Wednesday, January 15th 2020

Razer Announces the DeathAdder V2, Basilisk V2 Gaming Mice

Razer announces the launch of the Razer DeathAdder V2, the latest iteration of Razer's best-selling mouse, and the Razer Basilisk V2, Razer's highly customizable gaming mouse, both upgraded and refreshed with the latest in Razer's industry-leading mouse technology.

Since its initial launch, the Razer DeathAdder has consistently raised the bar for gaming mice, with over 30 variations on the iconic design which, as of 2019, has sold more than 10 million units worldwide. Retaining its signature design and class-leading ergonomics, the Razer DeathAdder V2 now features Razer's Focus+ Optical Sensor, Optical Mouse Switches and Razer Speedflex Cable; making the DeathAdder V2 an essential weapon in any gamer's arsenal.
"Razer has always strived for perfection with every product we make, and we've continually fine-tuned and honed the DeathAdder over the years," said Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer's Peripherals Business Unit. "With the DeathAdder V2, we've taken the most iconic gaming mouse on the market and improved it even further, to give gamers the ultimate weapon and honor the DeathAdder's reputation of being 'the unfair advantage'."

Iconic ergonomic design, shaped to perfection
Designed specifically for medium to large hands, the DeathAdder's unique ergonomic shape is perfectly suited for palm grip users and works well with claw grip styles. Going beyond conventional office ergonomics, the optimized design also provides greater comfort for gaming with reduced stress on your hands, eliminating unnecessary finger drag points.

The DeathAdder V2 is further improved beyond just tweaks to the shape. The mouse is equipped with a new sweat-resistant coating and rubberized side grips for better control. The DeathAdder V2's refined scroll wheel is also perfectly-tuned for distinct, notched scrolling at a lower resistance. All of this is achieved within a sleek, 82 g lightweight design for the best gaming experience.

Gaming at the speed of light
At the heart of the DeathAdder V2 is the Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor, boasting the highest sensor specifications in the market and further enhanced with new intelligent functions. With the new Smart Tracking, Asymmetric Cut-off and Motion Sync features, the Focus+ optical sensor makes the DeathAdder V2 an incredibly precise gaming mouse - critical when pixel-perfect aim could be the difference between winning or losing.
The DeathAdder V2 is fitted with Razer's Optical Mouse Switches, which use infrared light beams to actuate clicks, completely eliminating the risk of any unintended double-clicks. With a faster, reliable response time on every click, the DeathAdder V2 becomes a true extension of a gamer. Ultra-fast and durable, these Optical Mouse Switches are built to last for 70 million clicks.

The Razer DeathAdder V2 also sports the highly flexible Razer Speedflex Cable. With the new, low-drag Razer Speedflex Cable covering, gamers will experience less friction and snagging along the normal pinch-points, minimizing desktop and 'edge drag' to make large unhindered swipes and snag free movements.

Weaponized for greater performance
The DeathAdder V2 sports 8 programmable buttons, all fully customizable via Razer Synapse 3, giving you quick access to macros and secondary functions through Razer HyperShift. Accessible through Razer's Synapse 3 companion software, HyperShift allows gamers to assign secondary functions to any button, activated by a user-defined shift key or button - no more fumbling awkwardly for a key out of reach.
The DeathAdder V2 now also features Advanced On-board Memory, with room for up to 5 profiles saved onto the mouse, allowing users to access their personalized settings anywhere, anytime. Razer Chroma RGB support lets gamers personalize their preferred color scheme and synchronize the DeathAdder V2 with other Razer Chroma enabled devices.

ABOUT THE RAZER DEATHADDER V2
  • True 20,000 DPI Focus+ optical sensor
  • Up to 650 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration / industry best 99.6% resolution accuracy
  • Razer Optical Mouse Switches rated for 70 million clicks
  • Improved ergonomic design with ultra-durable rubber side grips
  • Large 100% PTFE mouse feet (0.8mm thick).
  • Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity Adjustment (Default stages: 400/800/1600/2400/3200)
  • Hybrid Cloud storage and on-board memory (4+1 profiles)
  • Razer Chroma RGB lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Eight independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Advanced Lift-off/Landing distance customization
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled
  • 1 m / 7 ft Speedflex cable
  • Approximate size: 127.0 mm / 5 in (Length) x 61.7 mm / 2.43 in (Grip Width) x 42.7 mm / 1.68 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 82 g / 2.9 oz (Excluding cable)
  • Compatible with Xbox One for basic input
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$69.99 USD / 79.99€ MSRP

