Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro review: the King’s return

DeathAdder V2 Pro

Razer is one of the most popular peripheral brands in the industry and few mice designed for videogame enthusiasts are as iconic as DeathAdder. This line has existed for over 14 years and is part of the daily lives of millions of users, who look at DeathAdder as the ideal compromise between versatility, quality and price.

It is clear that a product with so many years goes through several revisions in an attempt to constantly improve, seeking to offer users the best that technology has at their disposal at any given time. Not all iterations will be well received, but the truth is that Razer has given little reason for criticism in recent years.

Since the release of the previous version, many have asked the brand to launch a wireless version of its best-selling mouse. The company listened and put on the market a DeathAdder that fills the gap in relation to ergonomic options that will free us from the cable nightmare.

In design that works does not move

DeathAdder V2 Pro

In terms of format there is little to add. The brand decided, well, to keep the traditional format of this peripheral that so many players conquered over the years. The weight has risen a little to 87 grams in order to accommodate the technology necessary to remove the wire, but I think that this gives it a robustness and a more premium feeling in the hand.

DeathAdder is not a mouse for small hands, nor is it for those who prefer the grip with their fingertips. Its body is wide and characterized by an elevation that allows a perfect fit of the palm, providing great comfort even during long sessions of play or even work.

Its fit makes it natural to stop feeling that you are handling a mouse after a few minutes, such is the way it adapts to the contours of your hand. If your hand is a little smaller, the advice will be to look for another option, perhaps even the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini.

Its design is quite conventional and escapes the wild adventures of Razer, which sometimes tries to risk and manufacture mice that force our hand to adopt a certain position. In this V2 Pro everything looks familiar and natural.

Its matte cover has some kind of micro texture that helps keep it glued by hand, so it is one of the good options in the portfolio for those who have a preference for faster paced games, as shooters in the first person tend to be.

The comfort of the DeathAdder V2 Pro is further aided by the usual rubber contours and a set of easily accessible buttons with an excellent tactile feel.

The glide could hardly be better, thanks to the PTFE feet. On faster surfaces it even fulfills the function normally intended for smaller, lighter mice, and it is a delight to use it with speed and precision.

Built to last

DeathAdder V2 Pro

DeathAdder V2 Pro is solidly built using high quality materials. The way it was built eliminates the possibility of giving in to stronger grips and is absolutely silent. All of this indicates that its interior has been carefully thought out to guarantee several years of use to the best of its ability.

I am the first to criticize the build quality of Razer products from a few years ago, but in truth the brand has evolved tremendously in the last 5 years and now offers another level of confidence.

The included charging cable itself is covered in a “paracord” fabric that makes it very flexible, something that I have never seen in any mouse to date. It is that kind of attention to detail that makes us realize that we are using above-average equipment.

The switches present in this version of DeathAdder are the optics manufactured by Razer itself, which have been widely criticized on several occasions.

Personally I am a fan of its tactile sensitivity, somewhat similar to the mechanical switches present on the brand’s keyboards. You never lose track of what you’re doing and you don’t need much to activate the keys.

Razer has perfected its production line, and I can guarantee that the brand’s technology has evolved a lot over the past few years. The main buttons are one of the best you can find, with almost no side swipe or pre-activation. There is some degree of post-activation, but you will only feel something if you are very demanding and experienced when it comes to mice.

Main specifications of DeathAdder V2 Pro

DeathAdder V2 Pro

  • Razer HyperSpeed ​​Wireless technology for faster connection than wired mice
  • Razer Focus + 20K DPI optical sensor for ultimate precision
  • 2nd generation Razer optical switch for operating at the speed of light
  • Up to 120 hours battery life and three connection modes
  • Advanced integrated memory to store up to five profiles

If any criticism has to be pointed out, it is that the button on the right side seems a little louder and less sensitive than the left, but it may be the result of too many years of activating the telescopic sight in online shooters. Despite feeling this difference, it never got to the point of really upsetting me and giving up its use.

The side buttons offer a very consistent tactile feel, with a precise click and an ideal activation distance for the configuration. The scroll wheel, on the other hand, offers 24 activation steps and tends more towards the silent, not including the RGB lighting characteristic of the company’s offerings in the V2 Pro.

The tactile feel between each of the 24 steps allows you to effectively control the movement of the mouse wheel. The click of the wheel is no longer satisfactory that I have experienced, with some tendency to “grab” the page and slide freely. However, with the habit you learn to control the movement and to take better advantage of its potential.

Premium noob proof sensor

All Razer premium mouse offerings use the Focus + optical sensor, and in fact there is very little to point out to you. The DeathAdder V2 Pro has no movement monitoring problems, but it would also be a shame for a mouse of this caliber to suffer from this type of issue.

The implementation of the brand’s homemade technology is well improved, without the need for any software adjustment to correct hardware limitations.

Razer has years of experience enough to know what it does, and the fact that it can always improve a mouse over a decade old is proof of that.

All adjustments are made using the Synapse software, where we can adjust DPI, refresh rate and the survey distance. Of course, this is where we also controlled Chroma RGB lighting and the much needed macros for different usage scenarios, in addition to recording up to 5 profiles in the mouse’s own memory.

Razer’s HyperSpeed ​​wireless technology never gave me any headaches and allows for about 50 hours of autonomy, at least in my usage scenarios, which mix games with productivity with an emphasis on the latter.

If you choose a Bluetooth connection, this range will jump to more than 100 hours, but obviously you will lose that almost instantaneous response time, something that is not advisable especially if you are playing.

Conclusion: DeathAdder’s legacy is in good hands

In short, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is precisely what fans expected from it. A wireless version of one of the best-selling mice ever, which serves to consolidate a value offering that few brands are able to rival.

For me it is the best version of DeathAdder so far, managing not to give up any of the features that made it so adored to offer a wireless experience.

Not everything is perfect especially at the level of the main buttons, but the hiccups will be evident only to those looking for them, as is the case of someone who analyzes a product to present it to readers.

Where to buy the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro in UK

Wireless mice are no longer seen in a corner by the gaming community, and this DeathAdder V2 Pro appears to be one of the best options on the market. As we are used to, quality pays and the new DeathAdder arrives with a premium € 149.99 it certainly won’t be for all portfolios.

The DeathAdder V2 Pro was kindly provided by Razer. You can learn more about this wireless mouse on the official website of the brand.

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