Razer has released the successor to one of our favorite lightweight gaming mouse series of recent years, the Viper. These mice are known for having a light profile and easy to move around despite long battery life. It looks like the new Viper V2 Pro is ready to take these steps, but with some new features that look pretty cool.
The first is a new sensor that Razer is calling the Focus Pro 30k optical sensor. It has a resolution accuracy of 99.8% and has AI further enhancing its functionality with Smart Tracking, Motion Sync and Asymmetric Cut-off. The latter allows the user to adjust the height at which the mouse needs to be lifted, which is especially useful for shooting with jerky movements.
This sensor news is pretty big as the previous 20k version was already getting a lot of praise. At the time of review, for the Razer Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mouse, we think it’s one of the best we’ve seen. The idea that Razer has scaled this up to a 30k optical sensor and has additional software means this could truly be one of the most accurate wireless mice we’ve ever seen. Although we definitely need to test one before coming to that conclusion.
The Viper V2 Pro is also 20% lighter than the previous Viper, weighing in at 58 grams. The Razer Viper 8KHz weighs in at 71g and makes our list of favorite lightweight gaming mice. Even our absolute favorite lightweight mouse, the SteelSeries Aerox 3 weighs in at 66g. It will be interesting to see if gamers notice the recent Viper series weight loss.
One of the few complaints we’ve had with previous Viper series mice is that the clicks can feel a little delicate, or potentially even fragile. The Viper V2 Pro is looking to improve with the new Razer Gen 3 optical mouse switches. They are rated for 90 million clicks and claim to avoid double clicks and debounce delays, so I hope they look like a significant improvement.
As expected, this fancy new mouse also comes with a price to match. The Viper series has always been more expensive, and the Viper V2 Pro is selling for $149 or $259.95 AUD. It’s good money for a mouse, but with that 30K optical sensor and lightweight form factor, the Viper V2 Pro might be worth it.