The Razer Viper V2 Pro is an ultralight wireless gaming mouse weighing just 58g. It takes a design close to the Viper Ultimate but improves certain points with switches and a new generation sensor.
Before we continue, let’s go over the different Razer Viper models that they have released, because Razer has brought out the best in each model:
- Razer Viper (2019) – First mouse with optical switches
- Razer Viper Ultimate (2019) – Top version of the regular Viper with wireless connectivity and a better sensor, while keeping the weight very light
- Razer Viper Mini (2020) : smaller model and with a very cheap price, since it uses a more modest sensor
- Razer Viper 8K (2021) : 8KHz polling rate mouse
- Dimensions: 126.7 x 66.2 x 37.8 mm ideal for average hands
- Hand size: ideal for average hands, although it can be used with different sizes
- Grip: various
- Design: Ambidextrous, although right-handed buttons only
- Weight: 58 grams
- Sensor: Focus Pro up to 30k CPI, 750 IPS, and 70 G
- LOD: configurable lift-off distance
- Refresh rate: configurable polling rate up to 1000 Hz
- Buttons: 5 configurable buttons
- Acceleration: 70G
- Battery life: 70 hours
- Switches: Razer Optical Mouse 3rd generation for left and right-click buttons
- Connection: HyperSpeed wireless and Razer Speedflex cable 1.8 meters
|Lightweight and comfortable
|No RGB lights
|Impeccable optical sensor
|Optical switches with 90M lifetime
|Excellent battery life
|70 hour battery life
It is positioned as an excellent alternative to the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. It is positioned as one of the best gaming mice on the market, especially for FPS/TPS players.
In 2019, Razer unveiled its Viper Ultimate and established its mouse as one of the best wireless models. At the time, it brilliantly combined a comfortable design, lightweight and excellent performance, allowing it, in particular, to compete with the Logitech G Pro Wireless.
Since then, the competition has caught up well, and if the Viper Ultimate remains an excellent mouse, the model now faces many more opponents. These include the Glorious Model O Wireless, the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless, the Roccat Kone Pro Air, and Logitech G Pro X Superlight.
Therefore, much-expected evolution of the Viper Ultimate, which is what the new Razer Viper V2 Pro offers us. On the program, a weight reduced to less than 60 g, new optical switches, or an even more efficient Razer Focus Pro 30K sensor.
The Razer Viper V2 Pro is offered at an MSRP price of $159, compared to $169 for the Viper Ultimate when it was released.
Inside, the Viper V2 Pro comes with a USB-A dongle for the 2.4 GHz wireless connection, a USB-C to USB-A cable for charging, an adapter to bring the dongle, a set of grips, and finally, a user manual.
Two main differences compared to the Viper Ultimate: this V2 Pro model no longer comes with a charging station. The grips are now optional and no longer directly integrated into the mouse.
The Razer Viper V2 has lines and dimensions strictly identical to those of the Razer Viper Ultimate. The manufacturer chooses not to change a winning team, and if you were already comfortable on previous iterations of the Viper, you should not be out of place.
We therefore remain on a mouse with an average size, always with a symmetrical design and a shell with a fairly slight curvature. In practice, the mouse is designed to adapt to most morphologies and types of grips. Whether you are a fan of Palm Grip, Claw Grip, or even Fingertips, you should be able to enjoy good comfort and, above all, good support alongside this Viper V2 Pro.
If the mouse’s dimensions do not change, the weight of the Viper V2 Pro drops to only 58 g, against 74 g for the Viper Ultimate. It’s quite a diet, especially since the mouse retains its design without the slightest perforation.
To achieve that weight, Razer has had to make a lot of modifications to the mouse and case design:
- Removing the two buttons on the right side has saved 2.9 grams
- Removing the RGB lighting has reduced 2.7 grams
- Removing the side rubber grips has reduced 3.9 grams
- By making structural changes to the casing, they have managed to reduce the weight by 7.5 grams
To manage to grab these few grams, this new model is based on a reworked internal structure but also makes some impasses compared to the old version. Thus, we lose the two buttons formerly present on the right facade, the RGB lighting disappears, and as explained a little higher, the grips are no longer directly integrated into the mouse.
Modifications that may not be to the liking of all players but allow the Viper V2 Pro to drop below the 60 g mark and position itself as one of the lightest wireless mice on the market. Sector. For comparison, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is 63g, the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless is 68g (with perforated shell), and the Glorious Model O Wireless is 69g.
They can be positioned at the level of the M1/M2 buttons and the side panels regarding the grips. They bring a real plus in terms of support and are particularly effective. The fingers grip much better, and if they are damaged over time, they can easily be replaced.
