Originally Posted by r0ach
No mention of how nobody liked the switches in the regular Viper and they re-used them anyway? lol. Do Razer employees even comprehend that FPS games are not the main market segment in the world for competitive games and if you make switches that are entirely unusable in MOBA-style games your mouse is dead in the water? Even for FPS games I highly doubt heavy Huano-type of switches are liked by the majority.
While I agree that the optical switches in the standard Viper don't feel great, the ones in the mini actually do have some changes so they aren't completely re-used from the previous mice. Badseed Tech mentions in his review that the switches in the Viper Mini feel closer to normal mechanical ones. As a result of whatever changes they made to achieve this the rated lifespan of the switch has been lowered.
Despite the optical switches not feeling great, the Viper and VU seem to be very popular so I wouldn't class them as dead in the water, but I do still wish they at least stuck to the old Razer branded Omrons instead.
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