Razer Deathadder V3 Pro Mouse Review
It’s no secret that Razer is a hugely successful manufacturer of all things PC gaming related. Esports gamers and amateurs alike all around the world use their products, and it’s obvious they want to provide the very best quality to everyone. Recently Razer added a new mouse to the mix: the Deathadder V3 Pro. Right out of the box it looks great but can the same be said for its performance? Let’s find out.
I’ve always loved the look of a splash of white in my gaming setup, whether that’s a white controller with a black console or a white mouse with my black chair, headset and computer. I think it looks really cool. The Deathadder V3 Pro is no exception to this. It also offers one other small bonus: it feels just a little bit nostalgic. The reason? The Razer logo is etched in black and there is no RGB to be found.
The Deathadder V3 Pro is on the larger side, coming in at 5 inches long, 2.67 inches wide and 1.73 inches high. That said, it’s lightweight, just as promised, weighing 64 grams. There’s a slightly more narrow flare to the mouse buttons when compared to the Deathadder V2 and the entire mouse has a matte textured feel. You can add textured grip tape that comes in the box for added comfort too.
The mouse wheel is black and white and though ridged, offers smooth scrolling. The only color here is a small LED light just above the mouse wheel that changes color based on battery life, ensuring that you’re never left stranded in the middle of a gunfight. There are also two buttons on the left side, easily accessible with your thumb, lending to its ergonomic design. If you flip the Deathadder V3 Pro on its back you’ll find three grey PTFE feet, the power/DPI button and the improved 30K DPI sensor. The whole design is simple, yet sleek.
Now while the Deathadder V3 Pro may look pretty straightforward, without all the glitz and flashiness of other mice on the market, it shines in many other ways. It’s incredibly sensitive, with up to 70G acceleration and up to 750 inches per second speed. It glides over every surface, including glass, and has a long battery life of up to 90 hours. This is definitely an upgrade over most mice on the market; with the average battery life coming in around 75 hours. And it’s all thanks to the lack of RGB.
It’s versatile too, with both wireless and wired functionality. The Deathadder V3 Pro uses a USB-A dongle without Bluetooth capabilities meaning there is absolutely no lag. After trying both I prefer the wireless look and feel, however the wired option is almost as great. Probably because the USB-C white braided cable is 6 feet long and never gets in the way! Plus, if you keep it wired for a while it’ll be fully charged and ready for another few days, or a week’s worth of play in no time. It’s unfortunate that the USB-A dongle doesn’t have a spot to be housed within the mouse itself, as it’s small and easily lost.
Click For Years to Come
You’ll never want to unplug it though, since the Deathadder V3 Pro has a ton of customization options available making it easily worth every single dollar of its $149.99 price tag. The Razer Synapse software is easy to download and requires zero setup. This software allows users to make adjustments to its performance like the DPI, calibration, and battery-saving settings, as well as the polling rate.
You can even customize each of the 6 buttons, changing between standard and HyperShift modes. You won’t have to mess around with it though since it’s very well calibrated right out of the box. The Deathadder V3 Pro performs at the highest level with very little effort. It’s quick, accurate, ergonomic, and comfortable as hell. Well, maybe just a little less so for people with smaller hands, but the large majority of people will feel perfectly at home with this mouse.
All of the buttons have a very satisfying clickiness to them and Razer guarantees each can handle approximately 90 million clicks so you’ll be able to rely on the Deathadder V3 Pro for a long time. And given that it’s light as a feather, movement requires just a minimal flick of the wrist. Minimal effort, maximum performance.
It’s easy to recommend the Deathadder V3 Pro to everyone, regardless of dedication to gaming. Of course, if you rarely play or don’t have the funds for this, it wouldn’t be your first pick given that it’s $150 USD. For everyone else, this should most definitely be your top choice if you’re on the prowl for a kickass mouse! It’s easily worth the money.
***The product was provided by the manufacturer***
- Insane performance
- Incredible customizable
- USB dongle can be lost easily
- Tad pricey for amateurs