Razer Abyssus V2 Gaming Mouse Review

The Razer Abyssus V2: front view
The Razer Abyssus V2: front view

NOTE: This is an non-affiliated and non-sponsored review. We purchased this gear ourselves.

We’re on the hunt for the best lightweight gaming mice!

Today’s pick is another ambidextrous mouse, this time from Razer. That’s right it’s the Razer Abyssus V2 gaming mouse. It comes it at a ridiculously light 80g (without cord), let’s take a look.

Stats

ParamValue
HandBoth
GripAny
Buttons4
Programmable Buttons4
Sensor TypeOptical
DPI100-5000
Polling1000Hz/500Hz/125Hz
On-Board MemoryNo
Length117mm
Height38mm
Width64mm
Weight (with Cord)111g
Weight (without Cord)80g
MaterialsPlastic, rubber
BacklightYes
Backlight Color3-Color
Software OSWindows, MacOS
MSRP$49.99
Purchased Price$37.98

Look and feel

The Razer Abyssus V2: side view
The Razer Abyssus V2: side view

I would say in general this mouse looks rather plain compared to many other mice. It has this very dark pallet over the entire mouse, with a few nice shape lines to give it its characteristic look. It feels like a smaller mouse, but it’s larger than the Corsair Katar.

The mouse sports sort of a low profile design. The problem I find with many low profile designs is your palm can tend to drag a little bit. Not much of an issue with this mouse.

I would say you could use any grip with this mouse, although with a palm grip my fingers can hang over the edge a little bit. Generally it’s not an issue though.

There is a very nice, high quality, rubber grip that run across both sides of the mouse. They’re both soft and very grippy. I would say this is a high grip mouse.

The scroll wheel has a nice textured rubber grip too. To me it’s the right height and spins very easily. Has a great feel to it, very pleasant to use.

The back-lighting is on both the back logo side, as well as on the scroll wheel. Sadly it only supports 3 different colors: green, light blue, dark blue.

There are also no back/forward buttons on this mouse. A bit disappointing.

One of the most comfortable mice I’ve used for sure.

Software

Being a Razer product, it of course, uses Razer Synapses. The biggest dislike I hear is people don’t like that you have to sign into a Razer account to use Synapses. I don’t like it either but it’s not the end of the world.

Customize

Razer Synapses: Customize tab
Razer Synapses: Customize tab

Under the customize tab you can change your mouse buttons. Everything is well thought out and works how you expect it to.

I especially like that they lay out that you can easily remap scroll up and scroll down.

The Razer remap options are as good as any other ones. Remap to keyboard, macros, mouse buttons, launch programs, you name it.

Just like any other software you can also link a profile to a specific program.

You can remap the left click as long as you assign left click to something else. This was something that we were unable to do in CUE.

Performance

Razer Synapses: Performance tab
Razer Synapses: Performance tab

Under the performance tab you can adjust your DPI settings and polling rate.

Some slight confusion at first. If you make changes right on the initial slider, then cycle your dpi, it reverts the change. You actually need to click configure sensitivity stages. From there you can adjust up to 5 different DPI stages. Note that you can only change the DPI by increments of 100.

If you cycle your stages via the button on the mouse, you get an on-screen indicator of the change. I really like this, and not sure why other vendors don’t do this. It’s super handy.

Lighting

Razer Synapses: Lighting tab
Razer Synapses: Lighting tab

From here you can set the mouse lighting zones. Compared to some other software it seems to lack a few features.

There is no way to change the order of the multi-color breathing effect.

At the bottom there is a brightness slider. You can only turn the brightness down to 33%. The None option above it turns the lighting totally off. So you can’t set anything between 0–33%, which seems a little weird.

Other than those 2 cases it works generally pretty good.

Calibration

Razer Synapses: Calibration tab
Razer Synapses: Calibration tab

From here you can change your liftoff range.

You can also enable calibration for specific Razer mouse pads. To tell you the truth, I’m not sure what it does. I tried it on a Razer Goliathus mouse pad, it didn’t seem to make any difference. The mouse worked fine on the two SteelSeries mouse pads I tried it on. So to me, it just seems like a gimmicky marketing thing.

Verdict

The Razer Abyssus V2: Review score
The Razer Abyssus V2: Review score

The good: A clean looking mouse with a great form factor. Nice materials and very comfortable to hold. Nice multi-zone lighting. Good software.

The bad: Limited back-lighting colors. No forward/back buttons. No on-board memory. Vs the competition, not as good of a value.

I really didn’t expect to like this mouse as much as I do, it just has a fantastic feel to it. There are a few mice near it’s price-point that I think provide more value, but this mouse is up there just because it’s ambidextrous design. If you can look past it not having forward/back buttons, the Razer Abyssus V2 is a great mouse and I’d recommend it.

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