Our favorite wireless gaming mouse is down to a new lowest price today: Author – Ars Staff

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Our favorite wireless gaming mouse is down to a new lowest price today

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Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a new low price for Razer’s Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mouse, which is currently down to $100 on Amazon as part of a wider one-day Gold Box sale on Razer gaming products. Normally, the Viper Ultimate retails closer to $130 online.

The Viper Ultimate is the top gaming recommendation in our guide to the best wireless mice. It’s expensive, even at this discounted price, but it’s tremendous in both comfort and performance. It’s lightweight at 74 grams, and while its relatively flat shape makes it a bit better for claw and fingertip grips than palm grips, it’s sized well enough to be comfortable for most people. It’s primarily made of plastic, but it’s tightly built, with grippy rubberized sides, springy click buttons, and PTFE feet that glide smoothly. Its scroll wheel could be quicker, but it’s precise, and while it unfortunately uses microUSB instead of USB-C, it can work with an included (and highly flexible) cable. It does have a modicum of RGB lighting built into the logo on the front of the mouse, but for a gaming mouse, its effects are minimal enough to work in an office setting.

Beyond that, the Viper Ultimate should present no issues with accuracy, latency, or responsiveness. It has a high tracking speed (up to 650 IPS) and a massive CPI range of 150 to 20,000. You’ll never need to increase the sensitivity that much, but since you can adjust it in 50 CPI increments, all this means you have room to fine-tune the mouse to a place you find comfortable, be it for twitchy shooter games or everyday office work. You can swap between five different sensitivity presets from the mouse itself. This is also a truly ambidextrous design, with a pair of macro buttons on either side, so lefties aren’t left out in the cold.

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