Gaming Mouse – Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Review

If you want to be competitive in the world of gaming, spending money on high-end computer parts and a gaming rig isn’t necessarily the best option. It can be a lot of money at once and not as effective as having exactly what you need on hand (as in a mouse, keyboard, and headset). 

That’s where a good gaming mouse comes in. This article is an overview review of the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, one of the most popular gaming mice on Amazon.

There are other brands that can do similar things and perform just as well but there are also differences in terms of size, shape, features, and user comfort compared to others available for sale today. 

First Impressions of the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro

The new Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Gaming Mouse is a beast of a mouse. It’s got a lot going for it, and I’ll get into all of those in this review. But first, let’s talk about what you see when you look at the new mouse. 

New DeathAdder looks and feels very different from its predecessor. The Razer has ditched the integrated side grips, went for custom-cut side grips, and reduced the weight dramatically.

The V3 Pro feels as if it’s from a different world if you compare it to the V2 Pro, even if you leave the obvious shape changes aside.

But then there are some exterior changes that are immediately noticeable to DeathAdder connoisseurs: The buttons on the V3 Pro are easier to press with your thumb than they were on the previous version. And they’re also bigger!

This means that they’re easier to press without moving your hand too much or having to move your whole palm up or down—just enough so that you can find them easily, but not so big that they’re impossible to use with just one hand.

The only thing that’s been cut from these new buttons is their ability to be reprogrammed through software.

Actual Review of Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro

Mouse and its Packaging

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The DeathAdder V3 Pro is a large (or medium-large, depending on your personal definitions) ergonomic mouse that’s imposing—45 grams with the weight of the DeathAdder V3 Pro. 

This is a ‘Pro’ version, aimed at gamers who don’t care about RGB or other eye candy features, and as such, there is a complete lack of RGB (there is a battery/status indicator LED above the scroll wheel, but I don’t consider that to be RGB lighting) in order to maximize the amount of weight that could be cut.

The DeathAdder V3 Pro has great build quality and feels extremely well-designed. Its light weight combined with the good build quality makes for an ergonomic mouse that feels extremely well-designed.

The only thing we didn’t like about this mouse was that it felt too big for my hand.

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is a great gaming mouse that’s made by Razer and designed for competitive gamers. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s well-made, packed with features, and useful for any type of gamer.

The packaging is pretty simple: inside you’ll find the mouse itself, a USB receiver, a dongle that allows you to place the receiver closer to your mouse (so it doesn’t get in the way while you’re gaming), some documentation, and pre-cut custom grips if you decide that you want a bit of extra grip.

It’s not a bad setup, but it could be improved.

The biggest problem with this package is there are no replacement mouse feet included—we assume that aftermarket skates will be available from plenty of manufacturers, but there should be some included here for those who want them.

A little bit more thought went into this product than just slapping everything in a box and calling it good.

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Mouse shape

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The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is a fantastic mouse. It’s got some design features that set it apart from other mice, but it also has a lot of the same features as its predecessors.

First, let’s talk about the thumb indentation: this is the biggest change between this and previous models. Whereas the V2 had more of a notched indentation, this one has straight edges and is less pronounced.

The comfort grooves are also more pronounced on this model than on previous versions—and they’re quite comfortable!

Now let’s talk about how it feels in hand. It’s light (weighing around 80 grams), but with a long, flat hand feeling that gives you plenty of room for your fingers to move around without feeling cramped or restricted.

The long scroll wheel and side buttons are also great because they give you plenty of room to use them without accidentally pressing them when you don’t want them to be pressed!

But what about the shape? Well, Razer DeathAdder has made some significant changes here too: the front flare has been reduced significantly.

The thumb indentation is deep enough to prevent any discomfort from pressing too far into the shell, but it’s not so deep that it gets in the way when you need to move quickly.

You can adjust how much pressure you put on the mouse buttons and scroll wheel with two different settings on the side of the mouse: one for movement speed and one for acceleration/deceleration.

This means you can change how fast things happen without changing your grip on the mouse itself—something that I found very useful when playing games.

The new design also makes this mouse better suited for certain types of games than previous versions because of its tilt-gripping nature (as opposed to flat). This means that it will fit better in smaller hands as well as larger ones.

Which is something I personally appreciate since I have a slightly smaller hand size than average. The shape also feels more natural than earlier versions did because of this fact.

Mouse – buttons and Scroll Wheel

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The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is a great mouse. It has the clicky buttons and scrolls wheel that we’re used to from Razer, but it also has optical switches, which means it’s a lot quieter than the standard mechanical switches used in most mice.

The optical switches are definitely better than standard mechanical ones—they feel crisper and have less travel time than regular mechanical ones.

But just because they’re better doesn’t mean they’re perfect! In my opinion, the best thing about them is how much louder they are compared to regular mechanical switches. 

When we’re playing games or browsing the web, we don’t want people to hear us clicking around on our laptops all day long, so having good-sounding clicks is really important to us.

The DeathAdder V3 Pro is definitely quieter than other mice with mechanical switches—but not so much as to make your gaming sessions completely silent. In fact, it’s just right!

The main buttons have almost no pre-travel and very minimal post-travel, so you can know that when you press down with enough force, it will register as a click.

This makes for one of the best feeling click sets we’ve used in a while, and makes for overall better precision when using the mouse for gaming purposes.

The side buttons also have a pleasant sensation when pressed, but they suffer from the ‘pivot problem,’ where they travel inside the shell if pressed near the edge of the button.

Mouse Quality, and Cable

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It’s also very impressive to me how Razer has managed to make such a strong mouse for such a lightweight.

Ultralight mice have a tendency to feel a bit flimsy at times due to their weight and the shell construction designs that are necessary to achieve that weight, but we didn’t get that feeling here at all.

This is one of the more premium-feeling mice we’ve tested in a while.

It also comes with a bunch of customizable options and software features that let you customize its settings exactly how you want them so you can find your perfect combo of responsiveness and speed without having to worry about accidentally setting something up wrong.

Mouse – Sensor and Performance

While there’s nothing wrong with any of the sensors that have been used in reputable gaming mice for years now, there are always advancements to be made—and this time around.

The Razer Focus Pro 30K (co-developed with Pix art) has improved power efficiency, and better surface compatibility, and is able to track on glass flawlessly as long as it’s at least 4 mm thick.

But what does that mean for you? It means that your average gamer will notice nothing new about this new sensor.

But we always applaud it when companies push the boundaries of technology and create new standards—and this Focus Pro 30K sensor does exactly that.

Mouse Grip

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The DeathAdder V3 Pro is a claw and palm grip mouse for people with medium to large hands. With these shape changes, you can get by with smaller hands, but due to the size of the mouse, it might become unwieldy for making smaller adjustments.

Fingertip grippers can glance at this one a little longer due to the separated buttons, but there are a ton of other options out there that I would recommend before trying out the DeathAdder if you’re using a fingertip grip.

Final Words & Recommendations

The DeathAdder V3 Pro’s ergonomic design and exceptional performance are sure to make it a top choice for gamers worldwide.

While it’s a little on the pricey side, we can heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality gaming mouse. If you want the best and you’re willing to pay for it, then this mouse is what you’re looking for.

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