Razer releases cheaper wireless version of one of its best gaming mice


Enlarge / Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed.

At its RazerCon present final week, PC {hardware} firm Razer introduced its new Kraken gaming headsets, lastly put a price ticket on its RGB face masks, and launched different merchandise, like new gaming chairs. Simply 5 days later, Razer has quietly launched one other product, the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed. It is a wi-fi model of probably the most well-known gaming mice, and it comes with a lower cost tag.

The DeathAdder mice have earned a constructive repute for his or her easy, snug design. With an MSRP beginning at $30, the lineup is extra accessible than a variety of Razer’s different choices. The corporate says it has offered over 10 million DeathAdders, making the mannequin the corporate’s “best-selling mouse.”

 The new mouse differs from the wired version by putting two buttons on the left side rather than south of the scroll wheel.
Enlarge / The brand new mouse differs from the wired model by placing two buttons on the left facet relatively than south of the scroll wheel.

Razer began promoting the DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed on Tuesday for $60. It is principally a wi-fi model (2.four GHz dongle or Bluetooth) of the DeathAdder V2 ($70 MSRP) however with two buttons close to the left-click button as an alternative of south of the scroll wheel. The brand new mouse additionally has a much less spectacular sensor.

That is proper—the sensor powering the V2 X HyperSpeed is not nearly as good because the one within the wired model. Sensitivity sits at a decrease 14,00zero counts per inch (CPI) as an alternative of 20,00zero CPI, max velocity is 300 inches per second (IPS) in comparison with 650 IPS, and the mouse can solely deal with as much as 35 g relatively than 50 g.

There was already a wireless DeathAdder V2, but this one is cheaper.
Enlarge / There was already a wi-fi DeathAdder V2, however this one is cheaper.

Nevertheless, CPI counts have gotten uncontrolled these days, and most players will probably be tremendous with the specs within the V2 X HyperSpeed, even when the max velocity and acceleration are a bit low in comparison with fashionable high-end gaming mice. The wi-fi model of the DeathAdder V2 Professional remains to be accessible, however its $130 MSRP is greater than twice that of the brand new wi-fi possibility (although you will discover it for $97 as of this writing).

The DeathAdder V2 Professional is rechargeable, too, which retains its weight (2.88 ounces) a bit of decrease than the brand new wi-fi DeathAdder (3.03 – 3.63 ounces), because it depends on batteries.

Unlike the pricier wireless DeathAdder V2, this one isn't rechargeable.
Enlarge / In contrast to the pricier wi-fi DeathAdder V2, this one is not rechargeable.

There are another minor variations between the DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed and DeathAdder V2 / V2 Professional. As an illustration, the wi-fi model opts for normal mechanical switches over optical mechanical switches for the left- and right-click buttons. Nevertheless, I choose Razer’s mechanical switches over its optical mechanical ones, particularly for first-person shooters, as a result of they require much less effort to press. You additionally miss out on 5 onboard profiles within the cheaper wi-fi possibility. Oh, and there is no RGB.

However in a world the place gaming specs and costs are consistently rising, it is good to see Razer provide a extra restrained possibility.

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