Razer Deathadder V2 X Hyperspeed Review

I have been a fan of the Razer Deathadder range of gaming mice since the original Deathadder from 2006(I actually still have the 2009 variant!). So when the opportunity came along to review the latest variant of the Deathadder V2 X Hyperspeed gaming mouse, I just had to try it out!

The Razer Deathadder V2 X Hyperspeed is a slightly slimmer version of the Deathadder V2 Pro(about 2g lighter). It also features the Razer 5G 14K DPI advanced optical sensor, compared to its wired bigger brother(and pro brother) that has the Razer Focus+ sensor in it. The other difference between the 3 mice is that instead of 8 programmable buttons(that you can set in Razer’s Synapse 3 software) it only has 7. Now for me, that is not that big a problem(who needs that many buttons in any case!). What I do love about the Deathadder V2 X is that they moved the DPI switches to the front right of the mouse instead of near the middle. It is placed in such a way that you won’t accidentally trigger world war III by selecting the fastest setting of the mouse!

Thanks to the shared 2.4Ghz dongle any other Razer product that has Hyperspeed would be able to use that product with the Deathadder V2 X. This also frees up USB ports as well. The Razer Deathadder V2 X Hyperspeed also features Bluetooth(another bonus), this made it possible for me to try it out with my iMac at work(please don’t shoot me, it’s for work). Thanks to the built-in DPI and keymapping I didn’t need to setup the Synapse 3 software(which is a Windows-only program). I must say that the Deathadder V2 X really performs well on MacOS and was even really smooth when doing photoshop retouching, this was also thanks to the fact that you could change the DPI as needed(very fine retouching and selection work).

Overall I was really pleased with the Razer Deathadder V2 X Hyperspeed. It fits my hand perfectly(as to be expected from the Deathadder family), but might not be for gamers with smaller hands. I did not experience any fatigue when using the mouse(this does happen with my mac mouse). The Deathadder V2 X Hyperspeed is also priced very decently, coming in at R1199 MSRP(sometimes you can even find it a bit cheaper). I didn’t get any interference using the Hyperspeed dongle or on the Bluetooth setting. Razer does claim you can get up to 615 hours on Bluetooth and about 235 hours on Hyperspeed, I basically used one AA battery for the whole test period I had the Razer Deathadder V2 X Hyperspeed. I would recommend this mouse to any gamer or even the average joe that is looking for a reliable wireless mouse.

Good

  • Last's very long on a single AA batery!
  • Onboard DPI and Key-mapping
  • Weighs less than the Deathadder V2 Pro
  • Better placement of DPI switch
8.2

Great

Value for money - 8.5
Aesthetics - 8
Features - 8

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