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Razer DeathAdder V2 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 30, 2020 at 07:44 am
Razer DeathAdder V2 Picture
7.4
Office/Multimedia
8.6
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
8.5
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.0
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent FPS gaming mouse. It looks and feels almost identical to the Razer DeathAdder Elite, but has a much-improved cable, better feet, and a profile switch button. This mouse also now features on-board memory, so you can save your customization settings to the mouse, great if you want to use it on a Mac, as the Synapse 3 software isn't compatible with macOS. This mouse has a very wide and customizable CPI range, and its click latency is extremely low. It's well-suited for palm grip and should be comfortable for any hand size, though those with small hands likely won't find it comfortable for claw or fingertip grip.

Our Verdict

7.4 Office/Multimedia

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a decent office mouse. Its slightly ergonomic shape makes it comfortable to use for extended periods, and it has a fair amount of programmable buttons that you can map to help you switch between applications quickly. Unfortunately, its mouse wheel doesn't support horizontal or non-incremented scrolling, which makes it tougher to scroll through long documents. On the upside, it's suitable for almost any hand size, unless you use claw or fingertip grip, in which case small hands may have a hard time reaching all the buttons.

Pros
  • Outstanding performance and customization options.
  • Much-improved cable over previous versions.
  • Great for most grips and hand sizes.
Cons
  • Slightly too large for small hands, except for in palm grip.
  • Not the best for portability.
8.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent FPS gaming mouse. Its click latency is extremely low, and it has a very wide customizable CPI range and high max polling rate. All of its buttons can be reprogrammed, and it's comfortable enough to use for long gaming marathons. It's great for palm grip for any hand size, though smaller hands may have a harder time with claw or fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Outstanding performance and customization options.
  • Much-improved cable over previous versions.
  • Great for most grips and hand sizes.
Cons
  • Slightly too large for small hands, except for in palm grip.
  • Not the best for portability.
8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent MMO mouse. While it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse, all of the buttons it does have are programmable, which is great. It's comfortable enough to use for extended periods and has a very low click latency. It's comfortable in palm grip for all hand sizes, and only those with small hands will have a hard time with claw or fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Outstanding performance and customization options.
  • Much-improved cable over previous versions.
  • Great for most grips and hand sizes.
Cons
  • Slightly too large for small hands, except for in palm grip.
  • Not the best for portability.
8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is impressive for ultra-light gaming. While it isn't nearly as light as some dedicated ultra-light mice, like the Glorious Model D, it's quite a bit lighter than previous versions of the DeathAdder, and is surprisingly lightweight. Its performance is outstanding, and it can be used with any grip type by almost any size hand.

Pros
  • Outstanding performance and customization options.
  • Much-improved cable over previous versions.
  • Great for most grips and hand sizes.
Cons
  • Slightly too large for small hands, except for in palm grip.
  • Not the best for portability.
5.0 Travel

The Razer DeathAdder V2 isn't recommended for travel. The mouse is rather large, and its wired-only design makes it more cumbersome to toss in a bag and use in tight places like on a train or plane.

Pros
  • Outstanding performance and customization options.
  • Much-improved cable over previous versions.
  • Great for most grips and hand sizes.
Cons
  • Slightly too large for small hands, except for in palm grip.
  • Not the best for portability.
  • 7.4 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.0 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Fixed an error with the number of programmable inputs.
  2. Updated Oct 05, 2020: We've changed the cable score for consistency with other mice reviews.
  3. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated Jan 30, 2020: Review published.
  5. Updated Jan 28, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Razer DeathAdder V2 looks almost identical to the Razer DeathAdder Elite. The CPI switching buttons are a different shape and size, and the plastic around them is now glossy black. The mouse has a Razer logo on the back, which is RGB lit, and there is a second RGB zone in the mouse wheel.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (127 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 2.8" (70 mm)
Grip Width
65 mm
5.4
Design
Portability
Volume
23.49 inยณ (385 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Due to its wired and slightly bulky design, this mouse isn't the most portable, but as it's mainly designed to use with your gaming setup at home, this likely won't be an issue for most people. If you need better portability, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is essentially the same mouse but wireless, so you don't have to deal with the cable.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
113 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
83 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
83 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is quite a bit lighter than the first generation, which is great. There's no weight optimization, other than if you bungee the cord. If you want a lighter and smaller mouse, check out the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini or the ROCCAT Burst Pro, which has honeycomb-patterned holes.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Razer DeathAdder V2 feels very well-built. Even though this mouse is quite a bit lighter, the build quality is the same as the previous version but has better feet and a much better cable.

