Razer has released the successor to one of our favorite lightweight gaming mouse series of recent years, the Viper. These mice are known for having a lightweight profile that is easy to move around despite the long battery life. It looks like the new Viper V2 Pro is set to follow in those footsteps, but with a few new features that look pretty cool.
The first is a brand new sensor that Razer calls the Focus Pro 30k optical sensor. It offers 99.8% resolution accuracy and AI further enhances its functionality with Smart Tracking, Motion Sync and Asymmetric Cut-off. The latter allows the user to adjust how high the mouse should be raised, which is especially handy for jerky shots.
This sensor news is pretty huge given that the previous 20k version was already getting a lot of praise. At the time of review, for the Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse, we found it to be one of the best we’ve ever seen. The idea that Razer has upped this to a 30k optical sensor and has additional software means this really could be one of the most accurate wireless mice we’ve ever seen. Although we’ll definitely have to test one out before we come to that conclusion.
The Viper V2 Pro is also 20% lighter than the previous Viper weighing 58 grams. The Razer Viper 8KHz weighs 71g and is on our list of favorite lightweight gaming mice. Even our favorite lightweight mouse, the SteelSeries Aerox 3 weighs 66g. It will be interesting to see if players notice the Viper Series’ recent weight loss.
One of the few complaints we’ve had with previous Viper-series mice is that the clicks can feel a bit fiddly, even potentially fragile. The Viper V2 Pro looks to do better with the new Razer Gen 3 Optical Mouse Switches. They’re rated for 90 million clicks and claim to avoid double-click and bounce delays, so hopefully they feel like a significant improvement.
As expected, this fancy new mouse also comes with a price to match. The Viper series has always been more expensive, and the Viper V2 Pro sells for $149 USD or $259.95 AUD. It’s a pretty penny for a mouse, but with that 30K optical sensor and lightweight form factor, the Viper V2 Pro can prove worthy.