Guides · January 22, 2022

Best Overall Razer DeathAdder V2

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The Razer DeathAdder V2 doesn’t have anything new or innovative, it just does everything so well that people can’t help but love it. Considered by many to be the quintessential gaming mouse, and improving on the already existing design of the Razer DeathAdder Elite, this mouse is not, in my opinion, the best mouse ever released, but rather an example and a standard that all brands should strive for.

The button layout is nothing special. You have the usual programmable buttons, left click, right click and middle click, as well as 4 additional buttons, 2 on the left side and 2 behind the scroll wheel for DPI settings.

The Razer DeathAdder V2 has a curved ergonomic design with textured grips on both sides. The gaming mouse is larger and not suitable for small hands, for that you will have to take a look at the Razer DeathAdder V2 mini, which is exactly what it looks like and is made especially for small hands. The DeathAdder itself, on the other hand, is suitable for any handle.

This ergonomic mouse features a hydrophobic material, which makes it easier to grip during long gaming sessions. This, combined with the mouse’s Virgin Grade PTFE feet, which are one of the best mouse feet you can find, its lightweight body and flexible braided cable with minimal resistance, makes it one of the best mice for long hours of gaming.

With the Synapse software, you can create your own lighting patterns or sync the mouse with other Razer gear, like a gaming keyboard. But this could be a bit daunting as Synapse has a steep learning curve, don’t get me wrong, it’s a good program but not necessarily a simple one.

A really cool feature of the Razer DeathAdder is that you can store up to 5 built-in profiles. This is perfect when you don’t have access to your computer. Of course, the Razer Synapse software allows you to store additional profiles, which you can also use to change the RGB lighting on the scroll wheel and the long Razer under your palm.

The DeathAdder V2 also features Razer’s newest optical sensor, the Focus+, which has a minimum of 100 and a maximum of 20,000 DPI. I doubt you’ll ever need to set it that high, but it’s a nice option to have and even at a lower setting, the sensor is still precise and accurate.

I tested the mouse in Overwatch and changing DPI on the fly was so easy that I could spend one match spinning like Tracer, and the next carefully lining up my shot like Widowmaker. I also had as much fun building my orc army in Warcraft as I did killing monsters in The Witcher 3. I see this mouse becoming a staple for all gamers, especially FPS gamers, but maybe not so much for MMO gamers. I don’t see the Razer DeathAdder V2 being embraced by hardcore MMO gamers, as it doesn’t have the buttons needed for those types of games. But other than that, I recommend this Razer mouse to everyone.