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Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 21, 2020 at 11:27 am
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Picture
8.4
Office/Multimedia
8.7
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
8.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.2
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is an excellent wireless gaming mouse. Its design is nearly identical to the Razer DeathAdder V2, but it now has wireless connectivity, and it can pair to two devices simultaneously for better multitasking. It has a right-handed ergonomic design that makes it very comfortable to use; however, it's on the bulky side, so it's better suited for medium to large hands. It has a light body and high-quality feet that allow it to glide smoothly. Every button is programmable, its Hypershift feature adds a second layer of programmable inputs, and even the lift-off distance is customizable. Unfortunately, it lacks software support for macOS, and the wheel doesn't have infinite scrolling and L/R tilt inputs. Also, there's no way to adjust the weight.

Our Verdict

8.4 Office/Multimedia

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is great for office use. It's wireless, and it lets you pair to two devices simultaneously for multitasking. It's well-built, and its ergonomic shape makes it very comfortable to use. Unfortunately, customization is limited on macOS, and the scroll wheel lacks infinite scrolling and L/R tilt inputs.

Pros
  • Very comfortable to use.
  • Wireless.
  • Multi-device pairing.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks infinite scrolling and L/R inputs.
8.7 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is excellent for FPS games. It has incredibly low click latency, a high polling rate, and an adjustable lift-off distance. The build quality is great, and its lightweight, ergonomic design makes it very comfortable to use. It has a flexible cable if you choose to play wired, and its high-quality feet allow for a smooth glide.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Very comfortable to use.
  • Great build quality.
  • High polling rate.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • No weight optimization.
8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is very good for MMO games. It's well-built and comfortable to use for extended periods. It has low click latency, a high polling rate, and great software support. It has a decent number of buttons, and Razer's Hypershift feature provides an additional layer of programmable inputs, but it might not be enough for some MMO players.

Pros
  • Very comfortable to use.
  • Great build quality.
  • High polling rate.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Might not have enough buttons for some MMO players.
8.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is great for ultra-light gaming. It's lightweight, and its wireless connectivity allows you to move freely without a cable getting in the way. It has low click latency, a high polling rate, and you can customize the lift-off distance to suit your playstyle. It glides smoothly thanks to its high-quality feet, and it comes with an excellent cable if you prefer playing wired.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Great build quality.
  • High polling rate.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • No weight optimization.
8.2 Travel

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is great for portable use. You can use it wirelessly with its wireless USB receiver or over Bluetooth, and there's a compartment to store the receiver, so you don't have to worry about losing it. However, it's a rather bulky mouse and might not fit in some laptop cases.

Pros
  • Very comfortable to use.
  • Wireless.
  • Multi-device pairing.
  • Great build quality.
Cons
  • Bulky size.
  • 8.4 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.7 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.4 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.2 Travel

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro looks nearly identical to the Razer DeathAdder V2. It has a right-handed design with thumb buttons on the left, and it's slightly slanted to provide better ergonomics. Except for the glossy plastic around the scroll wheel, the rest of the body has a matte black finish, including the rubber side grips. The logo on the back lights up, and you can customize it through software. On the bottom, there's a profile switching button, a physical switch to toggle between the 2.4Ghz connection and Bluetooth, and a compartment to store the wireless USB receiver.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (128 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 2.8" (70 mm)
Grip Width
65 mm
7.4
Design
Portability
Volume
23.49 Cu. Inch (385 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

Although the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro has Bluetooth capability and a compartment to store the wireless USB receiver, it might not fit into some laptop cases due to its bulky design.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
123 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
88 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
88 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is light, although slightly heavier than the Razer DeathAdder V2, likely due to the added rechargeable battery. Unfortunately, there's no weight optimization to make it heavier or lighter.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro's build quality is great. It's entirely made out of solid plastic, and there aren't any loose parts. The left and right-click wobble a bit, but it isn't as noticeable as on the Razer DeathAdder V2. The cable and feet are both high-quality.

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

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is very comfortable to use. It has a right-handed ergonomic shape that's identical to the Razer DeathAdder V2 and is better suited for a palm or claw grip. The side buttons are well-placed and easy to reach, except for those with small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

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 using a palm grip. Most people should be able to reach all the buttons comfortably.

