Razer Viper Optical Mouse ReviewFormer staff writer - February 28, 2004
Category: Input Devices
Price: $49.99 USD
Razer kicked off the new year with their Boomer Speed & Boomer Control mice which are basically a rebirth of the old Razer Boomslang. If you have already been to their web site you would have noticed their brand new line of mice called the Razer Viper. The Viper is a newly designed mouse that looks and feels much different than the Boomslang. The Viper is an optical mouse that features a translucent exterior shell design and ultra slick teflon feet to provide an effortless glide across your mouse surface. The Viper also follows in the footsteps of the Boomslang because it operates at a very high resolution making it extremely accurate and less fatigue on your wrists. How does the Viper stack up with the Boomslang and other optical mice? Let's find out!
As we have said in the Boomer Speed Review, Razer has been through a lot. However, with their new product lines they're starting the new year off in the right direction! Listening to input from gamers they have come up with two new products lines that are targeted specifically for gamers and other computer enthusiasts.
Gamers that have been using their Boomslang mice since the beginning, are thrilled to see Razer back with new products like the Boomer and the Viper. They're not stopping here either, they have many other future plans in the making that will sweep gamers off their feet!
Basically what you get is the mouse, LAN Party Bag, and a CD that contains the mouse drivers and software. I did not include the CD in this picture because it was simply a standard CD-R with no fancy silkscreen coating and what not. This was because the fancy CD's that will be shipping with the Viper, are not yet ready.
However, I was able to get the image of what the CD will actually look like when you buy the Viper. I was also able to get some images of the retail packaging (see below).