Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review


Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review


A quick pop along to the Razer website and a reasonable download later and we're the proud possessors of the Synapse 2.0, Razers all-purpose customisation software. Very well laid out, with everything clearly marked rather than hidden behind some obscure icon, it's a very pleasant place to be. The first surprise is that you need to create an account and login before it will let you at the tinkering tools. This is because Razer use cloud computing to store your settings, allowing you to pick them up from wherever you're at. It would be nice to at least get at the settings before making us log in.

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The sensor has five steps of sensitivity. Even the most hardened gamer would find 8200 just too sensitive for general use. Multiple profiles sit alongside the lighting controls. Sadly your choices are only on or off, and there appears to be no way to stop the breathing effect on the palm light.

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The Synapse 2.0 software comes with a lot of profiles for Razer gaming surfaces built in, but you can also tune it to your own particular pad if you use an alternative one. It's been a very long time since we've had a Razer surface in the office, so we stuck to the manual calibration mode.

Finally the Macro recorder is robust and easy to use, supporting all the clicks and keyboard commands you can desire, although pointer co-ordinates aren't something that you can record. Otherwise it's simplicity itself and you'll be up and running in moments.

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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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