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Razer deathadder elite mouse review

For more than ten years, the Deathadder series mouse has been the flagship product of FPS games and achieved great success during that time. With Razer's announcement that it has sold over 10 million units across the board, it's great to see further development since the 2016 Deathadder Elite. The Razer Deathadder V2 is the brand's latest upgrade to the classic, with updated optical sensors, more sensitive optical switches, new shoes (foot), and slight design updates.

It has been almost a year since the review of Deathadder Elite, Mamba and Basilisk, and I am very happy to see what the latest version offers.



Mouse Size and Weight

Technical Mouse

Razer has the same packaging as a year ago, with a sleek black case and a bit of bright green. In addition to their usual technical specifications, we also saw all the latest changes they made to the mouse and a small marketing badge to inform you that more than 10 million copies have been sold.

in it you will get:

Razer Deathadder V2 is a very familiar shape, but if you have not considered this ergonomic classic, it is essentially on the medium-larger side. In terms of size, the length of the V2 is the same as its predecessor (127 mm), the grip width is slightly narrower (42.7 mm), and the height is slightly reduced, which literally means 1 mm.

I have always liked the ergonomic right-handed mouse, medium and advanced, whether it is Zowie EC1B, Logitech G703 or Corsair Glaive, they are very suitable for my medium-sized hand (180x110mm). The mouse is long enough to support my palm while navigating. It feels that the width of the grip is tailored to my specific game style (palm/paw), and my ring finger and little finger can be placed well on the outside of the cone. . The mouse hump is still as unobtrusive as previous Elite models, and it helps me a lot to hold my hands and increase comfort.

So if you're used to the size of the old Deathadder, the V2's size definitely won't take you by surprise. However, weight is another matter.

One of the main changes since the 2016 Deathadder Elite (96g) is the reduction in weight of the model. Razer has been reducing the weight with each iteration, and the V2 is now 16 grams lighter than its predecessor. The Deathadder V2 now weighs just 80 grams, the same weight as the Logitech G Pro wireless product.

If the weight of the mouse feels good it is very subjective, but for me, it is too light. The mouse is still the same size as the previous model, but now it feels a bit hollow due to excessive weight loss. My personal preference for my mouse is that they weigh around 94,100 grams, but this is not to say that I cannot enjoy a lighter mouse, it just takes more getting used to.

Although the Deathadder weighed 148 grams in 2013, the mouse pad is still relatively easy to push due to its easy-to-grip shape and effective feet. The V2 can even speed around the most wear resistant cushions, mainly thanks to the updated PTFE strips we see below, which reduces friction and makes it feel lighter.

The shape of this mouse is what makes it obviously a deadpool, and it has been basically unchanged for over a decade. Whether you're a Razer fan or not, the safe and comfortable ergonomic shape of this mouse is without a doubt one of the best mice of all time.

The shape mentioned above is suitable for medium and large hands, and can be considered a bit large for those with small hands. The shape of the V2 fits my right hand very well and is always very comfortable. All the curves merge smoothly to form this supreme shape, and the low-key hump supports my knuckles well. The shape and size of the thumb groove near the side buttons fits my thumb perfectly, keeping these buttons within contact distance. The right side of the mouse is where we see the first small design change. The shape slopes smoothly forward from the case, naturally sticking fingers into the concave surface as the main button.

I noticed that some Deathadder owners complained about the styling on the old Deathadder Elite, but I didn't notice it. Razer has reduced this, and although it is almost unnoticeable, the shape is now very similar to the shape of the Mamba wireless connection. The matte black finish of the

case has been completely overhauled, and Razer has shifted from smooth to micro-textured. Compared with Elite, the new texture is slightly rough to the touch. Although it is still very easy to hold, I prefer the softer materials on Elite, Mamba and Basilisk V1.

No matter what texture I like, this mouse can be held in my hand even if it is thrown with the beat of CS: GO. The side handles have been redesigned to feel less thick, making them stronger in the process. When using Elite, the side handles feel like they are sticking out, and it feels like I'm holding them tightly instead of the actual mouse. Now that all of this has changed, the grip feels like a part of the outer shell, and the slight texture on the fingertips feels much better. The switch under the

main button is one of the main developments of the new Razer mouse since its debut. The new and improved light switches seem to be a love or hate type setting, and they feel less clear and tactile compared to the old model. In other words, they react faster and of course more reliable,

For consistency and performance, it's easy to get used to.

