This week I’ve been spending time with a peripheral from the biggest brand names in gaming peripheral history, I am of course talking about Razer. With 15 years of experience behind them and an international team that are dedicated to the art of gaming its no wonder they have turned into the legendary manufacturer that they are today and its reasons like this that I was super excited to get to review there latest DeathAdder gaming mouse.
The DeathAdder may not exactly be their flagship device but if their track record of award winning products are anything to go by then this should still be a very impressive product. Priced at around £50 this is a mid-range budget gaming mouse, given that you can expect to pay over twice as much for some of the flagship Razer products, as well as higher models from competing brands. Within this price range were still going to be expecting flawless quality as many of you will agree, £50 for a mouse is still a lot of money for a mouse, mid range or not. I’ll be looking for excellent performance too and there is some tough competition at this mid-range end of the market for the DeathAdder to compete against.
“We were founded in 1998 in San Diego, California by our CEO Min-Liang Tan and our President Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff in a tiny shared office with a couple other gamers. We have grown today to hundreds of employees worldwide with offices in nine cities, including San Francisco, Hamburg, Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore.”
Gaming isn’t just as simple as plug and play, this is especially true when it comes to PC gaming. These days the kind mouse, keyboard, gaming surface or controller can make as big a difference to your experience as your graphics card and monitor choices can. Having the best graphics in the world is one thing, but have the right tool for the job that will allow you to not only play better, but also be comfortable in long gaming sessions is essential.
As you can see from the spec sheet below, this is a straight forward five button mouse, but the technology behind that is top of the line with a 6400dpi 4G sensor, 1000Hz Ultrapolling, 1ms response and more. So let’s get straight to the good stuff and see what else the DeathAdder has to offer.
- 6400dpi 4G Optical Sensor
- Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
- Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response
- On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
- Always-On mode
- 200 inches per second and 50g of acceleration
- Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
- Gold-plated USB connector
- Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
- Approximate size: 5.00”/127mm (Length) x 2.76” / 70mm (Width) x 1.73” / 44mm (Height)
- Approximate weight : 0.23lbs / 105g
Upon opening the packaging I didn’t find much in the way of extras, although in fairness there doesn’t need to be. I did however find the mouse its self and a collection of instruction booklets, leaflets and some Razer branded stickers. The mouse comes hard-wired with a good quality braided cable and a gold-plated USB connection, both of which should ensure a long lifespan for the cable and the USB connection alike.