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Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 19, 2020 at 11:14 am
Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
8.4
Video Games (FPS)
7.7
Video Games (MMO)
8.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.1
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is an excellent wired gaming mouse. It's a smaller version of the Razer DeathAdder V2, and it's one of the lightest mice we've tested, making it great for FPS gaming and ultra-light gaming. It has a wide customizable CPI range and an amazingly low click latency that helps it feel very responsive. Unfortunately, due to its small size, those with larger hands will be limited to a fingertip grip, although small or medium hands should have no problems using it with any grip type.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is a decent mouse for office use. It feels very sturdy and well-built, but due to its small size, it's only decently comfortable. The scroll wheel doesn't have an L/R tilt or an infinite scroll unlock button, which isn't ideal for scrolling through long documents.

Pros
  • Highly customizable.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Small size may be uncomfortable to some.
  • Basic scroll wheel features.
8.4 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is a great FPS gaming mouse. Its click latency is so low that even competitive gamers shouldn't notice any unresponsiveness, and its CPI range is quite wide. Also, it's extremely customizable and all of its buttons can be reprogrammed. It's suitable for all hand sizes with a fingertip grip, but small and medium hands can use it with claw or palm grips as well. However, it's only decently comfortable due to its small size.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Amazingly low click latency.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Small size may be uncomfortable to some.
7.7 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is a great MMO gaming mouse. Although it doesn't have as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice, all of the buttons it does have are reprogrammable. However, due to its small size, it may not feel very comfortable for long gaming sessions.

Pros
  • Amazingly low click latency.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Small size may be uncomfortable to some.
8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. Although it doesn't have a honeycomb design like most ultra-light mice, it's still very lightweight. Its click latency is excellently low and it has a wide adjustable CPI range. Also, the cable is very flexible and maintains very few kinks, meaning it shouldn't get caught on anything sitting on your desk.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Amazingly low click latency.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Small size may be uncomfortable to some.
5.1 Travel

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini isn't designed for travel. Its non-removable wire might get in the way in tight spaces like on a bus or plane. On the plus side, it's a small and lightweight mouse that shouldn't feel heavy when you slide it into your laptop bag.

Pros
  • Very lightweight.
Cons
  • Wired-only design.
  • Small size may be uncomfortable to some.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.1 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 23, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Oct 19, 2020: Review published.
  3. Updated Aug 28, 2020: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini looks identical to the Razer DeathAdder V2, but it's smaller and doesn't have RGB lighting on its scroll wheel. It's made of matte plastic with a glossy center around the scroll wheel and CPI switch button. The back has the Razer logo which is RGB lit.

Design
Shape
Length 4.5" (115 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.4" (62 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
5.8
Design
Portability
Volume
16.54 inยณ (271 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Despite its small size, this mouse isn't the most portable due to its cable. However, as it's designed to use with a stationary gaming set-up, this shouldn't matter too much for most people.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
90 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
63 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
63 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is very lightweight and weighs less than its full-sized version, the Razer DeathAdder V2, which is great if you prefer a lighter mouse. There's no weight optimization unless you bungee the cord.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini feels excellently built. Although there's a slight creak when squeezing the sides of the mouse, it still feels pretty solid and there's no rattle when shaken.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is decently comfortable. There's a slight right-handed slant, but its small size negatively affects its comfort for some grip types. However, you shouldn't feel any fatigue when using it with a fingertip grip. It isn't designed with side grips, but Razer included stick-on texturized rubber grips that you can apply yourself.

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

It's too small to be comfortably held with a palm grip unless you have small hands. Medium hands might be comfortable with this grip, too, but fingers might stick out over the mouse.

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

It's too small to be comfortably held with a claw grip unless you have small or medium hands. If you have large or extra-large hands, you might feel uncomfortable because your fingers will need to be bend sharply to properly click the buttons.

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

It's best suited for a fingertip grip, so anyone should be comfortable using it with this grip.

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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

Because this mouse is wired-only, it doesn't have any wireless capabilities.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable on the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is great. It's light, flexible, and maintains few kinks.

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

  • Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini
  • Stick-on rubber grips
  • Razer sticker
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3359
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
8,500 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-27%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz
7.8
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Optical And Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
14
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini has two buttons on its right side and a CPI switch button below its scroll wheel. You can reprogram every button, including the up and down scroll. Any of the buttons can be set to switch profiles.

