Razer DeathAdder Gaming MouseMakaveli - April 11, 2007
The first thing I noticed when I unwrapped the mouse, was how the right and left buttons do not connect after the scroll wheel, like most mice do. If I had to guess right now, I’d say that it is that way because they don’t want the gamers’ fingers to slip off and click the opposite button by accident. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done that during really long and intense gaming sessions. The bottom of the mouse showcases the 3G infra-red sensor and the ultra-slick Teflon feet pads.
From the left side of the mouse, you can see how that side of the mouse is curved up. This is because this mouse is an ergonomic right-handed mouse. On the right side of the mouse, it isn’t nearly as curved up. The front of the mouse illustrates the wave-like buttons to comfortably seat the user’s fingers. I also noticed the distance the user has to click down the buttons is rather big.
The mouse feels slick, but it has a little grip on it, almost like the paint coat is a little bit coarse. The sides, however, are completely slick. The buttons are quite loud when they are clicked which might become annoying to others around you. I like the clicks loud, because it gives me another way to know that I clicked.
Installing the mouse is fairly simple. Just plug in the USB connector to a free USB 2.0 port. When the mouse is installed it looks very nice. The scroll wheel lights up blue and stays lit. The Razer snake logo fades in to a bright light and then fades out slowly.
Next, insert the Razer driver disc and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.