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Razer DeathAdder V2 Review

A solid mouse at a manageable price
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Razer DeathAdder V2 Review
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Price:  $70 List
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Manufacturer:   Razer
By Nick Miley and Austin Palmer  ⋅  May 2, 2021
  • Performance - 35.0% 9.3
  • Customization - 35.0% 7.3
  • Ease of Use - 15.0% 9.0
  • Buttons - 15.0% 9.0

Our Verdict

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is built for battle with 7 programmable buttons, a high-end flawless sensor, and optical switches. If you are new to gaming hardware or are just looking to save some bucks, this unit is a good option for general use.
Optical switches
Supple cable
Relatively limited customization

Our Analysis and Test Results

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Credit: Jason Peters


Despite the Razer DeathAdder V2's macabre name, it is nonetheless a quality all-around gaming mouse. It has all the key features one would expect in a gaming unit, such as adjustments for the DPI/CPI, polling rate, and lighting. Given its 80 gram weight, it's a good tool for the high-speed gestures of FPS gameplay. Moreover, its robust braided cord is flexible and unobtrusive. To round things out, the unit boasts 7 buttons that can be set to the user's specifications. Like we said: it's an all-around solid gaming machine.


While the DeathAdder checks all of the boxes in the gaming mouse criterion, it does so at a bare minimum. For example, while both DPI/CPI and polling rate are adjustable, the range and steps in the adjustments are limited when compared to other models here reviewed. Additionally, the shape of the shell is targeted exclusively at right-handers. That said, this somewhat plain-looking mouse performs admirably, especially so when factoring in its competitive price.

Nick Miley and Austin Palmer