Razer Deathadder 1800dpi Gaming Mouse

Conclusion

Conclusion

So the burning questions is, would I buy one? Well yes, I would! The Deathadder seriously impressed me with it’s performance. Maybe this is due to the fact that I am a low sensitivity gamer, but it seems finally that this mouse has been built for gamers exactly like me!

I always enjoyed the Diamondback, but found the shape and design slightly uncomfortable, probably due to it being an ambidextrous mouse. The Copperhead was the same, but the DPI higher which made it feel smoother. However both of these mice had their flaws in areas such as the side buttons. I found the side buttons on mice such as the Logitech MX510 to be easier to locate when in a heated battle and easier to “click”. The previous Razer mice lacked this and many times I found myself clicking more than one side button.

However, as with the Habu, the Deathadder has a very solid button feel and there is a real “click” when you press them. The Habu is an excellent mouse and for me, is better than the Copperhead and Diamondback, but it can’t beat the Deathadder today.

Razer Deathadder Glowing

The Deathadder serves up all the right ingredients. It’s silky smooth to touch, has great button feel, looks fantastic, glides effortlessly and is really a joy to use.

The only real drawback I can see with this mouse is that “left-handers” will not be able to use it…it’s a right-handed mouse only! Have Razer shot themselves in the foot with this one? No I don’t think so. The Deathadder is so good that it will sell extremely well and might even spur on a left-handed model.

I would certainly buy this mouse if I wanted to improve my gaming and would have no qualms in replacing my Habu or Copperhead with it. It’s really that good!

Buy at SpecialTech

Pro's
• Super smooth to use.
• Fantastic design.
• Excellent feel to the body and buttons.
• Great ergonomic design.

Con's
• Only available in right handed models.
• Packaging not as unique as previous models.
• Lack of accessories (such as lanbag) provided with older Razer mice.
• Price is fairly high for a mouse.


Editors Choice Award Gamers Choice Award


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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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