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

This mouse is suitable for medium and large-size hands using a claw grip; however, those with small hands might have difficulty reaching the side buttons.

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

This mouse is suitable for most hand sizes using a fingertip grip, but those with small hands might find it hard to reach the side buttons and scroll wheel due to the long back.

10
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

You can connect the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro using its wireless USB receiver or over Bluetooth, and you can pair to two different devices for multitasking. You can charge it with the included cable or with the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma, although the latter is sold separately. The battery is rated to last up to 70 hours when using it with the USB receiver, and up to 120 hours over Bluetooth. That said, we don't test battery life.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
Micro USB
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable is excellent and a nice upgrade from the braided cable that Razer uses on other DeathAdder mice. It's long and flexible, but it still retains small kinks. You can use it while charging, and data is sent over the wired connection.

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

The mouse feet are outstanding. They provide a very smooth glide and don't feel scratchy on hard surfaces. There aren't any replacement feet included in the box, and they aren't available from third-party sellers yet. Thankfully, the feet are pretty thick and should last a while.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro mouse
  • Charging cable
  • Wireless USB receiver
  • Receiver extension
  • Razer logo sticker
  • User guide
  • Protective pouch

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Focus+
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
20000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
7 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro has a sensor with a wide sensitivity range, which you can adjust in small increments. The polling rate is adjustable, too; you can set it to 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You can also customize the lift-off distance, from 1 to 3 mm. Due to testing limitations, we can only measure the lift-off distance in multiples of 1.2mm. That said, the lowest distance we measure is 2.4mm, even when it's set to 1mm in the Synapse 3 software.

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

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro has a typical right-handed button layout with two thumb buttons on the left side. The two buttons below the scroll wheel allow you to change the sensitivity, and the profile switching button is on the underside of the mouse. Every button is programmable, including the scroll wheel's up and down. It's compatible with Razer's Hypershift feature, which lets you access a second layer of inputs by holding down the Hypershift button. There isn't a default button for this, so you have to assign it yourself. The left-click in standard mode is programmable, but you have to assign it to another button first.

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 is pretty basic. It's rubber-coated to provide a better grip, and the wheel steps are very pronounced without causing much noise.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The mouse clicks are very quiet and shouldn't bother those around you.

9.0
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
5 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
19 ms
Click Latency: Wired
6 ms

The click latency is exceptionally low as long as you use it wired or with the wireless USB receiver. It should be fine to use the Bluetooth connection for casual use, but it isn't recommended for gaming.

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

Razer's Synapse 3 software is great. It lets you adjust performance settings, customize the RGB lighting, remap buttons, and create macros. You can create custom profiles, and there's onboard memory to store them.

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

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is fully compatible with Windows. It works on macOS, but there's no software for customization.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro, which is the wireless version of the Razer DeathAdder V2. The DeathAdder lineup also includes the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini and the Razer DeathAdder Elite.

You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is an excellent wireless mouse for playing FPS games. It competes directly with the Logitech G Pro Wireless, and for the most part, it's a little bit better. However, the Logitech is lighter, and its customization software is available for macOS. For other options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best wireless gaming mice, and the best mice.

Razer DeathAdder V2

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 Viper Ultimate

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro and the Razer Viper Ultimate are very similar performance-wise. The main difference is that the V2 Pro is a right-handed mouse, while the Viper Ultimate is fully ambidextrous. The Viper Ultimate is lighter; however, the V2 Pro has Bluetooth capability and a multi-device pairing feature.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

Overall, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a bit better than the Logitech G Pro Wireless. The Razer has lower click latency and a customizable lift-off distance. It has feet that provide a smoother glide and is more comfortable to use. However, the Logitech is lighter, and it has software support for both Windows and macOS.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

Although both mice are very similar since they use the same sensor, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a bit better than the Razer Basilisk Ultimate. The Pro is more comfortable to use, has multi-device pairing, and an adjustable lift-off distance. However, the Ultimate has more programmable inputs, and the scroll wheel has infinite scrolling.

SteelSeries Rival 650

Overall, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is much better than the SteelSeries Rival 650. The Razer is significantly lighter, has lower click latency, and it allows you to adjust the sensitivity in smaller increments. On the other hand, the SteelSeries has a better build quality, and its customization software is available for both Windows and macOS.

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