Razer’s engineers are at it again, defying the possibilities of design with the release of the Viper V2 Pro. This is Razer’s latest gaming mouse and surprisingly, it’s also now the company’s lightest mouse ever made. A title previously held by the Viper Mini, which weighs 61 grams.
With the Viper V2 Pro, Razer has shaved off a whopping 15 grams from the size of the Viper Ultimate. Going from 74 grams to just 59 grams. To get to this reduced weight Razer did have to cut out a few things. The company’s signature Chroma RGB lighting is gone. As are the right-side buttons and the built-in grips. All together this dropped the weight by 8.8 grams. Though, Razer does include optional grip tape for those that want to keep that grippy feel.
Razer’s Viper V2 Pro is not just ultra-light, it’s also wireless
Going from 74 grams to 58 grams is an achievement to say the least. Even with some of the cut features. It’s a pretty sizeable downscale which is impressive in its own right. But what’s more impressive is that Razer was able to achieve this without getting rid of the wireless connectivity.
The mouse also now includes a lighter battery that lasts longer than the Viper Ultimate. Razer claims that users will get up to 80 hours on just one charge. Where the Viper Ultimate would only get 70. The mouse also uses USB-C instead of micro USB for the cable connector.
Other improvements include the increase to 90 million clicks with Razer’s third-generation optical mouse switches. In addition, Razer is now using what it’s calling the Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor. Giving the Viper V2 Pro a 30,000 DPI for increased sensitivity.
Razer’s Viper V2 Pro retails for $149.99 which is a bit more expensive than the Viper Ultimate considering it comes with the charging dock. Which is going to make charging the mouse a little less convenient and flashy. Still, the improvements in weight and battery life seems to be worthy tradeoffs.
You can pick up the Viper V2 Pro starting today from Razer directly in Black or White color options. You can also find the mouse on Amazon in both colors.