Seeing Razer launch mice is not a gigantic novelty at all, but seeing Razer launch a mouse capable of reminding us of the first mice of this now giant in the world of video game peripherals, well… That is something!
(Review) Razer Cobra Pro: A return to basics!
Therefore, the Razer Cobra is a lightweight mouse, with smaller dimensions, and with a symmetrical design, capable of offering high levels of performance and customization for any and all types of gamers.
In fact, we can even say that we have a Basilisk V3 Pro here in a different package, cheaper, and more focused on simplicity. For me, it’s one of the best mice Razer has ever released.
Weight RGB Lighting 30K sensor Connectivity (2.4GHz, BT and wired) Wireless charging possible HyperPolling
Price Having to buy “features” separately. (Wireless charging, HyperPolling 4K). Razer Synapse – Software needs to get faster, simpler, and lighter on the system
Design and Usability
The Razer Cobra Pro appears with a simpler format, ready for any type of user. Even so, it is a product where Razer went all-in in the field of technology, or put everything and a pair of underpants “in the engine” of this gaming mouse.
That said, in addition to the simple, lightweight and more compact format, we still have the possibility of not even using the 2.4GHz USB stick, it can simply make the experience even simpler and use Bluetooth. Meanwhile, if you don’t want to worry about battery life, you can also use the mouse with the included USB cable. Everything will work normally.
Interestingly, in reality, the Cobra Pro is extremely similar to the Viper V2 Pro that we also had the chance to review a few months ago. What changes? Well, here we have a slightly heavier mouse (77g), but also obviously much flashier.
Performance and Connectivity
This mouse is something different in Razer’s catalog, because it tries to feed a slightly different fringe of users. It is a mouse that wants to be among the aforementioned Viper V2 Pro, but also among the DeathAdder V3 Pro, and Basilisk V3 Pro.
connectivity: Razer HyperSpeed, Bluetooth, Cabo
Battery: 170 horas (BT), 100 horas (2.4 GHz), 33 horas (HyperPolling)
Programmable Buttons: 10
Sensor: Focus Pro 30K (30.000 DPI)
Lighting: 11 Zones
Switches Optical Gen-3
In fact, despite the similarities in design compared to the Viper V2 Pro, we can say that this Cobra Pro is very much a Basilisk V3 Pro with a simpler, symmetrical design, and a much more focus on pure, hard performance. After all, we have all the Basilisk technology, but it is undeniable that the feeling of use is different.
We can even think of a mix between the two rats mentioned above. Something incredible, because I love the Basilisk’s level of performance, but I’m not the biggest fan of its overly robust and cumbersome design.
In terms of buttons, we have 10 programmable ones! Two on the side, another two on top, one on the scroll button, DPI button, etc… We still have 5 profiles in the internal memory to fill, so you don’t have to depend on your Razer Synapse account.
However, in what remains of the specifications, we continue to have the top of the tops, with a 30K optical sensor, Gen-3 optical switches, etc… Having said all this, it is necessary to point out the wireless charging technologies and HyperPolling 4K. Both amazing, of course. But… Which are purchased separately.
This is ugly on a high-end mouse, and it’s something Razer has been doing for some time.
The mouse is not exactly cheap to be “bought in parts”.
Having said all that, with the wireless charging feature installed, you can use your mouse in all its glory every day, any time of the day. Because the battery never runs out. When you leave, leave the mouse in the base, and that’s it. (We even have light effects to show us the battery percentage).
Battery is obviously important in a wireless mouse, especially if you don’t want to buy the extra that lets you charge your Cobra Pro wirelessly. That said, Razer promises 100 hours with HyperSpeed 2.4 GHz connectivity, which means a HyperPolling of 1000Hz, with the same lowering to 33 hours if you want to use the mouse at its maximum capabilities (4000Hz). If you want more casual use, you can increase these numbers to 170 hours using Bluetooth connectivity.
These numbers are helped by some battery saving features aimed at RGB lighting.
It’s an amazing gaming mouse that takes us back to a time when Razer was the clear choice for enthusiasts. It’s a mouse that reminds me of Cooperhead, Boomslang, etc… Because it’s different, it’s focused on more specific things that players value.