9.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The comfort of use for this mouse is great. It has a slight slant that makes it more designed for right-handed use, though it has rubber grips on either side of the mouse. Its long design is more suitable for palm or claw grip. If you want a non-slanted design with a lower back hump, check out the Razer Viper.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse is suitable for all hand sizes when using palm grip.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

Only people with small hands will have a hard time with claw grip with this mouse, as it's quite large and it may be difficult to reach the front side button. Everyone else should have no problems reaching all the buttons. If you're interested in an FPS gaming mouse that's well-suited for small hands using a claw grip, check out the BenQ ZOWIE FK2-B.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

Due to this mouse's long design, people with small hands will likely have a hard time with fingertip grip, as it may be difficult to comfortably hit the L/R click buttons and hit the front side button.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a wired-only mouse. If you're looking for a wireless mouse, you may want to check out the Razer Mamba Wireless.

7.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 7.1 ft (2.2 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

Update 10/01/2020: We changed the cable score to be more consistent with other mice that have a braided cable. It has been reduced from 8.5 to 7.5.

The Razer DeathAdder V2 uses Razer's new and improved cable. It's a huge improvement over previous versions and feels very sturdy but is much more flexible and less rigid.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Razer DeathAdder V2 mouse
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Focus+
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
20,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
7%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz
8.0
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Optical And Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
8
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
18
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

Update 10/01/2020: Fixed an error with the number of programmable inputs. We didn't count for the extra layer of inputs you get with the HyperShift button.

The Razer DeathAdder V2's buttons are excellent. According to Razer, the L/R click buttons use optical switches, though we don't currently test for this. Every button on this mouse is programmable, including the profile switch button on the underside of the mouse, and you get a HyperShift button to add an extra layer of customizable actions. If you'd like a cheaper option without buttons below its scroll wheel, check out the Razer DeathAdder Essential.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Razer DeathAdder V2's mouse wheel is decent, as it doesn't have a horizontal wheel or L/R tilt buttons. Its increments are fairly clicky, and it has a slightly different notch pattern than the Razer DeathAdder Elite.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
8.9
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
7 ms

The click latency of this mouse is excellent. Even competitive gamers should notice no lag or delay while using it.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The Razer DeathAdder V2 uses Razer's Synapse 3 software, which is great. Unlike the previous version, this mouse now has on-board memory so you can save your settings to the mouse and maintain them if you switch PCs.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

Unfortunately, Razer's Synapse 3 software isn't compatible with macOS. On the upside, this mouse has on-board memory, so you can make changes on a Windows PC and they'll stick if you use the mouse on a Mac. If you want a mouse that has software that's compatible with macOS as well, take a look at the SteelSeries Rival 310, though it doesn't perform quite as well overall.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

There are no variants of this mouse. This is the upgraded version of the Razer DeathAdder Elite and the original Razer DeathAdder, which we haven't tested. If you're looking for a left-handed mouse, Razer makes a left-handed version of the original DeathAdder, though we haven't tested it.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a decent upgrade over the Razer DeathAdder Elite. It's an excellent all-around gaming mouse that has among the widest and most adjustable CPI ranges we've tested. If you want something similar but with a more ergonomic shape, check out the Razer Basilisk V2. See our recommendations for the best wired mice, the best gaming mice, and the best Razer mice.

Razer Viper

The Razer Viper and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are very similar performing mice, and their main differences are shape and weight. The Viper has a lower profile body, while the V2 has a higher back hump. The Viper is also lighter than the V2 and has an ambidextrous design, while the V2 is slightly heavier and has a right-handed design.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT are both excellent gaming mice, but the Razer is wired-only while the Logitech can be used wirelessly. The Razer is slightly wider and has a right-handed design that feels more comfortable overall. It also has more buttons and programmable inputs. On the other hand, the Logitech is great for most hand sizes and grip types, and it's very lightweight, so it should please fans of ultra-light gaming as well. It also has a wider CPI range and less CPI variation.

Razer Basilisk V2

The Razer Basilisk V2 and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are very similar performing gaming mice since they have the same sensor. What differentiates them is their shape. The Basilisk has a more pronounced right-slanted design and is slightly bigger. On the other hand, the DeathAdder is lighter, but it doesn't feature a sniper button like the Basilisk lineup.

Razer Mamba Elite

The Razer Mamba Elite and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are similarly performing mice. They're almost the same size and are good for all hand sizes with every grip type, except claw or fingertip for small hands. The V2 is quite a bit lighter and has a much better and less rigid cable. It also has a higher CPI and a lower click latency. On the other hand, the Elite's mouse wheel has L/R tilt buttons, which is nice.

Glorious Model O

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a slightly better gaming mouse than the Glorious Model O if you're a palm or claw grip user. Its shape is more rounded, but the lightest option between the two is the Glorious. The Glorious is also available in an even smaller design, which is great if you have small hands. The Glorious has an ambidextrous body, while the Razer has a right slant and is noticeably wider.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the Logitech G502 HERO. The Razer's click latency and sensor performance are slightly better, though this may not be noticeable. Fans of FPS games will likely appreciate the Razer's lower overall weight and less rigid cable that will glide easier on your desk. The Logitech has more buttons, including L/R tilt buttons on the mouse wheel, and its software is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. The Razer is also better suited for people with small hands.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Razer Viper Mini are two fairly similar-performing mice but are for different grips. The V2 is more suited for a claw grip, while the Mini is great for a fingertip grip. They both have similar lightweight cables, but the Mini's body is noticeably lighter than the V2. On the other hand, the V2 has Razer's latest high-end sensor, which performs slightly better than the Mini's sensor.

