Razer Viper Ultimate is wireless and built for competitive gamers for $150

Razer Viper Ultimate
Razer Viper Ultimate (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Razer launched the Viper Ultimate, a wireless take on its latest competitive gaming mouse.
  • The Viper Ultimate packs some interesting new sensor tech and still manages to stay light at 74 grams.
  • You can buy the Viper Ultimate now for $150 at Razer.

The Razer Viper was already arguably the company's premier competitive gaming mouse, sporting a lightweight ambidextrous design, optical switches, and a solid 16,000 DPI sensor. Today, Razer is upping the ante by debuting the Viper Ultimate, a wireless version of the mouse that does more than just clip the wire.

In moving to a wireless model, Razer has added two new pieces of tech to keep latency to a minimum and enhance tracking: Hyperspeed and Focus+. Hyperspeed is the name Razer has given to its wireless transmission tech, which it claims is 25 percent faster than its competitors. According to Razer, you should see latency of 2-3ms in an environment free of other wireless interference, or 3-5ms when you're immersed in other signals.

Focus+, meanwhile, refers to the new 20,000 DPI sensor and some related smart features. Razer says that Focus+ will automatically calibrate to whatever surface you're using the mouse on. It also lets you customize lift-off distances and does some extra work to make sure your mouse and PC are always in sync.

Elsewhere, Razer claims you'll be able to hit up to 70 hours of battery life on a single charge. The mouse also packs the same optical switches as its wired sibling, and it weights just five grams more at 74 grams.

For more on the Viper Ultimate, check out our early hands-on impressions. Otherwise, you can buy the Viper Ultimate now for $150 at Razer.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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