There are also some small changes to this new version of the Razer Viper wireless on the control side. The M1 and M2 buttons benefit from new 3rd generation Razer optical switches, offering responsive and tactile activation. There is no pre or post-travel to underline, but we will note a slight horizontal play at the level of the pallets.
The wheel remains identical to the Viper Ultimate, with notches always well marked. Behind no DPI button but an LED indicator to visualize the selected sensitivity.
On the left facade, the two side buttons are still just as thin, but they now stand out a little more from the mouse shell. They are now easier to access, and their activation is also more tactile. A good point compared to the previous version.
The last button at the back of the mouse allows you to switch between its different DPI levels with a simple press. This same button can be used to turn the mouse on or off via a long press.
Always on the back, we notice that the PTFE pads are slightly reworked, with a more rounded format and a slightly wider surface. We also note that the connectors dedicated to the charging station are no longer in the game, to our great regret.
The Razer Viper V2 Pro can be wired via an approximately 2m USB-C to USB-A cable. It is a braided model with a flexible and thin design, adapting without any problem to the featherweight of the mouse. Enough to continue to enjoy the good performance of the model even when recharging its battery.
The mouse relies on a 2.4 GHz connection using a USB-A dongle on the wireless side. The previous version still works very well and has no signal loss problem to highlight on our side. If your PC is a little too far from your mouse, you can bring the dongle closer by plugging it into an adapter delivered in the box, connecting to the mouse cable.
The Battery life is announced at approximately 70 hours, as on the old version Viper Ultimate. Also, note that Bluetooth is not included, which could have allowed you to enjoy better battery when playing games that do not require perfect responsiveness.
Razer Synapse Software
The mouse is compatible with Razer Synapse software, like most peripherals and accessories from the brand. You can create different configuration profiles and load them automatically according to your games or applications.
A first tab allows you to modify the mapping of the buttons. Razer offers a complete list of actions here, but it is also possible to create your macros. Nothing new.
As for the sensor options, you can save up to 5 levels of sensitivity, between 100 and 30,000 DPI, with a step of 50 DPI. The polling rate goes up to 1000 Hz but can be reduced to 125 Hz or 500 Hz to save battery. Finally, it is also possible to adjust the lift-off distance quite precisely to adapt your play style perfectly.
The last tab allows you to define an automatic standby time and a time from which the battery goes into energy-saving mode.
Last precision concerning the software, note that only one profile can be saved in memory on the device and not 5 as on the Viper Ultimate. A bit unfortunate!
The Razer Viper V2 Pro benefits from a new Razer Focus Pro 30K optical sensor developed with PixArt. It is, on paper, the most capable optical sensor in the industry, capable of reaching a sensitivity of 30,000 DPI, speeds of 750 IPS, and accelerations of 70 G.
In use, as often, nothing to complain about on this side, the tracking is impeccable, and the mouse responds perfectly to the slightest movements.
In use, what is this new Razer Viper V2 Pro worth? After a few days at his side, we must admit that the few small improvements made to the mouse are quickly felt. Going below the 60 g mark, the mouse gains a little more maneuverability and is particularly suitable for games requiring the best possible responsiveness.
The grip remains as comfortable as ever, and the addition of optional grips provides even better support at the fronts or buttons. On the pure performance side, the new optical switches of the M1/M2 buttons are particularly effective, and we appreciate their tactile side. Ditto for the side buttons, which are now much easier to activate.
It is clear that the goal of the new Viper V2 Pro is to have a mouse with better technical specifications than the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. Competitiveness is carried even in price. The Viper V2 Pro has an 159$, the same price as the Superlight. None of them are cheap, but considering what they offer, it is a reasonable price since they aim at the highest end of the gaming market.
With this new Razer Viper V2 Pro, the manufacturer effectively catches up on the competition and once again establishes its model as one of the most convincing in the sector. Ultra-light, comfortable and efficient, it’s hard to find much to fault with this new wireless version of the Viper.
A few years ago, Razer was a brand better known for crazy designs, RGB LEDs, and crazy prices than for sheer practicality and performance. However, in the last 3 or 4 years, things have changed. Today, Logitech is the peripheral brand most used by professional players of many games, without a doubt. Razer has put all the meat on the grill to take away market share.
However, with a price of 159$, it is difficult to recommend it with your eyes closed, especially since this new version no longer comes with its very practical charging station. When we know that it is possible to find the Razer Viper Ultimate for less than 80$ regularly, the choice will probably be quickly seen by many players.
You can go for it with your eyes closed on this Viper V2 Pro if you have a substantial budget. The old version displays a much higher quality/price ratio than the others.