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Hey guys,

I've decided it's time to move on from my Razer keyboard and mouse. I'm pretty settled on a Ducky mech keyboard but I'm not 100% on the mouse so I need your help.

1. What's your grip style? Claw

2. What's your sensitivity? medium to high

3. What's your maximum budget? ~$120 Australian

4. Do you want additional buttons? Forward and back side buttons would be good.

5. What games do you play? Mainly FPS currently; BF3 PlanetSide2 Farcry 3, CoD. with the occasional RPG.

6. Do you mind about prediction? Honestly I didn't know about prediction till I read this so I'm not sure?

7. Other relevant information:
Input anything else you want.
some examples:
ambidextrous shape- no
weight - I guess I would like some thing a bit heavier than the Razer I used to love my G9
wireless - no
non-braided cord - don't really care
glossy finish - not bothered
button activation force - light i guess
driverless - not an issue
onboard memory never used.

I've been looking at the RAT mice as they seem similar to the G9 (that suited my style) anyone got any exp with these pros/cons?

thanks OCN
Kerelm


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post #2 of 8
While you are wanting to "upgrade" from your DeathAdder, the DeathAdder 2013 is a big upgrade over the current model. It's the only optical mouse that offers noticeably better tracking than your current DeathAdder (all the 3090 mice are on-par or worse) and I wouldn't even consider a laser mouse due to tracking issues.

That said, unless you're actually experiencing problems with how yours is tracking, you probably won't notice much different, other than the improved materials and surface calibration/lift-off distance adjustments. (unless you want 6400 DPI, which is crazy to me)
post #3 of 8
razer deathadder 2013.
Logitech G400


On a side note you can't really upgrade mice, in terms of sensor performance the deathadder is really good so are other optical mice with avago 3090/3888 sensors, what you can do is get the deathadder black edition which will go with the looks of the ducky as it does not look as flashy as the vanilla deathadder.
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i had the rat 7 and then went to the deathadder 2013:

rat 7:
- heavy and i liked it
- very customizable and very comfortable
- glides on any mousepads i have used
- metallic parts, such as screws rusted over cause i had sweaty hands frown.gif
- tracking was very good except for annoying z-axis problem
- on high dpi, and any sort of vibration (like subs on a speaker), the mouse would drift by itself.

deathadder 2013:
- very light, getting used to it
- pretty comfortable
- glides very easily
- tracking is outstanding, because of the LOD setting, z-axis problem is almost non-existent.. almost
- no mouse drift

all in all i love my purchase of the 2013. i love the rat, but the screws rusting over (which made it so i couldnt customize it anymore) sucked a lot. i would say the tracking and no lag on both of them are pretty equal, but the z-axis problem was a lot more in the rat. i like heavy mice, so this deathadder is really gonna take some getting used to but i am happy with it.
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Thanks for the review. Did you buy the mouse directly from Razer or were you able to get it at a store? I'm just trying to get an idea of how long it will take before it is available in stores.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NotAgain View Post

While you are wanting to "upgrade" from your DeathAdder, the DeathAdder 2013 is a big upgrade over the current model.

This is all news to me... Sources? facts? reviews? tests?
link me please, because as far as I know the 2013 deathadder can only claim to be equal, not superior. There's also the wonders of synapse software....

To the OP: if the mouse still works, and you like the shape, why on earth would you upgrade? the sensor is the best of any current mouse in the world, so don't fix what isn't broken.
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Originally Posted by viowastaken View Post

To the OP: if the mouse still works, and you like the shape, why on earth would you upgrade? the sensor is the best of any current mouse in the world, so don't fix what isn't broken.
The question is if you can "upgrade" from a deathadder. I think it's more like "choosing something else".
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Quote:
Originally Posted by viowastaken View Post

This is all news to me... Sources? facts? reviews? tests?
link me please, because as far as I know the 2013 deathadder can only claim to be equal, not superior. There's also the wonders of synapse software....
To the OP: if the mouse still works, and you like the shape, why on earth would you upgrade? the sensor is the best of any current mouse in the world, so don't fix what isn't broken.
Check Razer's website. The old 3.5G DeathAdders are rated for 60-120 IPS (depending on DPI) at up to 15G of acceleration.

The new DeathAdder 4G sensor is rated at 200 IPS regardless of DPI, up to 50G of acceleration.

The 4G also supports surface calibration to improve tracking quality and lift-off distance, and supports up to 6400 DPI. (and supports it well, unlike 3500 DPI on the 3.5G sensor, which was only good up to 1800 DPI)

Synapse is fine with mice designed for it. It's less ideal with older mice such as the 3.5G DeathAdders. (they need to work on their legacy support)
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Originally Posted by MrFerrari View Post

The question is if you can "upgrade" from a deathadder. I think it's more like "choosing something else".
The DeathAdder 2013 is the only upgrade from a DeathAdder 3.5G.

Like you say, anything else is "choosing something else" rather than an upgrade. The 3090-based mice are roughly on-par with the 3888 in the DeathAdder 3.5G. (some are better in some areas, but worse in others, nothing is a clear "upgrade" over it) The 3988 in the new DeathAdder 2013 is exclusive to Razer and is clearly better than any other optical mice on the market.

I was planning on keeping my Black Edition around as a backup mouse for the DeathAdder 2013 due to the increased price, but after using it for a while, it's so good that I decided to get rid of it and will be purchasing a second one.

Laser mice are a downgrade from any of the good optical mice.
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