Razer Updates The DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouseby Brett Howse on September 27, 2016 11:00 AM EST
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Although Razer has become one of the well known gaming computer companies, they got their start with gaming mice, and today Razer is launching their next iteration of the best selling gaming mouse of all time, the Razer DeathAdder Elite. The DeathAdder series was first introduced in 2006.
As an iterative update, there could just be some new lights, or what not, but this update brings about a new Razer 5G Optical Sensor, rated for up to 16,000 DPI, which is the highest yet. It can also track at 450 inches per second, which is yet another new standard, and supports up to 50 g of acceleration. Razer is also announcing the DeathAdder Elite has the highest measured resolution accuracy in a gaming mouse at 99.4 percent. If high speed and precision is required, this mouse appears to have that sewn up.
The more interesting bit though is that Razer has also upped their game on the switches. Razer has co-designed and produced new mechanical switches with Omron, which are “optimized for the fastest response times” and more importantly to me, an increased durability rating of 50 million clicks.
Razer has also included an improved tactile scroll wheel design. I’ve used the DeathAdder in the past, and one of the things that made me abandon it was the scroll wheel, which gave plenty of grip, but would actually wear through the skin on my finger due to the sharp nubs on the wheel. Hopefully the new version is improved in this regard. For fast gaming, the extra grip is likely a nice bonus, but for everyday use I found it uncomfortable.
The overall design hasn’t changed, which is a good thing, since it was a pretty comfortable and ergonomic gaming mouse. It also keeps the Razer Chroma RGB LED lighting system as well, so you can customize away. The mouse has seven programmable buttons, 1000 Hz polling, and a 2.1 m / 7 ft braided USB cable. It weighs in at 105 grams.
The mouse is available for pre-order starting today for $69.99 USD, with worldwide shipments starting in October.
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mazz7 - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - linkI've been using Deathadder since 2010, and it still rocks for my casual dota / cs go play, never have problem until now. for ergonomic and performance, once you have tried gaming mouse like this Deathadder, you will feel bad touching another casual mouse imo :)
GiantPandaMan - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - link105 grams is way too heavy for an FPS mouse. Disappointing considering the new sensor sounds intriguing. Back to Zowie and Logitech.
just4U - Monday, October 3, 2016 - linkSomeday I'd like to own a left handed mouse... Razer has had them but the price... (ouch) so to date.. none for me.