Razer launched the Viper Mini Signature Edition on Thursday evening. According to Razer, it is its lightest mouse ever, and certainly the most expensive: it costs $ 280 in the US.
According to Razer, you should buy this mouse mainly because of its low weight. It weighs 49 grams, almost 10 grams lighter than the lightest mouse Razer launched to date: the Viper 2 Pro. That mouse was also very light with a weight of only 58 grams. That is now another 9 grams. Such savings are not easy to achieve. Razer therefore designed the Viper Mini Signature Edition with a magnesium alloy construction.
Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition
We know such material from Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and the extremely light LG Gram; the material is known for its durability and low weight. To save even more weight, Razer has cut triangles at the palm of the mouse. We know this concept from most other lightweight mice on the market, such as the Glorious Model O or Xtrfy mice.
However, such manufacturers often use a so-called ‘honeycomb design’. Razer criticizes this, saying such designs lead to durability issues and inconsistency. For that reason, the company opted for larger triangles. This also leads to better ‘ventilation for your palms’ during gaming. Gaming is also really the primary focus of the Viper Mini. Razer gives the mouse its best sensor, the Focus Pro 30K with a polling rate of 4,000Hz and 16,000DPI. The switches are optical and therefore not only have a longer lifespan, but also a lower latency.
Despite the low weight of the Viper Mini Signature Edition, the gaming brand still managed to incorporate a battery. The battery lasts up to 60 hours and can be fully charged within 90 minutes.
Most expensive Razer gaming mouse ever
Euro prices of the Viper Mini Signature Edition have not yet been announced by Razer. In the United States, the mouse is offered for $ 280. The price here will probably be even higher due to the inclusion of taxes. Whichever way the price goes, it’s the most expensive gaming mouse Razer has ever sold. With a price of 280 dollars, it outperforms the Viper 2 Pro, which costs 150 euros, by a margin. The most expensive Razer mouse to date costs 200 euros – that is the Naga V2 Pro.