Wow, I haven't posted on these forums in ages...zoob wrote:Any comments on the Razer DeathAdder?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... ture=Razer
I'm looking at getting a new gaming mouse. The whine on my MX510 is so loud!
Anyway, I was recently forced to upgrade my computer and bought one of these in the process. I'm not a big fan of Razer due to the fact that they have some strange urge to stick leds into every peripheral they make. I'm not a big gamer either; I think I only have one game on my machine at the moment.
The reason I got the Deathadder was that I have always liked the shape of the Razer mice, although I have never owned one. I needed to replace a Logitech G1 that had the typical flaw; it had a really annoying high-pitched whine, also my previous wireless MS Intellimouse black leather had the same kind of whine, so I was pretty pissed off with both brands at the moment.
I'm happy to say the Deathadder has no whine whatsoever! However, it's not a silent mouse per se; the clicks are easily audible. This does not concern me personally as I'd rather have audible clicks, than silence and poor feedback on clicks. The leds on the mouse are thankfully better than with other Razer mice I've seen; the wheel is illuminated and there's a pulsing logo on the back, both which are not that distracting. Still waiting for Vista64 drivers so I can turn them off completely.
I only have one real problem with the mouse, and that's with the mouse wheel which has started squeaking! Extremely annoying and disapointing with a high priced mouse like this; Unfortunately, I can't be bothered to send it back to the shop, which is in Germany of all places, under the guise of warranty. I believe the problem was rectified with a newer revision later on and there are some instructions on the net on how to lubricate the wheel and fix the problem, but I haven't gotten around to doing that yet.
Otherwise a good mouse, certainly better than the G1 or the black leather intellimouse I had earlier. It could perhaps be a tad higher from the rear but it's not a huge problem.
There's also some firmware fixes available for acceleration and lift off problems, but I haven't bothered to try those as I'm not a gamer and haven't had any problems with the mouse's motion.