Razer Mamba Review
The razer mamba, which is marketed as the best performing mouse on the market costs a premium £94.99.
The mouse boasts features such as:
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- Gaming Grade Wireless Technology
- Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality
- Razer Synapse™ On-board Memory
- Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons
- 5600DPI Razer Precision™ 3.5G Laser sensor
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response rate
- Up to 200 inches per second / 50g acceleration
- Approximate size: 128mm x 70mm x 42.5mm
The mouse itself comes in a plastic box and is presented like a museum piece which is wholey unimportant as the box is useless in terms of the pointer's performance.
The pointer itself is very low profile compared to my MX Revolution and also slightly longer. Weight wise with the battery inside the mouse it is incredibly light and agile and glides very well over a hard mousemat.
The mouse can be wired or wireless and there is absolutely no input lag whatsoever on wireless even at fairly long distances. The charger also acts as the wireless hub for the mouse and when the mouse is charging the blue lights on it glow bright then dimm and back again until it's fully charged which frankly looks fucking awesome.
Now onto performance of the mouse. I tested the mouse on Battlefield 2, Empire Total War and Dead Space. As far as comfort goes it is the most comfortable mouse I've used to date. It also has a very good grip on the left and right click as well as the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel is quite stiff but responsive, It's very hard to accidently change weapon but easy enough that if you want to you can.
My biggest problem with the razer is at high DPI settings 1700 and above it becomes incredibly hard to use. Binge has suggested a few fixes to make it easier to use and to get the most out of it. While playing battlefield 2 at full DPI was unable to play it at all but when I turned the DPI to 1600 I was able to play it normally, The same in the cases of empire total war and dead space although I did notice that turning around in dead space and battlefield 2 was much more fluent than my MX. For those who like incredibly high DPI's this is a good mouse to get. Another feature of this mouse that I greatly appreciate is the 1000hz usb polling. I'l be honest here I don't know what it does but I do like it
I do however have a few issue's with the mouse. First being the driver software, everytime I open it up and click either ok and apply without changing any options it takes ages for it to save to the mouse's onboard memory. Also creating macro's is fairly complicated IMO. Also the price .... Nearly £100
Jesus Christ I could have got another GTX260 for £20 more. Also compared to the MX the mamba has much less buttons and functions. For example with my MX I can change the volume, take screenshots, change the song wheras the mamba has the basic functions I expect from a mouse, left right click and a back and foward button for browsing.
All in all the razer mamba is a very good mouse. Its advantages outweigh the disadvantages and if you don't need such features such as media controls, screenshotting etc then the mamba is for you assuming your willing to pay more.