Tuesday, November 10th 2009

Razer Announces Abyssus Gaming Mouse, Focuses On The Fundamentals

Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, today launched the Razer Abyssus gaming mouse. By combining simplicity with a state-of-the-art 3.5G 3500 dpi infrared sensor, the Razer Abyssus stands ready to frag.

"Less is more," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president, Razer. “We’ve taken our ambidextrous three-button mouse design and loaded it with our industry-leading technology without the added cost of too many bells and whistles. Our goal with the Razer Abyssus is to give competitive gamers access to gaming grade hardware without breaking the bank."

The Razer Abyssus mouse is designed for gamers that demand reliability and functionality under the fiercest gameplay conditions. The Razer Abyssus is armed with two large non-slip buttons tuned for maximum tactile feedback and features Razer’s built-in Hyperesponse technology. Underneath, Razer has placed two easily accessible mechanical switches -- one on-the-fly dpi switch giving the user their choice of 450, 1800, or 3500 dpi; and one polling rate switch allowing instant adjustment from a standard 125 Hz to 1000 Hz Ultrapolling.

Product Features:
  • 3500 dpi Razer Precision 3.5G infrared sensor
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time
  • Mechanical dpi/polling rate switches
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
  • Always-On mode
  • Ultra-large non-slip buttons
  • 16-bit ultra-wide data path
  • 60-120 inches per second and 15g of acceleration
  • Three independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Scroll wheel with 24 individual click positions
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet
  • Seven-foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord
  • Approx. size in mm 115(L) x 63(W) x 40(H)
Price: US $49.99, Europe €39.99
Availability:
Razerzone.com – Available Now
China – In Stores Now
Worldwide – Late December 2009
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21 Comments on Razer Announces Abyssus Gaming Mouse, Focuses On The Fundamentals

#1
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
I hate locking scroll wheels. My Sidewinder has that too. It annoys the hell out of me.
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#2
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
If razer say it comes with the fundamentals they really mean it I was surprised this had a scroll wheel. Hell even the mamba or there other mice don't have that many bells and whistles by my books.
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#3
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: DrPepper
If razer say it comes with the fundamentals they really mean it I was surprised this had a scroll wheel. Hell even the mamba or there other mice don't have that many bells and whistles by my books.
I never understood the love of Razer mice. I always thought Logitech made much better stuff.
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#4
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: TheMailMan78
I never understood the love of Razer mice. I always thought Logitech made much better stuff.
I preferred the mx revolution to the mamba. Still using the mambo though its really comfortable (and i sold my revolution :banghead:)
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#5
KieranD
i quite like razer products not a fanboy tho as ive only owned this diamondback 3g and thats it

quite like this mouse tho looks comfy and less annoying than most mice with 90 buttons i never use
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#6
LittleLizard
by: TheMailMan78
I hate locking scroll wheels. My Sidewinder has that too. It annoys the hell out of me.
really? i love them. as with the mouse, i hate only one thing on razer mice. They are light and i want heavy mouses and they dont have weight things so... :shadedshu
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Im glad to see a scrolling wheel. I use the scrolling wheel and back and forth buttons on the mouse like religiously.
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#8
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
That's not "on the fly" control. I have to stop shooting to change to a higher dpi? sh!tty
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#9
erocker
by: TheMailMan78
I never understood the love of Razer mice. I always thought Logitech made much better stuff.
I never understood it either until my Copperhead crapped out and I bought a G9. Needless to say I miss my Copperhead, it had a great comfortable shape and wasn't too heavy. This G9 was designed for a robot hand and is very heavy even without the weights. I'm more or less used to it now, but if I had plenty of disposable income, I'd go back to a Razer mouse.
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#10
gvblake22
$50 for a "no frills" mouse?! This is prettymuch the same thing as the $40 Salmosa isn't it? Less is more? I'm not buying it this time... (no pun intended)
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#11
1c3d0g
by: TheMailMan78
I never understood the love of Razer mice. I always thought Logitech made much better stuff.
Oh Sir you are mistaken. Logitech's products are way inferior to Razer, unless you count the latter's Lachesis, in which case I wholeheartedly agree with you. :)
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#12
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: 1c3d0g
Oh Sir you are mistaken. Logitech's products are way inferior to Razer, unless you count the latter's Lachesis, in which case I wholeheartedly agree with you. :)
Watch out man. Mailman has a longer pee stream than anyone here. A match with him and you'll end up with your leg wet. :laugh:
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#13
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: 1c3d0g
Oh Sir you are mistaken. Logitech's products are way inferior to Razer, unless you count the latter's Lachesis, in which case I wholeheartedly agree with you. :)
And why would you say that? Personally I just find my MX Rev more comfortable, the wireless is nice, more things can be hotkeyed to it, Logitech customer service is awesome, the list goes on, plus even as a non-gaming mouse it's dpi is good enough for anything out there imo.
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#14
Fx
unless I am going blind or those pics are just too dark I dont see side buttons... I will pass this up by default

I also dont need 3500dpi to be competetive. just a comfortable mouse with a good polling rate and ofcourse my two side buttons... thanks Logitech
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#15
Mescalamba
It seems that all companies doing "pro-gaming" gear have real difficulties with actually designing something thats usable for progamer (or at least gamer).

I´ve seen plenty of gaming mices and none of them is perfect, one close to perfection is ROCCAT Kone, but just close, not perfect.

Maybe it would be better if some real gamer designed gaming mouse. :D I´m afraid I won´t live that long to see that happen.
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#16
NeoCrisis
First thing I noticed was no side buttons!
back in the day my mouse never had them once I got a mouse with side buttons and started using them makes things more efficient.

My logitch G9 serves me well. Everything I need/want in a mouse it has. TRUE on the fly dpi settings, custom profile settings, custom button mapping, weight adjustments, and comfortable grip. My only gripe about it is the mouse wheel lock being on the bottom but thats not a real big deal since I dont use it in game. Which might I add they changed with the new g500,
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#17
pr0n Inspector
Instead of side buttons, they put a 3500 dpi engine in it. Good job, NOT!
But fanboys will buy it anyway.
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#19
Fx
by: NeoCrisis
First thing I noticed was no side buttons!
back in the day my mouse never had them once I got a mouse with side buttons and started using them makes things more efficient.

My logitch G9 serves me well. Everything I need/want in a mouse it has. TRUE on the fly dpi settings, custom profile settings, custom button mapping, weight adjustments, and comfortable grip. My only gripe about it is the mouse wheel lock being on the bottom but thats not a real big deal since I dont use it in game. Which might I add they changed with the new g500,
I want to upgrade to the G500 from the G5 but cant quite seem to justify it
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#21
Tom20
Same as the Death Adder...
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