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Jun 20, 2015

Razer Mamba E3 2015 Preview


Going behind closed doors with Razer, I was able to see some of the automated tools they use to test the lifespan of their hardware. Beyond that, Razer showed me the upcoming Razer Mamba, a wireless mouse and the wired variant, the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition.

Razer showed us the Mamba, boasting an impressive 16,000dpi. The DPI can be changed on-the-fly in measurements of 1 instead of 50. It also moves in measurements of 0.01mm with a 1ms response time. It’s incredibly detailed, but something over-the-top if you only have one screen to move this mouse on. This is intended for multi-monitor setups.

New to the Mamba, is the mouse buttons. Normally when you buy a mouse, you’re stuck with the way the mouse clicks and have no way to adjust them. This is no longer a problem when using the Mamba, as can use a hex screwdriver (included) to adjust the sensitivity of the clicks for it to be as hard or as soft as you want, per mouse button.

The Razer Mamba comes with a stand to charge the battery for its wireless usage, and the battery is set to last 20 hours without a charge when it is using chroma (the RGB rotating lighting). If not, you’ll get some extra hours out of it. The mouse also features 7 LEDs on each side, and each node can be fully customized to display a different color. The chroma colors can be synchronized with other Razer devices that use chroma for a universal look.

As mentioned, there is a wired version of the Mamba, known as the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition. It does have some differences, such as no adjustment clickforce on the mouse buttons. The wired version will be $89, and the wireless version $149, coming in Q3 2015.

Razer is constantly doing new and interesting things with their hardware. The Razer Mamba isn’t a revolution, but it is an evolution in their product line that is what keeps them ahead in gaming.