Razer is the world's leading lifestyle brand for gamers, and today they're releasing the new DeathAdder V3 Pro. It's the latest model in Razer's most popular and best-selling range. So let's take a look at the mouse and address the most important question: is it worth it?
Anyone who has ever dealt with gaming mice will be familiar with Razer's DeathAdder series.
The DeathAdder was first released in 2006 and with over 15 million units sold, the series is one of Razer's most successful. Now, Razer is launching their latest model, the V3 Pro. They've improved the grip and paired it with a more ergonomic shape, plus they've been able to shave off a couple of grams from the total weight. But is it enough to be worth upgrading?
Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Review
First, here are the specs for you, so you can compare it to your current mouse:
- The V3 Pro comes with the Focus Pro 30K optical sensor (which works on clear glass at least 2 mm thick)
- The mouse uses Razer's Gen-3 Switches which are rated for 90 million clicks
- There are five independently programmable buttons and an additional DPI button
- You get up to 90 hours of battery life on one charge
- The mouse is rechargeable via USB Type-C and comes with a Speedflex cable for fluid movements
- Weight: 63 grams for the black model and 64 grams for the white model (without cable)
- Approximate size: 68 mm (width) x 44 mm (height) x 128 mm (length)
Impressive specs, huh? The V3 is undoubtedly the best gaming mouse the industry currently has to offer. In fact, Razer invited top esports professionals to test the mouse and gave their two cents during development.
Look & Handling
Gone are the days of over-the-top accessories covered with enough LEDs to blind you. With the DeathAdder V3 Pro, Razer have instead opted for a subtle look. The mouse looks simple but of high quality. Apart from the logo (which is in a different color), the V3 uses a single tone of either black or white.
Thanks to the ergonomic shape, the mouse is also very comfortable to hold. Razer manages to save 25% weight compared to its predecessor, which makes handling even more smooth. The only buttons protruding from the frame are two thumb buttons, which can be custom assigned.
At the heart of the DeathAdder V3 Pro is the Razer Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor with a resolution accuracy of 99.8%. The powerful sensor is supported by various AI functions, such as Smart Tracking, Motion Synch and Asymmetric Cut-off, for the ultimate performance at the highest level of gaming.
In addition, Razer's Optical Mouse Gen-3 Switches prevent double-click and debounce delay and are rated for 90 million clicks. And thanks to HyperSpeed Wireless, Razer's proprietary wireless technology, the latest model is up to 25% faster than conventional wireless mice. Paired with the Razer HyperPolling Wireless Dongle, you get 0.25ms polling intervals, giving you four times more polls than before.
Now we get to the ugly but most important factor for most, the price. The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is available for €159.99. You can get the Razer HyperPolling Wireless Dongle for €34.99, or you can get both together in a bundle for €177.50 (saving €17.50).
That's definitely on the more expensive side for gaming mice, but this is an industry-leading product, so it's to be expected.
If you don't want to have a tangled cable and want to outperform your opponents thanks to lower and faster wireless technology, the new Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is the one.
When you combine the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro and the Razer HyperPolling Wireless Dongle together, you'll click faster than your own shadow and your enemies will die before they can even react.