Razer Basilisk V3

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Razer Basilisk V3 are wired gaming mice with comparable performance. The Basilisk has a somewhat more flexible cable, a slightly higher maximum CPI, and three additional buttons, including one additional side button. Also, its scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons and free-scrolling, two features the DeathAdder V2 lacks. On the other hand, the DeathAdder V2 is considerably lighter. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. However, both mice are unsuitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Razer Basilisk

The Razer DeathAdder V2 performs better than the Razer Basilisk, especially for gaming. The V2 is fairly lightweight and has remarkable feet that glide smoothly. Its sensor has a wider CPI range and is a bit more consistent, whether you’re moving the mouse slowly or quickly. It also has a much lower click latency. That said, the Basilisk has one more button on the side and a thumb rest, which some people may find more comfortable. However, it’s somewhat heavy, and its cable isn’t very flexible, so it may create drag on your desk.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are two great gaming mice with a slanted design. The Glorious is lighter and feels a bit cheaper, although it still feels premium. Its cable also feels lighter and is very flexible. On the other hand, the Razer has a shorter lift-off distance and has more programmable buttons, although both mice only have two side buttons.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is essentially the wireless version of the Razer DeathAdder V2. They're almost identical, except that the Pro is wireless, has multi-device pairing, and its lift-off distance is customizable. However, the wired DeathAdder V2 is lighter since it doesn't have a rechargeable battery.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better mouse than the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini. It has better ergonomics, a wider and more adjustable CPI range, and a slightly lower click latency. However, the Mini feels better built, and it's much lighter, making it great for fans of ultra-light gaming mice.

Razer DeathAdder Essential

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Razer DeathAdder Essential have the same shape and size, but the V2 performs better overall. It has a lower lift-off distance, a significantly lower click latency, a much wider CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI more precisely. Also, it has a much more flexible braided cable, better quality mouse feet, and two programmable buttons below the scroll wheel. The Essential is heavier, has no onboard memory, and only has green backlighting.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better mouse than the Razer DeathAdder Elite. It's lighter, has a much less stiff and rigid cable, a better sensor, and on-board memory, so you can save your customization settings to the mouse and keep them if you switch PCs. On the other hand, the DeathAdder Elite can often be found much cheaper.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the HyperX Pulsefire Haste are both amazing gaming mice. The Razer is a good choice for people who want lower click latency and a wider and more precise CPI range. It also has three times the amount of programmable inputs than the HyperX but is slightly bigger and heavier. On the other hand, the HyperX is amazing for ultra-light gaming as it features a honeycomb design that makes it very lightweight. Its CPI variation is also lower, so the set CPI is more consistent whether you’re moving your mouse slowly or quickly.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. The DeathAdder is a wired-only mouse with a sleek design that feels remarkably comfortable. It’s lighter than the Basilisk and has better feet, a wider CPI range, and a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Basilisk is more versatile, and it’s a better choice for traveling, as you can connect it wirelessly via Bluetooth or with its USB receiver. It’s also well-suited for most hand-sizes using any grip type.

SteelSeries Rival 3

While both the Razer DeathAdder V2 and the SteelSeries Rival 3 are great wired gaming mice, the Razer is better. The Razer has a much better wire, a lower click latency, better feet, more programmable buttons, and a much wider and more adjustable CPI range. On the other hand, the Rival 3 is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS and is lighter. While the Rival 3 is best with a claw grip for all hand sizes, you can use the Razer with all hand sizes with a palm grip, and only those with small hands will likely have a difficult time with either claw or fingertip grips.

Razer Mamba Wireless

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Mamba Wireless, but the Mamba may be a better choice if you want to use it for the office or while traveling. The V2 is a wired-only mouse that’s lighter and slightly more comfortable, with remarkable feet and more programmable inputs. Its sensor has a lower lift-off distance and a wiper CPI range, though unfortunately, the set CPI is a lot less consistent. On the other hand, the Mamba can be used wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver, which makes it better suited for travel or office work.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are both great gaming mice using the same sensor. The Ultimate has an ergo-shaped design with a thumb rest. It’s a little more versatile, as it can be used wirelessly with its USB receiver and has more programmable buttons. On the other hand, the V2 is lighter and a bit smaller. Both are well-suited for most hand-sizes and grip types, except for smaller hands using a claw or a fingertip grip.

