Testing and Performance
So we know the device looks the part and can be configured to the n’th degree but how does it actually perform?
The following points summarise the Razer Deathadder Elite Gaming Mouse‘s general performance:
- The 16,000 DPI optical laser is seriously state-of-the-art. I know this is a term which gets utilised too much, however, Razer have outdone themselves yet again and truly is deserving of such a statement
- Even on the lower end of the sensitivity spectrum, the mouse maintains a level of smoothness and tracking which is completely unequalled – it doesn’t miss a beat
- Razer have deployed an excellent hard plastic coating which is slightly rough to the feel. This provides the mouse with both durability and improved grip at the same time
- The scroll-wheel has an excellent action and grip – with the addition of rubber indents, the middle mouse button has a good grip and feels very satisfying to both roll and click with
- The slightly rough coating (as mentioned previously) provides an excellent level of grip to the primary buttons (as well as the rest of the device) as well as the rubberised bottom/sides provide a great sense of grip below
- All buttons feel snappy and tactile to the touch, very impressive, even the 2 left side buttons, which felt a little ‘hollow’ in previous Deathadder models now feel snappy and responsive
First Person Shooter Game Test – Overwatch
I generally suck at any competitive FPS, however… I do feel that this nifty mouse actually improved my game. Unless of course I was having a very good day and a lot of luck!
The Razer Deathadder Elite Gaming Mouse is more than suitable for first-person shooters; the grip, the weighty feel of the unit along with the rubberised sides, gives you tons of potential to be a lethal pwning machine. Of course the 5G laser helps immensely, improving your aim and making you feel “connected” with your on screen gun. It’s superb.
Overwatch has several abilities on each hero that rebind nicely on the mouse but the primary attributes (key to any FPS) are well catered for; shape, weight, grip style and agility – the Razer Deathadder Elite Gaming Mouse delivers with the 2 extra side buttons
Movement felt smooth and the Deathadder Elite effortlessly guided my crosshair over the heads of my enemies, ‘flipping’ and ‘switching’ targets felt effortless thanks to the ridiculously high tech optics.
This mouse was born to be used in FPS games, it eats them for breakfast with enough room for more bacon at the end. A sheer delight to use.
General Performance – Windows 10
The Razer Deathadder Elite Gaming Mouse is a pleasure to use in Windows as well. Double clicking, multi item selection and general responsiveness feels great. Web browsing is a breeze with the tactile feel of all buttons, particularly the middle mouse button, used for free and ‘pull scrolling’ – the side buttons are ever useful for navigating back and forth through web pages.