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Razer Abyssus V2 'less is more' gaming mouse launched

by Mark Tyson on 13 July 2016, 11:31

Tags: Razer, razer-mice

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Razer has launched a new addition to its gaming rodent family with the ambidextrous Abyssus V2. This Razer entry level gaming peripheral product is straplined "less is more," due to the minimum frills and extra features but solid tech spec foundation. The minimalism is evidenced by a brief glance at the Razer Abyssus V2, it only has four buttons; the left and right mouse buttons, clickable scroll wheel, and the DPI button behind the scroll wheel. However, Razer's minimalisation knife didn't remove LED lighting from the equation, this rodent still sports 3-colour lighting with various effects.

Razer says that the Abyssus V2 is designed with only the most important features required for "tournament grade gaming". It says it has improved on the original Abyssus with a more comfortable ambidextrous form factor, an all-new true 5,000 DPI optical sensor, and in-mould rubber side grips.

The full tech specs of the Razer Abyssus V2 are as follows:

  • Ambidextrous form factor
  • True 5,000 DPI optical sensor
  • In-mould rubber side grips optimized for lift-off / swiping gameplay
  • 3-colour lighting
  • 4 programmable highly tactile Hyperesponse buttons
  • Dedicated DPI cycling button
  • 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • 100 IPS / 30 g
  • USB connection
  • Product dimensions: Length: 117 mm / 4.6 in, Width: 64 mm / 2.5 in, Height: 38 mm / 1.5 in
  • Product weight: 80 g / 0.175 lbs without cable, 111 g / 0.24 lbs with cable

If you are interested in an ambidextrous gaming mouse with minimal design you might be happy to know that the Abyssus V2 retains the original's $£49.99 selling price (yes that's dollar/pound parity). If you order via the RazerZone store in the UK the Abyssus V2 will ship from 15th July.

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Not bad for gamers that realy don't care about 15 configurable buttons.

Price is OK as well for the sensor.

Pound to dollar parity, no news there.
Whilst lots of buttons is often overkill, a button on each side like the old MS mice would be a nice touch.
I had an email from Razor about this in my inbox today - I don't quite get where this fits in, unless they are getting rid of the Deathadder series?

The basic (non Chroma) Deathadder is £40-£50 depending on where you buy it from, and the Chroma version is £50-£60.

Personally I think the Abyssus is far too expensive when you can get a Deathadder for that price, which has better specifications. Strange one.

edit: I guess that we'll see the same effect as the first Abyssus - it will actually sell for £25 ish, which if so is about right :)
So basically we have come full circle after most realise they don't need 10000 buttons.
It is Razer… it is more brand than quality, doubt it would be able to handle 1 million right or left clicks.