Gaming Mouse Reviews – Razer’s Edge

Every time I post about gaming peripherals I can’t help but talk about how much I like Razer. The time has come to review some of my favorite gaming mice.

Over the years I have used many gaming mice, some hand-me-downs, some self-purchased, all loved for their own merits. As my knowledge of gaming peripherals grew so did my love for Razer products. I am going to review some of my favorite Razer mice available currently.

Razer DeathAdder Essential


The Razer DeathAdder Essential is an affordably reliable gaming mouse with just enough features to get the job done. This model has been around since 2006 and is widely known by gamers. It’s reputation holds up to this day and is the perfect mouse for entry-level PC gaming. It’s simple, sleek, and deadly.

Razer DeathAdder EssentialPrice: $49.99
Average Customer Rank: 4/5

Specs:

  • Right-handed
  • 6,400 DPI
  • 5 programmable buttons
  • 10-million click life span
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Single-color green lighting
  • Razer Synapse

Where to Buy: Razer.com

Razer DeathAdder Elite


The DeathAdder Elite is the upgraded version of the DeathAdder Essential, featuring some beefed up specs. If you don’t mind the extra $20 price-tag, this mouse is well worth it. It’s “Chroma” enabled, which really just means it has prettier colors, but under the covers it has some slightly enhanced features over its predecessor.

Razer DeathAdder ElitePrice: $69.99
Average Customer Rank: 4/5

Specs:

  • Right-handed
  • 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor
  • 7 programmable buttons
  • 50-million click life span
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Multi-color Chroma lighting
  • Razer Synapse

Colors: Black, Overwatch, Destiny 2

Where to Buy: Razer.com ($69.99) or Amazon.com ($49.99 on sale)

Razer Mamba Elite


The Razer Mamba has a few different iterations, all of which are excellent. Anything with the name Mamba will have the same design, but each has some slightly different features and price-points. The Elite is very similar to the DeathAdder Elite, though slightly beefier in terms of features. I plan on picking up a DeathAdder Elite for my next mouse, but I might decide to spend a little extra on the Mamba Elite instead.

Razer Mamba ElitePrice: $89.99
Average Customer Rank: 3.5/5

Specs:

  • Right-handed
  • 16,000 DPI Laser Sensor
  • On-the-fly DPI sensitivity adjustment
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • 50-million click life span
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Multi-color Chroma lighting
  • Razer Synapse

Where to Buy: Razer.com

Razer Mamba Wireless


Okay, so I’m not a fan of wireless for hardcore gaming, as they can potentially die in the middle of an important game if you forgot to charge it, or some other technical issue occurs, however the Mamba wireless deserves a quick review. It has the same design as the Tournament Edition but you won’t be constrained by wires. The older version of the Mamba was $150, but since technology has advanced, they have a new model that has dropped in price.

Razer Mamba WirelessPrice: $99.99
Average Customer Rank: 3.5/5

Specs:

  • Wireless (50-hour battery life)
  • Right-handed
  • 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor
  • 7 programmable buttons
  • 50-million click life span
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Multi-color Chroma lighting
  • Razer Synapse

Where to Buy: Razer.com

Razer Mamba HyperFlux + Firefly HyperFlux


A mouse pad that wirelessly charges a wireless mouse as you play? Oh yes, so sweet and so satisfying, yet so expensive. This mouse and mouse pad combo is for the serious gamer that doesn’t mind dropping some cash on a sweet setup.

“HyperFlux” is Razer’s wireless charging technology which will charge a HyperFlux enabled mouse as you play. Currently, there is only a Mamba HyperFlux, but with the Mamba being such a superiorly designed mouse, it makes sense. Razer’s Firefly is a mouse pad that has Chroma under lighting, which looks really nice in a darkened room, and the HyperFlux edition, again, will wirelessly charge the paired Mamba as you play.

Typically I am not a fan of wireless mice for gaming, but this combo Razer Hyperflux Comboeasily gets my gamer juices flowing. If I had the extra cash to spend, I would totally get this sexy pair. The Firefly HyperFlux edition features a double-sided mouse pad, allowing you to switch between hard or soft surfaces, depending on your preference.

Price: $249.99
Average Customer Rank: 3.5/5

Specs (of the mouse):

  • Wireless (HyperFlux, so battery life need not apply)
  • Cable for use in wired mode without power mat
  • Right-handed
  • 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • 50-million click life-span
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Multi-color Chroma lighting
  • Razer Synapse

Where to Buy: Razer.com

Just the Tip of the Iceberg


IcebergI really only reviewed my two favorite models here, which each have a couple different iterations; the DeathAdder and the Mamba. Both models are similar in shape, but generally speaking the Mamba is superior.

This is, by no means, all that Razer has to offer in terms of mice.

I’ve included a couple wireless mice, but I highly recommend a wired model for true gaming. It’s nice to not have to deal with wires, but wireless mice are special beasts, and are never as reliable as a wired mouse. That said, I like the idea of the Mamba and Firefly HyperFlux.

I hope you enjoyed this review. Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or if you want to add your own personal review. I’d love to hear from you!

2 thoughts on “Gaming Mouse Reviews – Razer’s Edge”

  1. Hi Kevin,
    I am so excited to come past this post, and your website!
    I’m going to get the Razer Mamba Elite for my husband; he’s going to love it! Also very happy to read your advice re. wired vs wireless mice. I would have assumed a wireless was the way to go but now I’ll be sticking with the wired variety!

    1. Thanks Marketa!

      Your husband won’t be disappointed if that is the model you choose. If he is a gamer at a desktop PC then I definitely recommend a wired model. Wireless is a great idea in theory, but in practice, technology doesn’t always cooperate the way you’d want or the way it says on paper.

      Thanks for your comments! I’m always happy to answer any questions you might have if you want to stop back by. Have a great day!

      Best Regards,

      Kevin

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