Razer Viper 8K
Best wired mouse
- Nimble and agile with 20,000 DPI sensor
- 8000Hz polling makes a difference
- Truly ambidextrous
- No physical customisation options
- Only one lighting zone
The Razer Viper 8K is the best wired gaming mouse we’ve tested yet. It offers one of the best sensors available on the market, combined with a powerful polling rate that ensures it’s extremely responsive.
We found this to be a comfortable mouse to hold and is solidly built, with a sturdy black plastic shell and rubberised side grips for extra comfort. In addition, both lefties and righties alike can use this as it’s ambidextrous with buttons on both sides.
The main star of the show here though is Razer’s Focus+ sensor that gives you 20,000 DPI’s worth of sensitivity. In testing, this translated to some marvellously responsive results within FPS titles. In conjunction with this, an 8000Hz polling rate makes it incredibly speedy, and means this is an immense choice, especially for the most professional gamers.
For its lighting, the Viper 8K’s is bright and vibrant, coming courtesy of Razer’s usual Chroma lighting engine. It’s purposeful and smart, with just a couple of RGB zones to pick from. In addition, it works well with Razer’s Synapse 3 software, which we think gives you some of the best software-driven customisation out there.
All in all, the Viper 8K is a great choice if all-out power is your top priority, but Razer does a wide range of gaming mice that we rate pretty highly. For instance, if you’re looking for more of a contoured shape, the Basilisk V3 is an incredible option, whilst the DeathAdder V2 is a fantastic all-rounder.
Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
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