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Is Razer Deathadder 2013 reliable & any alternatives?

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October 8, 2013 7:58:49 PM

I just had my Razer DeathAdder 2013 die on me. This made me question it's reliability and wonder if this had happen to other people. I like to know what are great alternatives to the Razer DeathAdder 2013 that isn't too expensive. Hoping for a gaming mouse that is under $55. Thanks!!
October 9, 2013 2:13:08 AM

The Razer Deathadder 2013 is a 2013 mouse so it should still be under warranty and you can get a replacement...

By 2013 I mean it's less than a year old I know very well that it was released last year Nov... My Birthday is in November after all.
October 9, 2013 10:20:07 AM

I just bought a Perixx MX-2000, and so far it's great. Maybe you should look at getting one, they are cheap and extremely ergonomic.

Look at some Logitech gaming mice, as I had one before and it was really good.
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October 9, 2013 1:26:17 PM

Christiaan Lourens said:
The Razer Deathadder 2013 is a 2013 mouse so it should still be under warranty and you can get a replacement...

By 2013 I mean it's less than a year old I know very well that it was released last year Nov... My Birthday is in November after all.


Well, Razer Deathadder 2013 is great on performance but my problem was that I was playing video games then suddenly the mouse stops working. I unplugged it and plugged it back in but nothing worked. Only time it will work if I plug it in a different PC or USB port, but will stop working if I restart the PC. Honestly, this is just too bothersome. I bought the mouse at a Wal-Mart but I threw the receipt away (bad habit). So, that's my problem.
October 9, 2013 5:50:50 PM

Razer is very overpriced and over hyped. Sure it is a joy to show off razer products and get some oohs and aahs but the build quality and support is horrible. The products break over easy use and none of their products last longer than 2 years. I would recommend the Corsair m65 which is an excellent mouse although it is not very easy to show off. If you prefer, you can try steelseries, they are like the Mercedes of Gaming Mices.
October 9, 2013 9:53:36 PM

Might consider the Corsair, looks interesting. What's your opinion on the SteelSeries Sensei?
October 10, 2013 12:14:02 AM

You sure your Pc's USB slot that you used isn't damaged? I have a similar problem at work with a USB slot when trying to charge my phone it will pick it up but keep losing connection.

As for another mouse there are many options I was just trying to help you out since a new mouse would probably now give the same problems and you had a fluke, I would've returned it the next day if that happened to me :p 

Some options:
Logitech G500-700 and also the GX9

CM Storm or Storm

Roccat Koni XTD


Steelseries Sensei is like the deathadder which you don't like the majority's favourate so perhaps you will like it, pehaps you won't since you don't like the deathadder :p 

Another SS mouse allot of people these days neglect is the XAI which is also good imho, also the Kana V2 which will make it's release in the western world soon looks promising...

Thermaltake Tt eSports also have some nice ones have a look at the Black Element, the Black Element Cyclone and the Theron Infrared if you want a more basic mouse...

I will not mention Razer due to your personal preference

In my honest opinion I tend to buy a mouse for comfort not the amount of buttons ect. Those are all extra,
October 10, 2013 9:02:08 AM

demonragex said:
Might consider the Corsair, looks interesting. What's your opinion on the SteelSeries Sensei?


Definitely! I have the last gen, the M60 and it's working great with just minor scratches from regular use. The m65 is like the iphone 5 and the iphone 5s where the m65 is the 5s. Its a great mouse for fps games trust me.
October 10, 2013 9:06:03 PM

Christiaan Lourens said:
You sure your Pc's USB slot that you used isn't damaged? I have a similar problem at work with a USB slot when trying to charge my phone it will pick it up but keep losing connection.

As for another mouse there are many options I was just trying to help you out since a new mouse would probably now give the same problems and you had a fluke, I would've returned it the next day if that happened to me :p 

Some options:
Logitech G500-700 and also the GX9

CM Storm or Storm

Roccat Koni XTD


Steelseries Sensei is like the deathadder which you don't like the majority's favourate so perhaps you will like it, pehaps you won't since you don't like the deathadder :p 

Another SS mouse allot of people these days neglect is the XAI which is also good imho, also the Kana V2 which will make it's release in the western world soon looks promising...

Thermaltake Tt eSports also have some nice ones have a look at the Black Element, the Black Element Cyclone and the Theron Infrared if you want a more basic mouse...

I will not mention Razer due to your personal preference

In my honest opinion I tend to buy a mouse for comfort not the amount of buttons ect. Those are all extra,

It's not the USB, it's the hardware on the Deathadder. I used cheap mice to test the USB ports and they're working.
October 10, 2013 11:29:39 PM

Hi, I just bought a Razer Deathadder 2013 at Futureshop yesterday, and I've been enjoying the mouse up to date. However, I've been considering giving other mice a try as well since I have a 30 day return policy.