It's worth noting that the 0.2 millisecond drive difference in the switches is not obvious, but the truth is that they are also faster and more durable. The Omron switches we saw on Deathadder Elite have 50 million clicks, and these optical switches have 70 million clicks, so they have a long life and are working.

Let's talk about the button itself, because in the past, since everything was a shell, there were weird issues with the pillars and side scrolling. To be honest, even though there is a little trace back to the main button, I have to look at it very carefully and can barely see it. Another change of the

Razer is that its DPI switch button is located on the top of the mouse, just behind the scroll wheel. The housing has now been slightly changed to accommodate the buttons, trying to keep them away. Although I have never accidentally pressed the DPI button, this is a huge change because it completely eliminates this risk. The

side button is still as satisfactory as the Deathadder Elite, with excellent performance, and the possibility of being pressed by mistake is very small. Razer changed the look and feel of the mouse wheel to something very similar to Mamba wireless technology. The scroll wheel strikes a good balance between smooth, quiet rolling and tactile footsteps, which of course is an improvement over the previous Deathadder.

Finally, Razer includes a profile button on the bottom of the mouse, just like we saw on the wireless Mamba. This button is useless to me because I keep the mouse the same in all games, but I think it’s good to have options.

Another change of the old Deathadder is the new cable. The cables on the Elite are reasonable for twisted cables, but the Speedflex cables on the V2 are lighter and super flexible. The cable is Razer's answer to the umbrella cord, and it will definitely stand the test of time, and at the same time it will not be so disturbing when used. The

cable is 2.1m as long as the Elite. Although the material is already very long, you still want to tuck it under the keyboard or buy a bungee jump. The cable is much thicker than the previous version, which reminds me of the thick braid on the Logitech G403, so you have to use force when gluing it to the bungee cord. The

Deathadder V2 update is not over yet, the sensor is replaced by Razer’s latest Focus+ optical sensor. The sensors on the Elite were excellent before, and they are still considered to be one of the best. The Focus + sensor is essentially a 3399 PWM, which was near perfect throughout the test.

I feel silly to mention the DPI marketing model, but this latest Deathadder can now reach a dizzying height of 20,000. Isn't it cool? Well, no, because I've never met anyone who uses more than 1600. Either way, while anyone who wants to achieve their goals in the game will not use that much DPI, if you need it, there it is.

When playing some FPS games, the sensor can track perfect, smooth, or jitter is zero. Also, I didn't get any tilt bumps when I pushed it to the limit in CS: GO (I used low sensitivity and 800 DPI). V2 has an IPS speed of 650, which means you can swipe on the desktop at high speed and still track the target accurately. Everything feels precise, just like the Deathadder Elite, when you combine a reliable sensor with such an outstanding shape, you get real gaming pleasure.

Like all Razer mice, the software you need to change is the Razer Synapse. If you don’t like the software, don’t worry, Deathadder V2 comes with built-in memory. This means you can save all settings on the mouse and uninstall the software.

In the software, you can change everything from polling speed to illuminance. In addition, you can configure five DPI stages and take advantage of Razer's latest LOD technology. Asymmetric cutting allows you to set the cutting point at the preferred distance in millimeters, no matter what surface you use. Now, I don't use it because the mouse is available out of the box, but these small options are always easy to use because they may not all have a perfectly smooth surface like mine.

Updates to the classics may be a risky thing, but we are seeing more than just updates. It seems that Razer has listened and made some excellent changes to the mouse's design and performance. If you can forgive the lightweight features of V2 and are a fan of Deathadder, then it makes sense to upgrade to this one. The

's ergonomic shape, new switches, sensors and cables are just a few reasons to try this high-precision snake. The great mouse.

Razer has once again improved its classic mouse Deathadder. They adopted an excellent mouse and improved it in every aspect, including an updated sensor, a more sensitive main button, a comfortable appearance, and a newly designed cable.

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