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Published on August 1st, 2019 | by gareth


Razer Introduces The Viper Gaming Mouse

It will be interesting to see this up close and try it out.

For Release on August 2nd, 2019, 8am China Standard Time:
SHANGHAI, CHINA (CHINAJOY 2019) – RazerTM, the leading global lifestyle brand for
gamers, today introduced the Razer Viper, a lightweight gaming mouse designed in
collaboration with esports professionals and featuring the new Razer Optical Mouse
Switches. Housing Razer’s 5G Optical Sensor and minimizing the desktop drag with the
Razer Speedflex Cable, the Razer Viper has been fine-tuned for absolute control in
competitive play.
Sporting new Optical Mouse Switches
The Viper is the first Razer mouse to feature the new Optical Mouse Switches,
Razer’s fastest switches that offer three times the actuation speed of traditional
mechanical mouse switches.
Traditional mechanical switches send electrical signals via metallic contact,
creating a residual bouncing effect that can introduce multiple signals. To make
sure only a single click is registered, a debounce delay is used – resulting in a
slower response time.
With Razer’s Optical Switches, no physical contact is required to send a signal. By
using an infrared light beam that passes through a shutter to fire an electrical
signal to the computer, the switches respond instantaneously to every finger press,
making sure every action is executed to the player’s intent.

With each switch durable for up to 70 million clicks, the Viper’s Optical Mouse
Switches are built to withstand the rigors of competitive matches, while delivering
the speed and precision players demand.
Field-tested by the pros
Setting a new benchmark for esports mice, the Razer Viper has been field-tested by
some of the world’s top esports athletes. MIBR CS:GO legend Epitácio “TACO” de Melo
has been using a prototype of the Razer Viper in tournament matches over the past
“As soon as I laid my eyes on the Razer Viper, I fell in love with it because the
shape is just perfect,” said TACO from MIBR. “The click of the optical switches
feels smoother and faster, and the flexibility of the cable makes it awesome for

Featherweight for hard-hitting performance
At just 69g, the Viper is Razer’s lightest wired mouse ever. The lightweight design
is achieved without the need of a skeletal shell, resulting in a solid, ambidextrous
chassis that does not compromise on strength and durability. The Viper’s low-weight
chassis design is built to meet the rigorous demands of esports competition.
The Viper features the new Razer™ Speedflex Cable. Using a new, low-drag cable
covering, gamers will experience less friction and snagging along the normal
pinch-points, minimizing desktop and ‘edge drag’ to make large unhindered swipes and
snag free movements.
The Razer Viper is fitted with Razer’s acclaimed 5G Optical Sensor, sporting a
16,000 DPI native resolution, 99.4% resolution accuracy and tracking at 450 Inches
Per Second (IPS).

Extreme customizability
The Razer Viper is the product of Razer’s continuing collaboration with some of the
world’s top esports athletes, resulting in several tournament-grade features for
competitive play.
DPI settings can be fine-tuned through the Razer Synapse 3 software and stored using
the Viper’s on-board DPI storage, allowing users to instantly access to their
personal settings wherever they are. The Viper is fitted with eight programmable
buttons, customizable with macros and secondary functions, giving users quick and
easy access to critical actions.
“The Razer Viper has been designed ground up in collaboration with some of Team

Razer’s best esports athletes”, says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s
peripherals business unit. “With Optical Mouse Switches and Razer’s market-leading
5G sensor in an ambidextrous, lightweight mouse, the Viper delivers the
high-performance precision and control needed to succeed in any of today’s
competitive games.”

For more information on the Razer Viper, please visit


Razer™ Optical Mouse Switches for ultra-fast response
Razer™ 5G Optical Sensor, 16.000 DPI
Up to 450 Inches Per Second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
69g lightweight design for swifter, controlled swipes
Razer™ Speedflex Cable for minimal drag and smooth control
Onboard DPI storage for personalized settings wherever you go
Eight Programmable Buttons for extended customizability

$79.99 USD / €89.99 MSRP


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