In a world where multi-purposing, as well as minimalism, is a popular trend. It’s only expected that it will filter down to gaming. With many gamers taking their mouse with them to the office, you need a mouse that can handle the rigours of spreadsheets and presentations. While being able to step-up when the gaming gets tough! All of the above, and at a respectable price. Not easy to tick all the boxes…
Say hello to the Razer Deathadder V2!
Straight off the bat, the Deathadder has a sleek and simple design which makes it perfect for the office- and home use. The size and way your hand lays on it feels more comfortable. The slight slant away from your open hand feels more natural placing less stress on your wrist. This might sound silly but after using it and trying another mouse, the difference is very noticeable.
The Deathadder features the standard 2 click buttons on top, the scroll wheel that is also clickable, along with two programmable buttons on the inside of the mouse. It is also good to note that the Deathadder is a right-handed mouse, so lefties, you are out of luck. Just behind the scroll wheel, the two DPI buttons can be found. The wheel and buttons are at a lower level to the area your palm will rest. This helps to stop accidental DPI changes when your hand moves around on the mouse.
RGB has become all the craze lately, with everything, including the kitchen sink (or toaster) featuring RGB. The Deathadder, although, more reserved, also feature a two-zone RGB setup, one being the scroll wheel the other being the large Razer logo which will mostly be covered by your palm during use. Setting up the RGB can be easy, or slightly more complicated depending on how in-depth you want to customize. If you are not too phased, using the Razer Synapse program will give you 5 quick effects such as Breathe, Static, Reactive, Spectrum and Audio Cycle. If customization is your thing you will need to download Chroma effects from the Razer website. Using Chroma effects you can customize to your heart’s content. Having more Razer products obviously will make Chroma effects even more powerful.
Although the Deathadder can easily be mistaken for the run of the mill mouse, it does possess some serious tech under the hood. Turning it over you will see what looks like the normal slide guards. But on the Deathadder they are a special material specifically designed to allow for great smooth movements across most types of mousepads. Don’t forget to set up your specific material or surface that the Deathadder slides on. The Deathadder can also have 5 DPI steps saved using Razer Synapse of course. The sensor found in the Deathadder is good for up to 20 000DPI. Although, I highly doubt you will find yourself setting them that high.
The left- and right-click buttons are where another big part of the magic happens. These are no mere mechanical switches. No, they are optic switches. That means instead of a button being pressed to make a mechanical switch, these click buttons use light to activate. There is a constant source of light that, when clicked, breaks the beam of light causing the mouse to register the click. What this means is your clicks are literally registering at the speed of light… Let that sink in…
The two inside programmable buttons can be programmed to act like any button on both your keyboard or mouse. This is especially handy when things get hairy in-game or you simply need to page back through your browser. If you are someone who prefers to play MMO’s then obviously having only 2 programmable buttons on the mouse is a bit of a letdown.
The Razer Deathadder V2 is the perfect mouse for those who like to work and play equally hard. It is good to note that if you are not a fan of bigger mice, then the Deathadder might not be exactly your choice. Neither would it be for those who play ability heavy games. But for the price and the features that you get within that price, the Deathadder is a sure-fire contender for the best in class!
If you need a mouse that can game and work and you don’t want to break the bank, the Deathadder V2 is what you have been looking for.
Special thanks to Apex Interactive for supplying the review content