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

100% Positive Reviews
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Posted

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.

Posted

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)
Description:

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.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandRazer
EAN0897126000560
Feature3.5 G Infrared Gaming Mouse
FormatCD
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height1.7 inches
Length5 inches
Weight0.23 pounds
Width2.7 inches
LabelRazorbill
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$59.99
ManufacturerRazorbill
ModelRAZ0100151400
MPNRZ01-00151400-R3U1
Operating SystemN/A
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPC Accessory
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
PublisherRazorbill
Release Date2010-06-02
SKUNAS-B002Q4U5DK
StudioRazorbill
TitleRazer Deathadder 3500 High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse (RZ01-00151400-R3)
UPC897126000560
Number Of Items1
Warranty2 Years, Parts/Labor or Replacement
ColorBlack
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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