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I am not a pro gamer or anything but I can definitely say this mouse is incredible. I came from a cheap Logitech M310 productivity mouse of 1000DPI but the Deathadder V2 with 20000DPI is a gamechanger for me. I use it at around 2000DPI and everything feels so much more responsive and accurate. I have medium-sized hands and this feels a bit big for me but I got used to it.
All the extra buttons work on macOS. The top two small buttons work for changing DPI & thumb buttons work on Chrome for navigating webpages forward or backward (didn't work on firefox). I think the buttons worked after I installed synapse 3 on Windows 10 through Bootcamp and configured it.
CONS: There is no Synapse 3 on macOS, which is a big downer for me. I can still store profiles using Synapse on Windows though.
PROS: Ergonomic Super responsive Very lightweight All the extra buttons work on macOS
Not sure what going on but I think Razer software caused my computer to act up. Computer was running fine until I plugged in the razer, started having boot issues and wasnt able to use the mouse in bios. I think this mouse is over priced too. I dont think I trust razer at this point. Had to reformat my computer because of this.
El ultimo mouse que use fue el deathadder original y la verdad no me decepciono (me duro cerca de 4 años y solo me fallaba el boton de la rueda del mouse). En el caso de este mouse, hasta el momento no he tenido problemas mayores, lo unico es que hay veces que cuando prendo mi computadora no detecta el mouse pero no es muy habitual (creo que solo me ha pasado eso solo 3 veces en los ultimos 6 meses). Otra cosa negativa es el software de Razer, que para algunos puede ser muy molesto, pero en mi caso lo ignoro bastante, debido a que no juego videojuegos de manera seria o competitiva. En resumen es un buen mouse, tal vez un poco caro, pero creo que lo vale a hasta cierto punto.
I'm coming back to Deathadder after my first one got broken in a drawer and I tried other brands and I have to say that I can't find a more comfortable mouse shape than this one. I am a large handed palm gripper and this just feels like luxury to my hand. The sensor in W10 seems to have some acceleration even with pointer precision disabled (based on my highly scientific test of sliding the mouse against my hand at varying speeds and watching the pointer) but I have found that setting the windows slider to very low (1-2) and setting the mouse DPI to very high (10k+) solves this issue at most reasonable speeds.
This is a review of the 2020 deathadder v2, not the elite as some of the reviews on this page are for (not sure if that's a bug, but deathadder elite reviews should be on the elite page not the v2).
To preface this, just wanted to say that I'm by no means bragging or boasting, just giving my 2 cents as someone who has played at one of the highest levels of CS. I played ESEA-Premier/MDL as well as CEVO P. My first ever gaming mouse was the deathadder, loved the original shape and it's been my main mouse ever since.
I have tried just about as many other alternatives as I can including the Zowie EC2 A, Zowie EC1, Finalmouse, Steelseries Rival, Logitech G403, xtrfy m4, etc. I always somehow going back to the Deathadder because of it's shape, I guess I've just gotten so acclimated to it. Since 2009 I've gone through about 4 of them, some have been due to wear from the left trigger button, and one because the side buttons stopped working. Though one of the biggest issues for ME has ALWAYS been the cheap and horrendous side grips which always fall off after 6-8 months. Hot glue, gorilla glue, nothing would make it stay. So after countless iterations of the deathadder, finally the v2 has addressed this issue and more.
Major changes that are small but absolutely game changing: -Side grips are now integrated into the left and right side of the mouse, they are a physical part of the shell and therefore cannot fall off, this makes cleaning easier -20k dpi is absurd but the sensor is improved and has a higher IPS than the elite -mouse skates are similar to the elite and are now two much larger pads that cover the top and bottom of the mouse, much better than the previous tiny skates they had prior -the shape on the right mouse button has been ever so slightly adjusted, it doesn't flare out as much and feels more comfortable to grip -weight has been reduced to 82g -the DPI buttons, which I don't use, are more spaced out and therefore avoids accidental hitting -Mouse switches are optical, they're not as loud and feel just as responsive as before
All in all, this is definitely the best iteration of the deathadder they've put out. It improves on things that have been a hinderance on every model since 2009.
After hearing how amazing the Death Adder V2 was, I thought it would be a great option for me after my old Corsair Vengeance M65 died after 6 years of use. After using the mouse however, I realized it was quite different from what I wanted, the hourglass shape was incredibly uncomfortable and made it so I couldn't click as fast or as much. I will say for positives that the mouse M4 and M5 buttons are perfectly placed which is a plus, the scroll wheel has no issues and is quite nice to use. Another positive is that the sensor is very nice and works perfectly so far after a few days of use. Now for a negative again, the left and right mouse buttons due to being optical switches, are very loud and due to the mouse's design the feeling of clicking them every time reverberates throughout the mouse. For another part of it which I originally would have praised if not for it also getting an issue today is the mouse feet. The mouse feet when I tried them were perfect with how they felt when I had first gotten the mouse, they easily glided on the mat so nicely I was impressed, sadly this impression has disappeared after less then a WEEK of use it has now started scraping on the mat I use whenever I move it. This kind of design flaw is practically detrimental to a mouse and is pretty ridiculous Razer can't add a little more to the mouse feet to make sure this doesn't happen. Another issue it had when I got it sadly was there was a scuff right on the top of the mouse straight out of unboxing it, which is not something you want when you want to enjoy the nice cosmetic RGB design just to see a bad scuff on your new mouse.
Finally with how I would say I feel about this mouse is that, in some places like the button placement and the materials I think it was quite well made in that respect. Sadly there are many issues that this mouse has that makes those pluses not nearly worth the 100 canadian dollar asking price this mouse asks for.
After a few year my DeathAdder2013 finally dead, so I bought this newer and better one.
Pro: - very lightweight - cord is super flexible - super high DPI and multiple programable buttons
Con: - side grips are really slippery compare to the older 2013 version - need to use the newer synapse 3.0 driver for this mouse, a big headache that my keyboard only supports the older synapse 2.0 driver
Edit: Got a 5th, it still has issues. Scroll wheel feels and sounds really cheap, left click is rather loose, razer support is absolutely horrible. After 1 month of back and forth emails all they offered me was a 15% off coupon from their website, which would only barely cover the 10$ shipping, and give me 3$ off the product.
EDIT: Got a 4th one just to be sure, it also has left click issues and a creaky right side / bottom. Buyer beware. Think i’ll look at Logitech and Corsair instead.
The mouse itself is great, performance is exactly what you'd expect. It's like my Chroma was, but better, lighter, faster.
That being said, the first Deathadder V2 I purchased had a very loud scroll wheel that would vibrate the mouse when using, the 2nd one had inconsistent click on the right / left side. The right mouse button protruded a little to the right, and required more force to click down. The third one I just received, had no mouse click issues, but the same loud scroll wheel that was actually WORSE than the first one.
Might be worth mentioning they're all from Taiwan, not china.
Really lost faith in Razer QC as these mice are all brand new, and frankly not cheap at $90 CAD.
Great mouse. I stepped up in size from a previous mouse and got the Deathadder v2. Nice comfortable palm grip. Firm but precise mouse clicks. The side back and forth buttons are bigger than normal, I like their height and size, compare theses to other mouses. I also like that the side back and forth buttons are a bit forward compared to other mouses so your thumb doesn't have to go back as far to click. Nice light weight cable, decent looking chroma. I'm now a fan of this mouse. The only improvement I would ask of Razer is to drill out some holes for ventilation in the palm area.