Razer Imperator Gaming Mouse Review
Gaming mice are one of those items that everyone enjoys upgrading. We can happily use our old keyboard for years but a new mouse is highly desirable and something that most of us upgrade more often than most hardware.
The reason that mice have moved from being a perfunctory input device to an object of technical excellence is largely thanks to the manufacturer of todays review item, Razer. Over a decade ago they shocked the PC world with the Razer Boomslang which, in hindsight, was ahead of its time. However about 6 years ago they broke the mould again with the Razer Diamondback which was so fantastic it became the prototype for pretty much every gaming mouse since.
As with all market leading companies the ideas within their mice have often been imitated and sometimes bettered as various other manufacturers have refined and undercut the Razer product line.
Thankfully Razer have always been uncompromising and kept their position at the head of the marketplace by providing a mouse for all occasions.
Today we're looking at their latest gaming mouse, the Imperator, which has the 5600dpi sensor that comes as standard on all the high-end Razer mice.
The first thing you'll notice is that Razer have moved away from the snake nomenclature. After the Diamondback, Copperhead and Mamba we now have a name based upon Roman Emperors, the Imperator. Imperator being the Latin, which became the French Empereur during the Gaul crisis and finally, via the Norman invasion adjusting the English language, Emperor. Don't say you never learn anything here at OC3D.
The most obvious adjustment from the standard Razer designs is how this is absolutely a right-handed only mouse. Ergonomically designed more than any other Razer mouse apart from their most premium model, the Mamba, this could either be the change in direction that gains them a whole new audience or the reason die-hard Razer fans will stick with their current weapon of choice.
- Ergonomic right-handed design
- Adjustable side buttons
- 5600dpi Razer Precision™ 3.5G Laser sensor
- Razer Synapse™ On-board Memory
- Up to 200 inches per second/ 50g acceleration
- Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response rate
- On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ adjustment
- Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ Teflon® feet
Approx. size in mm: 123(L) x 71(W) x 42(H)
Does the packaging live up to the normal Razer standard?