Razer makes some of the best PC gaming mice around, so, naturally, you’re considering one for your next purchase. But Razer also has a pretty broad portfolio, so we’re going to help you choose the right one.
Razer’s best-selling mouse ever finally has a sequel, and that is an excellent thing. The iconic design remains largely untouched, which means the DeathAdder V2 is ergonomic and comfortable to use while also weighing a fair bit less this time around. Inside, Razer’s latest optical switches and Focus+ sensor mean it’s ready for some serious gaming.
The Basilisk V2 is another update to a legendary mouse, and if you’re into first-person shooters in particular, then it’s the one to get. Inside, it has the same Focus+ sensor and optical switches as Razer’s other new mice, but it’s the removable clutch that still steals the show. Pressing it slows down your DPI and makes aiming for that perfect headshot a little bit easier.
The standard Viper is a fantastic gaming mouse. Still, for the Viper Ultimate, Razer chopped off the cable, upgraded the switches to optical ones, and slapped in the all-new Focus+ sensor. It’s still lightweight, the battery life is pretty good, and it’s got onboard storage for up to five profiles, so you can pop it in your bag and never have to worry about re-installing Synapse to use with other PCs.
The Razer DeathAdder Essential has the same iconic design as the Elite, but with one bonus. It’s ridiculously cheap. Over 10 million DeathAdders have been sold, with the ergonomic design, 6,400 DPI sensor, and five programmable buttons available, at frankly, a steal. It’s not quite as good as the more expensive version, but as a budget mouse, it’s excellent.
Razer does a lot better than some at catering for left-handed gamers, but its best mouse for left-handers is also fantastic for right-handers. The Viper 8KHz has the fastest polling rate of any gaming mouse and was designed in collaboration with professional gamers. It’s lightweight, accurate, and has a snag-free cable, with programmable buttons on both sides, too, so it really doesn’t matter which hand you play with.
If you play a lot of MMOs, you’ll be well looked after with the Naga Pro, thanks to the insane amount of programmable buttons at your disposal. Better still, the panel is interchangeable, so you can have fewer buttons or cut it down to just two and have a durable thumb grip instead. It’s comfortable to use, and this one loses the cable for ultimate MMO freedom.
Some great mice to choose from
Razer’s mice are some of the best around, and the company puts a lot of development time into making them the best. As we hit our 2020 stride, the newly released DeathAdder V2 takes the crown, albeit only by a whisker from the Basilisk V2.
Both are very similar in that they both have Razer’s latest optical switches and Focus+ sensor with all of its smart goodies. The DeathAdder just gets the nod, though, with a slightly nicer design and a lower price tag.
If you’re into competitive gaming, the Razer Viper 8KHz should be top of the list. Razer designed the Viper in conjunction with some top professional gamers, and its lightweight body, accurate sensor, snag-free cable, and attractive price make it an excellent pick.
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