Razer today announced its lightest gaming mouse, the Viper Mini Signature Edition. It weighs just 49g, making it 16 percent lighter than the company’s Viper V2 Pro and one of the lightest mice we’ve seen from a major company.
The mouse uses a magnesium alloy exoskeleton with a semi-hollow interior (somewhat similar to the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless). “We wanted to go beyond traditional honeycomb design and that required a material with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio,” said Charlie Bolton, Head of Industrial Design at Razer. “After evaluating plastics, carbon fiber and even titanium, we finally chose a magnesium alloy because of its exceptional properties.”
Razer says the mouse uses its fastest wireless technology and will be one of the best performing wireless mice. It includes the Razer Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, optical mouse switches Gen-3 and HyperPolling Wireless with 4000Hz polling rates. Plus, Razer says the mouse’s battery lasts up to 60 hours and can be fully charged via USB-C in less than 90 minutes. It comes with a pre-paired USB dongle.
The $280 mouse will be available exclusively on Razer’s website starting February 11.
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