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Razer Viper V2 Pro Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Updated Dec 08, 2022 at 02:07 pm
Razer Viper V2 Pro Picture
6.9
Work
9.3
Video Games (FPS)
8.1
Video Games (MMO)
9.6
Raw Performance
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Type
Standard
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Default Weight
58.5 g
Connectivity Wireless

The Razer Viper V2 Pro is an ultra-lightweight, wireless gaming mouse that continues Razer's popular Viper lineup. It has the same symmetrical shape but incorporates major design changes and improvements over the Razer Viper Ultimate. Razer has significantly reduced the weight of this mouse; however, they've accomplished this in part by removing several features of the previous generations, including side grips, RGB lighting, and ambidextrous controls. Besides weight changes, this mouse also has a new Razer Focus Pro 30K sensor and uses a new generation of optical switches. Razer also indicates they've improved battery life and wireless performance.

Our Verdict

6.9 Work

Though not specifically for this use, the Razer Viper V2 Pro is excellent for office and multimedia use. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, and you can reprogram buttons to perform productivity actions and macros using the customization software. Unfortunately, there's no Bluetooth support. Also, the scroll wheel lacks a free-scrolling mode and left/right tilt inputs for horizontal scrolling.

Pros
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
  • Build quality feels excellent.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks left-right inputs and a free-scrolling mode.
  • Lacks a storage compartment for its wireless receiver.
  • Somewhat bulky; isn't designed to be stored in laptop bags or cases.
9.3 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Viper V2 Pro is a remarkable FPS gaming mouse. It's extremely lightweight and feels very sturdy. It has a comfortable symmetrical shape and outstanding feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. Performance-wise, it has an extremely wide CPI range, a very low minimum lift-off distance, and exceptionally low click latency.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Exceptional click latency.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
  • Feet glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks.
  • Build quality feels excellent.
Cons
  • Lacks a storage compartment for its wireless receiver.
  • Somewhat bulky; isn't designed to be stored in laptop bags or cases.
  • Unlike previous versions, this mouse lacks side buttons on the right side for left-handed users.
8.1 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Viper V2 Pro is a great mouse for MMO or MOBA gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many programmable buttons as mice specifically for this genre. That said, it feels very sturdy and has a comfortable symmetrical shape suitable for most hand sizes. It also has exceptional click latency, and you can precisely adjust your CPI in an extremely broad range.

Pros
  • Exceptional click latency.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
  • Build quality feels excellent.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Lacks a storage compartment for its wireless receiver.
  • Somewhat bulky; isn't designed to be stored in laptop bags or cases.
  • Unlike previous versions, this mouse lacks side buttons on the right side for left-handed users.
9.6 Raw Performance

Pros
Cons
  • Lacks a storage compartment for its wireless receiver.
  • Somewhat bulky; isn't designed to be stored in laptop bags or cases.
  • 6.9 Work
  • 9.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.6 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Dec 09, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  2. Updated Oct 21, 2022: We've added a link to the recently reviewed Finalmouse Starlight Pro - TenZ within the Weight section of this review.
  3. Updated Sep 28, 2022: We've added a comparison to the recently reviewed Razer Viper V3 Pro in the Comfort of Use section of this review.
  4. Updated Sep 06, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.3. This update adds a new Sensor Latency test and makes minor changes to several of our existing tests, resulting in test result changes in several sections. For more information, you can check out our full changelog here.
  5. Updated Aug 10, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.2. This update simplifies our Weight test and expands on our CPI test from Test Bench 1.1, resulting in changes to test results in both sections. For more details, you can see our complete changelog here.
  6. Updated Jun 21, 2022: Review published.
  7. Updated Jun 13, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Viper V2 Pro we tested is the matte black color variant. It's also available in matte white. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Viper V2 Pro is a continuation of Razer's popular Viper lineup. It features several improvements, including a brand new sensor, a new generation of optical switches, and a significantly lighter weight than their previous flagship model, the Razer Viper Ultimate. However, this weight saving comes at the cost of several features that characterized earlier generations of this mouse, including the RGB lighting, rubberized side grips, and an optional charging dock. This mouse only has a pair of side buttons on the left, while the Razer Viper Ultimate and Razer Viper 8KHz featured buttons on either side, making them popular options for left-handed users. Overall, this mouse is a high-performance option that competes directly with similar flagship models like the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT. However, given its reduced feature set and premium price point, it won't be a perfect fit for everyone.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best FPS mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best lightweight mouse. Or, if you're interested in other Razer options, see our article on the best Razer mice.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are high-end wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The two perform very similarly and weigh virtually the same, though the Razer is marginally lighter. The Razer also has a slightly wider CPI range and a USB-C charging cable, while the Logitech uses an older micro-USB charging cable. On the other hand, the Logitech's shape is more accommodating to a wider range of hand sizes and grip types. Its customization software is also compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Razer software is only compatible with Windows.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper V2 Pro and the Razer Viper Ultimate are very similar mice part of the same lineup. The two mice share the same shape, but the V2 Pro is significantly lighter and has an improved sensor with a wider CPI range. That said, the Ultimate has several features the V2 Pro lacks, including RGB lighting, rubber side grips, and an additional pair of side buttons on the right side.

Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are high-end wireless gaming mice. They both weigh virtually the same and have very similar outstanding gaming performance; the major difference between them is shape. The DeathAdder has a right-handed shape and is best suited for larger hands using a palm or claw grip. On the other hand, the Viper V2 Pro has a symmetrical shape and is best suited for a somewhat wider range of hand sizes using a claw or fingertip grip.

Razer Viper 8KHz

The Razer Viper V2 Pro and the Razer Viper 8KHz are very similar mice from the same lineup. They share the same shape, but the V2 Pro connects wirelessly while the 8KHz is a wired-only mouse. The V2 Pro is also lighter and feels a bit sturdier. That said, while the V2 Pro supports a standard maximum polling rate of 1000hz, the 8KHz supports a maximum polling rate of up to 8000Hz.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are similar gaming mice from the same lineup. They share the same overall shape, but the Mini is scaled down to accommodate smaller hand sizes. Despite being a larger mouse that you can connect wirelessly, the V2 Pro is marginally lighter. It also has a much better sensor.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer Viper V2 Pro and the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro are wireless gaming mice with several noteworthy differences. The Viper V2 Pro has a symmetrical shape and is significantly lighter. It also has a slightly better sensor. On the other hand, the DeathAdder V2 Pro has an ergonomic, right-handed shape. It also has Bluetooth support and a storage compartment for its USB receiver, making it a better option for use on the go.

Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless

The Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are wireless gaming mice that weigh virtually the same. On one hand, the Razer has a symmetrical shape, somewhat better click latency and sensor performance, and a solid plastic shell without any honeycomb cutouts. On the other hand, the Pulsar has an ergonomic, right-handed shape, and its body has honeycomb cutouts and a minimal bottom plate that contribute to keeping the mouse very lightweight.

Finalmouse Starlight Pro - TenZ Medium

The Finalmouse Starlight Pro - TenZ Medium and the Razer Viper V2 Pro are lightweight wireless gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The Razer has better sensor performance and click latency. On the other hand, the Finalmouse is lighter.

GLORIOUS Model O PRO

The Razer Viper V2 Pro and the GLORIOUS Model O PRO are lightweight wireless gaming mice. The GLORIOUS is marginally lighter, but the Razer feels better built and has better gaming performance. The Razer is also somewhat more accommodating to a wider range of hand sizes and grip types.