SteelSeries Rival 600

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a slightly better gaming mouse than the SteelSeries Rival 600. It has a much better cable that feels lightweight and doesn't keep as many kinks as the SteelSeries' cable. The Razer is also noticeably lighter than the SteelSeries. On the other hand, the SteelSeries has an extra side button and comes with extra weights if you prefer a heavier mouse. Also, it's fully compatible with macOS, which the Razer isn't, as you can't download Synapse on macOS.

SteelSeries Rival 710

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the SteelSeries Rival 710. The Razer is quite a bit lighter and is a great fit for most hand sizes and grip types. It has a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and a much better click latency. It also has twice as many programmable inputs if you set an HyperShift button. That said, the SteelSeries has one extra side button and features a unique OLED screen to display in-game stats or an image of your choice. However, it’s not recommended for a fingertip grip.

Razer Naga Trinity

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are amazing gaming mice, but the Naga is better for MMOs, while the V2 is a better choice for FPS gaming. The V2 is lighter, and it's particularly well-suited for a palm grip, though medium and large hands can also use it with a claw or a fingertip grip. It has better feet, and its sensor has a wider CPI range. On the other hand, the Trinity allows you to choose between three different side panels, with up to 12 side buttons and 42 programmable inputs. Unfortunately, its wider grip makes it hard for people with small hands to use it comfortably.

Razer Viper 8KHz

The Razer Viper 8KHz and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are excellent wired FPS gaming mice that perform similarly. The 8KHz is an ambidextrous mouse with two buttons on each side, and it has an 8000Hz polling rate, which should provide more fluid cursor movements; however, we currently don't test this. On the other hand, the DeathAdder V2 has a higher back with a slanted, right-handed design, so it's more suitable for a palm grip no matter your hand size.

Logitech G403 HERO

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Logitech G403 HERO are very similar mice, with the Razer being marginally better. The Razer has more programmable inputs, a better build quality, and lower click latency. On the flip side, the Logitech has better software support and compatibility with macOS.

Corsair SABRE RGB PRO

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO are both excellent wired gaming mice. The Corsair feels more comfortable, has better mouse feet, has a somewhat wider CPI range, and has a HyperShift button for setting a second layer of commands. It's also almost universally suitable for all hand sizes and grip types. Comparatively, the Corsair is lighter, has a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, a CPI you can adjust by increments of one, and a more flexible cable. It's well-suited for almost all hand sizes using palm or claw grip and larger hands using a fingertip grip.

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro

The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro and the Razer DeathAdder V2 have a similar shape, but the Razer is taller and lighter. It also has a more flexible cable, much better quality PTFE feet, and more programmable buttons. Performance-wise, the Razer has a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and a lower click latency; However, the HyperX's sensor is more consistent.

SteelSeries Sensei Ten

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better FPS gaming mouse than the SteelSeries Sensei Ten. The Razer has an extremely low click latency and weighs less than the SteelSeries. The Razer's wire is also a huge improvement over previous versions and is more flexible and less rigid than the SteelSeries.

SteelSeries Rival 310

The Razer DeathAdder V2 performs slightly better for gaming than the SteelSeries Rival 310. Both mice have about the same size and weight, but the Razer has better feet and more programmable inputs. It also has a wider CPI range that you can adjust more precisely, a lower lift-off distance, and a much better click latency. The SteelSeries has less CPI variation, and it’s fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. However, it’s not meant for a fingertip grip.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are similarly performing mice for FPS gaming. The Ultimate is wireless and a little bit lighter, while the V2 is wired. The Ultimate's click latency is excellent and almost as low as the V2, even when used wirelessly. The V2 is a better mouse for a palm grip, as it's suitable for any hand size with this grip type, while the Ultimate is better in fingertip grip for those with larger hands.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless and the Razer DeathAdder V2 have nearly identical overall performance. The difference between them is mostly in terms of their shape and features; the Logitech is wireless and ambidextrous, while the Razer is wired and made for right-handed people. The Razer has four more programmable buttons, but the Logitech has better compatibility with macOS.

Logitech G PRO HERO

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Logitech G PRO HERO have slightly different designs but perform quite similarly. The Razer is bigger and has a right-handed design that feels more comfortable overall, though people with smaller hands may have a hard time using it with a claw or a fingertip grip. It also has better feet and more programmable inputs. The Logitech is smaller and has an ambidextrous design. However, it’s not well-suited for people with larger hands using a palm or a claw grip.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED are two very different mice. The Razer is an excellent wired-only FPS gaming mouse that’s small and lightweight. It’s a great fit for most hand sizes and grip types, though people with smaller hands may have a hard time using a claw or a fingertip grip. The Logitech is also a very good choice for FPS gaming and, contrarily to the Razer, can be used wired or wirelessly. It’s considerably heavier and has a fairly aggressive gamer look, with more side buttons and sharper edges. It’s not recommended for people with smaller hands.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is marginally better than the Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor. The Razer is lighter and more comfortable to use, and its PTFE feet provide a smoother glide. On the other hand, the Logitech is wireless and fully compatible with macOS, and its sensor is more consistent.

