Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Review: Ultra-light Gaming Mouse

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Review

DeathAdder series is the most classic and successful gaming mouse of Razer. Since it’s released in 2007, it had been sold more than 10 million. Razer DeathAdder and Razer DeathAdder V2 are still many game players’ favorite gaming mice.

However, as the lightweight technology becomes more mature and stable, more and more peripheral manufacturers are deploying lightweight gaming mice, such as Logitech G Pro (80g), ROCCAT® Kone Pure Ultra (66g), Cooler Master MM710 (53g) and SteelSeries Rival 106 (80g), QPAD DX-30E (75g), etc.

On May 25, 2020, Razer had released the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini gaming mouse, after Razer Viper Mini, it once again expanded Razer’s mini products. The main feature of this mouse is Ultra-light ergonomic design. Now, I will give this lightweight mouse a detailed review.

Packaging

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Packaging

DeathAdder V2 Mini follows Razer’s traditional packaging style, with the iconic black-green color collocation.

On the front of the packaging box are DeathAdder V2 Mini photo, logo, and main selling points: Razer chroma RGB, 64g ultra-lightweight ergonomic design, RAZER™ SPEEDFLEX cable and Razer optical mouse switch.

The eye-catching “10 MILLION SOLD” on the upper left corner fully proves the excellent quality of Razer DeathAdder.

Specifications

Dimensions L x W x H2.57 x 4.5 x 1.52 inches
Weight3.84 ounces
Recommended Hand SizeSmall, Medium
HandednessRight-handed
Grip Style
Palm /Claw
Programmable Buttons6
RGB LightingRazer Chroma™ RGB
SoftwareRazer Synapse Thundercloud 3
Cable1.8m Razer™ Speedflex Cable
FeetMouse Feet 100% PTFE
Micro SwitchRAZER™ Optical (70 million clicks)
SensorPAW3359
Sensor TypeOptical
DPI8,500 DPI
Maximum Acceleration35 G
Max Tracking Speed300 IPS
Warranty2 Years
Amazon Rating
Check PriceCheck Price

Unboxing

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Unboxing

Open the packaging box, the interior is relatively simple. The corrugated paper is used to wrap and fix the mouse to provide sufficient protection.

Box contents include: a Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini mouse and a user manual

Details

Size

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Size
Razer DeathAdder V2 (left) and V2 (right) Mini Size Compare

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini mouse derived from award-winning DeathAdder ergonomics, dimensions are 2.57 x 4.5 x 1.52 inches, its smaller form factor is designed for small to medium hand sizes.

Weight

62g is Ultra-light wight so you can pull off effortless swipes and play for long hours in comfort.

Surface Material

The surface of the top cover has a fine matte texture, feels slightly dry in hand, but the anti-slip effect is excellent.

Click Buttons

The left/right click buttons equipped with RAZER™ optical mouse switches, which has a life span of 70 million clicks. Compared to the side buttons, left/right click buttons have a harder overall click feel and a duller click sound.

Scroll Wheel

The scroll wheel is wrapped with a rubber material that has a non-slip texture. The scale sense of the scroll is very strong, and the click sound is crisp.

Considering the weight-reducing, the scroll wheel adopts a hollow design, and the light strip had been canceled.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Scroll Wheel

DPI Button

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini only has one DPI switch button (Default stages: 400/800/1600/3200/6400). You can change the default stages in the Razer Synapse 3 driver.

Side Skirts

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Side Skirts

To enhance your handling even further, this DeathAdder V2 Mini mouse comes with a set of anti-slip grip tapes that are sweat absorbent and can be applied to the top and sides.

Side Buttons

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Side Buttons

DeathAdder V2 Mini has 2 side buttons on its left. These 2 side buttons are more slender with quick rebound and clear feedback.

Bottom

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Bottom

There are 4 thickened 100% PTEF foot stickers on the bottom. Enjoy slick mouse movement across any surface.

Cable

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Cable

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini’s cable has greater flexibility and is designed to produce minimal drag so that you can perform quicker, more fluid swipes for a higher degree of control.

Lighting

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Lighting

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini has only one RGB lighting zone on the logo. It also supports Razer Chroma RGB, you can synchronize it with other Razer peripherals in the driver.

Driver

Razer Synapse 3 provides basic settings for Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini mouse. You can fully configure the 6 programmable buttons via it. DeathAdder V2 Mini has 1 on-board memory, you can save your favorite profile for use on different devices.

Experience

DPI Test

I will use MouseTester to test the sensor’s performance on the 800DPI stage.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini DPI Test

The circle drawing test is relatively stable, which is slightly better than the performance of the Razer Viper Mini which using the same sensor.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Frequency

The frequency performance should be limited by the MCU, which is a bit chaotic.

Grip Experience

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Grip Experience

In terms of grip, the standard right-hand ergonomics allows the users to get started without too much familiarity, and it fits hands very well.

Gaming Experience

For gaming experience, I choose “Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare” and “Valorant“. Both of them are FPS games, but the use of guns is a little different, the former focuses on gun stability and large movement accuracy, the latter game focuses on vertical stability and shooting speed.

As far as the actual gaming experience is concerned, this mouse is too small for my hand. When using the fingertip grip style, my index and middle fingers need to be docked at the forefront of the click buttons. Users with medium and large hands may not be able to adapt to this mouse, but small hand users will like it.

There is also a problem with the LOD distance. This should be a common problem for all mice that use the PAW3359 sensor. However, Razer had made some improvements to DeathAdder V2 Mini mouse. The LOD of DeathAdder V2 Mini has been tested to be slightly lower than that of Razer Viper Mini’s 2.4mm. Meanwhile, you can calibrate the surface of the mouse pad in the Razer driver and set the suitable LOD.

Disassemble

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Disassemble

The screws of DeathAdder V2 Mini are located under the foot stickers. After removing the 3 screws, you will disassemble the mouse.

Main Switches

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Main Switches

The main click buttons adopt Razer’s optical switches(70M clicks).

Side Buttons Switches

The side buttons’ micro switches are changed, Razer replaced the Changfeng micro switches with the TTC white point switches.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Encoder

Encoder

The scroll wheel adopts a hollow design to reduce weight, and the encoder adopts TTC.

Sensor

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Sensor

DeathAdder V2 Mini features a PMW3359 optical sensor with 8,500 DPI sensitivity, 350 IPS and 35G acceleration. It is enough for most ordinary gamers.

MCU

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini MCU

The NXP LPC11U35 is an ARM Cortex-M0 based, low-cost 32-bit MCU, operate at CPU frequencies of up to 50 MHz.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Affordable price
  • Ultralight ergonomic design
  • Chroma RGB lighting
  • Removable grip tape
  • SpeedFlex cble

Cons

  • No suitable for large hands
  • Only one onboard profile
  • Single RGB lighting zone

In Summary

The Razer DeathAdder series is the most popular gaming mouse. After selling for more than 10 years, Razer finally released a more friendly DeathAdder V2 Mini gaming mouse for the small hand users. This gaming mouse is perfectly suitable for female and small/medium-sized male users.

2 thoughts on “Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Review: Ultra-light Gaming Mouse

  1. I shudder to think what those mice are going to look like in a few years time, I have a Logitech G502 and dirt already gets caught in the rubber grip patterns what’s it going to be like on these mice?

  2. Cheers and I really appreciate the motivation. I read your blog post about the RAZER DEATHADDER V2 and I already said it’s really great best gaming beasts. However I didn’t see a comment section on your site for me to leave a thumbs up?

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