Razer Diamondback 3G Gaming Mouse ReviewMakaveli - October 11, 2007
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This Razer Diamondback 3G gaming mouse will be put to the test against the Razer DeathAdder and the Logitech G9. The Razer DeathAdder in an optical mouse, whereas the Diamondback 3G and Logitech G9 are infrared. I’ll be testing each of the mice’s speed, comfort, precision, and customizability. All mice will be tested on the Razer Mantis Control mouse pad. Counter-Strike: Source, Battlefield 2, and Call of Duty 2 will be the games that I’ll be playing in order to test each mouse.
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
- Abit IN9-32X Max Wi-Fi Motherboard
- Crucial Ballistix (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 Memory
- eVGA 7950GT KO Video Card
- Cooler Master 750w Power Supply
- Western Digital 250GB IDE Hard Drive
- Windows XP Professional w/ SP2
- Razer Mantis “Control” Mouse Pad
The first test will be of the speed of each mouse being moved across the Razer mouse pad. The test is from 1-10; 10 being lightning fast and 1 being it didn't move the slightest bit.
The Logitech G9 has a more slick surface than both of the Razer mice, but the Razer mice both did quite well. Now we'll be testing the comfort of each mouse. The scale is still going to be 1-10; 10 being my hand never wants to leave the mouse and 1 being "Gross!"
The hump in the Diamondback 3G is too high for my liking, but it is smaller than the DeathAdder's hump. I really do like the Logitech G9's flat feel to it. The next test will be the precision in games. The scale will still be 1-10; 10 being I'm a dead shot with the mouse and 1 being I can't use this mouse to play the game.
The Razer Diamondback 3G really was precise while I used it. I felt it did better than the DeathAdder in this test, but it was about the same as the Logitech G9 (using the slick faceplate). Now on to customizability, once again with a scalle of 1-10; 10 being extremely customizable and 1 being take it as is.
Interchangeable face plates is what really gave the Logitech G9 the upper-hand here. The Diamondback 3G was good because all the buttons are easy to change actions. The DeathAdder works the same way as the Diamondback 3G does, so I gave it the same score.