I’ve been using the SteelSeries Aerox 3 wireless as my main driver in the office for roughly a year and haven’t had too many complaints with its ultralight and futuristic design, but if you told me that another wireless mouse would come out, weighing even less whilst retaining a more traditional design, I wouldn’t have believed you, but that’s exactly what Razer has don with the Viper V2 Pro.
The Razer Viper V2 Pro follows in the footsteps of the original, which was regarded as one of the best lightweight mice, but Razer has somehow managed to strip off 20% of the weight. This has been done through design choices such as the removal of right side buttons, RGB, built-in grips and a number of other component changes. Now, if you looked at any of these in isolation, you probably wouldn’t feel a difference in weight, but all of these minor changes result in a mouse that’s lighter than I ever thought possible.
Razer has been using a tennis ball in its marketing of the new Viper V2 Pro, simply due to the fact that this mouse comes in at around the same weight, which is very, very impressive. My first reaction when pulling the mouse out of the box was that there was absolutely no way that a battery could be inside, yet somehow Razer has packed a battery that lasts roughly 80 hours. Design-wise, the materials used don’t feel overly premium, but the build quality is still fantastic.
I was then quite sceptical for house a mouse without much weight to it would feel, and my concerns were quickly eased after a few hours. The mouse glides across my desk, and I’m able to get from one side of my 32″ monitor all the way to the other side my second screen in seconds. This is also thanks to the Razer Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, which Razer has touted as the world’s most precise optical sensor, and honestly, I wouldn’t normally pay too much attention to this, but even at higher sensitivity, I never found myself overshooting or undershooting, instead always landing exactly where intended.
Similarly, whilst I’m no pro, booting up games such as Apex Legends had me feeling like I was more in control of my reticule, rather than just flailing all over the place. I can really see how if you’re a fan of a light mouse that this would benefit both gaming performance and productivity. The clickyness of the left and right buttons, whilst on the noisier side also definitely feel really responsive.
As far as buttons go, there’s two on the left-hand side, your left and right mouse button as well as a scroll real that has a good amount of tactility to it and works well. There’s also a very small power button on the bottom that also acts as a way of changing the DPI. When compared to Razer’s other mice and other lightweight mice on the market such as the mentioned Aerox 3, it is a largely no frills mouse, but I actually like that Razer has leaned into this for pure performance.
When it comes to software, the mouse has onboard memory so that it’ll remember your settings from PC to PC, and obviously it can be connected to Razer Synapse to customise everything from what each button does, to sensitivity and polling rate, as well as changing how quickly it goes into standby or lower power mode.
Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor
MAX SENSITIVITY (DPI)
MAX SPEED (IPS)
MAX ACCELERATION (G)
Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3
ON-BOARD MEMORY PROFILES
Razer™ Speedflex Cable USB Type-C
TILT SCROLL WHEEL
Length: 126.7 mm / 4.99″
Grip Width: 57.6 mm / 2.27″
Height: 37.8 mm / 1.49″
All-in-all, the Razer Viper V2 Pro does what it sets out to do in terms of being one of the lightest gaming mice on the market, whilst still maintaining a solid build quality, and also being aesthetically pleasing.