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Technology Razer Viper Ultimate wireless esports mouse enters HyperSpeed

18:45  18 october  2019
18:45  18 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Razer's latest wireless mice promise low-lag gaming from $60

  Razer's latest wireless mice promise low-lag gaming from $60 Razer is expanding its Basilisk mouse family with a pair of models that aim to make low-latency wireless mice both more accessible and more powerful. The most interesting model may be the affordable option, the six-button Basilisk X HyperSpeed (above). It packs a 16,000DPI sensor, Bluetooth support and its namesake low-lag HyperSpeed wireless (when you use a 2.4GHz USB dongle) for a reasonable $60. You may save money on batteries, too, as one AA cell will deliver about 12 days of use on 2.4GHz, or 19 days on Bluetooth.The Basilisk Ultimate (below), meanwhile, is the spare-no-expense option.

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Razer today announced its Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mouse today, and it said in its press release that the device "sets new standards for both accuracy and speed ." It's coming out a few months after the original ambidextrous wired model. Razer said the Viper Ultimate features "a brand new

Razer seems to be aiming for the title of "fastest wireless mouse on the planet" with its new Viper Ultimate, a more-than-just-wireless version of its recently released Viper esports-targeted gaming mouse. It introduces a host of new and updated technologies, including a 20,000 dots-per-inch sensor and improved wireless bandwidth and stability over its previous mice (and, Razer claims, better than the competition's). Plus, it has a pretty cool dock to go with it. And I think it's just become my new favorite.

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The Viper Ultimate, available now, comes in a bundle with the dock for $150 or dockless for $130 -- the dock by itself costs $50. (Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products referenced on this page.) That's more or less comparable to competitors such as Logitech's G502 Lightspeed Wireless and G Pro Wireless ($150) or the SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless ($120). For comparison, the wired Viper is $80 (£80, AU$135).

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It has the same symmetrical ambidextrous design as the wired version. I really like it -- I'm a palm gripper who occasionally "goes claw" depending upon the design of the switches. It may not be not to everyone's taste or comfort, though; it fits well in small or medium-size hands, but if you've got large hands you may find it too cramped. If it does fit your hand, it's low-profile enough to easily switch among different grips.

And while it's not as light as the wired version, 74 grams to the other one's 69 grams, it's still pretty light. But after swearing up and down that I prefer heavier mice -- I've been using the SteelSeries configured to a whopping 136 grams for a while -- adapting to this featherweight was surprisingly easy.

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Razer ’s new gaming mouse , the Viper , joins the family of performance-focused esports peripherals and is designed for the most demanding competitive Everything about the Razer Viper is designed with speed and precision in mind. The star of the show is the new Razer optical mouse switches

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There have been some complaints about the the wired Viper's feet making it feel a little more frictiony, and for the Ultimate Razer replaced the large pads with smaller, less draggy ones made of polytetrafluoroethylene (the same material used by HyperGlide Mouse Skates). They deliver a really, really smooth glide on most surfaces, especially hard ones, though only time will tell if wear and tear will change that. They don't seem to collect schmutz along the edges, either, thanks to a gradual curve around the outsides. Instead, dust seems to collect inside the indentation where the mouse fits into the dock.

a black and silver phone: Dust and other particulates seem to collect along the inside edge of the cutout where the mouse rests on the dock instead of along the edges of the feet. Sarah Tew/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Dust and other particulates seem to collect along the inside edge of the cutout where the mouse rests on the dock instead of along the edges of the feet. Sarah Tew/CNET

Like the regular Viper, the Ultimate incorporates optical switches which respond more quickly, are less subject to registering unwanted clicks, and (theoretically) experience less wear and tear than mechanical ones. They do feel a little less stiff than those on Razer's other mice, without sacrificing the satisfying (or loud, depending upon your point of view) click.

Razer's first true wireless earbuds include a low-lag gaming mode

  Razer's first true wireless earbuds include a low-lag gaming mode Razer couldn't resist hopping on the true wireless earbud bandwagon, and it's unsurprisingly putting a gaming spin on its offering. The company's newly unveiled Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds will look very familiar between the stem-equipped buds and battery charging case, but they promise to kill much of the lag you sometimes see with Bluetooth audio -- important when you're playing games or watching videos. The Hammerhead uses a "customized"The firm is promising a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response through the 13mm drivers, and they should be convenient between auto pairing, sweat resistance and support for voice assistants. Battery life, however, isn't stellar.

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But the Ultimate also has a lot of internal improvements over the original. It uses a new sensor developed with Pixart, the Razer Focus Plus, with industry-leading 20,000 dpi resolution and a high tracking rate of 650 inches per second (IPS) on top of the same acceleration rating of 50G.

