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Razer DeathAdder Elite - Chroma Enabled RGB Ergonomic Gaming Mouse - World's Most Precise Sensor - Comfortable Grip - The Esports Gaming Mouse
- Perfectly designed to fit snugly under your palm, the ergonomic shape of the Razer DeathAdder Elite gives gamers the most comfortable gaming experience ever, especially during the most testing of battles
- The Razer DeathAdder Elite is equipped with a 16,000dpi optical sensor. It is capable of mouse movement speeds of up to 450 inches per second with 99.4% resolution accuracy
- Gaming-optimized Razer mechanical mouse switches - durable up to 50 million clicks. DPI buttons at your fingertips and Razer Chroma customizable lighting
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For Gamers. By Gamers. It's not just a tagline. It's a mission. It's exactly what drives Razer to create products which constantly tilt the competition in your favor. From behind the drawing board all the way to the tournament stage, each step is controlled by the undeniable desire for all gamers - to always win.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Designing a gaming mouse to meet the exacting demands of the esports elite, takes cutting edge technology, coupled with incredible ergonomics, and extended durability. The Razer DeathAdder Elite features the world’s most advanced optical sensor, the all-new Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches as well as the stellar ergonomics that the top esports professionals worldwide swear by, so you’ll have unsurpassable accuracy and speed to dominate the playing field.
- True 16,000 DPI optical sensor
- Up to 450 IPS /50 g acceleration
- Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
- 7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
- Razer Synapse enabled
Razer’s Most Advanced Optical Sensor
Equipped with the new esports-grade optical sensor that has true 16,000 DPI and true tracking at 450 Inches Per Second (IPS), the Razer DeathAdder Elite gives you the absolute advantage of having the fastest sensor in the world. Engineered to redefine the standards of accuracy and speed, this incredible mouse sensor crushes the competition with a Resolution Accuracy of 99.4%, so you can land more blows with pinpoint precision.
Gaming-optimized Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches for Durability up to 50 million clicks
DeathAdder Elite comes with all-new Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches. Co-designed and produced with the leading global mouse switch supplier, Omron, the new switches are optimized and tweaked for the fastest response times for gaming and for extended durability up to 50 million clicks.
Ergonomic Form Factor, Tested and validated by top esports athletes
The Razer DeathAdder Elite features the iconic ergonomics that top esports athletes swear by and are proven to stay incredibly comfortable even during those long high-octane battles. Together with two rubber side grips, you’ll always have complete control of your gameplay.
Gaming-Grade Tactile Scroll Wheel For Greater Control
Engineered from the ground up, the gaming-grade Tactile Scroll Wheel now gives you even more control. Whether you’re scrolling or clicking the middle button, your finger will stay firmly on the wheel and you’ll always get tactile feedback so you’ll never have to worry about misfiring.
Additional DPI Buttons At Your Fingertips
Whether you need greater sensitivity for lightning fast moves, or lower sensitivity as you line up a headshot, the additional DPI buttons give you the undisputed convenience of tweaking your sensitivity even when you’re in the middle of battle.
Razer Chroma Customizable Lighting
Choose from the full spectrum of 16.8 million colors and custom effects to personalize your Razer DeathAdder Elite gives you the freedom to both create stunning lighting effects and enjoy interactive integrated in-game effects.
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You have to run awful synapse crapware to stop the mouse from constantly changing colours, the most annoying setting possible. They could have easily picked a more sensible default setting, or allowed you to choose a colour setting without having the software running ALL THE TIME but they want their cancer on your computer all the time so they hobble the device. The software requires an account to run, and regularly nags you to update it, a process that is largely manual forcing you to constatly interact with this dreadful software you don't want in the first place.
The mouse is way too light, requiring me to blue tack $2 coins in strategic places to weigh it down a bit.
The side buttons are almost unusable because it tries to put 2 buttons where neither is comfortable, instead of one button that would be usable.
The plastic surrounding the sensor underneath is very sharp around the edges and is a perfect scoup for dust and paper particles which it traps near the sensor, causing your game to wildly swing around 180 degrees.
Overall, a horrible experience. I don't know why this company is as popular as they are, their product and software are garbage.
We did some googling research, as you do, to see if other people were having the same problem and to find a remedy. It did seem to be a common problem, caused by the manufacturer not putting enough lubricant on the moving parts of the scroll wheel.
I could have sent it back to Amazon us, through Amazon au, but I live in Australia and this would be a 4 week round trip there and back with a replacement.
So this is what I did, I sprayed a small amount of silicone spray lubricant into the mouse scroll wheel on both sides. This managed to fix the problem and 4 weeks on it is working as good as new.
This is a great gaming mouse, but should not have these issues, so I have only given it 3 stars and shared my experience so that it might help others in this situation.
The buttons feel very tactile and of solid quality and the mouse feels very well built as a whole. The mouse feels quite well weighted and feels very accurate. Additionally, there is two buttons located just behind the scroll wheel which allows you to quickly change your DPI on the fly which I've personally found to be very useful. The RGB LEDs are quite bright and contrasting with the matte black finish makes this mouse look fantastic.
All of this of course, can be completely customised with Razer's easy to use Synapse 3 software (NOTE: requires the creation of a Razer account). There are numerous settings for the LEDs, including the ability to switch them off if you wish. These settings can sync across your devices that you plug the mouse into also, but separate profiles for devices are possible also.
