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12-18-2018 05:52 PM
Kana Chan Other mouse brands offer a chip in the mouse, right? Razer requires you to connect to their servers and doesn't that cost them money to run?
12-18-2018 01:43 PM
bigjdubb I am totally out of the loop on the crypto currency scam. How much money could a potential customer be earning for Razer each day?
12-18-2018 07:56 AM
Defoler
Quote: Originally Posted by Slaughtahouse View Post
Some of their products are quite good. However, it really is hit or miss.

First Razer product I owned was the Abyssus. Entry level mouse. I was really happy with but found it a bit small. Still works but I decided to "upgrade" & I bought a Razer Deathadder 3.5G. Probably one of the highest recommended mice at that time. Had that since 2012 / 2013. Stills works; it's my traveler / office / work mouse.

However, I've read a lot of bad things about Razer and product quality control... this was evident when I bought a Razer Lycosa. Huge buyers remorse. Last Razer product I bought. Shortly after the warranty expired... it became incredibly dysfunctional, both software and hardware. Just a ticking time bomb of garbage. Never again.

Ended up buying the Logitech G710+ as it was just released at the time. Love love love love and still love it. Just picked up the Logitech G502 mouse for home use. Love that thing to.
I completely agree on the lycosa.
For me both the lycosa and lachesis were amazingly bad. Razer seems to experiment at that time, and brought a lot of bad ideas and low quality products. The keyboard was very low quality for its price and had a lot of hardware issues, and the lachesis had a really bad sensor. But I had to RMA, and the replacements both had the same bad issues.
I took a break from razer for a few years. But since I had the naga and blackwidow, and both are of really good quality.

Some of their products I like, but unless it is under a big sale, I would not consider a purchase. They are over valued by a few good %, and there are many alternatives available.
12-17-2018 10:16 AM
Slaughtahouse
Quote: Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post
I've been using a Deathadder for the last 10 years. I really like the feel and the quality has always been fine for me at least.

Yeah the drivers are a little annoying but I configure my setttings and then disable it from starting up.
Some of their products are quite good. However, it really is hit or miss.

First Razer product I owned was the Abyssus. Entry level mouse. I was really happy with but found it a bit small. Still works but I decided to "upgrade" & I bought a Razer Deathadder 3.5G. Probably one of the highest recommended mice at that time. Had that since 2012 / 2013. Stills works; it's my traveler / office / work mouse.

However, I've read a lot of bad things about Razer and product quality control... this was evident when I bought a Razer Lycosa. Huge buyers remorse. Last Razer product I bought. Shortly after the warranty expired... it became incredibly dysfunctional, both software and hardware. Just a ticking time bomb of garbage. Never again.

Ended up buying the Logitech G710+ as it was just released at the time. Love love love love and still love it. Just picked up the Logitech G502 mouse for home use. Love that thing to.
12-17-2018 06:34 AM
Crooksy
Quote: Originally Posted by SharpShoot3r07 View Post
I'd rather use Madcatz (both gamer crap) Razer has always been marketed to the "swag gamer" mountain dew/doritos call of duty crowd. People who purchase Razer products I would guess are in the 10-18 year old range. Actually, Razer isn't SO bad. I won a Razer keyboard from a game promo back in the day and sold it on ebay for $80. THANKS RAZER!!!! I would also expect nobody on this website uses Razer.
I've been using a Deathadder for the last 10 years. I really like the feel and the quality has always been fine for me at least.

Yeah the drivers are a little annoying but I configure my setttings and then disable it from starting up.
12-15-2018 04:45 AM
ToTheSun!
Quote: Originally Posted by girugamesh View Post
Does Razor still require you to be online to configure your mouse settings? Cloud drivers lmao.
To me, that's worse than their mining software shenanigans.
12-15-2018 03:07 AM
girugamesh Does Razor still require you to be online to configure your mouse settings? Cloud drivers lmao.

How can anyone be so subservient for god's sake.

Quote: Originally Posted by SharpShoot3r07 View Post
I'd rather use Madcatz (both gamer crap) Razer has always been marketed to the "swag gamer" mountain dew/doritos call of duty crowd. People who purchase Razer products I would guess are in the 10-18 year old range. Actually, Razer isn't SO bad. I won a Razer keyboard from a game promo back in the day and sold it on ebay for $80. THANKS RAZER!!!! I would also expect nobody on this website uses Razer.
Harsh but true though.
12-14-2018 09:19 PM
SharpShoot3r07 I'd rather use Madcatz (both gamer crap) Razer has always been marketed to the "swag gamer" mountain dew/doritos call of duty crowd. People who purchase Razer products I would guess are in the 10-18 year old range. Actually, Razer isn't SO bad. I won a Razer keyboard from a game promo back in the day and sold it on ebay for $80. THANKS RAZER!!!! I would also expect nobody on this website uses Razer.
12-14-2018 08:40 PM
huzzug
Quote: Originally Posted by Hunched View Post
I wouldn't want to be in business with any of you guys if you decided letting people choose to give us free money is a bad idea.
Why would you willingly decide to start a business just to go homeless?
12-14-2018 05:33 PM
clonxy
Quote: Originally Posted by akromatic View Post
its only optional for now...... it would eventually be forced upon like everyone else.

who else makes you sign up in order to use their peripherals as advertised.... bloody synapse
Optional or not... it's really a total scam. You could mine crypt on your own without razer as the middleman for far more profit... well, actually mining crypto isn't so profitable now. so you'd lose less money if you mine on your own
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