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 mouse wheel isn't bad but it's pretty basic. It's incremented and has no infinite scroll unlock button or L/R tilt buttons.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
8.7
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
8 ms

The click latency is excellent. It should feel responsive enough even for competitive gamers.

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 Mini is compatible with the Razer Synapse 3 software. You can customize many aspects, such as CPI, polling rate, and RGB lighting, all without being required to create an account. Unfortunately, the software isn't compatible with macOS, but it does have on-board memory, meaning any settings you make are maintained when you switch computers.

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

This mouse is fully compatible with Windows but only partially compatible with macOS, so some buttons may not function as intended. That said, it has on-board memory, so any settings you configure on Windows will remain when you switch over to macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini comes in classic black only. See our unit label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is the smaller version of the Razer DeathAdder V2. Although its sensor performance isn't as good as some other gaming mice, it's still impressive. Due to its small size, people with larger hands may want to consider the V2 since it may be better suited for their hand size. You can also check out our recommendations for the best mice, the best wired mice, and the best FPS mice.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini are excellent gaming mice, but the Viper performs better. The Viper's click latency is slightly lower, and it has a slightly better CPI consistency. The mice are almost identical in size and weight, although the DeathAdder V2 Mini is slightly bigger and heavier, but not by much. Also, both are best suited for a fingertip grip.

Razer DeathAdder V2

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 Mini is overall better than the Razer DeathAdder Essential. They have the same classic shape, but the V2 Mini is a lot smaller and lighter. Also, the V2 Mini has a CPI switching button below its scroll wheel, a more flexible cable, and better quality mouse feet. It has a wider CPI range, and its click latency is much lower. However, the Essential's sensor is significantly more consistent, and its better suited for larger hands using a palm or claw grip.

Razer Viper

The Razer Viper is overall a better gaming mouse than the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini, but the Mini is better for a fingertip grip if you have small hands. The Viper has a wider CPI range that can be adjusted more precisely, a lower lift-off distance, and a significantly more consistent sensor. However, the Mini has onboard memory, and its feet glide much smoother.

Glorious Model D

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is better than the Glorious Model D. The Razer is better built and lighter than the Glorious. The Razer also has a lower click latency and more programmable buttons. However, people with larger hands might be more comfortable with the Glorious thanks to its bigger size, and it's quieter to use.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

The Razer DeathAdder Elite and the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini are both very good gaming mice. The Mini has a lower click latency, and it's much lighter than the Elite, thanks to its smaller size. However, the Elite has more programmable buttons, a more adjustable and consistent sensor, and its larger size makes it better suited for large and extra-large hands. However, the Elite doesn't have on-board memory like the Mini does.

Glorious Model O

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini and the Glorious Model O are both excellent gaming mice. The Razer has a lower click latency, and you can switch profiles directly from the mouse, unlike the Glorious. The Razer is also lighter than the Glorious, but the Glorious' CPI maximum is much higher, and its bigger size should be more comfortable for those with larger hands.

Redragon COBRA M711-FPS

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini and the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS are both budget-level gaming mice, but the Razer is a better gaming mouse overall. The Razer is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable, mouse feet that glide much more smoothly, and a lower click latency. On the other hand, the Redragon has a much wider CPI range and a significantly more consistent sensor. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Razer is better suited for smaller hands, while the Redragon is more accomodating for larger hand sizes.

MSI CLUTCH GM30

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is a better wired gaming mouse than the MSI CLUTCH GM30. The Razer is significantly lighter and has a more flexible cable. You can assign a HyperShift button that enables the second layer of commands. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, and a much lower click latency. On the other hand, the MSI has a much more consistent sensor. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Razer has a right-handed shape and is better suited for smaller hands, while the MSI has an ambidextrous shape and, overall, is better suited for larger hands.

MSI CLUTCH GM20 ELITE

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is a slightly better wired gaming mouse than the MSI CLUTCH GM20 ELITE. The Razer is much lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, and significantly lower click latency. You can also set a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of controls. On the other hand, the MSI feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has a much more consistent sensor and includes a set of added weights.

Logitech M525

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is a great gaming mouse, while the Logitech M525 is a good budget travel mouse. The Razer is a right-handed mouse that's much lighter and has two side buttons. It also has a broader CPI range, an adjustable set CPI, a much higher polling rate, and a much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Logitech is an ambidextrous mouse that connects wirelessly with a USB receiver and is more portable. Both mice are best-suited for a fingertip grip and will likely only be suitable for smaller hands using other grip types.

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