BenQ ZOWIE EC2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is better than the BenQ ZOWIE EC2. The Razer feels better built, it has a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and it comes with customization software. However, the BenQ is fully compatible with macOS.

Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is better than the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury. The Razer is lighter, more comfortable to use, and has a wider sensitivity range. However, the Logitech has better build quality and software support for macOS.

Logitech G203 Prodigy

The Logitech G203 Prodigy and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are both great FPS gaming mice, but the Razer performs a bit better overall. The Razer feels more comfortable, and its shape is great for most hand sizes and grip types. It also has a wider CPI range, lower lift-off distance, and more programmable inputs. That said, the G203 is a little smaller and narrower, and it has an ambidextrous design that's well-suited for a fingertip grip. Both options are fairly lightweight.

BenQ ZOWIE EC1

The Razer DeathAdder V2 shares a similar shape and size with the BenQ ZOWIE EC1, but the Razer is a better gaming mouse overall. The Razer is significantly lighter, feels sturdier, and has a more flexible cable. It also has lower latency, a lower lift-off distance, a CPI with a much wider range that can adjust by increments of 50, and companion software for customization. It's better suited for small hands using a palm grip and medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip. On the other hand, the EC1 is well-suited for larger hands using any grip type and isn't suitable for small hands using any grip type.

SteelSeries Rival 5

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a comparable gaming mouse to the SteelSeries Rival 5. The Razer is lighter, has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and much better click latency. Comparatively, the SteelSeries feels sturdier, has a more flexible cable and three additional side buttons. It also has companion software compatible with Windows and macOS. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and are best-suited primarily for larger hands.

Corsair SABRE PRO

The Corsair SABRE PRO has slightly better gaming performance than the Razer DeathAdder V2. The Corsair is significantly lighter, has a higher maximum poll rate of 8000Hz, and has a more flexible cable. It also has a CPI that you can adjust by increments of one using the companion software compatible with Windows and macOS. On the other hand, The Razer has better feet, RGB lighting, a somewhat wider CPI range, and a HyperShift button that allows you to set a secondary layer of controls. Unfortunately, its companion software is only compatible with Windows. Both mice are well-suited for palm grips, regardless of hand size, but those with smaller hands may have trouble hitting all the buttons using a claw or fingertip grip.

BenQ ZOWIE EC3-C

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the BenQ ZOWIE EC3-C are both wired gaming mice. The Razer is a better choice if you prefer having a wider CPI range with an adjustable CPI, many programmable buttons, CPI-switching buttons on the top of the mouse instead of just one on the underside. Also, the Razer has a lower lift-off distance and much lower click latency. If you prefer a more straightforward mouse with no RGB or customization software, the BenQ is a good choice. It has a flexible, paracord-like cable with an angled end to help prevent drag.

ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent wired gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless is an okay wireless gaming mouse. The Razer is a wired-only mouse that's much lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and a much lower click latency. Comparatively, the ASUS connects wired or wirelessly, either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It also has hot-swappable left and right-click switches. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but neither is suitable for smaller hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

XTRFY M4 RGB

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is better than the XTRFY M4 RGB for most uses. The Razer has a wider CPI range and allows you to adjust the sensitivity in smaller increments. It's also more comfortable to use, and it has lower click latency and software for customization. However, the XTRFY is lighter and has better build quality, especially the cable.

ASUS ROG Keris

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent FPS gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Keris is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. The Razer has a wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust more precisely, a lower lift-off distance, and a lower click latency. It also has more programmable buttons, including HyperShift capability, which lets you program a secondary layer of controls. On the other hand, the ASUS is significantly lighter, and it feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable, a more consistent sensor, and hot-swappable left and right-click switches.

ASUS TUF Gaming M3

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better FPS gaming mouse than the ASUS TUF Gaming M3. The Razer has a more flexible cable and has mouse feet that glide much more smoothly. It also has a much wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and significantly lower click latency. Additionally, its shape is best-suited for a palm grip or claw grip. On the other hand, the ASUS feels sturdier, and its shape is best-suited for a claw or fingertip grip.

ROCCAT Burst Pro

The ROCCAT Burst Pro and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are both great gaming mice. The ROCCAT is an excellent ultra-light gaming model that’s lighter than the Razer and has a better cable that feels more flexible. On the other hand, the Razer is an amazing FPS gaming mouse with a lower click latency, more programmable inputs, and a wiper CPI range. It also feels more comfortable than the ROCCAT, thanks to the rubber side grips.

ROCCAT Kone Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the ROCCAT Kone Pro are both excellent wired gaming mice. The Razer has better mouse feet and a lower click latency. It's very well-suited for all grip types, but small hands may not reach all buttons using a claw or fingertip grip. On the other hand, the ROCCAT is significantly lighter, feels sturdier, and has a much more flexible feeling cable. It's also very well-suited for all grip types, though small hands may not reach all buttons using a fingertip grip.

