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Overview

This beautiful mouse has been pawning many many zombies (yes zombies!) ever since it was in action. Games like Fallout 3, Fallout : New Vegas and Left 4 Dead were just a few games that kept sending their zombies at me, and those was fun days.

My purchase was in early 2012 (don’t really remember the date) and I have decided to put it into retirement (or find another buyer) due to the persistent double-clicking problems. This problem also occurred to my first-ever Razer gaming mouse, The Copperhead.

So before I put it back into the packaging (hopefully not becoming just another trophy in my living room), I would like to write my experience in gaming with this mouse.

Official Picture from Razer

Official Picture from Razer

Specifications

  • 6400dpi 4G Dual Sensor System
  • Rubberized contoured thumb grip for added control
  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • Adjustable side buttons
  • Razer Synapse Onboard Memory
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
  • Up to 200 inches per second* /50g acceleration
  • Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • On-the-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
  • Approximate Size : 123 mm / 4.85” (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76” (Width) x 43 mm / 1.69” (Height)
  • Approximate Weight: 139 g / 0.31 lbs

Dual Sensor System

For gamers who play with lower sensitivity (seriously 6400dpi is over-kill for most setups) and/or palm-gripping style might find that they need to lift their mouses very often to compensate for the cursor movement, the size of their mouse-mats, etc. It can get annoying sometimes because the cursor might go hay-wire during the times the mouse is lifted. The sensor works very well with any kind of mouse mat one might have. Meaning that the lift-off distance between the mouse and mouse-mat can be adjusted according to your need, making the cursor movement while lifting the mouse limited. So you can get back into action and get the headshot (bang!).

View from Below

View from Below

Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons

Games nowadays requires us to press a lot of buttons, more like we are given a lot of choices to complicate ourselves. Say, you are playing a MMORPG title and there are tons, TONS of skills to be pressed (well, maybe not all at the same time). You have filled up one hotbar from 1 ~ =, and I can guarantee you will, at some point, look at your keyboard just to find the “=” button and press it. Some people might be fine with it, but for others, it’s very important to keep their eyes at the screen at all times. As those few milliseconds might mean winning or losing.

This is where the programmable buttons come into play, you can bind the most inconveniently placed button on your keyboard to your mouse! There is no need to get distracted by your keyboard anymore! Those seven buttons are located in :

  • 2 buttons near the thumb
  • 2 buttons on the upper side of the mouse, just blow the scroll wheel
  • And the normal right/left/middle click buttons

And all of them are fully programmable, so you can basically just bind any key in your keyboard to your mouse, launch a program, switch the DPIs, etc. The side buttons are also adjustable, so if you have big hands, you could move them far foward to make it comfortable to be pressed.

What I Say

The first thing I need to highlight is that originally Razer Synapse 2.0 was NOT enabled when they launched it. Only recently that Razer included the new Imperator into this software. More about Razer Synapse will be reviewed in another post.

Well, the mouse is designed only for right-handed people and it has this ‘ergonomic’ design. The material on the top of the mouse feels very comfortable and the material on the side-grip is rubberized. For people with sweaty hands like me might benefit from this material as it really makes your grip even better. But during those times when your hand is dry, the rubberized material will feel very soft and firm.

A zoomed version

Sitting on top of my mouse-mat

The mouse is a little heavier comparing to Copperhead, even it’s a little heavier than Razer Naga. This might be a good or bad depending on your need. But I have to admit, it’s very comfortable. And it has helped me in putting many zombies to rest (again!?).

Lastly, those programmable buttons help me a lot, I play different genres of game, from MMORPG to FPS. Those buttons saved my time to look for the keys in my keyboard. If I need to throw a grenade in one game, I just pressed the side button. If I need to switch to a different hotbar in another game, I just press the side button. Problem Solved!

If you are looking for an ergonomic right-handed design mouse with programmable buttons, then this mouse might be for you. But I just have to warn you that many people do experience the double click problems within the first two years of normal usage with Razer mice. If you are looking for a long-live mouse for years, you better look elsewhere. But if you are the type of person who love to change and try different mouse every year, then you may consider this mouse as your next purchase.

Verdict

Pros

  1. Dual Sensor System
  2. Seven Programmable Buttons
  3. Ergonomic Right Handed Design
  4. Braided Cable
  5. Razer Synapse 2.0 Support

Cons

  1. Quite Pricey (around $100 in my country)
  2. Only one color of choice (including the lighting)

If you have any question, please feel free to post below.

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