Razer Deathadder 2013 gaming mouse has a 6400 CPI optical sensor, two side buttons, and looks amazing. It's on the larger side, and is said to be the best palm grip gaming mouse.
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Pro Comfortable gaming mouse for palm and claw grips
While being mainly designed for palm grips using a claw grip will still work, though with a weird placing for the palm.
Pro Left- and right-click buttons have a concave that helps fingers stay in place
The users fingers rest easily inside of the concave left and right buttons. By being concaved the users fingers also stay in place.
Pro Accurate 6400 CPI optical sensor
The mouse has a 6400 CPI optical sensor with X & Y variable axis. No angle snapping, no acceleration, no prediction.
Pro Two side buttons in an easily accessible yet unobtrusive position
The two left side buttons are position so that they stay unobtrusive yet easily accessible.
Pro Reliable, notched scroll wheel
High quality scroll wheel.
Pro Slightly larger than a common mouse
With dimensions, 127 mm/5.00” x 70 mm/2.76” x 44 mm/1.73”, Deathadder is just a bit bigger than an everyday gaming mouse.
Pro Braided cord
Helps prevent kinking, curling and protects the cable prolonging life of the gaming mouse.
At $50 it's not an expensive gaming mouse for what it offers.
Pro True rubber grip helps to get a better hold of the mouse
The mouse has a true rubber grip as opposed to common rubberized or plain plastic grips.
Pro Reasonably lightweight at 105 grams
The Razer Deathadder 2013 sits at a reasonable weight of 105 grams, which is 8 grams lighter than the previous 3.5 version.
Pro Synapse is well-designed driver software
Synapse can be a useful tool by saving a users setting to the cloud automatically, setting do not need to be remembered upon re-installs or using a friends PC.
Pro Left hand edition available
Razer offers a right and left hand edition for the Deathadder model.
Pro Rubber grips are smooth
Con Requires signing in and connecting to a server before the mouse can be used to its full potential
To get the latest drivers or edit settings you have to download "synapse" an "online cloud device updater and profile storage" application. You have to register an account with your email and have it running in the background constantly for changes to take effect.
Con Driver for side buttons in not open source
The mouse has two button for thumb control. The driver for the mouse and is not open source and not available for Linux users.
Con Distracting lights, wich can be turned of this can be done trough the Synapse software
Although the lights on the mouse look nice, they may bother or be distracting to some people. If they are too distracting, they can be turned off but that does require proprietary software that many do not like having installed.
Con Middle click dies way too fast
I've read a bunch of forum post about middle click issues. Thought it wasn't that bad. After not even a year mine died.
Con Software issues
Using Razer Synapse causes slower boot up times as well as forced online sign in to use which is just a cheap attempt at an always online DRM.
Con Poor build quality
Con Scroll Wheel may stop working
You can look it up on youtube, there's a video which explains how you can fix it but you'll need to physically open up the mouse and void the warranty.
Con Rubber coating
Like all of razer's mice, this one has a rubber coating. Which means that it's hard to clean, will drip oil after long period of disuse and generally less comfortable than hard plastic.