Razer.com and authorized retailers - 14th January 2020

PLAY IT YOUR WAY WITH THE RAZER BASILISK V2
Also announced today is the Razer Basilisk V2, enjoying many of the same upgrades as the DeathAdder V2 while retaining all the customizable features distinct to the Basilisk family. Equipped with the same advanced technologies as the DeathAdder V2, the Basilisk V2 features 11 programmable buttons including the acclaimed multi-function paddle and customizable scroll wheel resistance, making it an excellent choice for gamers looking to personalize their mouse.
And to ensure that accuracy and responsiveness isn't limited by movement, the Basilisk V2 is fitted with 100% PTFE mouse feet for a smoother glide and the Razer Speedflex Cable for fast, accurate swipes with smooth, snag free movement.

ABOUT THE RAZER BASILISK V2
  • True 20,000 DPI Focus+ optical sensor with 99.6% resolution accuracy
  • Up to 650 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
  • Advanced Lift-off/Landing distance customization
  • Eleven independently programmable buttons
  • Replaceable multi-function paddle
  • Razer Optical Mouse Switches rated for 70M clicks
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with textured side-grips.
  • Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel with infinitely customizable resistance
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity Adjustment (Default stages: 800/1800/4000/9000/20000)
  • Hybrid On-board and Cloud Storage (4+1 profiles)
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled
  • 1 m / 7 ft Speedflex cable
  • Approximate size: 130mm / 5.11 in (Length) x 60mm / 2.36 in (Grip Width) x 42mm / 1.65 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 92 g / 3.3 oz (Excluding cable)
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$79.99 USD / 89.99€ MSRP
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3 Comments on Razer Announces the DeathAdder V2, Basilisk V2 Gaming Mice

#1
ZoneDymo
Is it just me or does that basilisk v2 look like a Logitech rip-off?
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Alien88
I bought a Deathadder when I got the Chroma KB, both have been pretty average. The mouse was so bad at tracking, with the cursor disappearing and reappearing elsewhere, or sticking and then jumping, that I ditched it and replaced it with a logitech M585, an infinitely better product.

The KB has also been a pain, with keys that randomly stop working (they still press down fully and click, you just get no input), and even macros don't work properly, sometimes a keystroke sequence is fine, sometimes it swaps characters around. The same happens when typing, and I'm not exactly a fast typer, but it will swap characters that I know were pressed in the correct order.

Never had these problems with any other KB, even $20 cheapies, but a $200+ Razer, no problems, we can fill it full of bugs for you. And let's not even talk about the woeful interface and bugs in the Synapse software...

No more razer products for me...
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Cheeseball
Not a Potato
Alien88
I bought a Deathadder when I got the Chroma KB, both have been pretty average. The mouse was so bad at tracking, with the cursor disappearing and reappearing elsewhere, or sticking and then jumping, that I ditched it and replaced it with a logitech M585, an infinitely better product.

The KB has also been a pain, with keys that randomly stop working (they still press down fully and click, you just get no input), and even macros don't work properly, sometimes a keystroke sequence is fine, sometimes it swaps characters around. The same happens when typing, and I'm not exactly a fast typer, but it will swap characters that I know were pressed in the correct order.

Never had these problems with any other KB, even $20 cheapies, but a $200+ Razer, no problems, we can fill it full of bugs for you. And let's not even talk about the woeful interface and bugs in the Synapse software...

No more razer products for me...
Which sensor was this? The 5G sensor (the one before this new Focus+ sensor) is a re-branded PWM 3389, so you would have similar tracking with other gaming mice, including the G403 Prodigy. I can agree that the build quality of the previous Deathadders (especially before the Elite moniker) was not so good.

Also which keyboard? It sounds like you got the mecha-membrane crap that they made, like the Ornata (I had one of these) and the newer Cynosa. Their mechanical keyboards with the customized Kailh switches are not really bad.

I still went with Coolermaster's MK730 since they're still pure Cherry MX Blues.
ZoneDymo
Is it just me or does that basilisk v2 look like a Logitech rip-off?
It's supposed to be. Basilisks are the main competitors to the MX518 and the G403, with the Hyperspeed version being the direct competitor of the G603 (AA batteries + 2.4GHz/Bluetooth).
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