Gaming mice are a dime a dozen, with the CoolerMaster MM, Logitech G and Razer DeathAdder lineups comfortably leading the pack. The latter brand is a prime example of what it means to innovate safely, with incremental changes having been made for each iteration up to this point. According to Razer, it is the “world’s best-selling gaming mouse” after all! A revamp, then, could potentially either make or break the entire lineup for a fair chunk of gamers. Fortunately, the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro safely leads the facelifted models to newfound glory.
At around 63g, the weight effectively makes the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro one of the lightest gaming mice available. Well, at least one that has not been mangled and maimed with a bunch of holes. While this means the weighty “premium-feel” is gone, it still boasts an exquisite grip and feels worthy of its leading status as a simple, yet proud, computer peripheral. In this sense, simple is most definitely the name of the game here.
The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is marketed as an “ultra-lightweight wireless ergonomic esports mouse”. That is to say, it does away with all of the added weight afforded from fancier RGB and buttons in favour of a well-rounded and ‘less is more’ approach. The device is clearly a mouse, with a simple and pleasing design that is available in either black or white. The white version features a black silicone band on its scrollwheel, and even comes with an additional page of black felt vinyls for more grip. It also comes with colour matched dongle and very fancy braided USB-C charging cable terminating in a USB-A connection, and a whole load of regulatory documentation.
While the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro retains the classic overall right-handed design of the DeathAdder lineup, it is noticeably slimmer and sleeker. Its new design is said to be even more ergonomic than the versions before, and it most definitely feels like it. The mouse is a treat to hold – resting a hand on top of it feels natural and makes clicking and dragging much less of a chore. A major point of contention the DeathAdder line always missed out on was a comfortable resting space for a thumb. Alas, Razer still fails to pull a page from the Basilisk’s book, meaning thumbs simply need to drag along on the side; it is not a big issue, and it hardly counts as a flaw, but it is somewhat of a bummer nonetheless.
The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro features two buttons near the thumb, the usual left and right mouse buttons, as well as a vertical scrolling wheel doubling as the middle-mouse button. As always, the simplistic nature of the mouse dictates how its scroll wheels feature no other utility, and the lightweight nature oversees the ‘less is more’ approach to buttons. However, there is a singular button on the bottom (near the skates) that doubles as a DPI switcher, and a power button. The bottom also houses the Razer Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, which, quite unsurprisingly, is the highest DPI capability of any Razer mouse – and is most certainly a nice option to have. It must be said how much of an inconvenience a DPI button at the bottom of a mouse tends to be. Especially for gamers who have set different DPI settings for their games. Its placement discourages players from quickly setting the mouse to their favoured DPI. Making users keenly aware of the button’s placement. It is possible to reprogram another button for DPI reasons, but this then sacrifices other utility functions.
In terms of connectivity, users can expect a solid wireless connection thanks to Razer HyperSpeed, the company’s proprietary 2.4Ghz connection; offering minimal input lag compared to Bluetooth. It charges via USB-C cable, but, surprisingly does not seem to work via the cable unless it has been switched “on”, via the bottom power button. It is still uncertain whether this means it actually works via cable, or whether the cable only acts as a charger and nothing more. With that said, it gains enough charge to last an entire gaming session, in mere minutes, and has enough battery capacity to last upwards of 90 hours when fully charged. During the two week review period, the mouse was only charged once.
As always, the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro can be utilised to its full potential via Razer Synapse 3, the manufacturer’s proprietary all-encompassing software suite. The software has evolved leaps and bounds beyond the menial and power-hungry suite it used to be. Today it acts as a very lightweight central hub for all Razer peripherals one might use, including headsets, speakers, keyboards, headset stands, and mice. The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro can be customised fully using the software. This includes setting multiple DPI levels, which allows users to switch between using the DPI button below the mouse, as well as switching up what the mouse buttons do; meaning users can change one of the thumb buttons into a DPI switcher (but sacrifice features that make more sense on said button); or switch up how the mouse acts whenever a change of programs are detected.
The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is, by no small means, a purely “professional gaming” computer peripheral. It screams “less is more” from its quick and easy plug-and-play capabilities, through to its ultra lightweight build and revamped focus on ergonomics. With an incredible DPI sensor, through to a battery withstanding weeks of normal use; it is clear endurance and future-proofing made the cut for this mouse. As a result, the mouse comfortably ticks almost every box for what a Razer mouse should be. Sure, there might be more premium-feeling mice available, and heavier mice will always feel better to the touch, but there is simply no denying how good of a peripheral the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro truly is as a gaming and productivity product.
|Ultra lightweight||No thumb rest|
|New, modern and ergonomic design||DPI switch on bottom|
|90 Hours of battery life!|
Device temporarily provided for review by Razer.
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