Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review
For as long as we can remember, Razer have been about the most recognisable name in the gaming peripheral arena. Although some of this can be traced to the fact that with the Boomslang they invented the Pro Gamer hardware marketplace, and part is to do with the fact that their products nearly always hit their mark right away, and so tend to have very long shelf lives. Instead of a new item being released every couple of months as they struggle to catch up with the latest technical developments, Razer consistently are at the very forefront, with only minor tweaks needed.
So you can imagine our surprise at seeing the 2012 line-up getting a significant refresh, with some genuinely new products in their range. With next year being their 15th anniversary, and making us suddenly feeling old, it's as good a time as any to try and reclaim their place under the fingertips of the gamers everywhere. After all, whilst they might be close to the forefront in peoples minds, many companies have taken large chunks out of their performance lead. Everyone from SteelSeries to Roccat have a slice of the gaming pie now, so is the Taipan good enough to turn heads?
Certainly looking at the specifications it's very difficult not to have your eye taken by those very gaudy sensor numbers. Even the smoothest players amongst us would struggle to keep a 8200dpi sensor in check. It's the marriage of this to the ambidextrous design that will really catch the attention though. So often lefties have to make do it's nice to see the Taipan following the SteelSeries Sensei idea and packing all the top line technologies into a mouse everyone can use.
Besides that we have all that you'd expect to find on a premium mouse. Lots of customisable buttons, high acceleration and the all important 1ms response time.
- 4G Dual Sensor System - 8200dpi
- Ambidextrous form factor
- Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
- 9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time
- Up to 200 inches per second / 50g acceleration
- Approximate size: 124 mm (Length) x 63 mm (Width) x 36 mm (Height)
- Approximate Weight: 132 g
Time to see what she looks like.