The wireless performance seems to have gotten good enough to demand its own branding -- HyperSpeed Wireless. Razer has further optimized its Adaptive Frequency Technology to sustain a faster connection and to significantly cut the lag in communication between the mouse and the computer so that can more accurately track the cursor coordinates (Razer brands that as "Motion Sync"). It doesn't hurt that you can stick the wireless dongle (2.4GHz)  into the dock so it's parked right in front of the mouse.

a hand holding a cellphone: There's a little compartment to store the wireless dongle if you don't have the dock. If you're a big loser-of-dongles, this comes in really, really handy. Really. Sarah Tew/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. There's a little compartment to store the wireless dongle if you don't have the dock. If you're a big loser-of-dongles, this comes in really, really handy. Really. Sarah Tew/CNET

Razer claims all these add up to an accuracy rate of 99.6%, compared to 99.4% for the standard model. That sounds like a trivial improvement, but translates to 2 "good" clicks out of every 1,000, or 2 every 1.7 minutes if you're a decent player (10 clicks per second) and every 1.1 minutes if you're a good one (15 cps). Over the course of a long day of playing, that can add up; even more so if wasted clicks tend to throw you off. Still, unless you're in the tippy-top class of speedmeisters, you probably won't see a difference there.

HyperX’s first wireless charging devices are now on sale

  HyperX’s first wireless charging devices are now on sale The PulseFire Dart and ChargePlay Base both support the Qi charging standardThe advantage of using the the common Qi standard is that you can charge the PulseFire Dart using any existing Qi chargers you might own, and you’ll also be able to use HyperX’s charging pad with your phone if it supports the standard. However, the charging pad is small, so unlike some wirelessly charging mouse pads, you won’t be able to use your mouse as it charges. HyperX says you should get 50 hours of mousing out of a single charge, but there’s no mention of how long it takes the wireless charging pad to fully recharge the PulseFire Dart.

RazerT introduced the Razer Viper , a lightweight gaming mouse designed in collaboration with esports professionals and featuring the new Razer 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

The Razer Viper is the new esports gaming mouse from Razer . It’s lightweight and extremely fast, but is it worth the slightly higher price tag? However, with the Razer Viper , excess is stripped away in order to deliver a lightweight gaming mouse that’s designed for two things: speed and accuracy.

It also boasts improved power efficiency, rated up to 70 hours of battery life, though without illumination. Anecdotally, in a full days' normal (office) use and about an hour of gaming (I was tired!) with the illumination at 100%, the battery dropped by about 25%.

When you place it on the dock, the lighting scheme changes to indicate an approximate battery level, which is nice, and of course charges it. The bundled micro USB cable connects either the dock or the mouse. You can operate the mouse wired, and it's the same braided-but-flexible SpeedFlex cable that's used by the wired Viper.

a black computer mouse on a table: Underlighting is the best lighting. The dock has a nonskid base that seems to form a loose seal with hard surfaces. Sarah Tew/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Underlighting is the best lighting. The dock has a nonskid base that seems to form a loose seal with hard surfaces. Sarah Tew/CNET

New Smart Tracking technology lets the mouse recognize different surfaces and apply presets -- or let you manually specify -- liftoff and landing distances. In my brief time testing, the defaults worked okay. There aren't really any tools for "calibrating" to surfaces or liftoff/landing in Razer's Synapse 3 software, though, just trial and error.

Though the dock is optional, it really does seem worth the extra $20 to get it in the bundle -- $50 standalone might be a bit much. In addition to the ability to charge the mouse and hold the dongle, it's got the elegant underglow that syncs with Razer's Chroma lighting ecosystem, and makes it findable in the dark. The one drawback I've found, though, is that after using the mouse to put the system to sleep, docking it wakes the system up. Oops. There's probably some setting somewhere to circumvent that which I just haven't had the time to look for yet. Hopefully.

Razer unveils its Kraken Ultimate headset with THX Spatial Audio

  Razer unveils its Kraken Ultimate headset with THX Spatial Audio For competitive gamers, 3D audio can make the difference between locating a sneaking enemy and getting taken down by a well-aimed shot. Razer's gaming headsets have primarily used 7.1 surround sound for 3D audio in the past, but now the company is expanding its range of competitive gaming headsets using THX Spatial Audio with the launch of the Razer Kraken Ultimate. THX Spatial Audio is a positioning audio feature that creates a 360-degree sound environment, and Razer promises it provides even greater positional accuracy than 7.1. The virtual speakers also match the distance of in-game audio sources which should put less strain on the ears.

Razer Viper Technical Specifications: Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor with true 16,000 DPI. Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration. The Razer Viper is designed for PC use. However, please note that as of 2018, Microsoft has updated Xbox One to support PC keyboards and mice .

Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology enabled mouse mats create a magnetic field that efficiently transfers power directly to their companion mouse . This technology creates indefinite power for the mouse and eliminates the need for a battery.

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And my one quibble with the design of the mouse is the the dpi indicator. The switch is on the bottom, which makes sense if you're worried about accidentally triggering it during gameplay, and since I change it in-game I remapped it to one of the side buttons (there are 8, plus Razer's HyperShift for a total of 16 programmable states). It can show onscreen when you switch levels, but that doesn't work in-game, at least in fullscreen mode. The indicator LED is on the bottom of the mouse, and though larger than it is on the wired Viper, that means you can't tell what the current setting is while in-game. I wish it could be mapped to Chroma.

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Two new Razer Basilisk wireless gaming mice both have all the cool upgrades .
The company's enhanced wireless technology and optical switches come to its thumb-paddled gaming mice.The far less expensive Basilisk X HyperSpeed supports the a 2.4MHz wireless dongle connection, but can connect via Bluetooth as well. However, the X loses the resistance dial on the bottom used to control the mouse wheel and the sensitivity clutch switch that's one of the hallmarks of the Basilisk.

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