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Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Nov 18, 2021 at 12:05 pm
Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed Picture
8.2
Office/Multimedia
8.1
Video Games (FPS)
7.6
Video Games (MMO)
7.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.3
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is a continuation of the DeathAdder lineup. It's a wireless-only option with the same shape and size as most of the other models in the series. The main difference is that its CPI buttons are now on the edge of the left-click button instead of behind the scroll wheel, which may make them difficult to reach for some people. The mouse feels well-built despite some minor flexing and creaking, and it's suitable for most hand sizes, although people with smaller hands may struggle to reach the CPI buttons when using a claw or fingertip grip. You can connect it via its USB receiver or Bluetooth, but you can't use it wired like the similar Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. Performance-wise, it has outstanding click latency and a very low lift-off distance that you can adjust to your playstyle. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any side grips, which makes the mouse a bit slippery.

Our Verdict

8.2 Office/Multimedia

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is great for office and multimedia use. It feels well-built, and it has a right-handed design suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip, though people with small hands will struggle to reach the CPI buttons. Using the customization software, you can remap all its buttons. You can use it wirelessly via its USB receiver or Bluetooth. Unfortunately, its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt inputs and a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Connects via receiver or Bluetooth.
  • Feels well-built overall.
  • All buttons are programmable.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilts and free scrolling.
8.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is great for FPS gaming. It feels well-built and has PTFE mouse feet that glide very smoothly. It's suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip, but people with smaller hands will struggle to reach the CPI buttons with a fingertip grip. Performance-wise, it has extremely low click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and a wide CPI range.

Pros
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Superb click latency.
  • Feels well-built overall.
Cons
  • CPI buttons can be hard to reach.
7.6 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is good for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice do. That said, It has extremely low click latency and you can reprogram all the buttons it does have using the customization software. It also feels well-built and is suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip, but people with small hands will struggle to reach the CPI buttons.

Pros
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Superb click latency.
  • Feels well-built overall.
Cons
  • CPI buttons can be hard to reach.
  • Doesn't have as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
7.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is a good ultra-light gaming mouse, though it weighs in at the upper limit of what we would consider an ultra-lightweight mouse. That said, it has a very low lift-off distance and superb click latency. Its PTFE feet glide smoothly, and the body feels well-built, despite some very minor flexing and creaking. It's suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip, but people with smaller hands will struggle to reach the CPI buttons with a fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Very low lift-off distance.
  • Superb click latency.
  • Feels well-built overall.
Cons
  • CPI buttons can be hard to reach.
8.3 Travel

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is great for travel. Since it's wireless, you can use it in tight spaces without worrying about a cable getting in the way. There's a space to store the receiver when it's not in use, and you can also use the mouse via Bluetooth. All default button functions work on both Windows and macOS, and it has onboard memory. It feels well-built, and it's suitable for most hand sizes using a palm or claw grip, but people with smaller hands will struggle to reach the CPI buttons with a fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Connects via receiver or Bluetooth.
  • Feels well-built overall.
Cons
  • Might be too bulky for some laptop cases.
  • 8.2 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.3 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 15, 2022: We've updated this review to Test Bench 1.1, which revamped our click latency test methodology. We've updated the text to reflect our new results in various sections, including the Click Latency test box, Usages, Introduction, and other locations where we discuss click latency.
  2. Updated May 30, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  3. Updated Nov 18, 2021: Review published.
  4. Updated Nov 16, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed has the same iconic right-handed shape as the other DeathAdder mice, but its CPI buttons have been moved to the edge of the left click. It has a solid matte black plastic shell with glossy accents around the edges of the side buttons and between the L/R clicks. Also, there's a glossy black logo on the palm rest that doesn't light up. You can remove the entire top cover to change the battery and store the 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 in³ (385 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
N/A
Maximum Weight Without Wire
106 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
90 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is fairly heavy. There's no weight optimization, but you can choose to use a AAA battery instead of a AA battery, making it lighter. While it comes with one Energizer MAX AA battery, weighing 23.38g, all tested mice are weighed with the same Amazon Basics rechargeable batteries to remain consistent. The AA battery we use weighs 27.38g, while the AAA battery we use weighs 12.48g. The listed result for Maximum Weight Without Wire is with an AA battery and the receiver stored in the mouse, while the Minimum Weight Without Wire is with an AAA battery and without the receiver.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed feels well-built, but there's a creaking sound when applying a bit of pressure around the seams. There's some flex if you press into the underside of the mouse, but this won't be a problem during regular use. It doesn't rattle, and none of the buttons wobble like they do on the Razer DeathAdder V2.

