Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse: 6400 DPI Optical Sensor – 5 Programmable Buttons – Mechanical Switches – Rubber Side Grips – White
- Brand: Razer
- Series: Deathadder Essential
- Item model number: RZ01-02540200-R3C1
- Hardware Platform: PC
- Item Weight: 8 ounces
- Product Dimensions: 5.01 x 2.86 x 1.69 inches
- Item Dimensions L x W x H: 5.01 x 2.86 x 1.69 inches
- Color: Mercury White
- Manufacturer: Razer Inc.
- ASIN: B07Y693ND1
- Date First Available: September 20, 2019
The Razer DeathAdder essential retains the classic ergonomic form that's been a hallmark of previous Razer DeathAdder generations. Its sleek and distinct body is designed for comfort, allowing you to maintain high levels of performance throughout long gaming marathons, so you'll never falter in...
In order to use the Razer software, you have to go to their website and register, which includes giving them indentifying information and giving them the right to take information from your computer and share it with others. This is totally repulsive to me. Why do I have to surrender privacy to program my mouse???? n n
The mouse itself is excellent. I don't like having to install special software, but I can even deal with that. But seriously, why do I have to create a user account with Razer just to use my mouse? It's ridiculous. If I had known this beforehand I would never have bought this mouse.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.
This is my second Razer Deathadder (the first was a Deathadder 2013, this one is the Deathadder Elite) and overall both were a great mouse out of the box. Ergonomic, simple, it worked and did what a mouse does. Nothing more, nothing less. However, both eventually developed the same issue. When you left-click once, it is registered as a double-click. This occurs at random by the simplest shift in pressure when clicking, holding and dragging something that you've selected.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.