Most of you guys probably already know all about Razer and their gaming mice. Today I will be taking a look at the newest addition to the Razer lineup namely the Lachesis. The Lachesis is probably one of the most hyped mice at the moment due to its third generation laser sensor. It seems that Razer has skipped second generation sensors in favor of going with a completely new type of sensor technology. The third generation laser sensor that the Lachesis sports has a maximum resolution of 4000 DPI (Dots Per Inch) which should be enough to satisfy even the most hardcore high sensitivity gamer.
With this so called third generation sensor Razer hopes to conquer some of the many pitfalls associated with laser sensors. According to Razer's own home page the 4000 DPI sensor is capable of maintaining coherent tracking up to around 100 IPS (Inches Per Second) which is a lot compared to current second generation laser sensors employed in mice like the Logitech G9 and upcoming Saitek Cyborg mouse.
Another interesting aspect of the Razer Lachesis is the somewhat unorthodox symmetrical design. Let's see if this all new mouse is the revolution that Razer will have us believe.
The specifications listed on Razer's home page for the Lachesis:
- 4000 DPI Razer Precision 3G Laser™ sensor
- 32KB Razer Synapse™ onboard memory
- Nine independently programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time
- On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ adjustment
- Variable true dpi setting adjustments in increments of 125dpi
- Always-On™ mode
- Ultra-large non-slip buttons
- 16-bit ultra-wide data path
- 60-100 inches per second*
- Ambidextrous design
- Scroll wheel with 24 individual click positions
- Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ Teflon feet
- Gold-plated USB connector
- Seven-foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord
- Approximate size: 129mm (length) x 71mm (width) x 40mm (height)