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Behind the Scenes with the Razer Viper

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by Lafar, Oct 29, 2019.

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  1. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    Hello, Insiders!

    I recently got a chance to sit down and chat with the engineering team responsible for the Razer Viper. Take a look at the Q&A below!

    What inspired the Viper?
    The Razer Viper was specifically designed for competitive gameplay with the purpose of optimizing performance.

    How was the name chosen?
    It fits what the mouse represents in terms of features and design.
    It was also an optical mouse we produced in 2004, back when many mice were still using ball-type mechanical sensors.

    What challenges did the engineers face in creating the mouse?
    Some of the challenges we faced included finding the right shape and reducing the weight without sacrificing performance. The result is a mouse design without holes in its external shell that could compromise its structural integrity.

    What were some of the critical design decisions?
    The DPI button was positioned at the bottom to prevent unintended DPI shifts mid-game.
    Accessibility of the side buttons are critical for the same reason by preventing unintentional clicks.
    In order to ensure the most reliable performance, the Razer Viper is also equipped with a proven 5G optical sensor, optical switches on the main L/R buttons and improved side grips.

    How do you envision the Viper evolving?
    We envision the Razer Viper evolving with improved technology to eliminate undesired residual drag of the mouse and engineering it to be even more precise.
    Note: The recently released Viper Ultimate with fast wireless and a new Focus+ intelligent sensor does exactly this!

    How do you use the Viper everyday?
    Many of us use the Razer Viper for work and games. It has the perfect balance of both features.

    What were some pieces of feedback you got during the product iteration process?
    The comfort curves of the mouse had to be carefully built, its weight had to be optimal as tested by esports pros, and the default DPI stages had to be precision tuned.

    Was there anything different about how the Viper was developed (compared to other Razer mice)?
    All of our mice are approached with the same level of insane attention to detail, but each with a different focus. The Razer Viper went through a bit more esports validation and durability testing, considering the new switch technology has a higher clicks rating.

    Why would someone use this over the DeathAdder Elite?
    Both mice are great in their own ways, but each mouse caters to gamers of different hand shapes, grip style and, of course, preference to features. The Razer Viper has advantages in eliminating unintended clicks and its lightweight nature makes it more comfortable for larger swipes, but others may feel more comfortable with the DAE’s proven shape slightly larger profile.

    What kind of games/gamers would the Viper be best
    Any game where precision is critical.

    And that’s it! If you want to see more of this type of content in the future, drop a comment and let us know!

    Get absolute control over your game.
    Grab the Razer Viper today: http://rzr.to/viper
  2. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    Interesting to see the design and thinking process behind the development of a new mouse. Nice Q&A!.
  3. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    I like this a lot! Thanks a million my guy! If there are any of these on the lancehead I would love to see it.
  4. jakw0lf

    jakw0lf Well-Known Member

    Wow, thanks a lot for putting this for us to read. Really gives an image as to how the mouse and the company keeps evolving more technically.
  5. FrozenFireVR

    FrozenFireVR Well-Known Member

    Cool... Hope we can have more such articles in future...
  6. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I just cant believe we finally have so many nice choices when it comes to mice, regardless of what brand you want to follow. More variety for the consumer is always nice cause mouse shape is something that apart from a custom fit you can never have a one size fits all.
    NotTM, Alfy1080, conan832 and 24 others like this.

    DRIFT_IT Well-Known Member

    For the more technically inclined people can we have a behind the scenes on the sensor as well. Its pretty innovative to come up with a sensor with good battery life and performance with no compromise.
  8. LiLmEgZ

    LiLmEgZ Active Member

    Yep I'd like to see more of this for the other mice too such as the Basilisk, Atheris and Mamba
  9. Nilremagl

    Nilremagl Well-Known Member

    What kind of games/gamers would the Viper be best
    Any game where precision is critical. :eek_::eek_::eek_::eek_::eek_:
  10. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    I thought this is cool that finally a thread from someone other than a Mod made it to featured.
  11. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    op is a member of vanguard, so .... technically still a "staff" member =)

    just w/o mod powers, lol.
  12. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    eh. good point.
    conan832, Alfy1080, Lumpi9 and 8 others like this.
  13. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this interview of the Razer's devellopers.
    Wish for more content like that.
    conan832, Alfy1080, parakinis and 8 others like this.
  14. SylvanasMage

    SylvanasMage Well-Known Member

    I like it, it looks great.
    conan832, Alfy1080, parakinis and 7 others like this.
  15. poppacalypse

    poppacalypse Well-Known Member

    Just as I added the Viper on my wishlist, Razer releases the Viper Ultimate! So now I have more thinking and/or saving up to do. Secretly wishing the Viper will come in Mercury White, so it will complete my future setup look! :)
    conan832, parakinis, Lumpi9 and 5 others like this.
  16. Sacius

    Sacius Well-Known Member

    great article, looking for more like this
    conan832, parakinis, Lumpi9 and 8 others like this.
  17. Apexftw

    Apexftw New Member

    This mouse seems promising
  18. SukiSuki16

    SukiSuki16 Well-Known Member

    looking forward to this
  19. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    Not bad not bad, pretty simple i'd say, for me, more chroma would be good.
  20. Gabzilla_

    Gabzilla_ Member

    I feel like razer have always made oddly shaped mice, like the death adder series for example. That's actually not a bad thing. It's great IMO! It makes people who like using those mice as their daily driver very attuned to using that mouse. For Example: I've been using my deathadder chroma for years now and I cannot use any other mouse. This mouse seems to be a more standard shape? I wonder if this is on purpose or not...
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