Razer Abyssus Review 12

Razer Abyssus Review

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Raze recently brought forth an interesting new simple design based around an infrared sensor. The mouse is somewhat like the old DeathAdder in terms of performance but has a cheaper, simpler design. The Abyssus mouse (yes named after another reptile that eats mice) features only three buttons if you count scroll wheel press as a real button. This mouse features two very interesting buttons on the back that allow you to alter polling rate and DPI. What really gets us turned on about this mouse is the price, at a fair $49 this mouse is sure to stir things up on the budget gaming mice market.

Since the Abyssus has the same optical infrared sensor as the DeathAdder 3G you get a mouse capable of 3500 DPI at a polling rate of 1000 Hz. What is important about this sensor is that it has very limited prediction and works well on just about any gaming grade mouse mat out there.


  • 3500dpi Razer Precision™ 3.5G infrared sensor
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time
  • Mechanical dpi/polling rate switches
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ adjustment
  • No Drift Control
  • 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)
"No Drift Control" as Razer calls it refers to the fact that the sensor employed does not have prediction which means no angle snapping.
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