Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed review – a powerhouse pointer

Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed review – a powerhouse pointer
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  • Lightweight
  • Lightning fast performance
  • Long battery life
  • You’ll need to invest in AAs
  • HyperPolling dongle costs extra

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is the latest mid-range mouse from the green brand which looks to offer an Esports edge without the eye-watering MSRP. Solely battery powered and light in the hand, it does more than enough to be considered one of the best gaming mice available today. Read on to find out more.

Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed price and availability

The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is available in countries such as the US and the UK for $69.99 / £69.99 respectively from retailers such as Amazon or from Razer directly. That positions the company’s latest wireless mouse firmly in the mid-range. It’s not quite budget, but is also significantly cheaper than many other models.

Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed

Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed



Form factor




Battery life

280 Hours

DPI stages


Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed design and features

What’s immediately apparent about the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is its lightweight feel in the hand. It comes in at just 85g making it ideal for the competitive demands of an Esports environment. It features a total of three incredibly smooth white feet on the bottom that help it glide across surfaces such as a mouse mat, too.

It’s relatively no frills as far as the feature set goes for the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed. There’s your standard mechanical buttons for left and right alongside a textured scroll wheel and a button to adjust DPI settings of which there are five. As with the company’s other gaming mice, such as the Viper 8KHz, a small set of colored LEDs will dictate the speeds with red being the lowest and teal blue the fastest. It’s good visual shorthand that means you won’t have to worry about scaling when in a firefight.

That’s not to say that the mouse doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve, though. There’s a total of eight programmable controls here, including onboard memory, which means you can set things just as you want them through Razer Synapse. On the design front, I really love the smooth finish which feels premium, nicer than many $100 / £100+ pointers I’ve used in the past as well.

The form factor of the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is tailored towards right-handed people with a symmetrical shape for the claw and fingertip grips. If you’re a leftie, you’re going to want to turn your attention to something ambidextrous from the company, such as the original Viper 8KHz or the Cobra. As a right-handed woman, I’m unable to test how it feels in my left hand effectively, unfortunately.

On the technical front, there’s a 30K optical sensor with a quoted 280 hours of battery life from a single AA battery. That’s right; there’s no USB-C port here, it’s entirely battery powered for the sake of longevity. There’s also a 4000 Hz polling rate which can be upgraded to 8000 Hz with the dedicated HyperPolling Wireless Dongle sold additionally. I wasn’t sent one, so I couldn’t test the functionality, though.

Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed performance

A sleek gaming mouse with a vibrant green light.
Changing DPI settings on the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed (Image by VideoGamer)

I’ll cut right to the chase and tell you that using the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed has been phenomenal for gaming and work use. Initially, I was worried that the 4000 Hz polling rate wouldn’t be enough, as I was coming from a Viper 8K, but these fears were quickly washed away by getting used to the handling and weight.

Once I plugged the included USB-A dongle into the back of my PC, I haven’t had to worry about any connectivity issues, merely just remembering to switch the mouse on and off. The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed leaps into action straight away every time and provides some of the smoothest action I’ve seen from any gaming mouse in all my years of testing them.

The 30K optical sensor is a cut above many of the budget and mid-range gaming mice I’ve had my hands on in recent years. Razer’s latest pointer glides effortlessly across my aging Logitech mousepad and works just as effectively when going across the wooden carbon fibre print of my gaming desk. It’s even been fairly good on glass when I’ve been using it from a distance, which is commendable.

Tracking is equally solid. A couple of games into The Finals and the Viper V3 HyperSpeed started to feel weightless under my hand, despite the fact it was actually a couple of grams heavier than my old Viper 8K. This is chiefly down to the fact that there’s no braided cord pulling it down, getting tangled on the many things on my desk at any one time. The mouse performed equally well in Doom Eternal, too.

I’ve had this mouse and being using it heavily every day for both work and afterwards with gaming sessions once I’m off the clock. In that time, I haven’t replaced the battery once, despite being a set of AAs in my drawer just in case. While I haven’t exactly clocked up just how many hours of continuous use I’ve had, I feel confident in verifying Razer’s claims of up to 280 hours.

Should you buy the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed?

A black and white mouse sitting on top of a bed, an impressive pointer.
Underside of the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed (Image by VideoGamer)

Ultimately, there’s very little that I can fault the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed on. It glides around wonderfully, feels great in the hand, has a leading battery life and is priced fairly. The only major thing I can knock it down for is the fact that the HyperPolling Wireless Dongle is an additional cost that doubles the polling rate, but I didn’t have any issues without it. If you need all the help you can get then this could be a more bitter pill to swallow, but otherwise, this pointer is excellent.

Razer V3 HyperSpeed


The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is a phenomenal wireless gaming mouse without compromise further bolstered by aggressive pricing.
9 Lightweight Lightning fast performance Long battery life You'll need to invest in AAs HyperPolling dongle costs extra