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

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed has a right-handed design that's comfortable to use, but it's slightly less comfortable than some other models in the DeathAdder lineup because of the CPI button placement. The new edge placement of the CPI buttons makes them harder to accidentally hit while gaming, but people with smaller hands will struggle to comfortably use them, especially with a claw or fingertip grip. Also, there are no side grips or rubber sides like on the other models in this series, but the body's textured plastic helps improve the grip a bit.

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

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is suitable for all hand sizes using a palm grip.

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

People with small hands will struggle to reach the side buttons and the two CPI buttons when using a claw grip.

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

People with medium hands using a fingertip grip will struggle to reach the CPI buttons, and people will small hands will struggle to reach all buttons and the mouse wheel.

9.4
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA or 1x AAA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

You can use the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed with one AA battery or one AAA battery, but not both at the same time. Razer advertises up to 235 hours with the USB receiver and 615 hours over Bluetooth with the included AA alkaline battery.

0
Design
Cable
Cable Length N/A
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
No Port
9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

Like the other models of this lineup, the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed has Virgin Grade PTFE feet that glide very well on mousepads and directly on desks. However, there's a slight scratchiness when used on a desk.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed
  • USB receiver
  • AA Energizer alkaline battery
  • Razer stickers
  • User manual

Control
7.9
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Optical And Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
16
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

All buttons on the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed are programmable, and you can also set a Hypershift button that gives you a second layer of controls. However, the software requires you to have one button assigned to the left-click function at all times on the non-Hypershift layer. The CPI buttons, which used to be behind the scroll wheel on the older DeathAdder mice, have moved to the edge of the left-click button. While their new placement helps prevent you from accidentally hitting them mid-game, they are a bit harder to reach. There's a switch on the underside to switch between Off, Receiver, and Bluetooth mode.

9.1
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.8 ms
Wired
N/A
Receiver
3.8 ms
Bluetooth
9.2 ms

This mouse has outstanding click latency. It delivers a stable and very responsive-feeling experience in-game without any perceptible delays when connected with its USB receiver. Using a Bluetooth connection results in somewhat higher and much less consistent click latency, but this isn't the recommended connection type for gaming.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer 5G
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
14,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
7%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options available on the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You can adjust the lift-off distance using the software, as it isn't set to its lowest distance by default. Unfortunately, the sensor is inaccurate, and it undershoots the set CPI by 8% during slow movements and 15.38% during fast movements.

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 on the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is very similar to the one on the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. It has a textured rubber strip around the wheel that helps with grip, and the steps feel precise and pronounced.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
7.8
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
No

The Razer Synapse 3 software offers some customizability, like adjusting the lift-off distance, CPI settings, and polling rate. However, it's only available on Windows, so you can't make any customizations on macOS. That said, the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed does have onboard memory, so you can save your settings and keep them when you move to a different computer. Note that you can't switch between profiles from the mouse without the software open, though, meaning you can't use multiple profiles on a computer without the software installed.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

All default button functions on the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed work on Windows and macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is only available in black. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed is a great FPS gaming mouse. It has the same iconic shape and size as the other models in the DeathAdder lineup, but it lacks a few features, like RGB lighting, rubber side grips, and the ability to use it wired. Also, its CPI buttons are now two edge buttons next to the left click instead of being behind the scroll wheel like the other models. While this new placement helps prevent you from accidentally changing your CPI in a crucial moment, some hand sizes that were comfortable with the older models might now struggle to reach the edge buttons. Otherwise, it's a great option if you're looking for a wireless gaming mouse with extremely low click latency, a very low and adjustable lift-off distance, and programmable buttons.

