response time of 0.2ms with every click. In direct comparison with my Razer Taipan, this new mouse offers a much more pleasant touch and click sound, all coupled with exceptional ergonomics. It falls perfectly under the curves of my palm.
Razer Synapse software
Software well known to aficionados of the brand, Razer keeps updating it and comes back with version 3.5. You will have access to the different settings: RGB, brightness, allocation of side keys, sensitivity level settings, etc.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO in use
I have been using this Razer DeathAdder V2 PRO mouse for several days now and I must admit that I have finally found a wireless gaming mouse, but not only! Given the explosion of telecommuting lately, I have a laptop for work and my gaming tower to play and write my Sitegeek articles. My 2 computers are connected to my 34″ screen and I had to constantly change keyboard and mouse to control this or that computer.
Here, I have set the mouse to HyperSpeed on my gaming tower and to Bluetooth on my professional laptop. I simply switch the connection mode under the mouse. Its internal memory allows me to save my user profile, a common profile whether for gaming or office automation.
Its ergonomics, its low weight of 88 grams, and its battery (120 hours in office automation, 70 in gaming) make it exceptional. It all comes at a price. You will have to pay $129.99 to acquire it but in view of all its qualities, the price is amply justified. Add to that the compatibility with the Razer Chroma RGB software and you will understand why I am even happier. It’s a very nice mouse to me that has proven itself since 2006 and Razer continues to amaze us by evolving it every year.
In fact, Razer is starting to equip all of its wireless devices with HyperSpeed technology. We will tell you more in the coming weeks.
- The #1 Best-Selling Gaming Peripherals Manufacturer in the US: Source - The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Gaming Designed: Keyboards, Mice, PC Headsets, and PC Microphones, Based on dollar sales, Jan. 2017- June 2020 combined
- Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor: Auto-calibrates across mouse mat and reduces cursor drift from lift-off and landing for industry-leading precision
- 25% Faster Than Competing Wireless Mice: Razer HyperSpeed wireless technology brings together extreme low-latency and interference reduction for true wireless freedom
- Immersive, Customizable Chroma RGB Lighting: Supports 16.8 million colors w/ included preset profiles; syncs with gameplay and Razer Chroma-enabled peripherals and Philips Hue products
- 70 Hours of Intense Gaming: With the benefit of dual connectivity, enjoy up to 120 hours of battery life in Bluetooth mode, or up to 70 hours of ultra-fast performance when switching to HyperSpeed Wireless