Review of the Razer DeathAdder Essential Mouse

The Razer DeathAdder Essential gaming mouse is a more budget-friendly version of the full-size DeathAdder series. It’s the same form and size as the more costly ones, and it fits practically all hand sizes and grip styles, however persons with small hands may struggle with a claw or fingertip grasp.

It features a short minimum lift-off distance, minimal click latency, and a pretty reliable sensor, however the CPI range is limited, and you can only alter the CPI in 100 increments. Unfortunately, the mouse is rather hefty, has a stiff braided wire, and only has green lights.

The mouse is a solid choice for any gamer on a budget and it’s available in a wide variety of colors, making it very customizable and easy to find.It’s a great mouse for the price, however it does have some flaws.

It’s a great mouse for the price. It’s fairly customizable and it’s available in a wide variety of colors, making it very customizable and easy to find.

This is the first budget gaming mouse I have ever used. I believe it is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an affordable gaming mouse with an accurate sensor and minimal lift-off distance, however I did not like how heavy it was and that you can only change CPI in 100 increments.

The biggest flaw though was the lack of customization options: you can only change the color scheme of your DeathAdder Essential in 5 different colors out of 8 options (black/white/red/blue/green).

Our Verdict

The Razer DeathAdder Essential is a great budget gaming mouse, however it does have some flaws. It’s a good choice for anyone looking for an affordable gaming mouse with an accurate sensor and minimal lift-off distance.

The Razer DeathAdder Elite is a premium version of the DeathAdder Essential. It’s basically identical to its lesser counterpart, except it has more customization options (you can change colors in up to 16 different color schemes) and you can customize your CPI as well as your DPI by holding down the left mouse button while dragging the slider on your keyboard.

It also has an improved sensor and uses Omron switches that are rated to last over 50 million clicks (compared to 40 million on the DeathAdder Essential).

It’s very heavy, though, weighs almost twice as much as the regular Deathadder, and it has a braided cable which I personally dislike but many other gamers prefer because it gives them more control over their mouse movements.

The scroll wheel is also quite stiff compared to its predecessor but I think this can be easily overlooked due to all of its other features being so great.

Pro and Cons

·         PROS

  • It has a solid feel about it.
  • Lift-off distance is kept to a bare minimum.
  • Suitable for a wide range of hand sizes and grip types.

·         CONS

  • It’s a little hefty.
  • Cable isn’t particularly adaptable

Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation

The Razer DeathAdder Elite is a great mouse for palm grip gamers. It’s designed to be very comfortable for palm grip users, and it comes in 3 different sizes: medium, small, and extra small.

If you have medium sized hands and you’re looking for a gaming mouse that is compatible with all hand types, I would suggest going with the medium size instead of the extra small or the small size because it will be more ergonomic for you.

I only recommend going with the extra small or the small size if you have very small hands because it will feel really uncomfortable if you use them.

The DeathAdder Elite also features a Teflon-coated surface which is supposed to prevent your mouse from picking up germs, dirt and dust while prolonging its life by up to 50 percent.

Mice can last as long as 5 years but they’re not indestructible so make sure to take care of your DeathAdder Elite properly if you plan on using it for longer than 1 year or so. If you have any questions about this guide or about mice in general, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] . I’m always happy to help!

Wireless Versatility

The Razer DeathAdder Elite has a switch that allows you to switch between wired and wireless gaming. With the switch you can easily switch between wired and wireless without having to unplug the cable or press a button.

This is something that I really like about this mouse because I don’t have to worry about removing my USB cable from my computer when I want to use my mouse wirelessly.

I hate it when I have to remove a USB cable from my computer just because of one mouse. The only reason why this feature exists is so that gamers can easily switch between wired and wireless gaming without having to plug in their USB cables.

 

Sensor Specifications

The Razer DeathAdder Elite features a high-performance optical sensor that is capable of tracking at up to 30 IPS. This is a great sensor that I personally prefer compared to the standard sensors in most gaming mice because it has more accuracy and precision compared to most other sensors.

A high-performance optical sensor is more accurate than an optical sensor with lower performance and precision, so I highly recommend the Razer DeathAdder Elite over the standard optical sensors in most gaming mice.

Another thing that I really like about this mouse is that it has a maximum DPI of 12,000 DPI! I have used many mice before that have a maximum DPI of 10,000 DPI which I thought was too low for me so I switched to another mouse but they were all inferior to this one due to their low maximum DPI.

Nowadays, almost all mice have a maximum DPI of 12,000 so this feature is not as important anymore but it still makes me very happy knowing that my mouse can go above 12,000 DPI.

A high-performance laser sensor will always compensate for any inaccuracy in your mouse’s software or firmware by increasing the sensitivity of its tracking speed until you reach a level where tracking isn’t affected by your software or firmware.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This product comes in one size variant which is the Razer DeathAdder Elite.

Other sizes of this mouse are not currently available on Amazon.com. This is due to the fact that this is an older product that has been discontinued by Razer and they no longer sell it on their website or through retailers like Amazon.

I have tried searching for other sizes of this mouse on Amazon but I couldn’t find any, so if you know where to find other sizes of this mouse please leave a comment below for me!

 Conclusion

The Razer DeathAdder Elite has a lot of great features which makes it one of the best gaming mice around. It has a highly accurate optical sensor with a maximum DPI of 12,000 DPI along with a switch that allows you to switch between wired and wireless gaming.

This mouse also has an adjustable weight system which allows you to adjust the weight up or down depending on your personal preference or need. The only thing I don’t like about this mouse is how loud it can get when it vibrates, but other than that I really like everything about this mouse!

If you’re looking for a good gaming mouse that has all of the features of the Razer DeathAdder Elite, then I would highly recommend this product to you!

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