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When it comes to gaming, at least the gaming that I’m used to, I try to have a really good mouse at my side. I’ve never spent any large amount of money on a gaming mouse, but I always had a preference for heavy mice. That was why I generally used to use Logitech’s gaming mice (which are excellent products, by the way) and I’d stack them with all of the maximum weights that would fit in their little trays. That was until I got the Razer DeathAdder.
Now the DeathAdder is a lightweight laser mouse from Razer that is clearly designed for quick, simple gaming. This isn’t the Naga, it isn’t loaded with buttons nor is it customizable like Ouroboros. It is, however, a very strong and responsive gaming mouse for players who need a solid mouse with good core features.
To start things off, the DeathAdder is a very ergonomically friendly mouse (and is even available in a Left-handed version, too!) with only two extra thumb buttons in addition to a smooth scroll wheel and nice control. The DeathAdder, as I said before, is a lightweight mouse with no extra weight accessories or anything like that, but I’ve actually grown to like the light form of the mouse. It fit my hand nicely, makes it really easy to dart from one side of the screen and back, and still provides pinpoint accuracy when necessary.
There isn’t much bad to say about the DeathAdder because there honestly isn’t much to the DeathAdder, but maybe for some folks that could be the only downfall. In my opinion, it performs strongly in titles ranging anywhere from StarCraft II which demands a lot of precision and cat-like reflexes as well as a game like Grand Theft Auto IV that is a little slower and more casual. It also acts well for day-to-day use in normal programs and other applications. I found that using it in Photoshop for the graphic editing work I needed to do has been pretty seamless, though of course it doesn’t compare to a pen and tablet.
Some gamers may want a little more versatility to their mouse. I know folks who would appreciate the 15-button macro layout of the Naga or the ability to swap out handgrips which is a feature akin to the Oruoboros or the Logitech G9X, but frankly the DeathAdder is an awesome buy if you just want a great, solid gaming mouse – period.