yes to Nobody is here surpriseRazer best gaming mouse: Viper-sized, Chroma-powered, 170-hour battery life (over Bluetooth) Razer Cobra Pro. The company has also released the lightweight, wired and significantly cheaper Razer Cobra, so technically this is a new mouse series.
Both mice are equipped with Razer’s latest Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, capable of a maximum sensitivity of 30,000 DPI, a maximum speed of 750 IPS, and acceleration up to 70G. The Cobra Pro featured in this review features 10 programmable controls, 11 Chroma-compatible RGB lighting zones, and three connectivity formats (2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, and wired via USB-C) . It’s also compatible with Razer’s HyperPolling Wireless Dongle and/or Mouse Dock Pro (both sold separately) for polling rates up to 4,000 Hz.
The good news is that the Cobra Pro is cheaper than your average flagship Razer mouse. It costs just $129.99 alone (of course, the Cobra is even cheaper, at just $39.99). If you’re interested in buying a Cobra Pro with accessories, it will cost you a little more. Mouse Dock Pro is $169.99, HyperPolling Dongle is $144.99, or Wireless Charging Puck (included with Mouse Dock Pro) is $139.99. .
Cobra Pro design and comfort
The Cobra Pro is a small, lightweight wireless gaming mouse with 10 programmable buttons and 11-zone RGB lighting. It has a small, semi-ambidextrous form factor similar to the Razer Viper V2 Pro, with a mostly symmetrical body except for his two thumb buttons on the left side. It measures 4.71 inches (119.6 mm) long, 2.46 inches (62.5 mm) wide, and 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) high, so it’s actually slightly smaller than the Viper V2 Pro, which measures 4.98 x 2.6 x 1.49 inches (126.5 x 1.49 inches). is small. 66.2 x 37.8 mm). The Cobra Pro weighs 2.72 ounces (77 g), making it heavier than the ultralight Viper V2 Pro (2.05 ounces / 58 g).
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The Cobra Pro’s chassis is made of smooth matte black plastic with textured rubberized grips on each side. It features glossy black accents and contoured mouse buttons with a notched backlit scroll wheel with a textured rubberized finish. When it comes to lighting, the Cobra Pro is packed with Chroma-enabled programmable RGB with 11 zones, including a scroll wheel, palm rest logo, and 9 underlight zones. The Cobra Pro is also the first mouse from Razer to feature “Smart Dimming,” which automatically dims the lights while the mouse is in use to save battery life (thinking about it now, why? Doesn’t every mouse with RGB have this) feature? ! ). If no operation is performed for 3 seconds, the illumination will dim.
Razer says the Cobra Pro has 10 programmable buttons. Of course, this includes scroll wheel up/down scrolling functionality (scroll wheel only, no tilt) and the profile switch button on the underside of the mouse. So in reality it’s like 7 programmable buttons. Left/right click, left two thumb buttons, scroll wheel click, and two buttons below the scroll wheel that cycle through mouse sensitivity stages by default.
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The bottom of the Cobra Pro has two wide 100% PTFE mouse feet on either end of the mouse, as well as a PTFE circle surrounding the sensor. The Cobra Pro is a very small and lightweight mouse by nature, so there’s enough PTFE to ensure a smooth and consistent glide. There’s also a detachable pack (replaceable with Razer’s wireless charging pack for wireless charging via the Mouse Dock Pro) that hides storage for the mouse’s 2.4GHz USB-A dongle, power switch, and profile switching button ( programmable).
Cobra Pro comes with a 6-foot USB-C to USB-A “SpeedFlex” cable, USB-A dongle, and USB extender. The Cobra Pro also works with Razer’s Mouse Dock Pro and HyperPolling Wireless Dongle. Both are sold separately (or bundled with the Cobra Pro at a slightly discounted price on Razer’s website).
|sensor model||Razer Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor|
|Maximum speed (IPS)||750IPS|
|cable||6ft USB-C to USB-A “SpeedFlex”|
|Connectivity||2.4GHz, Bluetooth, Wired (USB-C)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.71 x 2.46 x 1.5 inch/119.6 x 62.5 x 38.1mm|
|Weight (excluding cables)||2.72oz/77g|
|Manufacturer’s suggested retail price / price at the time of review||129.99 / 129.99|
|release date||June 29, 2023|
cobra pro performance
The Cobra Pro features Razer’s top-of-the-line Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, with a maximum sensitivity of 30,000 DPI, a maximum speed of 750 IPS, and the ability to handle acceleration up to 70G. The mouse also features Razer’s 3rd generation optical mouse switches rated for 90 million clicks. Both the sensor and the mouse switch worked like any other mouse. The sensor provided precise tracking across multiple surfaces (including glass) with precise movements and quick stops, and the switches were clicky, tactile, and short-latency. The mouse’s side buttons were a little less clicky, but still felt good enough and didn’t feel sensitive to the hair triggers. Isaac discovered that the Viper V2 Pro’s side buttons look like this:.
