The Razer Viper V2 Pro is marketed as an esports mouse that’s great for just about any user, though it’s sold with a higher price tag to match.
As the successor to the Razer Viper Ultimate, the Viper V2 Pro has a lot to live up to.
We tried the black model that’s coated with a matte finishing, its scroll wheel furnished with a rubberised texture for a better grip.
Weighing at 58g, it’s 16g lighter than the previous version. But to achieve the lightweight build, Razer removed most of the well-known Viper Ultimate’s features.
Here are 5 features that were excluded in this gaming mouse.
Removed feature #1: There’s no RGB
Razer Viper V2 Pro does not come with built-in RGB lights. It may not be a big issue though, as it won’t affect your gaming performance.
But this could be a downside for those who are in it for the aesthetics of their PC build.
2. Removed feature #2: No built-in rubber grip
Compared to the Ultimate model, the Viper V2 Pro model has no fixed rubber grip attached to the mouse.
This could be a plus for those who don’t like having a rubberised texture on the side of their mouse.
For those who do, though, Razer provides a set of rubber grip stickers inside the box.
Removed feature #3: Not suitable for left-handers
This gaming mouse is no longer suitable as an ambidextrous mouse as compared to its predecessor.
The two thumb buttons on the side of the Viper V2 Pro are placed only on the left, making it less usable for left-handed users, who can’t maximise its full features.
Removed feature #4: Less accessible DPI button
Located under the mouse, the Dots Per Inch (DPI) button also functions as a power button.
This could be a hassle for gamers who like to change their DPI settings while in-game, as they would have to lift the mouse up to adjust the settings.
Pressing it once changes the DPI mode, while pressing and holding the button for three seconds would switch the mouse off or on.
Removed feature #5: No wireless charging
Unlike its predecessor, The Viper V2 Pro does not come with an included magnetic wireless charging slot.
But one of the advantages of this mouse is its battery life. It can last up to 80 hours of usage on a single charge, making it convenient for long hours of gaming.
You could also use the mouse can wirelessly or wired with its USB-C cable that comes in the box.
Though plenty of features from Razer’s Viper V2 Pro have been taken out when compared to the Ultimate model, it does sport a couple of upgrades.
Upgrade #1: Higher sensitivity
The Viper V2 Pro is equipped with an upgraded sensor, the Razer Focus Pro 30K.
You can set your mouse sensitivity as high as 30,000 DPI. The improved sensor even allows you to use the mouse on glass surfaces.
This, combined with its light weight, make for a really manoeuvrable mouse, ideal for fast-paced games like first-person shooters.
Upgrade #2: 90 million click lifespan
The Viper V2 Pro is certified with the latest Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3, which enables you to have a 90 million mouse click lifespan with no double-clicking issues.
If your setup is only missing a good mouse, this just might help you win more games.
Despite its lightweight build and lack of features when compared to the Viper Ultimate, the Viper V2 Pro is priced at RM749, significantly higher than its predecessor, which ranges around the RM600 mark.
But for those who aren’t into the RGB aesthetics and prefer a sleek-looking device, this might just be the mouse for you.
To see the Razer Viper V2 Pro in action, check out the video below: