Razer's DeathAdder is a great choice for most hand sizes and grips, though it is slightly bigger than a typical mouse. It has a highly accurate sensor, software that enables lots of customization and, of course, RGB lighting.
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Pro Comfortable for most sizes of hands and grips
The DeathAdder gaming mouse has a simple design and ergonomics that makes it comfortable for a wide variety of hand sizes and grips.
Pro 16,000 CPI sensor
The new Avago ADNS-S3989 optical sensor used in the Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse allows for a whopping 16,000 CPI.
Pro Two side buttons in an easily accessible yet unobtrusive position
The two side buttons on this gaming mouse are programmable and have the exact same actuation as the left and right mouse buttons. They are also placed well where they are easy to access but are also unobtrusive.
Pro Comfortable for large hands
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 mouse.
Pro Reasonably lightweight at 105 grams
At 105 grams, the Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse is reasonably lightweight.
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 friend's PC.
Pro Cable braiding protects it from accidental damage
The DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse has a 2.13m braided cable, that helps prevent kinking, curling and protects the cable prolonging life of mouse.
Pro 16.8 million customizable color options
The mouse's software allows for a wide selection of solid color options as well as colors that rotate.
Pro Rubber textured sides that help grip the mouse
Pro Left and right-click buttons have a concave that helps fingers stay in place
The concave design of the left and right mouse buttons allows for fingers to stay comfortably in place .
Pro 5 Independently programmable buttons
All five buttons on the device are independently programmable with the Synapse software.
Pro price-quality balance
Not expensive and multi-functionally
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 Scroll wheel squeaks
When scrolling using the mouse wheel, an annoying squeaking occurs. Surprisingly, this is a more common complaint than one would think... Google it.
Con Poor build quality, or longevity of product
Often need to get a replacement.
Con Distracting lights
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.