So I just got mine and tried it out, here are my thoughts about it.
For your information, I owned a lot of mices, logitech g5, mx 518, g400, roccat kone, deathader, avior 7000/SK, asus rog and so on.
I needed a mice kinda low sinceI can't handle anymore others ones without a glove (reminding of fencing training on my road to be a champion in my highschool years).
The shape is good, the middle wheel looks cheap and the rubber on it with the dots for a better grip are a good idea but not well made enough even the move is fast, that's appreciable, however noisy. Side rubbers should be better as well but are well working and really make you hold the mice, forgetting you're having one since the shape is good. Better materials and it would have been perfect.
The precision : so far, it's a slash, even better than my rog gladius which is kinda underrated and yet the best I had to deal with, it's very reactive, and I do mean it, you can truly feel the others moving slowly with their mices compare to it. I was scared of the axis issue or angle snapping/prediction but didn't feel it, strangely while I was previously really overliking optical for this reason. Nah there, it was accurate, aiming well and fast, just need to do settings with dpi and such. Also, I used 1800 dpi minimum and will stay at it I guess. And here comes my problem : the mice still hurt my hand and I need a glove as well, but the feeling and the accuracy makes me want to keep it.
But don't worry, aside the materials that really would suit a 40-50 euros mice (for the rubbers and the wheel, the mice itself is nice but for the price and compare to the rog gladius...wow, use something better! Make it a true legend!), Razer sadly did poor choices that doesn't serve the mice as well as the sensor really deserve it. I heard and readed so many things about the sensor, I was scared because of the mamba, preparing to maybe send it back...and nah, works super good, it's just lovely. Only one thing : sometimes, not really noticing well the very low moves, however, it can comes from the mousepad : a razer destructor that is still looking good but preventing a bit my moves. I have an artisan hayate and a func 1030 surface as well so will see with them. Just wanted to see how would a razer mice react on a razer mousepad after all those years I didn't own a deathadder.
And here comes one of the issues : inside the synapse software, you can calibrate your mice and the current razer mousepads have a premade settings. Yes, the currently selling ones. Which means the destructor 1 isn't recognized, requiring a manual calibrating. For the price, that kinda sucks there's no legacy support as if they didn't have any somewhere in their company.
As well with the synapse, the options over the mices are poor, no angle snaps settings to set it to 0, and so on, just dpi, frequency, profiles (never used any, always same for all), acceleration and x/y sensibility that could maybe be a software fix diactivated for me) for those who noticed issues with the x/y axis. It's just...too basical.
On the contrary, the chroma is well introduced, all clean, all nice, and making your mice looking like a make-up barbie but....I don't see my mice when I play, it's under my hand, so that's really useless and when Roccat did their Kone, tons of people were spitting over it, now they're all happy cause it's Razer. Yay.
The dpi button, I don't miss it, never used that, but the buttons on the side, well, they goes well under the thumb and index for me, but when they're needed, need a bit of time to get used to it and isn't as good as for the others I had. That depends, but for ingame conveniency, I like it better this way and it's not hard at all to get used to it.
So, I am shared, I wanna keep the mice and still scared : had two razer arctosa (why did you stop doing it?
), one is still working great, a razer headset and a deathadder, not to mention the tons of mices I used like diamondback, lachesys and the like in lans bars. Some lasted years of hard services trough those items, some didn't make it very long. For the accuracy that is just magical, I'll keep the mice for sure despite requiring a glove but once you tried it in game, so far so good, maybe there'll be a start of bugs that'll appear soon and will make me send it back but I pray not. Reactive, accurate, that mice is truly well made for the game but would deserve better apparel.
For the price, well I took it cause I had a discount of 140 euros in a shop so I prefer to tell you but would I buy it again with 100 bucks right now if I had to? Hell yeah! Even though it's clearly overpriced, well, the rog gladius that I also like a lot is at 75 euros, considering the sensor improvement, that could worth it but both are overpriced, welcome in the gaming world.