Pros:Comfortable, looks good
Cons:durability issues, dpi adjustment in an awkward place
The Bottom Line: I absolutely love this mouse, but it doesn't seem durable.
I purchased my razer mouse September 11th, 2009 and within one year I have had 3 of these mice (My third has not arrived yet)
Recommend this product?
This mouse is VERY comfortable for someone who has large hands, thats why I initially bought this mouse, it fits perfectly in my hand, and I have actually improved in my games because of it's ergonomic design. The material covering the mouse is also very comfortable and gives you the right amount of 'grip' for lack of a better word to know where your finger is placed and so won't slip.
The mouse features 5 buttons, your standard left and right click, a center click, and two thumb buttons which are wonderful both in and out of games. I use the thumb buttons in games for voice chat, and out of games for moving back and forward on web pages.
The mouse also has a glowing blue scroll wheel along with a glowing razer logo toward the palm section that fades in and out. If desired, these can be turned off via the included mouse software.
There are currently 2 versions of this mouse, one that has 1800 dpi (dots per square inch), and a version that has 3500 dpi. the 1800 dpi mouse is more than enough for anyone since dpi is simply a measure of sensitivity and doesn't necessarily improve your game.
On the downside: The mouse offers an 'on the fly' dpi adjustment, but it is located under the mouse roughly just past your 2nd knuckle on your index finger making it a little harder to reach should you want to adjust your dpi in-game.
An adjustable dpi is a neat feature, but something I have never used nor needed to use while gaming, and the everyday user and casual gamer would not need this feature.
The best gaming scenario that I can think of for having and using an 'on the fly' dpi adjustment is playing a game, zooming in with a sniper rifle, or something that changes the standard mouse movement, changing your dpi to a more comfortable speed whether slower or faster, and switching back once you are back to a place where the mouse speed changes back to normal. For the non-gamer, it could come in handy to change speed preferences on a computer that has multiple users.
How the last two mice broke:
As I stated earlier, I will be shortly receiving my third razer mouse from a 2 year warranty (thank god for a 2 year warranty!). The inner thumb button on my first razer deathadder 'caved in' and was no longer 'clickable'. The customer service was pretty good on this mouse, even though I registered the mouse the day I bought it, I was still required to show a receipt so HOLD ONTO THAT RECEIPT! The new mouse came probably within 3-4 weeks after I had sent in my old mouse. The second mouse had a problem with the scroll wheel. One day it just felt strange, like there was something rubbing against it, and if I click the middle button once it clicks up to 4 times, also the scroll will have a mind of it's own every now and then. It was at this point where I found out that your 2 year warranty does not reset with your new mouse like I would think it should, it continues off your old mouse warranty even though it is a brand new mouse you are using, and I believe the guy told me that there was a 45-90 day RMA warranty on the new mouse if your warranty expires within this time period.
In general, I think this company has some nice products, but as for the durability, I cannot say. I do know that if I purchase a razer product again in the future, I will most certainly go through reviews with a fine tooth comb before I make that purchase
Amount Paid (US$): 85.00