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Razer unveils the sequel to its ultra-light Viper gaming mouse

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Razer’s original Viper was one of the better-known ultralight gaming mice when it arrived in 2019, and now it’s finally getting a sequel to keep up with its rivals. The brand has introduced a Viper V2 Pro wireless mouse that cuts the weight even further, from 69g to 58g, while improving the basics – this is aimed at esports players and enthusiasts who need accurate, flick-friendly input to thrive.

The design revolves around an equally new Focus Pro 30K optical sensor that, as the name implies, promises a resolution of 30,000 dots per inch. It is reportedly 99.8 percent accurate and uses AI to guide tracking. You even have 26 height adjustment levels (to determine when the tracking starts or stops) versus ‘just’ three for the first Viper.

The Viper V2 Pro also introduces third-generation optical mouse switches that supposedly put an end to accidental double-clicks and debounce delay (waiting to filter out accidental input signals). Their life cycles are also about 25 percent longer, so if you’re a professional gamer, you might not be as quick to chew through mice. You can charge via USB-C and a dedicated DPI button allows you to adjust the sensitivity without using any software.

Razer now sells black and white versions of the Viper V2 Pro for $150 with grip tape, a charging cable and a USB dongle extender in the box. That puts the price in line with competing ultra-lightweight mice from Logitech and SteelSeries, and could make it a viable option whether you’re loyal to the Razer brand or not.

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