Anyone who regularly enters an Esports arena (or, okay, just plays a light-hearted PvP online for fun) knows the importance of having gear and an internet connection that can keep up. And that̵
Polling speed is a measure of how often your mouse tells your computer where the pointer is on the screen. While this isn’t an issue while scrolling through Twitter or even editing videos, it’s critical for competitive gaming. The more accurately the location of your pointer is noted, the more accurate you can be when firing a shot in-game. Now the Viper 8K’s 8,000Hz speed promises insanely smooth and accurate polling, especially when compared to the industry standard of 1,000Hz.
In addition, the mouse also includes the Focus + 20,000 DPI sensor and the latest generation of optical switches, which provide a pleasant tactile click. The Viper 8K features advanced internal memory – capable of storing five profiles of keybinds, macros and inputs – along with eight programmable buttons, injection molded rubber side grips and a Speedflex cable designed to create minimal resistance. It weighs 71 grams, which is only 2 grams more than its predecessor, but is still lightweight and offers smooth handling.
Otherwise, the new Viper 8K is actually quite similar to Razer’s true 2019 ambidextrous Viper, even down to the identical $ 79.99 price tag. The mouse can be bought directly from the Razer site, so you can check it out for yourself.