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Razer Deathadder 3500 High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse (RZ01-00151400-R3)

67% Positive Reviews
Rated #111 in Mice


Pros: Longetivity

Cons: Drift Control, scroll wheel, LoD

I do not know why people keep recommending this worthless junk. Logitech M90 is better product.
The first issue is that infernal drift control that can't be disabled. Drift control is virtual friction. Added with a soft pad like CM-Storm AK DM or Goliathus, this juggernaut of a mouse is impossible to move, effectively reducing the 3500 DPI to 300 DPI. Even if you get a glassy pad (won't work on normal glass) the smallest movement it can perform at highest sensitivity is 2-3 pixels in my 1366x768 display. Worthless for FPS.
I do not know why Razer thought it would be good idea to implement drift control, I think their target customer base was people with Parkinson's disease.

The scroll wheel is another agony. After a few months of use, it keeps scrolling in reverse due to a defect in the scroll sensor holder.

This mouse is not a laser mouse, it is infrared like in laser mice, but the beam is scattered. The LoD of this mouse is too high and personally I have never been able to fix that using the tape trick. Even if you manage it, bear in mind that tape trick reduces effective DPI. If you reduce DPI in this already horrible mouse, nothing remains.

This mouse lasts long though. It never truly stops working until you destroy it with a hammer out of frustration; which I did.

Avoid this mouse like rat plague.


Pros: Sensor, comfort, build quality, well-braided cord

Cons: High lift-off distance, no on-board memory, bad driver, no sidegrip

First off, I would like to review this mouse from an FPS players standpoint. If you play anything else the FPS, maybe looking at another review instead is a good idea.

I switched to the Deathadder more than a year ago. I switched from a very different mouse, the Steelseries Kinzu. I noticed that the sensor on my new deathadder was much better, but I also noticed a much higher lift off distance. This really annoyed me, as I play with low sensitivity (800 DPI x 1). I did, however, get used to it quite fast. If you play with a high sensitivity, it should be mentioned that this mouse performs well at high DPIs, too! And the lift off distance will affect you much less.

Anyone who has played an intense FPS for more than 40 minutes in one session (e.g a typical CS match) knows that comfort is really important. You don't want your hand hurting after just a single match! This is maybe the one thing I like about the Deathadder the most: Comfort. Unfortunately, the comfort is not perfect. If you play with the kind of sensitivity I do, you would probably agree that a lightweight mouse is important. The DeathAdder is NOT a lightweight mouse! It weighs slightly over 150g, which really is too much for me.

As I've mentioned, there are a few things that annoy me about both the sensor and the comfort of the mouse. There are a few more details that annoy me though. For instance, no on-board memory is really annoying. In addition, the bad driver just makes the mouse look like something a 14 y.o would buy to look cool.

I would like to conclude by saying that the DeathAdder 3.5G is a great mouse, and shines when it comes to sensor quality and comfort, but loses some points by lacking futures such as on-board memory, lower lift-off distance and the lack of a sidegrip. For me, at least, weight is also a detail Razer has missed at. If you agree with me on these points, you should look into the Razer Deathadder 2013, as it has resolved more than half the problems I have with this mouse. If you do, however, think that 150g is a good thing, and the lack of side-grips don't annoy you, I would definitively recommend this mouse.


Pros: Very precise, looks cools, good ergo

Cons: only 5 buttons; painful mouse clicks!

I used this mouse for about a year until my hand finally gave out. More specifically, the mouse buttons take more effort than they should to press and my index finger developed a mild tendonitis. After several months on a crappy wireless to let my hand recover, I was really missing the precision of the Deathadder and plugged it back in but after only a few hours of play, my hand couldn't take it. I suggest you try before you buy.
Razer Deathadder 3500 High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse (RZ01-00151400-R3)

The Razer DeathAdder is the weapon of choice for gamers seeking a combination of comfort and unbridled gaming precision. Enjoy extended gaming sessions in comfort with its right-handed ergonomic form factor crafted for the world of competitive gaming. When the difference between victory and defeat is determined in between heartbeats, the 3500dpi Razer Precision 3.5G infrared sensor translates your every movement into frags with pinpoint accuracy.

BindingPersonal Computers
Feature3.5 G Infrared Gaming Mouse
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height1.7 inches
Length5 inches
Weight0.23 pounds
Width2.7 inches
List Price$59.99
Operating SystemN/A
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPC Accessory
Release Date2010-06-02
TitleRazer Deathadder 3500 High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse (RZ01-00151400-R3)
Number Of Items1
Warranty2 Years, Parts/Labor or Replacement
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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