I dropped by just to say be careful with the Corsair m65. There is a problem with the sensor causing it to lag. Many people have been having this issue, and many people recommend the m60 over the m65 despite the lower DPI, the color choice, and the durability. The m60 is just much more accurate.
October 10, 2013 11:57:12 PM

Then as I said your Deathadder was just faulty, you do know people get faulty iPhones, Samsung, LG tv's, even cars with engine problems some times it's not ordinary but it does happen. So as I said it should be under warranty and you should be able to replace it free of charge and still test it out.

Plus I recommended allot of fantastic other mice for you so there is no reason it should not be settled.
October 11, 2013 10:10:56 AM

Razer requires proof of purchase to get a replacement, but I threw away the receipt from Wal-Mart. Thanks for trying to help. I don't hate Razer, just having issues with Deathadder. I'm open for any Razer products.
October 11, 2013 12:23:10 PM

i've got an older deathadder (2011 or 2012 not sure witch) that works amazingly still, even after playing click intensive games like diablo and minecraft. it's likely you just got a bad one, likely wouldn't have a problem with a replacement.
October 11, 2013 8:34:54 PM

I narrowed my choices: Razer Abyssus, ROCCAT Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse, E-3lue Mazer Type-R, E-blue Cobra Juior, Black E-3lue E-Blue Cobra II. Can someone help me pick one out my choices? I would appreciate some opinions.
October 12, 2013 2:01:32 AM

Mazer Would be my recommendation between what you picked second choice would probably be the Black E-3lue E-Blue Cobra II. In the end you and you alone can make the choice man :)  We're just here to send you into the right direction.

Both mice you listed have pretty low dpi I chose the Mazer for the reason being that it has 2500 over the Cobra II's 1600. Not ot worry you will probably play on 1800 but it's always nice to have more than less. BUT they are so cheap I would actually buy both and try both if what happened to your deathadder were to happen again you could instantly change mice (I have 2 mice plugged into my pc at all times and a spare in the room) The mamba is just turner off to keep confusion and mouse scatter to a minimal. :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24P... I mean that price is lovely!
October 12, 2013 9:43:26 AM

Christiaan, I discovered this: Anker® 8000 DPI High Precision Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse for $40. What do you think? High DPI for low price.
October 12, 2013 4:54:50 PM

I would highly recommend the Logitech G9x amazing mouse and very comfortable. It's a little over your budget but worth it.

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October 12, 2013 6:23:13 PM
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I read up on it when it was announced seems like a good mouse, just remember you will probably not use 8000 DPI only around 4500 or 4800 I am very tired it's nearly 4am here. 1 of those 2 :p  that mouse has high stepping for the DPI but it's not that big of a deal you merely have to configuire it for your purpose. That price is a steal for a mouse of that quality... I'd have expected it to be at least $60 or more I mean 6000+ DPI mice never really go for under $60.00

The G9X is nearly double what he wants to pay so how is that a little over the budget? It 's more than double :p  I think the Anker is a good choice for you man, btw anker means Anchor in a few languages including my own :) 
October 12, 2013 7:45:39 PM

Thanks, I will pick the Anker mouse. It does look like a steal, by the way, interesting fact on the translation of Anker. Thanks all.
October 13, 2013 12:37:41 AM

I apologize for my sudden intrusion, but I've been having a small annoyance with my Razer DA mouse's right click.
I feel like when I have my hand rested on the mouse, my middle finger's weight would trigger the right click and I keep accidentally right clicking when I have my hand rested on it. Are all Razer Death Adder 2013 like this, or is it worth considering returning it. I'm still under the 30 day return policy.

I'm also considering replacing it with the Logitech G400s as well.
October 13, 2013 8:31:05 AM

If you have the proof of purchase, try getting another replacement. If that replacement doesn't work, buy a different gaming mouse.
October 13, 2013 10:22:27 AM

demonragex said:
If you have the proof of purchase, try getting another replacement. If that replacement doesn't work, buy a different gaming mouse.


Alright! Thanks :) 
October 24, 2013 11:04:58 AM

I just bought myself a Razer Deathadder re-spawn edition and so far it works like a charm. I saw that you were looking into getting a ROCCAT Lua, which is a mouse that my friend has, and from the short usage that I had with it, it seemed like a very comfortable choice, although I much prefer the look and feel of my deathadder. I cannot really speak for the longevity of my own deathadder as of yet, however my friend has had his lua for a while now and it seems like a very sturdy build. Both of these options seem more than fine to me,
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