Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review  


For as long as we can remember, Razer have been about the most recognisable name in the gaming peripheral arena. Although some of this can be traced to the fact that with the Boomslang they invented the Pro Gamer hardware marketplace, and part is to do with the fact that their products nearly always hit their mark right away, and so tend to have very long shelf lives. Instead of a new item being released every couple of months as they struggle to catch up with the latest technical developments, Razer consistently are at the very forefront, with only minor tweaks needed.

So you can imagine our surprise at seeing the 2012 line-up getting a significant refresh, with some genuinely new products in their range. With next year being their 15th anniversary, and making us suddenly feeling old, it's as good a time as any to try and reclaim their place under the fingertips of the gamers everywhere. After all, whilst they might be close to the forefront in peoples minds, many companies have taken large chunks out of their performance lead. Everyone from SteelSeries to Roccat have a slice of the gaming pie now, so is the Taipan good enough to turn heads?

Technical Specifications

Certainly looking at the specifications it's very difficult not to have your eye taken by those very gaudy sensor numbers. Even the smoothest players amongst us would struggle to keep a 8200dpi sensor in check. It's the marriage of this to the ambidextrous design that will really catch the attention though. So often lefties have to make do it's nice to see the Taipan following the SteelSeries Sensei idea and packing all the top line technologies into a mouse everyone can use.

Besides that we have all that you'd expect to find on a premium mouse. Lots of customisable buttons, high acceleration and the all important 1ms response time.

  • 4G Dual Sensor System - 8200dpi
  • Ambidextrous form factor
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
  • 9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time
  • Up to 200 inches per second / 50g acceleration
  • Approximate size: 124 mm (Length) x 63 mm (Width) x 36 mm (Height)
  • Approximate Weight: 132 g

Time to see what she looks like.

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Most Recent Comments

14-08-2012, 05:20:56


Today we take a look at the Taipan from Razer, a mouse equipped with a mind-blowing sensor.

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14-08-2012, 05:57:16

The design is quite similar to the soon to be released Razer Ouroboros. The Taipan looks like a good mouse but I think i'm going to go with the Ouroboros for the wireless and the customization. The Taipan is a good second choice though if reviews for the Ouroboros turn out to be bad.Quote

14-08-2012, 10:33:00


14-08-2012, 10:50:01

8200 dpi . I'm only now getting used to 1600 . It definitely looks different to the usual Razer style, but it's good to see it's catered for both left and right handed users . I would have liked to have seen an option to change the colour of the light, but oh well, still a very, very nice product from Razer.Quote

14-08-2012, 12:33:19

Even though i'm by no means a Razer fan this mouse does look hugely epic. Only problem for me would be the green lighting, would look way out of place next to my K90, but still it looks like an awesome mouseQuote

14-08-2012, 14:20:20

If they make a white version of this, I shall buy it.Quote

26-08-2012, 13:31:28

"hands that can play a keyboard octave"... I think most people could manage that, really. I can just about do the 4th above the octave and my hands aren't particularly big. The keyboard player in my band can comfortably hit the 5th above the octave while playing but in fairness, he does have massive hands.

Errr... yes, anyway. Nice review, seems like a good product to me. I just got the CM Storm Spawn; my first ever gaming mouse and I'm immediately loving the 3600 dpi. Dunno if I'd be comfortable with anything more than that, though. Maybe.Quote

26-08-2012, 19:27:24

i lurve razer mice
i may have to get this - cos my middle-button on my deathadder is playing up!Quote

15-09-2012, 14:44:30

Seems very good only flaw is with myself I think a 132g mouse might be a little heavy for my preferences :SQuote

16-09-2012, 04:38:57

8200 Dpi , i wonder if we can still detect that ?!Quote

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