BenQ ZOWIE S2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the BenQ ZOWIE S2. The Razer has better build quality, especially when it comes to the cable, which is lightweight and flexible. It also has customization options thanks to the Synapse 3 software. On the other hand, the BenQ is smaller and will be better suited for people who don't like the shape of the Razer.

Razer Naga X

The Razer Naga X is better than the Razer DeathAdder V2, but the V2 might be a better option for FPS gaming. The X is a better choice for MMO gaming thanks to the 12 programmable buttons on its side, its much lower click latency, and its surprisingly lighter weight. On the other hand, the V2 has a lower lift-off distance and a more precisely adjustable CPI range, making it better for FPS gaming.

ASUS ROG Spatha X

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a wired FPS gaming mouse, and the ASUS ROG Spatha X is a wireless gaming mouse for multiple genres. The Razer is much lighter and has better quality mouse feet. It has a lower minimum lift-off distance and a lower click latency. You can also set a HyperShift button to enable a second layer of commands. On the other hand, the ASUS has a thumb and pinky rest and, despite being a wireless mouse, has a more flexible charging cable. It also has four additional side buttons.

ASUS ROG Chakram Core

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better, wired gaming mouse than the ASUS ROG Chakram Core. It's significantly lighter, has a more flexible cable, and has mouse feet that glide much smoother. It also has a much higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and lower click latency. Comparatively, the ASUS feels sturdier and has a side-mounted joystick and hot-swappable switches. Both mice are suitable for larger hands using any grip type, but the Razer is also suitable for small hands with a palm grip.

HyperX Pulsefire Surge

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the HyperX Pulsefire Surge. The Razer has a significantly lighter weight, a more flexible cable, and smoother-gliding feet. Also, you can set a HyperShift button to give you a second layer of controls. It has much lower click latency, a wider CPI range, and its sensor is slightly more consistent. The Razer has a right-handed design that is best suited for a palm grip for any hand size. On the other hand, the HyperX is an ambidextrous-shaped mouse best suited for a claw grip for any hand size.

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better FPS gaming mouse, while the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is more versatile. The Razer is significantly lighter, has a more flexible cable, better mouse feet, a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and significantly better click latency. On the other hand, the Logitech has a thumb rest, plenty more programmable buttons, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons that unlocks for free scrolling, and software for customization compatible with Windows macOS. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and best-suited to larger hand sizes.

Logitech G403 Wireless Gaming Mouse

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better mouse than the Logitech G403 Wireless Gaming Mouse if you're an FPS player. The Razer is noticeably lighter and has a lower click latency. However, if you prefer the freedom of a wireless mouse, then go for the Logitech. The software is also compatible with macOS, which Razer Synapse isn't.

SteelSeries Sensei 310

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the SteelSeries Sensei 310. It's significantly lighter, has a more flexible cable, and much better mouse feet. It also has a wider CPI range, a more adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, a more consistent sensor, and a lower click latency. On the other hand, the SteelSeries feels sturdier, has two more side buttons, and its companion software is compatible with Windows and macOS. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes, but the SteelSeries is more accomodating for smaller hands.

ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent wired gaming mouse, while the ASUS ROG Strix Impact II Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse. The Razer is lighter, has a more flexible cable, and smoother-gliding mouse feet. It also has two CPI buttons behind the scroll wheel. On the other hand, the ASUS connects either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver, and while it has a CPI profile button, it's on the underside of the mouse. The Razer's shape is best suited for a palm or claw grip, while the ASUS has a shape better suited to a claw or fingertip grip.

SteelSeries Aerox 3

The SteelSeries Aerox 3 and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are very different mice. While they're both designed for right-handed use, the Razer's ergonomic shape is more comfortable than the SteelSeries' ambidextrous design. The SteelSeries is lighter due to its honeycomb body but doesn't feel as well-built as the Razer. The Razer has more buttons, as well as higher quality cable and feet. It also has a wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and it lets you adjust the sensitivity in smaller increments. On the other hand, the SteelSeries has software support for macOS, while the Razer doesn't.

SteelSeries Rival 100

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a significantly better gaming mouse than the SteelSeries Rival 100. It has a right-handed shape, and it's lighter, has a more flexible cable, and better mouse feet. It also has a much wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPi, a lower lift-off distance, and much lower click latency. Unfortunately, its software is only compatible with Windows. Comparatively, the SteelSeries has an ambidextrous shape and software compatible with Windows and macOS. The Razer is well-suited to all grip types and nearly all hand sizes, while the SteelSeries is best-suited for claw or fingertip grip and a palm grip for smaller hands.

Razer Pro Click

The Razer Pro Click is significantly better than the Razer DeathAdder V2. The Pro Click is wireless, more comfortable to use, and has a multi-device pairing feature. The V2 has better gaming performance, though, as it has a wider sensitivity range and lower lift-off distance.

