Razer Imperator Gaming Mouse Review
I do enjoy a brief conclusion, and it's especially nice when the product is so good that a brief conclusion is caused by having so little bad to say.
Sometimes Razer have been guilty of recycling basically the same product over and over, really cashing in on their value of their brand rather than the variety of their products. With nearly the entire line following an identical design it was very difficult to justify any particular model over any other.
Thankfully the Imperator smashes this preconception. The move away from snake-based cognomen has also led to the design of a truly different Razer mouse, and one that shines in every department.
The ergonomics, whilst leading this to be unusable for southpaws, are almost spot on. No longer are you limited to the claw grip, or a variant of that, but the palm grip is a genuinely practical method of holding the mouse. I saw holding because thanks to the palm bulge and the nice thumb grip on the left, you definitely don't need to grip the Imperator at all.
The software and configuration are some of the best we've seen being fast, simple to use, and with all the features you could ever wish to see.
Razers 5600dpi sensor is magnificent. Easily tracking over just about any surface but really coming to life on a genuine gaming one. The two mats we used today couldn't be more different and yet the end result was the same. Fast, accurate and (if you will excuse a neologism) fragtastic.
The Imperator is comfy, has great software, easy to hold and fantastic features. I have no qualms at all about awarding it the OC3D Performance award.