OUWa.org – Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro: HyperSpeed and Bluetooth Wireless, Good Battery, Great Sensor. Finally, Razer has also decided to “cut tail” for Razer DeathAdder – the most famous gaming mouse line, associated with its history of development with the version of Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. The wireless version of DeathAdder offers a very good user experience, stable connection, and long battery life. Its price is also very competitive.
The design of the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro:
Previously I introduced to you many Razer wireless gaming mouse like the Basilisk Ultimate and moreover, the Lancehead Wireless – a mouse I love about both design and grip form but Razer is no longer evolving. But it wasn’t until recently that DeathAdder had a wireless version. I think Basilisks or Vipers are still Razer’s experimental flags of its innovative wireless technology before deciding to launch the DeathAdder line.
DeathAdder is an entry-level mouse for those new to Razer because it’s affordable and its ergonomics design suits a wide variety of users and grip styles. The design of the DeathAdder V2 Pro has been virtually unchanged since the first generation in 2006, Razer only changed slightly in the width of the mouse and the length and height of the back are no different (still 42 mm), this seems to be a template for many later ergonomics gaming mouse.
The DeathAdder V2 is wired.
If compared to the DeathAdder V2 that I was on hand last time, the DeathAdder V2 Pro is no different in appearance, just cuts the wire. The material and finish of the DeathAdder V2 Pro are still matte plastic, two mouse keys are made with the mouse back, taking advantage of the plastic’s elasticity to return the journey beside the bounce of the switch. Personally, I prefer the design of the removable mouse button like on the Basilisk or Viper series because, in the long run, the feeling of pressing will not change when this plastic piece softens. The DeathAdder V2 that I was using before now starts to have hissed, scratchy when clicked because the shell makes the mouse key and the back of the mouse loosen, the feeling of pressing is not as good as when buying.
The design of the mouse button is concave, embracing the arm characteristic of the DA series. When you put your hands on the mouse, everything seems to be automatically positioned and the concave mouse button feels better with the palm grip control, even claw grip can feel this indentation.
The type of switch that Razer equips the DeathAdder V2 Pro is is the Razer Optical switch, it has good bounce and faster response speed thanks to the laser opening/closing mechanism instead of the physical contact between two conventional metal sheets. In addition, the side of the switch is also larger and eliminates double clicks. These switches are being found as standard on most Razer mouse in recent times.
2 side keys are better than the DeathAdder V2, this is how I feel when holding back and forth between the DeathAdder V2 and the wireless V2 Pro. These 2 buttons are made with better bounce, deeper travel, and a more confident pressing feel. I often use the hip mouse key, such as playing CoD Warzone, the hip key 5 is often used to hold the gun up and shoot, but this operation is used a lot. When working, 2 side keys are indispensable because 1 day I have to Back / Forward a lot of websites, sometimes these 2 keys are damaged before the main mouse button.
The rubber grip on both sides of the mouse is molded thick, with a texture to increase grip, similar to the DeathAdder V2. With a weight of just a little heavier than the wired DV V2 version (88 g versus 82 g), holding and lifting the DeathAdder V2 Pro is effortless, flexible, and easy to manipulate.
DeathAdder V2 Pro rollers are the same style as those on Basilisk or DA series in general, it is adjusted with moderate friction, rolling step by step with high precision but when need to scroll a lot with web pages or texts. the long version can still be manipulated lightly. The rubber on the rollers has many spikes to provide a grip. The actuation and bounce rate of the middle mouse is moderate.
Behind the roller are 2 fast DPI boosters, you should note that the mini or cheaper versions of the DA and the Basilisk, Viper series, this key may be just 1 button or even not. If you often have to play many games with different DPI needs, you should pay attention to this, it is convenient for you to quickly adjust the DPI according to the game or use situation.
The back of the mouse has the Razer logo with the familiar Chroma lamp but this is also the only lamp. If compared to the wired DeathAdder V2, it has no roller lights, an easy-to-understand cut because the more lights drain the battery, and also to reduce the cost of the DA series, if you want more lights and still wireless, You can choose the Basilisk Ultimate.
The bottom of the DeathAdder V2 Pro is 3 feet large in PTFE which feels smooth on both fabric pad, hard pad, and regular countertops. The feet above are forced to split in half to create a space for the MicroUSB cable to use as a wired mouse or recharge the battery. In addition, the bottom is still full of Profile switch buttons stored on the mouse, 2 pogo pins for charging with the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma – this accessory is sold separately.
The wireless mode switch, the DeathAdder V2 Pro can use Bluetooth or the 2.4 GHz HyperSpeed receiver – this is my favorite because the Basilisk Ultimate is very expensive, but can only be used wirelessly with the receiver, if you want Bluetooth, you must choose the Basilisk X HyperSpeed version, but this one is not good, there are no lights and the sensor is better. Similar to the situation of the Viper line, the Viper Ultimate version also does not support Bluetooth.
The DeathAdder V2 Pro with Bluetooth makes this mouse extremely versatile and responsive to a wide variety of usage scenarios. I connect it to my laptop by Bluetooth to work and when playing games on the desktop, switch the switch to a 2.4 GHz connection, no need to worry about removing the receiver to switch devices.
