Sunday, November 25th 2012

Razer Gives Krait an Overhaul in 2013

Last week, Razer gave its iconic DeathAdder mouse an overhaul. The gaming peripherals giant has something similar planned for its 2006-launched Krait. Pictured below, the new and improved Krait will feature a retouched design, 6400 DPI 4G optical sensor with on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, and of course, support for Razer Synapse 2.0 cloud configuration utility, which needs you to activate the mouse online to even begin using its feature-set. The improved Razer Krait is slated for 2013, when the company plans similar overhauls to its other old products.

Source: Expreview
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12 Comments on Razer Gives Krait an Overhaul in 2013

#1
THE_EGG
The third picture or front of the mouse reminds me a bit of the corsair m60, which is a good thing, because I usually hate razer designs (and razer itself) with a passion.
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#2
phanbuey
not going to even consider it until they get rid of the cloud driver
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#3
DoomDoomDoom
Looks like Razer is taking a cue from Hollywood and just remaking/re-releasing their products. Lazy.
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#4
lZKoce
I find their recent mice very intriguing: the Taipan and the Ouroboros look amazing. This one here looks like a less than a $85 mouse, may be they try to capture a lower-priced segment, just a guess.
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#5
Vancha
This is no Krait, it's a mini-Taipan. Blasphemy.
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#6
Fourstaff
by: DoomDoomDoom
Looks like Razer is taking a cue from Hollywood and just remaking/re-releasing their products. Lazy.
Unless you reinvent the mouse its just re-releasing same designs with minor changes like number of side buttons etc :ohwell:
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#7
WhiteLotus
Just as Fourstaff said.

Just how do you propose to make a mouse look and function any different to any other mouse? It's a mouse. It's like asking to reinvent the wheel.
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#8
DoomDoomDoom
Of course there's only so much you can do with a mouse, but I'd love to see some new features besides higher DPI. The Naga (and Hex) added buttons for a popular genre of game, which is great. Mad Catz came out with the R.A.T. series mice which offer SO much customization, which I feel has been the most progressive feature in a long while.

I'm not saying I "know what it takes" to create the perfect mouse, but it would be nice to see some risks taken for progress. It might be asking a lot, but I'd rather see something new fail because it was trying to innovate than rehashed older product.
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#9
Fourstaff
by: DoomDoomDoom
Of course there's only so much you can do with a mouse, but I'd love to see some new features besides higher DPI. The Naga (and Hex) added buttons for a popular genre of game, which is great. Mad Catz came out with the R.A.T. series mice which offer SO much customization, which I feel has been the most progressive feature in a long while.

I'm not saying I "know what it takes" to create the perfect mouse, but it would be nice to see some risks taken for progress. It might be asking a lot, but I'd rather see something new fail because it was trying to innovate than rehashed older product.
Well Razer does innovate (Synapse 2 anyone?). Krait is not known to be cutting edge and innovative when it was released, so continuing that tradition is not too bad.
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#10
Jermelescu
I almost had a heart attack reading the title, being a Krait user since forever.
It's a pity that it's not the original design + rubber on the sides, but this might work since my mouse is showing its age.
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#11
hellrazor
by: btarunr
and of course, support for Razer Synapse 2.0 cloud configuration utility, which needs you to activate the mouse online to even begin using its feature-set.
So I guess nobody's going to buy it then?
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#12
FYFI13
by: phanbuey
not going to even consider it until they get rid of the cloud driver
^^ Same.
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