Razer has always been known to produce some of the best mice and sensors on the market. They established their reputation with the Razer Diamondback series mice, which are some of the best performing mice aimed at medium to high sensitivity gamers. Razer's slogan has always been "For Gamers. By Gamers". It says it all in my opinion.
Today I will be taking a look at the new Razer DeathAdder, which uses a very interesting optical sensor. The special thing is that it's constructed like an ordinary optical sensor but uses the infrared spectrum to "read" the surface. This should eliminate color sensitivity and provide excellent tracking on all surfaces.
It isn't only the sensor that is brand new, the design and ergonomics of the DeathAdder are also brand new.
Let's see how this mix of new technology and ergonomics perform.
The Razer DeathAdder comes in a cardboard box, decorated with the usual Razer logos and such. On the package it reads 3rd generation infrared sensor and the DPI-rating of the sensor, it seems that Razer has made a radical shift with the DeathAdder, sacrificing DPI in order to get better responsiveness. The change from laser sensor to an infrared sensor means that the DeathAdder "only" has 1800 DPI, but I doubt that anyone can feel a difference of 200 DPI.
Both the front and the back of the package are filled with specifications. On the back you can read all about the specifications of the mouse.
The side of the package is filled with "Razer guys" thoughts about the mouse and a specification comparison between the DeathAdder and a standard mouse.
This mouse comes with a very small bundle of some quick start guides and small getting started guide.