HyperX Pulsefire Raid

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent FPS gaming mouse, while the HyperX Pulsefire Raid is a good, versatile gaming mouse. The Razer is lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a wider CPI range and a lower click latency. It has fewer programmable buttons and only two side buttons, but you can bind a HyperShift button to enable a second layer of commands. Comparatively, the HyperX has three additional side buttons and a mouse wheel with L/R tilt buttons. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but neither is well-suited for small hands.

HyperX Pulsefire Core

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the HyperX Pulsefire Core. It's lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a much wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the HyperX feels sturdier. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. However, extra-large hands will likely find the Razer more comfortable with a palm grip, and small hands will probably find the HyperX more comfortable when using a claw grip.

Corsair GLAIVE PRO

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a much better wired gaming mouse than the Corsair GLAIVE PRO. While the Corsair has a unique design with swappable side panels to give you access to different rubber textures or a thumb rest, the Razer has a more traditional and straightforward design. The Razer is quite a bit lighter and is well-suited for any hand size with any grip, except small hands for claw or fingertip grip. It also has better feet, more programmable buttons, a lower click latency, and a better overall sensor performance.

ROCCAT Kone Pro Air

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the ROCCAT Kone Pro Air are excellent gaming mice. The Razer is a wired mouse with better mouse feet and a significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the ROCCAT is lighter, and you can use it wirelessly with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It also feels sturdier and has a much better USB-C cable. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, though the Razer isn't suited for small hands using a claw grip, and neither mouse is suitable for small hands using a fingertip grip.

Corsair M65 RGB Elite

The Corsair M65 RGB Elite is a very similarly performing mouse to the Razer DeathAdder V2. They both have outstanding performance, but the Razer has a slightly higher max CPI, a lower click latency, and a lower lift-off distance. The Corsair is better for claw grip if you have small hands, but the Razer is better in both palm and claw grip for people with extra-large hands. Finally, the Razer has a much less stiff and rigid cable, which is great.

Logitech G MX518 Legendary

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is better than the Logitech G MX518 Legendary. The Razer feels better built, and its feet glide better. Also, it has a lower click latency, more programmable inputs, and a lower lift-off distance. However, the Logitech has a more consistent sensor, and it's fully compatible with macOS.

ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered. The Razer is significantly lighter and has a somewhat more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, and a much lower click latency. On the other hand, the ROCCAT feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has an additional side button, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons, and three more independent RGB zones. Both mice are well-suited for all hand sizes using a palm grip, but neither is suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

COUGAR Revenger

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the COUGAR Revenger are similarly shaped wired gaming mice, but the Razer has better performance overall. The Razer is much lighter and has two additional buttons. It also has a more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Performance-wise, it has a significantly lower click latency, a higher maximum CPI, and you can adjust the CPI more precisely. On the other hand, the COUGAR has grippy rubberized sides, which the Razer lacks. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Razer is more accommodating to smaller hands.

Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse are gaming mice with similar shapes, but the Razer is a better mouse overall. The Razer is significantly lighter, has a more flexible cable, and smoother-gliding mouse feet. It also has a wider CPI range and a significantly lower click latency. The Razer is well-suited for a palm grip for all hand sizes and a claw or fingertip grip for all but small hands. The Microsoft is also well-suited for all grip types but isn't suitable for small hands due to its large size.

BenQ ZOWIE ZA13-B

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better FPS gaming mouse than the BenQ ZOWIE ZA13-B. The Razer has much lower latency, a lower lift-off distance, and its CPI can be adjusted precisely, unlike the BenQ, which only has four CPI presets you can choose. Also, the Razer's paracord-like cable is much more flexible and doesn't retain as many kinks as the BenQ's rubber cable.

Logitech M100

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent FPS gaming mouse, while the Logitech M100 is a sub-par, budget office mouse. The Razer feels sturdier, has two side buttons, a much more flexible cable, and better-gliding mouse feet. It also has an adjustable CPI, a much higher polling rate, a significantly lower click latency, and software for customization. The Razer is ideal for all grip types but unsuitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip. On the other hand, the Logitech is significantly lighter and well-suited to all grip types and most hand sizes.

Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent wired gaming mouse, while the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is a great, ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. The Razer is a wired-only model with two additional buttons, including a profile switch button on the underside. You can also set a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Performance-wise it has a slightly higher maximum CPI and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Xenics connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its USB-C charging cable. It's also somewhat lighter, it feels sturdier, and despite being a wireless mouse, its charging cable is more flexible.

Cooler Master MM831

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better FPS gaming mouse than the Cooler Master MM831. The Razer is significantly lighter, has a much more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a more precisely adjustable CPI and a much lower click latency. Comparatively, you can use the Cooler Master either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Razer is best-suited for a palm grip, while the Cooler Master is best-suited for a claw grip.

