The Razer DeathAdder line might just be one of the most well known mice in the world, having sold over 10 million units since the series introduction in 2006. The newest addition is the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini, specifically designed for smaller gamer’s hands. It’s also ergonomic, so while it doesn’t match in specs with the original Razer DeathAdder V2, at RM259, it’s still a good pick!
The DeathAdder V2 Mini, as its name suggests, is a smaller scale of the DeathAdder V2. Ultra-lightweight at 62g, it’s much lighter than the original’s 82g. Besides the standard left/right mouse buttons and scroll wheel, the Mini also comes with optic switches for quick DPI changes if needed, with a maximum of 8,500. For comparison, the original DeathAdder is at 20,000 DPI.
The Mini comes with two additional buttons on the left and uses the Razer Speedflex cable at 1.8m in length. It comes emblazoned with the RGB Razer logo, but is otherwise of minimalist design. The base of the mouse is designed as such to help it move really smoothly.
The Mini has an advantage over the other mice in its series in having anti-slip grip tape, to slap on on any side of the mouse or buttons that you wish. It sticks easily, but is also equally easy to remove without leaving any residue so you don’t need to worry about wanting to change it around. It can add some comfort to the mouse, which you can adjust for yourself.
It doesn’t have the highest maximum DPI, but the DeathAdder V2 Mini still feels fast and accurate for whatever game it’s used with. The mouse was put through three tests: playing Civilization VI, Hyper Scape and a DPI test.
Civilization VI isn’t a fast-paced game by any means, so the need for accuracy and speed is on the lower side. However, you do tend to be playing it for long stretches at a time, which is where the ergonomic comfort of the mouse comes in. It remains nice and cool as you go through just one more turn.
Moving on to an FPS, the mouse performs well in Hyper Scape. Sniping targets, grabbing loot and scouting the area are all nice and quick, with the mouse being highly responsive. The ability buttons and alternate attacks can be mapped to the other buttons on the mouse too for even quicker reactions. A mouse alone won’t be propelling you to pro status, but it does help.
Then, here are the results for the DPI test:
Razer Synapse 3 compatibility
The mouse just needs to be plugged in and you can use it right away. For additional options, you can choose to install Razer Synapse 3.
Fiddle with the comprehensive settings you can get through the Synapse 3, configuring profiles and key maps as you need them.
Change your key settings and map functions to the left side buttons, with six programmable buttons in total. The Synapse 3 will also let you configure the colours of the Razer logo emblazoned onto the mouse, with the whole RGB gamut. Due to the mouse’s small size and placement of the logo however, the light show can’t really be enjoyed as it’ll more than likely be covered up by your hand.
Nonetheless, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini is worthy of its DeathAdder name, having all the necessary functions with a high quality experience for those who prefer smaller mice or those with smaller hands. The price – at RM259 – is on the lower side, so the budget conscious can still get a good mouse without breaking the bank. It’s easily customizable through the Razer Synapse 3 companion program, so this won’t be a bad choice for those looking for a mouse replacement.
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