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So far I like this mouse. It's a great improvement over the original DeathAdder. I had the original DeathAdder but haven't picked up one since giving my original away. Here are the things that changed and what I like about it.

1. The mouse wheel which was white is now black.
2. The LED's are removed so there is no more glowing of the Razer logo and the mouse wheel.
3. The glossy sides were changed out for a matte black surface.
4. The cabling is changed from the normal plastic cable to a braided one like the Razer Mamba.
5. It does not come with a drivers CD, you have to download the drivers online.

I like the changes, the overall build quality feels a lot better than the original DeathAdder. In the case of what sensor it uses, I don't know. My guess is that it still uses an Avago Sensor. Playing about a good 8+ hours of BFBC2 I had no problems making adjustments and tweaking the sensitivity. If you want to see the menu and things you can adjust:



But it feels very much like the Razer Mamba just without the DPI changing buttons, battery, and wireless. I would get this over the older DeathAdders. But the only thing I do not know is the longevity of this product. It will have to take on the test of time. I also do not know if they have reinforced the side buttons. In the original DeathAdder the internals were craptastic and the button only rested on a frame. So if you used the side buttons as much as I do then it would eventually break. This problem was fixed in the Razer Mamba, the side button cannot break. As for the Black Edition, I don't know if it's fixed. If I open this mouse it would most likely void my warranty. I will be sad if my side buttons break again.

I like this mouse, I will be keeping it along with the Mamba, Copperhead, and waiting for my Naga to come next week. The only place I know you can buy this is directly through Razer. But afaik, they were back ordered pretty fast. I recommend this mouse if you're a palm player and have small hands. Works great! Enjoy the pictures.























And the last two pictures, mounted and ready to go in BFBC2.




(If you're wondering why there are red lines around the mouse pad that's because I traced on a Razer Destructor LE pad with a permanent red marker to cut it out to fit my Fellowes mouse pad)
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post #2 of 14
looks good

no lights?
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Originally Posted by anoob View Post
my guess is that it still uses an avago sensor.
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren View Post
looks good

no lights?
Nope. Much better
post #4 of 14
I got mine a couple of weeks ago. loving it so far.. great mouse with non-slippery side grip. Thank god they removed that annoying LED. lol I turned it off on a regular DA anyway.
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they have AWESOME packaging. love my lachesis.
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post #6 of 14
I got mine as well a while back. I tried a regular Deathadder earlier this year when I was originally trying to find a replacement for my aging G5v2. I just could not get a good grip on it as far as lifting it up went. I risked it and ordered a Black Edition because I thought that maybe the rubberized sides would help with it, but, for me, it did not. Very comfortable mouse for everything else besides lifting it up goes. Solid mouse button clicks, texture feels great, side buttons feel solid, scroll wheel is above average. For me, it was just not easy to lift off compared to the mx518/G5 shape - mainly due to the little lips that are on each side of those mice that the Deathadder lacks. If you use a regular Deathadder or another mouse with a similar shape and are used to it, the Black Edition is a no-brainer if you're looking for a new mouse.
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good pics. im still half hearted about getting one since ive been used to the abyssus. but ive been hearing alot of great things about the death adder kinda hard to pass up now that theyve fixed the glossy sides
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ahh, looking very nice indeed.
I like the packaging.

I have a Deathadder, but I don't use it as the lift off distance is too high for me.
    
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cee View Post
ahh, looking very nice indeed.
I like the packaging.

I have a Deathadder, but I don't use it as the lift off distance is too high for me.



Quote:
Originally Posted by nvc@esreality
I can also confirm that there is no acceleration like the 3g and normal 3.5g respawn edition. The lift off distance before the sensor stops responding is the same as the others, you can reduce this using a white postal sticker cut and placed 1/2mm over the sensors hole at the bottom of the mouse to reduce light from the prism, which is what i do i.e. http://nvcgamer.co.uk/files/deathadder_LOD_fix.jpg - or just use a white mouse pad.
post #10 of 14
I like everything about the mouse. But if your hands are cold and dry it does not grip very well. I still prefer using my 3G over this, but other than that it's great.
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