It- Better late than never, it’s the Razer Deathadder V2. Obviously, a very popular mouse. But what’s new with it, compared to the other Deathadder Elite that was also super popular? Well, a few things. And I’m gonna tell you what they are. Razer Death Very simple box. Not too hard to get into.
Comes with a bunch of stuff we probably don’t care about. Unleash your true potential! Signature from the C.E.O. Oh my God, I can put this onmy motorcycle helmet visor. Cool! (humming “Halo” theme”) There’s a hair in there!(blows) Someone’s been here before. Well, immediately it feels quite light, compared to other Deathadders.
Okay, this is a nice-looking mouse. It’s kind of matte plastic on the top, with a sort of rubberized side. Gnarled on the sides a bit. Feels pretty light. I got a scale here. Without the cable, comin’ in at 78 grams. I know the scale’s not perfect. It’s not. But relatively speaking, that says 80, 82.
Let’s see what it is relative to this other Elite. Razer Death There we go. See, this box has green inside. I kinda like that more. Oh yeah! This thing is a chonk! Compared to this. At least 16 grams heavier. That’s pretty impressive, considering the chastity is almost identical.
Looking at these side by side, the shell shape is very similar, especially on this sideof the center line. The most notable difference is over here. Now on the existing Elite, some people were bothered by the way this curves out. Especially if you had smaller hands. This is kind of a safer design.
It’s less extreme over here. And this will probably be more comfortable to more people, especially those with small hands. Other than that, I guess these DPI buttonsare kinda further down, a little more out ofthe way than these ones.
It’s a different button design. (clicking button) the wheel looks slightly different. There’s just smallerbumps on it than this one. It’s not like a Logitech MX Master wheel, where you can free spin it. The MX Master 3S, which is obviously noteven a gaming mouse, it’s nice because it’sratcheted at lower speeds, but then you can flickit and it’ll free spin.
That is not going on here. And you probably, maybe you wouldn’t even want it to. Razer Death This is just designed toeasily go through your weapons with your scroll wheel, if you’re the kind of person that goes through your weaponswith your scroll wheel.
It doesn’t feel that different, but there may be a little more force on it than the last one. While we’re clicking things, the left and right mouse clicks. They’re actually different. The Elite used to use mechanical switches, omron switches that were readyfor about 50 million clicks.
The V2 though, uses optical switches, which I believe are lower latency, and they’re ready for 70 million clicks. And this is what they sound like. (clicking rapidly) Another change on the V2is the cable, actually. You already had a braidedcable, which is all right. It’s a fine braided cable on the Elite.
You can see the cable isslightly fatter on the V2, and that’s ’cause it usestheir speedflex cable. Speedlfex. It’s very supple. Oh my goodness. It’s, it’s just almost frictionlest. Frictionlest. The spirit of the design here is low friction. So, it’s not gonna dragas much when you’re, you know, when you have yourlow DPI setting, you’re– But that’s not the only thinginteracting with the table.
There are also the feet on the bottom. And the V2 has new and improved feet. These standard feet are way draggier. They say, in comparison. And in fact, I mean it’s hard to tellbecause this is also lighter, but it does feel alittle more frictionless.
These are PFTE feet. That’s a material that’sused in non-stick pans. It’s used to coat piping and containers for corrosive chemicals, because it’s nonreactive. On a side by side comparison that I saw on Razer’s own website, they said that the newone has eight buttons while the Elite had seven buttons.
And I don’t know if I’mmissing something here, but it looks like one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Where’s the eighth button on this thing? Maybe up in the comments? (laughing)I don’t know. Ah, what a dog! Give me that speedflex cable. PFTE skates. It actually is noticeably.
I don’t know what toattribute the smoothness to, the weight, the cable or the feet, but it’s noticeably nicer. And of course, RVB. Sharp. That’s the outside of the mouse. But there’s also somechanges on the inside. Because this uses a newand improved sensor.