Check out our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best wireless gaming mice, and the best Razer mice.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed and the Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed are both wireless-only gaming mice. The Basilisk X has a more ergonomic shape and a wrist rest. It has a wider CPI range and a more precisely adjustable CPI. On the other hand, the DeathAdder V2 X has better quality mouse feet with rounded edges, a lower lift-off distance, and two CPI switching buttons on the edge of its left click. Also, it has no RGB lighting and no side grips.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed and the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro are similar wireless gaming mice, but there are a few differences. The V2 X HyperSpeed has CPI buttons on the edge of the left click instead of being behind the scroll wheel. This prevents you from accidentally pressing them mid-game, but they're harder to reach if you have small hands. Also, the V2 X HyperSpeed has no RGB lighting or side grips, and you can't use it wired. It has a narrower CPI range that you can't adjust as precisely, but its lift-off distance is adjustable.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed have the same iconic shape, but the V2 is wired-only while the V2 X HyperSpeed is wireless-only. Also, the V2 has some features the V2 X HyperSpeed lacks, like RGB lighting and side grips. On the other hand, you can use the V2 X HyperSpeed wirelessly via Bluetooth or its receiver. It has CPI buttons on the edge of its left click instead of behind the scroll wheel. This helps prevent you from accidentally hitting them, but they're harder to reach if you have smaller hands.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed are wireless gaming mice, but the Logitech is much lighter. It has an ambidextrous shape with two buttons on its left side and larger mouse feet that provide a smoother gliding experience. On the other hand, the Razer has two CPI-switching buttons on the edge of its left click, while the Logitech has none, and it supports Bluetooth.

GLORIOUS Model D

The GLORIOUS Model D is a wired ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed is a wireless-only gaming mouse. The GLORIOUS is much lighter with a honeycomb cutout pattern, and it has smoother gliding mouse feet. On the other hand, the Razer has two CPI switching buttons on the edge of its left click, and you can set a Hypershift button to enable a second layer of functions. It has a wider CPI range and a lower lift-off distance. Also, it doesn't have RGB backlighting, but some people might prefer that.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate and the Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed are wireless gaming mice. The Viper Ultimate has an ambidextrous, low-profile design with two buttons on each side, making it suitable for left- or right-handed users. It has a rechargeable battery, and you can also use it with its paracord-like charging cable if you prefer. On the other hand, the DeathAdder V2 X has a more ergonomic, right-handed shape, and it supports Bluetooth. It's powered by an AA or an AAA disposable battery, and it has two CPI switching buttons on the edge of its left-click button.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

The Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor and the Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed are wireless gaming mice. The Logitech feels better built and has RGB backlighting. Also, you can use it with its braided cable if you prefer a wired connection. On the other hand, the Razer has Bluetooth support. Also, it has more programmable inputs and two CPI buttons on the edge of its left click. Its mouse feet are of better quality and they glide much smoother.

Razer Basilisk V3

The Razer Basilisk V3 and the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed are both great FPS gaming mice, but with very different designs. While the Basilisk V3 is wired with a more ergonomic shape, the DeathAdder is wireless-only and lacks a thumb rest. The Basilisk V3 has a dedicated sniper button, and its scroll wheel unlocks for free scrolling, making it more versatile. Comparatively, you can use the DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed wirelessly via its receiver or Bluetooth, and its two CPI buttons are on the edge of the left click. Also, it has no RGB lighting and no side grips.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed are both wireless gaming mice. If you prefer mice with a more ergonomic shape and a thumb rest, the Logitech is a better choice. Its scroll wheel unlocks for free scrolling, making it more versatile. It has two edge buttons, a CPI button, and a dedicated sniper button. If you need a wireless mouse with Bluetooth, the Razer is a better choice. Also, its mouse feet glide smoother, and it has lower click latency.

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