Razer Deathadder 1800dpi Gaming Mouse

Introduction, Specifications & Packaging


Whether you’re a serious gamer or part-timer player, the word “Razer” will not be unfamiliar to you. Originally the company focussed purely on mice, but have since branched out to incorporate a number of additional products into their range such as speakers, keyboards, headsets and gaming surfaces.

Without question, the quality of Razer’s products is of the highest standard and I have personally been using their mice since the Boomslang came out many years ago. So you can therefore appreciate my excitement when looking at their latest “gaming weapon” – the Razer Deathadder!

As with all of its predecessors, the Deathadder takes its name from the reptile world and I must admit that this mouse sounds one of the best yet. The name alone suggests destruction, carnage and mayhem will be caused….of course all in a gaming sense!

However, with the success of previous Razer mice such as the Copperhead and Diamondback, will the Deathadder live up to expectations?


The technical specifications for the Deathadder were taken from Razer’s website.

• 1800dpi Razer Precision™ 3G infrared sensor
• Ergonomic right-handed design
• 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response
• Five independently programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons
• On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ adjustment • Always-On™ mode
• Ultra-large non-slip buttons
• 16-bit ultra-wide data path
• 6400 frames per second (5.8 megapixels per second)
• Up to 60 inches per second and 15g of acceleration
• Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ Teflon feet
• Gold-plated USB connector
• Seven-foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord
• Approximate size: 128mm (length) x 70mm (width) x 42.5mm (height)


It’s clear that Razer knows how to package a product and they haven’t disappointed with the Deathadder. The packaging is smaller than previous Razer mice but not to a detrimental effect. The box follows the theme of the mouse by using a black theme, very similar to previous Razer products.

Razer Deathadder Box Razer Deathadder Box

One major difference between the DeathAdder’s packaging and that of previous mice is that it contains a window to open in which to view your new weapon. This certainly does add to the occasion when seeing the Deathadder for the first time and almost teases you with anticipation before opening it.

Razer Deathadder Box Open

I have to admit that I prefer this type of packaging to the previous products from Razer, namely the Diamondback and Copperhead. Both of their packaging focused around a plastic window with the mouse on display. However the way in which the Deathadder is packaged gives it more suspense and anticipation when opening.

I do however have a few small issues with the packaging. Firstly, for a mouse that is so sleek in design, with just a Razer logo on it, I felt the box was a little “busy”. It feels as if there is too much information telling the buyer what the mouse can do. In a world where less is more, I feel that Razer have over complicated matters by slapping logo’s and information all over the box. The irony here is that the mouse itself has only the Razer logo on it, so is very minimalistic. Perhaps a simple Razer logo and the words “DeathAdder“ with a reptilian effect to the box would have sufficed?

To put this into context, the silver tin in which the original Razer Boomslang was shipped in was pure genius. A sleek design with only the logo on the top and it really did make the whole unpacking process an occasion. However I appreciate that costing now might be an issue where Razer is shipping so many products, so it’s understandable that their current approach doesn't follow the Boomslang.


The contents of the package included:

Razer Deathadder Contents

• Razer DeathAdder Mouse
• Driver CD
• Quick Setup Installation Guide
• Razer DeathAdder card containing marketing information.
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Most Recent Comments

11-05-2007, 11:42:02

Nice job there by Ins. Looks like a good mouse, i just hope the fact its lower don't irritate people who have big hands.Quote

11-05-2007, 12:04:47

Nice Review Chris, been after one of these for ages but im still too keen on my MS3.0Quote

11-05-2007, 12:25:13

spot on review!

Been using a Deathadder for two weeks now, from using a Diamondback, was surprised that there was zero time required to adapt.

For me the Deathadder feels so much better than the Diamondback - and I thought the Diamondback was brilliant!

I've got fairly big hands and I would say that the DA suits me better than the DB.Quote

11-05-2007, 13:15:22

Thanks guys!

Yes this mouse really did impress me. I always thought things couldn't get any better after the Copperhead because there is only so many DPI you can go to before it's hard to tell the difference.

However the Deathadder did feel a lot smoother overall. Plus the buttons have a nice "click" to them and the side buttons are easy to locate. Combine this with the fact that it sits perfectly in your hand (assuming you're right handed) and it's a very accomplished mouse!


11-05-2007, 13:25:50

Nice review

I think I'll stick with my diamondback as I prefer ths shape compared to the deathadder.

No lanbag included lol

edit: I also think it depends on how you hold a mouse. Like do you have 1 finger over each button (all 3) or do you only have 2. Do you rest your hand/wrist on the mat and move the mouse mainly using your fingers, or do you have your hand off of the mat and totally elevated from causing any friction. etc etc Quote

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