The current iteration builds upon its predecessors. While still keeping the basic design and ergonomics of the original DeathAdder, they have added an improved optical sensor with 6400 DPI, rubber side grips and a rubberized scroll wheel. Alongside the two default buttons and scroll wheel, you will find two large buttons on the left side for a total of five programmable buttons. It has no on-board memory, meaning you’ll have to download the software from their website if you wish to change your settings.
There's a reason this mouse is the standard in FPS gaming. It has solid build quality, great software and its sensor lives up to all of Razer's hype, even if you'd actually set it to 6400 DPI, the precision is there. The build quality on this is the best yet. Everything is solidly put
together and the materials used are quite nice. Although it not as nice as those on Logitech's new -s series, but the rubberized coating is comfortable and the rubber sides are nicely grippy.
The sensor is flawless, and it's the most precise sensor you'll find on a mouse that isn't a laser mouse (which themselves come with a whole slew of problems like inconsistent positive/negative acceleration, skipping, malfunction speeds that vary wildly by surface and z-axis issues depending on just what laser sensor you have).
The software is top-notch, and if you're not a tinfoil hatter who refuses to activate anything online you'll have no problems with it. It's a slight hassle to make an account you may never use, but I found myself using other Razer software (such as Gamebooster and Surround) so in the end it wasn't an issue. It includes quite powerful macro commands and excellent DPI customization, and even lets you calibrate the sensor to your specific mousepad or the pre-set Razer mousepads as well as choosing your own lift-off distance. Sadly, all of these nice software features are hampered by the mouse's lack of built-in memory. Even though your settings are stored in Razer's cloud, the mouse will NOT be plug-and-play with your desired settings and in my mind that's not acceptable for a mouse at this price point -- knocking a star off an otherwise five-star mouse. Razer has touted the lack of memory as a cost-saving feature, but as the new Deathadder is the most expensive yet they seem to have absorbed all the benefits of that lower cost.
Razer DeathAdder 2013 Ergonomic Specifications:
- 6400dpi 4G Optical Sensor
- Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
- Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response
- On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
- Always-On mode
- 200 inches per second and 50g of acceleration
- Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
- Gold-plated USB connector
- Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
- Approximate size: 5.00”/127mm (Length) x 2.76” / 70mm (Width) x 1.73” / 44mm (Height)
- Approximate weight : 0.23lbs / 105g
+Very smooth cursor response
+Automatically found on Synapse 2.0 which allows for a ton of customization
+Extra buttons (but not like 50)
+LED's look amazing, even better in person than the stock product image
+Braided cable is awesome, not sure why
+Comes with obligatory Razer stickers
+Buttons are very easy to click, very short throw, i found myself accidentally clicking it when i first installed it
+Works great with the Razer Vespula mouse pad my roommate gave me (he lost one of the rubber feet to it)
+Rubber side grips feel great