Tuesday, November 24th 2009

Razer Imperator Offers Comfort, Customization For All Right-Handers

Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, today announced the Razer Imperator, a right-handed ergonomic mouse for palm and fingertip gamers. The Razer Imperator is designed with gaming-grade ergonomics in mind – contours and grooves specifically crafted to enhance aggressive mousing movements made by gamers.

“Ergonomics and control were the key objectives with this mouse” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president, Razer. “Your grip stays locked and planted no matter how often you lift and swipe your mouse while playing. One of the typical complaints of gamers is the difficulty in reaching the side or thumb buttons on a mouse. We have pioneered adjustable side buttons that slide and lock into your ideal thumb position. You just can’t get a more custom tailored fit than the Razer Imperator.”

About The Razer Imperator
Contoured for comfort, the Razer Imperator delivers gaming-grade ergonomics that reduces strain during extended gameplay and provides added grip during aggressive mousing movements. The Razer Imperator also features Razer's first adjustable side buttons to ensure customized positioning for a variety of hand sizes and gaming grips. In addition to its ergonomically-designed form factor, the Razer Imperator comes armed with the 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor for nothing less than pinpoint precision.

Product Features:
  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • Adjustable side buttons
  • 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor
  • Razer Synapse on-board memory
  • Up to 200 inches per second/ 50g acceleration
  • Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response rate
  • On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet
  • Approximate size: 123(L) x 71(W) x 42(H)
Price: US $79.99; Europe €69.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com: Available Now
USA – In Stores Late December 2009
Europe – In Stores December 2009
Asia – In Stores December 2009
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27 Comments on Razer Imperator Offers Comfort, Customization For All Right-Handers

#1
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Looks like a nice mouse, but at that price I would really be expecting the ability to change the lighting color.
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#2
lemode
by: 1Kurgan1
Looks like a nice mouse, but at that price I would really be expecting the ability to change the lighting color.
I don’t see a point in buying this mouse even if it is ergonomic let alone paying $80 for it.

I’m a huge supporter of Razer but goodness...they could have just developed a left handed mouse or made a left handed version of an existing mouse.
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#3
Easo
Imperator? I need one!
FOR THE EMPEROR!!!
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#4
Kovoet
Shape seems really like a logitech G5
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#5
Arrakis+9
i like the shape of it.. kind of like my death adder.. i think i may have found my new mouse
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#6
Mescalamba
It looks very similar to Logitech, even that mouse-wheel is same (except blue plastic where is stainless steel on Logitech). Similarity is bit.. big? That thing doesn´t look like Razer..

Btw. Imperator? What happened to animal names?
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#7

5600 dpi !!!!!!!!!!!! WTF thats insane lol my ocz equalizer goes up to 2500 and that is sensitive lol :eek:
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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
Looks good shame it's not for left handed people too which means it's a total fail for me.
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#9

by: AsRock
Looks good shame it's not for left handed people too which means it's a total fail for me.
Meh your the minority, who cares :rockout::laugh:

Still too expensive, most I would spend on a mouse is about $40 tops, and it would have to be good for me to spend that much, tho I am not a die hard online gamer
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#10
SpatialAnomaly
FINALLY! A customizable mouse that works for RIGHT-HANDERS!! :rolleyes:
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#11
erocker
It's too darn tall. Oh well, this may appeal to Logitech users.
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I love this mouse and want it.
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#13
selway89
Hmm i think the Microsoft Habu approach to changing side button placement is better.
Im looking forward to my new Deathadder coming :D
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#14
imperialreign
by: Mescalamba
Btw. Imperator? What happened to animal names?
Still named after a snake:

http://www.exotic-pets.co.uk/common-boa.html

Check it's scientific name.


This new mouse looks like a "refined" version of the DeathAdder . . . I don't see too much of a point to upgrade from the DA, aside from the higher polling rates.
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#15
zithe
Finally a shape I like, but not quite enough lol.
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#16
SK-1
by: Kovoet
Shape seems really like a logitech G5
+1
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#17
PP Mguire
Ah ive been looking for a replacement for my G5. Seems i found one :laugh:
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#18
Bl4ck
first time i saw it yesterday i thought "mx518 ripoff" ,then the price (suxx) , finally i don't need more then my 1800dpi mx518 witch runs great @1000Dpi (i don't need more)
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#19
AsRock
TPU addict
by: InTeL-iNsIdE
Meh your the minority, who cares :rockout::laugh:

Still too expensive, most I would spend on a mouse is about $40 tops, and it would have to be good for me to spend that much, tho I am not a die hard online gamer
Meh, dont be a ass it don't look good.

Edit and there is loads of laft handed people around using comps these days.
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#20
Marineborn
wow thats some high dpi, my g9 only goes up to 3200, and i thought that was hella sensative, thill not worth 80 bucks imo,
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#21
VulkanBros
naahh......this is the one to watch Mionix NAOS 5000
http://www.mionix.net/page.php?al=naos5000

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
• Truly ergonomic design
• Grip friendly rubber coating
• 7 buttons (7 programmable)
• 3 steps in-game dpi adjustment
• In-game profile switch
• Configurable dpi up to 5040 dpi
• 6 integrated LEDs
• Adjustable polling rate
• 128 kb built-in memory
• Large teflon feets
• Balanced weight tuning system (up to 40 gr)
• Netto Weight: 106 gr
• Gold-plated USB connection
• Full speed USB 2.0 with Plug n Play
• Cable length: 2 m (braided for durability)
• Compatible with all kinds of surfaces


SENSOR SPECIFICATION
• 5040 dpi gaming laser sensor
• S.Q.A.T - Surface Quality Analyzer Tool
• Adjustable lift distance
• 1 ms response time
• 12 000 frames/sec
• Tracking speed: 5.1 m/sec (200 ips)
• 10.6 megapixels/sec image processing
• Acceleration: 30 g
• 40 000 Hz sampling rate
• True 16-bit data path
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#22
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
they both seem like cheaper versions of the Sentinel from CoolerMaster. And even though it sorta useless once your gamer image is dropped on it, where are the OLED screens on these...they want the same price, why no OLED?
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#23
VulkanBros
by: sneekypeet
they both seem like cheaper versions of the Sentinel from CoolerMaster. And even though it sorta useless once your gamer image is dropped on it, where are the OLED screens on these...they want the same price, why no OLED?
please tell me a very good reason for a better gaming expierence with OLED on a mouse...
shoowing of the DPI´s ???
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#24
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: VulkanBros
please tell me a very good reason for a better gaming expierence with OLED on a mouse...
shoowing of the DPI´s ???
Gamer tag images, like I said though it is useless but still more tech for the buck;)

I will turn it around, why not have an OLED screen?
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#25
Mescalamba
High DPI isn´t bad, I like when I can turn game senstivity to really low, and boost mouse sensitvity to really high.

I play with 3200 DPi and when I had Lachesis, I used 4000 DPi (or whatever it has). It was fine, well except all those issues I had.. and sold it before those new good FW camed up.

I think that 5k+ is still pretty much usable.. tough, it will depend also on resolution used.

About left handed, not sure how you, but I know few ppl and all learned to use right hand.. friend doesn´t have problem with that and hes quite skilled in FPS..

Ofc it would be much better, if there were at least one gaming mouse designed purely for left handed, I think it could actually sell pretty well..
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