It may not look like it, but Razer’s ambidextrous gaming mouse is a sleek piece of work. It melds a strong plastic hardbody design together with cutting edge optical technology, designed specifically for cursory peripherals. What sets the 2019 version apart, however, is how the new Razer Viper gets “Absolute Control”.
First revealed on the official Razer website, the Razer Viper is said to bring total domination and control on the battlefield to all users. This is thanks to its brand new “high-precision and cutting-edge, lightweight body”; its new sensor, and the company’s approach to peripheral design. The new Razer Viper features the staple Razer optical mouse switches and a new fifth-generation optical sensor with up to 16 000 DPI tracking. The fifth-generation sensor is also highly accurate, which Razer claims to be 99.4% accurate at maximum DPI settings.
In the pursuit of minimal drag, Razer states that they have equipped the new Razer Viper with the company’s own Razer Speedflex cable – a highly flexible cable aimed to reduce drag and offer unhindered control. Razer states that the Razer Viper also offers onboard storage capable of holding up to five custom DPI stages. There is a dedicated DPI button on the underside of the mouse, and a grand total of eight programmable buttons on the mouse that can be programmed by using the proprietary Razer Synapse 3 software. It is also built to last through 70 million clicks, so chances are that it will never break or malfunction.
The new Razer Viper is not available locally yet but goes for a smooth $80 USD across the ocean. Chances are that fans looking to upgrade will have to save around R2 000 up for it.