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Behind the Scenes with the Razer Viper


Userlevel 7
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

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Userlevel 7
Interesting to see the design and thinking process behind the development of a new mouse. Nice Q&A!.
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.
Userlevel 7
Lafar
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


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.
Userlevel 7
Cool... Hope we can have more such articles in future...
Userlevel 7
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.
Userlevel 7
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.
Userlevel 5
xARACHN1D
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.


Yep I'd like to see more of this for the other mice too such as the Basilisk, Atheris and Mamba
Userlevel 7
What kind of games/gamers would the Viper be best
Any game where precision is critical. :eek_::eek_::eek_::eek_::eek_:
I thought this is cool that finally a thread from someone other than a Mod made it to featured.
Userlevel 7
xARACHN1D
I thought this is cool that finally a thread from someone other than a Mod made it to featured.


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

just w/o mod powers, lol.
evilchargerfan
op is a member of vanguard, so .... technically still a "staff" member =)

just w/o mod powers, lol.

eh. good point.
Userlevel 7
Thanks for this interview of the Razer's devellopers.
Wish for more content like that.
Userlevel 7
I like it, it looks great.
Userlevel 7
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! 🙂
Userlevel 7
great article, looking for more like this
This mouse seems promising
looking forward to this
Userlevel 7
Not bad not bad, pretty simple i'd say, for me, more chroma would be good.
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...
Lafar
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

great looking mouse.
wow thats intresting
Userlevel 7
youtubers showing positive reviews. think i'm gonna get one to replace my deathadder chroma
Userlevel 7
Stanull
youtubers showing positive reviews. think i'm gonna get one to replace my deathadder chroma

A worthy succesor!
Planning to buy one!!
Lafar
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

This is my absolute favorite gear!!!

Can I actually make this a Twitter feed to instantly get rewards? What do you think?

I can I think