Popular gaming peripheral maker Razer has a new weapon stashed up its sleeve for PC gamers on a budget called the Abyssus V2. Simply put, the gadget’s theme is “less is more,” meaning Razer crammed the most important tournament-grade features into one sleek form factor that’s affordable to all gamers, whether they’re casual or hardcore.
Shipping later this month, the upcoming Abyssus V2 builds on the original’s foundation by utilizing an improved form factor designed for playing with claw, palm, or fingertip grip styles using a left or right hand. That’s right: This mouse isn’t just for right-handed gamers, which is good news for those of us who are typically left out when it comes to cool new PC gaming mice.
The upcoming mouse will pack a “true” 5,000 DPI optical sensor for better responsiveness and sensitivity. The specifications add to this, showing that mouse will communicate your actions back to the desktop or laptop at 1,000Hz (ultrapolling), offer 30g of acceleration, and a maximum tracking speed of 100 inches per second (IPS). There’s a dedicated button to adjust the sensor’s DPI sensitivity in five customizable stages.
As for other buttons, there are only four that can be programmed through the company’s free Razer Synapse software. The buttons are based on the company’s Hyperesponse switches promising a lifespan of 20 million clicks. The two main buttons sport a contoured groove design that’s backed by in-mould textured, rubberized grips mounted on each side of the device for optimized lift-off and swiping gameplay.
Finally, the upcoming mouse will feature Razer’s iconic reptile logo and a mouse wheel that lights up your PC gaming in three colors: green, blue, and light blue. Users can choose to illuminate one “static” color, cycle through two selected colors in a breathing effect, or throw in the third color using the same effect.
Given this is a bang-for-your-buck type of gaming mouse, there’s no other bells and whistles to report on. The device will measure 4.6 (L) x 2.5 (W) x 1.5 (H) inches and sport a plastic tail of unknown length. Given this is Razer’s baby, expect a generous length for PC gamers who need lots of room for their twitch skills.
Again, Razer doesn’t say exactly when the Abyssus V2 ships this month, but it will be made available both on Razer’s website and Amazon when the device becomes available. However, it can be pre-ordered now through Razer for a mere $50.
UPDATE: As a clarification, the Abyssus V2 is a three-button mouse with buttons on the left click, right click, and the scroll wheel.