GLORIOUS Model D

The Razer Viper V2 Pro and the GLORIOUS Model D are both lightweight gaming mice, but the Razer is lighter and has markedly better performance all-around. It also connects wirelessly and has a symmetrical shape. On the other hand, the GLORIOUS is a wired model with an ergonomic, right-handed shape.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Razer Viper V2 Pro looks very similar to previous versions of this mouse with a fairly subdued aesthetic with some aggressive angles. It's made of matte black textured plastic and has glossy black plastic accents. There's a very small LED light behind the scroll wheel that indicates what CPI setting you're using. There's also a Razer logo on the palm rest, but unlike previous generations, there isn't any RGB lighting.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (127 mm)
Width 2.6" (66 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No
5.6
Design
Portability
Box Volume
19.47 inยณ (319 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Razer Viper V2 Pro feels very sturdy and well-built, despite being much lighter than previous versions. There aren't any rattling sounds if you shake the mouse and no wobble in the buttons or scroll wheel. That said, you can register side button clicks by squeezing forcefully enough into the side of the mouse, but this isn't an issue during regular use.

9.1
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
58.5 g
Default Weight
58.5 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

Razer indicates that the white color variant of this mouse is approximately one gram heavier. If you're interested in an even lighter wireless gaming mouse, you may be interested in the Finalmouse Starlight Pro - TenZ Medium. However, it's only available from third-party retailers at this point and tends to be significantly more expensive.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

Overall, the Razer Viper V2 Pro has a very comfortable symmetrical shape. It's also low-profile and has a fairly subdued hump towards the middle. The buttons are also well-placed, and the entire plastic body is slightly textured for added grip. Unlike most models in the Viper lineup that are true ambidextrous mice with a pair of buttons on both sides, this mouse only has buttons on the left. This mouse also lacks the rubber side grips found on the previous generation Razer Viper Ultimate, though it comes with a set of adhesive grips. For an alternative option that's just as lightweight but has an ergonomic, right-handed shape, check out the Pulsar Xlite v2 Wireless or the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro.

7.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

Razer advertises that Razer Viper V2 Pro has a battery life of up to 80 hours.

8.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Razer Viper V2 Pro has a lightweight and flexible paracord-like charging cable that produces minimal drag across desks and doesn't tangle easily.

9.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The Razer Viper V2 Pro has exceptional feet that glide very easily on hard and soft mousepads and directly on desks.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Viper V2 Pro
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • Adhesive side grips
  • USB covers
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • User documentation
  • Razer stickers

Control
7.3
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
12
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram nearly all buttons on the Razer Viper V2 Pro to perform a variety of actions, including profile switching, multimedia controls, windows shortcuts, and keyboard functions. You can also set a Hypershift button which enables a second layer of button assignments. There's an additional button on the bottom of the mouse that isn't programmable. This button toggles the power when held for three seconds and cycles through five customizable CPI settings when pressed and released. The left- and right-click buttons use Razer's new Gen-3 optical switches, rated for 90 million clicks.

9.2
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.4 ms
Wired
2.5 ms
Receiver
3.4 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

The Razer Viper V2 Pro has exceptionally low and very consistent click latency. It delivers an extremely responsive-feeling experience for gaming in any genre and is well-suited for casual and competitive play.

9.9
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.08%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.12%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.00%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.20%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.20%
Worst Tracking Error
1.00%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
30,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
9.1
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
13.8 ms
Delay At Half Movement
3.7 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
2.4 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer Focus Pro 30K
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate settings on the Razer Viper V2 Pro are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. In addition to the standard sensor adjustment settings found on most gaming mice, this mouse also has a setting called "Asymmetric Cut-Off," which lets you independently configure both the lift-off and landing distance to suit your playstyle. Note that the sensor on this mouse can track on glass surfaces, which is rare for recent mouse releases with optical sensors.

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 feels precise and has well-defined steps. It also has a rubberized texture for grip and operates quietly, even at high speeds.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
Yes
RGB On/Off
No RGB

Overall, Razer's Synapse software is very good. It's well laid out and fairly easy to use. You can adjust settings like CPI, lift-off distance, surface calibration, profile calibration, and power settings. However, like many software options from other major manufacturers, this software is criticized for requiring frequent updates and taking up disproportionate system resources. You may find this software frustrating if you prefer more lightweight software options or no software at all.

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

All default button functions work in both Windows and macOS.

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