Given the customisation requires software, there are sometimes compatibility issues, particularly with Linux. The Synapse software only supports Windows and Mac, meaning someone who dual-boots with Fedora like myself, can't customise the mouse using the software within Linux.
Overall this feels like a solid mouse, that is of very high quality that I can recommend tremendously if you use Windows or Mac. If you use Linux, I still recommend the mouse, but just be warned that the customisation will be very limited (unless there's some third party software you can use that I'm unaware of).
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Considering all three of my Razer mice have failed within a year I don't really know where all the positive reviews are coming from, unless people are just reviewing them upon getting them and not coming back to update anything in the review. I would say steer clear of Razer unless you don't mind buying a new mouse every 6 months or so.
Edit: Also, after a bit of use, I find myself accidentally hitting the DPI adjustment buttons more than is acceptable. They're right behind the scroll wheel, and very easy to push with the base of your middle finger when scrolling upward or just resting your hand on the mouse. Unexpectedly shifting DPI mid-movement will really throw you off.
Razer’s website has user-friendly software that you can download for free to customize any of the buttons on the mouse and adjust the increments for the DPI. I love this because the default DPI settings are either too sensitive or not enough, but with the software I was able to fine tune everything to my own liking. The optical sensors are great and thus far have not given me a single issue.
With the software I am also able to easily customize the colour scheme on the mouse, with various presets or solid colours to choose from.
I love that the left and right click buttons are curved to allow better control and faster clicking. The only downside to this mouse is that it is quite light at 105 g / 0.23 lbs.
- Curved left-right click buttons
- All buttons customizable
- DPI settings can be fine-tuned
- Easy to customize colour sceme
- Amazing optical sensors
- A little lightweight
- Thumb buttons aren’t as “grippy” as they could be
Design / Functionality - 9/10
Quality / Construction - 10/10
Value - 10/10 (Price at time of review - $58.98)
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I reviewed the comments for this same listing and found this to be a consistent issue. It is 100% hardware related, due to a 'fix' in firmware that was released by Razer for the issue on the Deathadder 2013. This firmware 'fix' resolved the double-click issue for the Deathadder 2013 version but is not available for newer Razer mice. Speaking to their support, and some online Razer forum research I found that this is due to a poorly designed mechanism in the newer mice themselves which do degrade over time. They confirmed that when this issue occurs on the Deathadder Elite/Chroma, etc. and is related to hardware.
Maybe I lost the 'mouse lottery' when purchasing the product, but for it to happen twice? Idk. I won't be purchasing any other Razer products and cannot recommend this mouse due to the re-occurring experience.
This is not me and i MUCH prefer the shape of Logitech gaming mouses (logitech pro wireless/logitech g305). This is also a very BIG AND HEAVY mouse. In 2019 130g+ is way too big and slow for gaming. And this mouse can feel heavy compared to other mice when playing games (especially shooters). The two mouse buttons are also a little awkward to use with your thumb, but not terrible at all.
If you have large hands/specifically like the unique shape of this mouse then it may be the best one on the market as it performs well. But for the vast amount of other people I'd highly recommend something else.
I decided to try out this mouse and I am very much satisfied with the performance after using it for more than a week. I am basically an occasional gamer but a avid developer so needs to use mouse a lot of times. This mouse fits very well to my usage and pointer movement is pretty smooth.
- Smooth pointer movement
- 16k sensitivity (when you need it actually)
- Auto RGB color changing mechanism on top logo and scroll wheel
- Braided cable which is very strong
- Additional two buttons on the left and on top at very convenient position
- Fits in the palm very well
- The scroll wheel is not so smooth, (I am missing Logitech infinity scroll wheel)
Previously I've used Abyssus, DA2013, Rival 300, Rival 100, Logitech G402, Logitech G102, Logitecg G303 and Kinzu. I play FPS games and also an SMFC in CSGO.
So my first impression when i started using this mouse was actually great. The weight of the mouse, it's ergonomics and not to mention the sensor of the mouse is damn good.
The DA2013 had an issue of double clicks but as Razer said that they solved that issue, I hope that wont be a problem now and they switched to mechanical mouse switches.
After using this mouse in CSGO i did notice the changes in the mouse tracking.
My suggestion.. GO for it !
The sensor on this thing is fabulous. Zero complaints. Once I got this set up it was better than my old kinzu as far as accuracy.
Comfort is great. It fits my medium sized hand well and I love the rubber side grips. Weight is perfect as far as my likes go.
Downsides? For a mouse at this price point it seems a bit cheap. It feel plasticy, it looks plasticy.
Ugh, Razer software. The mouse will work without the software, but you'd be stuck with the RGB LEDs pulsing and changing color (yuck). I take my mouse with me for professional work, so the childish light show is a non-starter. There is no subtle LED setting. Even the dimmest setting is quite visible in daylight, in fact it's impossible for me to match the dim blue of my old black widow (not that it matters since I've moved on, but I found that interesting). Yes, you can turn the LED off, but the logo looks extra chintzy with no back-lighting.
It seems all the high DPI models are "Chroma". Too bad. Something like a wired Atheris with this sensor would be more up my alley. That's the norm for gaming mouses though. Even the Das Keyboard mouse has atrocious LEDs.
Next time around I may try a Logitech.