A Closer Look
Taking a closer look at the general shape of the Salmosa, it buldges a bit more than other Razer mice in the rear. This is certainly a good move, as it fills the palm of your hand nicely. It is made of dark graphite colored plastic and the top part has a very nice texture.
The back part of the Salmosa holds a large Razer logo. It is printed on the device, so you should not expect any lighting effects from this unit. The front is made up of the two standard mouse buttons and the mouse wheel. The Salmosa has an ambidextrous design, so you will be able to use it, no matter if you are left or right handed.
Taking a look at the two sides of the Salmosa, there are no additional buttons to be found. Looks like Razer stripped the exterior features found on more expensive mice from this entry level gaming device. It would have been nice to have at least an on the fly DPI switch, or back/forth navigation buttons. Such features are found on most gaming mice, no matter what the price.
Taking a look at the underside does reveal a few surprises. The 1800 DPI laser is located in the center of the device and there are two switches on either side of it. The one to the left gives you the choice between 800 or 1800 DPI, while the right changes the polling rate between 125, 500 and 1000 Hz. It would have been nice if these function were accessible without having to turn the mouse over.
The USB connector features the Razer logo and the plug itself is not gold plated. This, however, should not affect performance at all, as USB 2.0 is a digital standard.