The Razer DeathAdder Chroma
The Razer DeathAdder Chroma is here! Razer is one of the most popular peripheral manufacturers at the moment and the DeathAdder their most known and loved line of products. The latest addition to the product line is Razer DeathAdder Chroma mouse, which is as light and comfortable as the previously released models, but features a few cool additions, which we will dig into in our review.
Best all-purpose gaming mouse of 2017
The best thing about Razer is that they are not redesigning the products, but just adding to an already great base and that’s how the Chroma ended up being the simple design, all-purpose gaming mouse with improved sensitivity and colourful lightning options.
Razer Deathadder Chroma
10000 DPI optical
5 - 2 on thumb grid
Yes, Chroma with 16,8 million colors
Ergonomic form factor
Tilt-click scroll wheel
127mm/5” (Length) x 70mm/2.76” (Width) x 44mm/ 1.73” (Height)
- Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
- Approximate size: 127mm/5” x 70mm/2.76" x 44mm/ 1.73”, LxWxH
- Approximate weight: 105g/0.23lbs
- 200 inches per second/50g acceleration
- 10,000dpi optical sensor
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling
- Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
Dimensions and design
The dimensions stay the same as the ones of the regular Razer DeathAdder mouse, the right size that not only makes it the top choice of gamers, but also of all-purpose users and even lefties. The DeathAdder Chroma has nicely textured rubber side grips that prevents you from slipping and keeping you in control of an action packed game at all times.
The design is as simple as it can get when it comes to a mouse aimed for gamers. The Chroma features five natural feel buttons with just the right resistance. Apart from the standard left and right click buttons and the scroll wheel, on the left side of the razer deathadder mouse you will find two programmable buttons. That is just about it in regards of the design, but it in this case less is definitely more. Featuring only five buttons, the DeathAdder Chroma would be more suitable for novices in gaming, but a great mouse for all-purpose users.
As we can see from the tech specs, the mouse is capable of a movement speed of up to 200 inches per second and the acceleration is of 50g. This makes the Chroma one of the quickest mouses on the market at the moment. Not only that this mouse is quick, but it is also probably the most precise one you could find right now. It is equipped with 10,000 dpi optical sensor which allows for outstanding performance and here is a good moment to mention that 10,000 dpi that might make the mouse a little bit too sensitive for some tastes , but you could always customize the sensitivity. Basically, by using Razer’s hardware configurator - Synapse, you will be able to customize any option and enhance your gaming experience.
Features and Software
Razer Synapse software turns out to be one of the best gaming peripheral software products, although it can be a bit slow and the cloud support might seem a little bit odd for some users. There has been quite a few complaints about it being hard to find the drivers on Razer’s website, but once you do you can adjust any functionality to your liking.
For a start you are able to create your own profile and save any adjustments in it. As the Synapse is supported in the cloud, you are able to access your settings from any computer, however, somewhat of a drawback is the fact that in order to access your settings from different computer you will have to download the Synapse to that particular device but then you can also assign the button settings for individual game profiles, depending on the game speed.
Once you have downloaded the Synapse, and created your profile, you can also customize the sensor sensitivity, the pointer acceleration and the polling rate.
Another option, although isn’t new, but it is quite cool is the ability to use the Synapse to calibrate the mouse’s sensitivity sensor to adjust to the surface underneath, which improves the performance and makes the mouse very fine tuned and precise.
Synapse is not only used to assign buttons, but also you can analyze your gameplay, track your movements and in-game clicks in order to improve your gaming experience.
The most noticeable feature that the Razer DeathAdder Chroma has is the lighting with 16.8 million customizable colour options, obviously, you won’t be able to see all the shades, but the colours turn out to be really nice and bright. You also have the opportunity to chose from lots of different ways of displaying the colours, you can either set them to Spectrum Cycling where the colours change gradually, to “Breathe” mode, or pick a colour and have it static.
Another feature that is really cool is that you can sync the colours with a Razer Chroma Keyboard for instance and pick a different colour for each gaming profile.
Overall, the Razer DeathAdder Chroma is packed with all the features needed for a great gaming experience. It is very comfortable and easy to use not only by gamers, but anyone who would like to have a mouse that will deliver a quick and precise performance.
The few cons that worth mentioning are not really related to the mouse itself, they are regarding the slowness of the Synapse software and the fact that the drivers are very hard to find on Razer’s website. If you are patient enough to download the Synapse software, then you will be able to enjoy all the features the Chroma offers and make your own customizations.
It is literally impossible to find a better mouse on the market at the moment, being comfortable, quick and precise and sold for just under $70. The straightforward, customizable Razer DeathAdder Chroma is one of the biggest on the market right now with not only a attractive design, but very attractive price.