Razer Deathadder 1800dpi Gaming Mouse

The Mouse & Software

The Mouse

The Deathadder is very similar (if not the same) shape as the Microsoft Habu mouse (my current weapon of choice). However upon using the both of them, the Deathadder does seem to sit a touch lower whereas the Habu is more rounded. They both weigh about the same and employ Teflon feet in order to glide around the gaming surface.

Razer Deathadder and Habu Razer Deathadder Top

In comparison to the Copperhead sits a lot lower is isn't as bulky as the Deathadder, yet the Deathadder does feel the more nimble mouse, due to its lighter weight. Although it looks a bulky mouse, it feels quite the opposite. Many mice in the past have used weights in order to allow the gamer to create the feel they require, so some might see the Deathadder a step back, but believe me...it isn't!!

Razer Deathadder and Copperhead

Of all the mice I have tested, the Deathadder does feel the most comfortable to use. The materials used are of the highest quality and the grip especially is very good, especially if your hands get sweaty when playing in tense situations!

Razer mouse lineup

Although it’s purely aesthetic, I also prefer the design of the Deathadder’s buttons and back over the Habu. There is a seamless transition between the mouse body and buttons, whereas the Habu adopts a more traditional approach. It all adds to the sleek design and smooth feel of the mouse! Very impressive!


Software

If you have owned Razer mice before, then you will be familiar with their software.

There hasn’t been much change with the Deathadder software and it is still very user friendly as expected. Options include the amending of the overall sensitivity settings and more custom areas such as X and Y axis amendment, acceleration, windows mouse speed etc.

Razer Deathadder Software

One addition I did notice was the inclusion of the “Glow-Logo”, where the user can now turn this on or off via the options. A small factor, but a nice touch nonetheless.

As with previous Razer mice, there is 5 profile settings where the user can specify the DPI and Polling Rate used, linking this to their on-the-fly sensitivity settings.

Overall the software is easy to use and offers the user plenty of options in which to customise their mouse.
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Most Recent Comments

11-05-2007, 07:42:02

Ham
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, 08:04:47

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

11-05-2007, 08:25:13

old.gregg
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, 09:15:22

[Ins]
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!

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11-05-2007, 09:25:50

equk
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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