Added their Razer focus plus sensor. It has a DPI of 20,000 dots per inch. Up from 16K on this peasant mouse. It also has a tracking speedof 650 inches per second. Which is, I mean, that’s pretty damn fast. You’re gonna have to be moving your mouse at 37 miles per hour, 60 kilometers an hour to exceed that.
It also has a 50G acceleration. But the cool thing isthat the sensor is paired with an SOC inside, which allows some cool other features. Well, three other cool features. The first cool feature issomething called smart tracking. The sensor itself calibrating relative to whatever surface it’s on.
You’ll get the sameconsistent lift-off distance, without having to calibrate the mouse every time you set upin a different location, if you go from yourmousepad to a glossy table to something else. Because, you’re on theroad with your mouse, going to LAN parties and stuff, and you don’t want to mess around just because you don’t have the same battle station conditions as usual.
Feature number two! Is called asymmetric lift off. What this is is it’s a distance that you can set in the synapse software, where the mouse kind of turns off at a certain distance, the lift off distance when you lift it up. Because again, if you’replaying with a low sensitivity, and you’re going like this, you’re gonna be lifting the mouse up a lot.
You can set it to say,two or three milimeters. To deactivate as you lift it. But, if you did not haveasymetric lift off distance, that would mean that whenyou put it back down, it turns back on at that same distance, say two or three millimeters.
You may not want that, actually. Because then on its way back down, it’ll start reading when you’re still kind offar away from the table, and then your mousecursor will actually move a little bit before you pad it back down. What you want is asymetric.
That’s where it’s threemillimeters to get off the desk, but it doesn’t activate again until a millimeter off the table. So you’re gonna have your cursor to stay where you want it to be less adrift. And that is awesome. And feature number three is motion sync.
Which is basically aligningthe pulling rate of the mouse and the host PC so that the information isarriving at the same time, so there’s reduced input life in that. It’s kinda like, if I can VRR for holding rate. Is that a stretch? And finally, the other thing that is different about this mouse is onboard memory.
Again, because the SOC. Previous Elite had no onboard memory. That meant that you’dalways have to isntall the Razer synapse software, which you may not want ’cause it’s kind of annoying and clunky. With this, you can haveup to five profiles saved on device.
You just set up the synapse software once when you first get it. And you can change allthe lighting profiles, and even macros and allthe stuff like that. Then you save that profile onto the mouse, so you don’t have to openup that software anymore. You can even uninstall it for a time.
And then you can bringyour mouse to other places and tournaments and yourprofiles are still on there. But if you want to adjust the lighting and add your macros, you’re gonna have toinstall that software again. If you’re into RGB stuff, this is of course, in the ecosystem of Razer Chroma, which means it can sync withall your other peripherals, all your other Razer stuff.
Your keyboard, all thelights in sync together. And of course, with Philips Hue. You can be watching amovie or playing a game, and your mouse lightingwill sync up with that too. In sync. What a world. What a time to be alive. – [Andy] Does the button on the bottom count as the eighth button?
– Yes. Oh my God, it has to. You’re right. Andy, you’re a genius. You found the eighth button! It’s the profile selection button on the bottom of the mouse. I’ll allow it. I’ll allow it. Should you get the V2, particularly should you get itif you already have an Elite, ooh God. I would say, yeah.
If you don’t mind the $69.99 price tag. Nice. It’s a worthy upgrade. It’s 20 grams lighter. That’s significant. Especially if you’re the type of person who stopped using Elitebecause it was too heavy. Yeah, relative to all the other much lighter wired mice that exist today.
If you wanted to love the Deathadder, but the feeling wasn’t good in your hand, because of the shape, especially if you have small hands, then this is great. Especially if you’re a palm-grip player, I mean it’ll work for claw grips and finger-tippy people as well. I think give this a feel. Give it a lift.
See if you like it. It might be worth it. It might be your next mouse. Thanks for watching “ShortCircuits” today guys. If you liked this video, give it a like. If you really, really like it, give it a subscribe. And be sure to stay tuned. If you guys hit us up in the comments, and tell us to cover thenew Razer Basilisk Ultimate, or ultra, whatever it’s called, maybe we’ll do that too. If enough of you yell at me. See you next time.