The real question is what kind of gamer Razer is trying to get with the Cobra Pro. The mouse is light, but not superlight. Still he weighs 77g compared to the DeathAdder V3 Pro’s 63g and the Viper V2 Pro’s 58g (the review model actually weighed him 76.5g, aside). But the Cobra Pro’s small size and grippy side panels make it fairly easy to pick up and use the mouse. It’s also designed to be gripped entirely with your nails or fingertips (unless you have small hands, you can’t grip it with your palm).I never got tired of moving around while playing overwatch 2But it also didn’t feel like an arm extension like the DeathAdder V3 Pro. This certainly falls into the realm of lightweight competitive eSports mice, but Razer has lighter, more eSports-like mice.
On the other end of the spectrum, such as MMOs and MOBAs, the Cobra Pro isn’t an ideal candidate. There just isn’t enough input. Even the Basilisk V3 Pro has a programmable trigger button and tilt wheel, but the Cobra Pro basically has 5 programmable buttons, assuming you want right/left click and scroll wheel scrolling functionality. will be For general gaming, which falls somewhere between a bare-bones esports performance mouse and his 37-button MMO mouse, the Cobra Pro still falls short. It’s not designed for comfort like Razer’s big mice, and even standard RPGs have some benefits. Allows for more input than standard productivity mice.
Of course, I have medium-large hands (especially long fingers), so I might be biased because the Cobra Pro is so small. If you usually find Razer mice too big (to be fair, most Razer mice are pretty big), the Cobra Pro might be the more compact Basilisk equivalent you’ve been waiting for. I can’t.
Cobra Pro features and software
The Cobra Pro can be configured via Razer’s Synapse 3 peripheral software (I’ll spare you my opinion on this software). The mouse works fine out of the box, but you need to use Synapse 3 to customize buttons, DPI steps, lighting effects, and various settings such as mouse mat calibration and low power mode. there is. Synapse 3 should also be used when setting up the Cobra Pro’s HyperSpeed multi-device pairing dongle, or pairing the Cobra Pro with accessories such as the Mouse Dock Pro and the HyperPolling Wireless Dongle.
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Cobra Pro’s customizable settings are standard for Razer mice. Customize each button to perform any mouse function, keyboard function, multimedia control, Windows shortcut, and more. You can also use the built-in macros to create custom macros. recorder. This mouse is equipped with Razer’s HyperShift which provides his second layer of programmable control (using a button on the mouse or a button on another Razer peripheral such as a keyboard to control his You can switch to HyperShift). You can also customize preset DPI steps (up to 5) and enable different sensitivity levels for horizontal (X-axis) and vertical (Y-axis) mouse movement.
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The Cobra Pro’s RGB lighting looks great. Bright, vibrant and well placed. I’m a huge fan of underglow and scroll wheel lighting. Razer’s Naga V2 Pro, with its illuminated logo and side panels, looks very lackluster alongside the Cobra Pro. And smart dimming works very well. This seems to be the most basic concept ever implemented in a gaming mouse, and I’m impressed. Synapse 3 offers very standard control over the Cobra Pro’s lighting customization, with a few preset “quick effects” and the unnecessarily complex and detailed Chroma Studio. This allows you to set up layers of custom lighting effects that are synced across all your Razer devices. .
Cobra Pro Wireless Experience and Battery Life
Cobra Pro offers three forms of connectivity: 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, and wired via USB-C. 2.4 GHz wireless, or Razer’s “HyperSpeed” wireless technology, offers the fastest and lowest latency connection (aside from wired) and is the primary choice for most gamers. Bluetooth has too much latency for serious gaming, but when doing other things (or traveling, no USB ports available, or trying to connect to something) It’s a convenient technology to have on your mouse. other than a computer). By the way, the 2.4GHz wireless dongle that comes with the Cobra Pro is a multi-device dongle, so you can use it to pair multiple Razer devices (and save USB ports).
Razer rates the mouse’s battery life at up to 100 hours via 2.4GHz wireless and up to 170 hours via Bluetooth. If you’re using Razer’s HyperPolling Wireless Dongle or Mouse Dock Pro to achieve a 4,000 Hz wireless polling rate, battery life estimates drop to just 33 hours. And of course all this assumes the lights are off. I left the Cobra Pro with the lights set to full brightness and never turn off, and the lights went from 100% to 82% in about 5 hours.
The Razer Cobra Pro is an interesting mouse. Basilisk V3 Pro and the Viper V2 Pro Razer claimed that this mouse was designed from the ground up “like all mice,” but Razer had a baby (yes, we get it). Too small for my he MMO player who loves palm grips, but I don’t hate it. It’s not as lean and lightweight as the Viper V2 Pro (although a regular wired Cobra is lighter, the same 58g as the Viper V2 Pro), but it’s comfortable to use with a fingertip or claw grip. In the grip — his one of our main issues with the Viper V2 Pro.
But I’m not entirely sure who this mouse is for. If you are a performance oriented FPS player looking for a mouse that gives you an extra edge, this mouse is not for you. DeathAdder V3 Pro is enough. If you’re looking for a more conventional gaming mouse that can move between competitive play and his MMO marathons, Basilisk V3 Pro Probably a better option. But if you’re looking for a small, inexpensive Basilisk V3 Pro, I think the Cobra Pro is the way to go…huh? Perhaps Razer has too many mice at this point, or the Cobra Pro could be a niche hit among those who prefer small gaming mice.