There are two camps when it comes to gaming mice: those who feel lighter are better and those who feel the opposite. Razer’s latest, the Viper Mini Signature Edition, caters to gamers who want a lighter gaming mouse. At just 49 grams, it doesn’t come cheap.
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To achieve such a light weight, the Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition is crafted from magnesium alloy and uses injection molding to help retain durability and a comfortable grip.
“We set out to create the best lightweight performance gaming mouse. We went beyond our usual design process to look at material selection and alternate industrial designs to create an ultra-durable magnesium alloy exoskeleton chassis in the fan-favorite Viper Mini shape. As a result, the Viper Mini Signature Edition is just 49 grams light with no compromises, making it our lightest mouse ever.”
Barrie Ooi, Head of Razer’s PC Gaming Division
The injection-molded exoskeleton is CNC machined and polished, then undergoes a process called passivation to reduce susceptibility to corrosion, after which it is painted, assembled, and meticulously inspected. As with other Razer gaming mice, the Viper Mini Signature Edition uses only the best from the company: a Razer™ Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor, Gen 3 Razer™ Optical Mouse Switches, and HyperPolling Wireless with true 4000 Hz wireless polling rates.
The Viper Mini Signature Edition comes with a pre-paired Razer HyperPolling Wireless Dongle, a set of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Mouse Feet, micro-fiber cleaning cloth, 2 Razer Mouse Grip Tape sets, and 2 alcohol prep pads. As an added benefit, the Viper Mini Signature Edition also includes a 3-year extended warranty.
Key features of the Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition gaming mouse include:
- Razer HyperSpeed Wireless and Wired modes
- Razer™ Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor
- Up to 750 inches per second (IPS) / 70 G acceleration
- 99.8% resolution accuracy
- Razer™ Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3 rated for 90M clicks
- Battery Life: Up to 60 hours with HyperSpeed wireless
- True wireless 4000 Hz polling rate with the Razer HyperPolling Wireless Dongle
- 1.8 m / 6 ft Speedflex Type C cable for charging and wired use
- Approximate size: 119 mm / 4.68 in (Length) x 62 mm / 2.44 in (Width) x 39 mm / 1.53 in (Height)
- Approximate weight: 49g / 1.72oz (excluding cable)
As mentioned above, such craftsmanship doesn’t come cheap. The Viper Mini Signature Edition will be available on February 11 exclusively on Razer.com for $279.99. I will admit, the case it comes in looks pretty slick.
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Last Updated on February 2, 2023.