BenQ ZOWIE ZA12-B

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the BenQ ZOWIE ZA12-B. It has much lower click latency, a lower minimum lift-off distance, and its CPI range is wider and adjustable. Also, its cable is better, and its mouse feet glide much smoother. Unlike the BenQ, the Razer has customization software, and it has significantly more buttons that you can easily program. However, if you like the ambidextrous shape and don't like RGB lighting, the BenQ could be a better choice.

BenQ ZOWIE ZA11-B

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the BenQ ZOWIE ZA11-B. Its click latency is much lower, it has a lower minimum lift-off distance, and its CPI range is wider and adjustable. Also, it has a better cable, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and significantly more buttons. However, if you like the ambidextrous shape and don't like RGB lighting, the BenQ could be a better choice.

G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is overall a better gaming mouse than the G-Wolves Skoll SK-L ACE Edition. The Razer feels better built, and it has smoother-gliding mouse feet and more programmable inputs, thanks to its HyperShift function that gives you a second layer of controls. Also, it has a lower lift-off distance, much lower click latency, and a CPI you can adjust more precisely within a wider range. On the other hand, the G-Wolves is lighter and has a honeycomb cutout design along its top and sides. Also, its paracord-like cable is more flexible than the Razer's braided cable.

SteelSeries Rival 500

The SteelSeries Rival 500 and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are excellent mice and are meant for different uses. The Razer is better-suited for FPS games thanks to its much lighter build and fewer programmable buttons. On the other hand, the Rival 500 is a better MMO mouse thanks to its programmable buttons. Other than that, the Razer has a much better cable, a lower click latency, and a wider and more adjustable CPI range. The SteelSeries is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS and has a vertical tilt on its mouse wheel.

ROCCAT Kain 120 AIMO

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Kain 120 AIMO. The Razer is lighter, and it has smoother-gliding mouse feet, more programmable buttons, and significantly lower latency. Comparatively, the ROCCAT has a lower minimum CPI, but most gamers are unlikely to need it this low. Both mice are suitable with any grip type, but people with extra-large hands may prefer the Razer for a palm grip, and people with small hands may prefer the ROCCAT for a claw or fingertip grip.

Anker Gaming Mouse

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is much better than the Anker Gaming Mouse. The Razer has a much wider CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, lower click latency, and more programmable buttons. It also has a better build quality. However, the Anker is smaller if you need to carry it around.

Dell Alienware AW310M

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the Dell Alienware AW310M. The Razer is a wired-only model with a right-handed shape. It's significantly lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a much higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and much lower click latency. It also allows you to set a HyperShift button which enables a secondary layer of controls. On the other hand, the Dell only connects wirelessly with its USB receiver. It uses an AA battery and has an ambidextrous shape. It also has a thumb and pinky rest, which the Razer lacks.

Dream Machines DM6 Holey S

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the Dream Machines DM6 Holey S. The Razer feels sturdier and has better quality mouse feet. It also has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower minimum lift-off distance, and a much lower click latency. Additionally, you can assign a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of customization. On the other hand, The Dream Machines is lighter and has a more flexible cable. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. However, the Dream Machines is suitable for small hands using a claw grip, while the Razer isn't.

VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a much better gaming mouse than the VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse. The Razer is lighter, feels better-built, is more comfortable for most hand sizes, has significantly lower click latency, and has much better sensor performance. On the other hand, the VicTsing is wireless while the Razer is wired.

Mountain Makalu 67

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Mountain Makalu 67 are both excellent wired gaming mice with comparable performance. The Razer has a solid plastic shell,  a marginally higher maximum CI, and a lower click latency. You can also assign a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of controls. On the other hand, the Mountain has a perforated body to reduce its weight, making it a lighter, better choice for fans of ultra-light gaming mice. It also has a more flexible cable. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. But both are only suitable for small hands using a palm grip.

MSI CLUTCH GM20 ELITE

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the MSI CLUTCH GM20 ELITE. The Razer is lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a much wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a lower click latency, and a much lower click latency. You can also set a HyperShift button which enables a second layer of commands, and you can set multiple profiles using the customization software. At the same time, the MSI only has one configurable profile. On the other hand, the MSI has a thumb rest and additional weights to adjust the weight distribution.

Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired. The Razer is lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Performance-wise, it has a much wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust precisely and consistently, a much lower lift-off distance, and a significantly lower click latency. You can also set a HyperShift button that lets you toggle between a second layer of commands. On the other hand, the Redragon has a thumb and pinky rest.

J-Tech Digital V628X

The J-Tech Digital V628X and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are two very differently designed mice. While the J-Tech has a unique vertical shape designed for extended office use, the Razer has a more standard, straight-forward shape designed for FPS gaming. Overall, the Razer performs much better, but users looking for a unique vertical design will likely be more interested in the J-Tech.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+

The Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+ and the Razer DeathAdder V2 are two similar-performing mice. The Mad Catz has an extra programmable button, it's better-built, and it's suited for any grip with any hand size. However, the Razer has much lower click latency, and it's much lighter.

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