Speaking of gaming mice, Razer’s name appears in most gamers’ minds. From year to year, Razer is among the most diligent in launching gaming peripheral products from various categories, with a very complete line ranging from pocket-friendly to high-end prices.
The mouse that I will discuss in this review article is the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. As the name implies, Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is arguably an improvement or upgrade from DeathAdder V2. It’s no wonder that the features are similar, except for the availability of wireless technology in the Pro version.
Yes, finally the DeathAdder wireless series! For your information, DeathAdder itself is one of the legendary mouse series from Razer which is very popular and has been with gamers for a long time since 2006. Are you curious about the sophistication of the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro? Come on , just take a look at the reviews!
Ergonomic and easy to hold
The DeathAdder series is known for its ergonomic, minimalist design, and certainly offers comfortable use. Likewise with DeathAdder V2 Pro. The appearance is very similar to the non-Pro version and in terms of dimensions, it is more ideal for gamers with medium to large hand sizes.
DeathAdder V2 Pro is designed to be used with the right hand. On the sides (left and right) Razer adds rubber grips with a texture that makes the grip feel firmer and less slippery. I’m a gamer who tends to use a mouse in a palm style (gripping the entire body of the mouse), and I think the dimensions and curves of the DeathAdder V2 Pro feel just right in my hand.
It should also be underlined that this is a lightweight mouse. It weighs only 88 grams. The combination of ergonomic design and light weight allows for quick hand movements. Even so, it would be more interesting if Razer provided the option to add weight so that the weight could be adjusted according to the tastes of each user. In my opinion, heavier weight will also feel more fun for non-gaming usage scenarios, for example related to productivity such as photo or video editing.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro uses a Razer 2nd generation optical mouse switch. The tactile feedback is great but it’s not too loud either. According to Razer, this switch has a response time of 0.2ms. Apart from that, at the top of the mouse you will also find two buttons for lowering and increasing the DPI. On the left, there are two extra buttons whose functions you can adjust via the Razer Synapse software.
At the bottom you’ll find a slot for storing a 2.4GHz dongle along with a switch for switching between 2.4GHz, Bluetooth, and cable modes. Yes, apart from using a 2.4GHz dongle, DeathAdder V2 Pro can also connect to a PC via Bluetooth. A Bluetooth connection will suit those of you who may have limited ports on your laptop and only play games casually, not competitively.
At the bottom, Razer also places a connector to connect the DeathAdder V2 Pro with the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma which functions to charge the battery on the mouse. This docking is sold separately, aka not included in the sales package. You can still charge with the built-in cable if you don’t have the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma.
The performance of the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro
I am a gamer who really likes the Shooter genre, both First-Person and Third-Person. So while trying DeathAdder V2 Pro, I played the most games from that genre. And the result, in my opinion this mouse is ideal.
One thing I like best is the Razer Focus + Optical Sensor technology which offers up to 20,000 DPI. The sensor feels accurate and makes my shots even more precise. In addition, the 20,000 DPI here is not fixed. Through the two buttons I described earlier, you can lower the DPI if you want a slower movement, or increase it if you like a more sensitive one.
In addition, appreciation should be given to the Razer Hyperspeed Wireless technology. During wireless gaming using a 2.4GHz dongle, I didn’t notice a significant difference in latency compared to when connected via cable. Everything feels so responsive and stable. Oh yes, even though it is supported by wireless technology, DeathAdder V2 Pro still provides Speedflex cables in the sales package.
Razer explained that the mouse feet of DeathAdder V2 Pro (100% PTFE) were made to provide smooth movement across a variety of surfaces. I myself mostly use this mouse on the mousepad, or on the table. And both feel comfortable. As for the scroll button, in my opinion, there is nothing too special. The bottom line feels light and precise.
Talking a little about the battery, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is claimed to be able to run for 120 hours in Bluetooth mode, or 70 hours in Hyperspeed Wireless mode. Honestly, I did not calculate in detail whether the claim is true or not. What is clear, the battery life of the DeathAdder V2 Pro is quite durable and the charging is fast.
But keep in mind, even though the port is still microUSB, it doesn’t mean you can charge it with another cable. You must use the Speedflex cable that came from DeathAdder V2 Pro because the housing design is different from most microUSB cables on the market.
Extra features of the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro
Next, I want to discuss some of the extra features that the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro has. RGB? There must be! You can also customize colors and effects via Razer Synapse. In addition, through the same software there is also an option to set the function of each button. You can also save up to 5 profiles at once.
In essence, all the features on DeathAdder V2 Pro can be accessed via Razer Synapse, including power saving settings for wireless mode. From this software you can also see the remaining battery, or access other Razer devices such as keyboards.
Wireless gaming mouse for casual and competitive gamers
In conclusion, Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a mouse that is very suitable for use by various gamers, from casual to competitive levels. The wireless technology embedded by Razer is not arbitrary. The latency is low and feels very responsive.
For those who are interested, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is sold in Indonesia at a price of IDR 2,099,000.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is suitable for:
- Casual gamers who like to play AAA titles today, especially with the shooter genre.
- Competitive gamers who need a wireless mouse with high accuracy, low latency, and light weight can make DeathAdder V2 Pro an option.
- Gamers who play on laptops are also suitable for choosing DeathAdder V2 Pro. The reason is, the availability of a Bluetooth connection is an attractive option because it does not require a USB port. Of course, using DeathAdder V2 Pro in Bluetooth mode is more ideal for fun gaming only.
- Students or students who need a wireless mouse with customizable buttons can choose DeathAdder V2 Pro. The function of each button can be adjusted according to your needs, for example, being a shortcut to access certain features to make it easier to do tasks.
- Content Creators who need a mouse for precise work can make DeathAdder V2 Pro the next shopping target. Moreover, the DPI can be adjusted as needed, the connectivity is complete, and the battery is also durable.
The advantages of Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro:
- Ergonomic design and comfortable grip for medium or large hand sizes
- Suitable for a variety of usage styles such as palm or claw
- Complete connectivity
- Great wireless performance
- 20,000 DPI which can be adjusted as needed
- Long battery life
Disadvantages of Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro:
- The charging port is not universal
- Less ideal for small hands
- Right-handed use only
- It would be more interesting if there were options to increase or decrease the weight
- Relatively high price