If you do not like to use a receiver, the mouse has a receiver compartment at the bottom, a small but necessary design, like the Rival 650 I am using does not have a receiver compartment, quite frustrating.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro sensor:
In terms of sensors, the DeathAdder V2 Pro shares the same sensor with many of the current high-end Razer mouse such as Naga Pro, Viper Ultimate, and Razer Focus +. It is an optical sensor with a maximum sensitivity of 20000 DPI, a speed of 650 IPS, and is one of the best sensors currently on a gaming mouse. This sensor was developed by Razer in cooperation with PixArt, it is PAW3399 with some customizations such as Motion Sync technology to synchronize the signal from the sensor with the computer’s signal reception cycle, thereby helping the mouse press position statement more effectively, eye reading will be more consistent.
I tested this with MouseTester and found that Motion Sync is really effective when it gives the count points or the number of steps that the sensor records and the message shows that it is very even on the mouse movement. The up and down sinusoidal graph shows the swings back and forth with different intensities and speeds, the count points are exactly on these lines. At the end of the graph, there are 2 external count points – this is when I lift the mouse up and put it down, during the time to lift and put down the sensor stops the track according to the lift-off setting. The DPI for the test above is 400.
Still, at 400 DPI, I tried to draw strokes on the Paint application, and on the right is what the mouse sensor sees, the more matching, the higher the accuracy of the reading. When you move your hands to make these lines, your hands are not moving at a uniform speed, this can only be done by machine, so the distance between the count points will be close or less depending on the motion. speed.
I tried adding DPI 800 and at this DPI, the Focus + sensor achieved very high accuracy, the score count was very even.
I move the mouse fast at 800 DPI, not a single count falls out of the sinusoidal graph. In my experience, optical mouse often has a disadvantage at low DPI, especially at 400 and lower. Compared to the generations of high-end readers that I have used, such as PWM3360 / 3366 and Razer Optical 5G (PWM3389), the PAW3399 is much better.
Connectivity and battery of Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro:
Razer’s HyperSpeed Wireless 2.4 GHz receiver supports frequency adaptive technology, automatically selects the optimal frequency, and converts quickly. This technology Razer has developed over the years and so far, I can confirm it for quality on par with Logitech Lightspeed. The battery life of the DeathAdder V2 Pro reached about 3 days with the main intensity of use, not much play, the Chroma lamp still on, and the polling rate at 1000 Hz. If you want to extend this time, you can reduce the polling rate to 500 Hz and turn off the lights.
If you want the DeathAdder V2 Pro’s battery to last longer, you can use Bluetooth connectivity. This is something I find this mouse worth buying more than other Razer versions. The Basilisk series, for example, only has the Basilisk X with Bluetooth next to the receiver but it has no lights and many Razer fans will not choose. However, the DeathAdder V2 Pro still has a light, still has Bluetooth, and can still sync the lamp with Bluetooth.
I do not know what standard the DeathAdder V2 Pro’s Bluetooth connection is, but it certainly gives high bandwidth and speed because I can still use this mouse to play shooter in Bluetooth, the motion delay is very little and of course. Play for testing is key. I was very surprised about the Bluetooth on this mouse, using Bluetooth, playing Valorant for 1 hour only took 1% of the battery, the light was still normal. Razer says the usage of Bluetooth is up to 120 hours or 5 days.
Of course, besides the 2 wireless connections, the DeathAdder V2 Pro can still be used as a wired mouse with the Speedflex cable. When plugged in, the DeathAdder V2 Pro and DeathAdder V2 are almost a mouse, just a little different in weight. Razer’s Speedflex cables provide low friction, lightweight cables give hands more flexibility and this is also an advantage of Razer in the current gaming mouse market.
The cable slot has rails to fix the plug, this design has the disadvantage that if you lose the cable under the mouse, it is difficult to use another cable because it is difficult to fit.
Basilisk Ultimate comes charging dock.
In addition to the Speedflex cable while playing and charging, the bottom of the DeathAdder V2 Pro also has 2 pogo pins for charging with Razer Mouse Dock Chroma. This accessory is not included on the DeathAdder V2 Pro, but the Basilisk Ultimate sibling will. This dock sold separately for $ 50, with both charging and USB port to attach the receiver to extend. Particularly, the DeathAdder V2 Pro mouse is currently priced at around 3 million, a price that is very competitive with competitors like the Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless, a bit more expensive but a lot more delicious than the SteelSeries Rival 750 (I am also using this one.).
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Pros:
- DA’s familiar design, comfortable grip, and lightweight;
- Anti-double-click optical switch;
- There is Bluetooth high speed;
- There are Razer Chroma lamps;
- Low friction mouse feet, work well on the soft and hard pad;
- Good battery;
- Stable wireless connection;
- Sensors are very accurate.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Cons:
- The main mouse button is still attached to the back of the mouse, long press has soft keys;
- The micro-USB connector is narrow, and the cable is picky if the cable is lost with the mouse.