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Razer Mamba Review
Razer’s new mouse, the Mamba comes to the market with some very interesting features and a price to go with it. Razer claims that this is the world’s first truly wireless gaming mouse. While there are a lot of wireless mice that have preceded this mouse, what is Razer trying to say? Well basically that they are the first to come out with a mouse that has a 1ms response time where the industry is currently at 8 ms response time. This makes the Mamba the most responsive mouse on the market to date.
The average user would be very hard pressed to notice any difference compared to a normal wireless mouse. Only the most hardcore competitive gamers will see an improvement here. But what most people will see a difference in is the absolutely solid and exact pointing that is achieved with this device. It has the capability of 5,600dpi laser sensitivity and uses a precise 3.5G laser. That in itself is a lot to offer but this mouse keeps going.
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This mouse has all the right curves in all the right places. It has a nearly
symmetrical design that makes it comfortable in either hand except for the thumb
buttons on the side that makes the design more biased towards righties. The mouse has rubber grips on both sides of the mouse that help with getting a grip whether you have small or big hands. There is a ridged rubber surface on the scroll wheel that is smooth and comfortable. The body has a matte finish which helps with grip and is very comfortable. The right and left buttons have a crisp tactile feel while being very sensitive.
The software that you can download from the Razer website lets you configure custom button settings with an almost limitless configurability and also to set macros. Any button on the Mamba can be set to a specific profile and if you want, further imbed that into another profile. That allows you to set profiles by the game and down to game roles. There is also a capability to record macros in the software.
As mentioned earlier the laser sensitivity has been boosted to 5,600dpi which tends to be a bit of overkill but could be useful for competitive gamers who might need this resolution. But what is more useful is the improvement in the polling rate to 1 kHz which will ensure no connection lag in the wireless mode or even wired.
This mouse has five settings for the laser sensitivity that can be toggled by buttons that are on the top left corner of the device. There are a row of lights on the lower left side of the mouse that change color to indicate what sensitivity setting you are playing at.
The Mamba's battery is a polymer lithium ion rechargeable battery. Razer has said that on a complete charge you can use this mouse continuously for 14 hours or 72 hours with on and off use. This mouse also allows you to plug in via a USB port on the front of the mouse. If you are in the middle of a game and you notice your battery getting low just plug in the USB and continue playing and it will recharge as well. If you don’t want to recharge via the USB you can put the mouse in its own recharging docking port.
This mouse will work in both wired and wireless modes and has a very good looking docking port which has back lighting circling the base and it illuminates the pairing button. The unit comes with a mini USB cable so when you open it up you are good to go with everything you need.