Razer Viper V2 Pro Overview
The Viper V2 Pro looks almost identical to the Viper Ultimate, although most of the changes are under the hood. The overall shape and design of the mouse has been kept the same, which is a good thing as I loved how comfortable the Viper Ultimate was. The mouse is all black and has basically an ambidextrous design which will fit most grip styles.
The Viper V2 Pro only weighs 58g, which is 14g less than the Viper Ultimate. Here is how Razer was able to get the weight down on the mouse.
Starting at the top of the mouse we have our two main buttons, a scroll wheel which is wrapped in rubber, and a very small indication LED. The two main buttons are powered by Razer’s own Gen3 optical mechanical switches. These switches have improved tactility over the previous generation and have a 90 million click lifecycle. The left and right mouse buttons have also been slightly redesigned for a more tactile feel. Each mouse button has a convex design that allows your fingers to sit on them comfortably. At the front of the mouse there is a USB-C connection for charging the mouse or using it in wired mode. Obviously this is a big change from the Viper Ultimate that had the charging dock. It is nice to see a Type-C connection rather than a microUSB though.
Looking at the left side of the mouse we have two side buttons. These buttons have been improved as many felt the side buttons on the Viper Ultimate were too flush so these stick out a little more. On the opposite side of the mouse there aren’t any buttons, so technically this is not a fully ambidextrous mouse. You’ll also notice there are no side grips on the mouse. These have been removed to cut down on the weight of the mouse, but remember Razer does include optional grips your can install yourself. Also a quick structural stability test shows that there is absolutely no flex in either side of the mouse frame.
On the palm rest section of the mouse you’ll find a black Razer logo, gone is the Razer logo that lit up. This change was made to of course cut down on weight and removing the RGB elements actually cut down 2.7g off the total weight of the mouse.
Flipping the mouse over we find three PTFE feet, our sensor, and a power / DPI button. Razer has gone with three PFTE feet this time (1 large one and two smaller) which provide a more optimal and smoother glide. Razer has also combined the the power and DPI into a single button which also reduces weight. As far as the sensor is concerned we have Razer’s new Focus Pro 30K optical sensor which was developed in partnership with Pixart. This sensor has a DPI of 30,000, max speed of 750 IPS, max acceleration of 70g, and resolution accuracy of 99.8%. This new sensor will actually track on glass surfaces that are at least 2mm thick.