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Razer Finally Updates DeathAdder PC Gaming Mouse

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Razer's highly-popular PC gaming mouse has received its first upgrade since its original debut in 2006.

Razer said on Tuesday that it has finally upgraded the popular DeathAdder gaming mouse, ripping out the 2006 version's 3.5G optical sensor for a "cutting edge" 4G infrared sensor with improved performance and precision. This is the world's most powerful optical sensor, the company said, achieving up to 6400 dpi.

"Originally released in 2006, the Razer DeathAdder has become legendary for its combination of ergonomics and precision," the company said. "It remains the world's best-selling gaming mouse, used by countless pro gamers in the circuit as their preferred weapon of annihilation."

Razer said the DeathAdder's iconic right-handed shape has been retained (sorry South Paws), but the classic design has been enhanced with built-in textured rubber side grips for better mouse control and grip. It also measures approximately 5 x 2.76 x 1.73-inches (LxWxH) and weighs approximately 0.23 pounds.

"We didn't want to fix anything that wasn't broken," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "We focused instead on enhancing and optimizing the proven merits of the Razer DeathAdder, utilizing next generation technologies and further ergonomics tweaks to make a perfect gaming mouse even better."

Additional features, according to this list of specs, include five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons, a 1000 Hz Ultrapolling/1-ms response, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, 200 inches-per-second and 50G of acceleration, zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet, a gold-plated USB connector and more. It's even Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled for effortless synching of settings and profiles automatically with the cloud.

The new and improved Razer DeathAdder 2013 is available now for $69.99 USD, and can be purchased straight from the company here. The older DeathAdder 2006 version is still on sale for $59.99, and there's even a version for left-handed PC gamers (also $59.99) right here.

 

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    TheBigTroll , November 22, 2012 2:23 PM
    Good job razer. but i doubt you fixed your quality problems
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    DarkSable , November 22, 2012 2:26 PM
    Ha, I JUST bought a Black edition deathadder. Ahh well, I run it at about 500 dpi anyways, to simulate my beloved old intellimouse explorer.
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    sa1nt , November 22, 2012 2:32 PM
    Why I'm so happy scrolling this page with my DeathAdder ?
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    colinstu , November 22, 2012 2:40 PM
    Hopefully they fix the fucked up scrolling on this thing. christ
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    TheBigTroll , November 22, 2012 2:56 PM
    colinstuHopefully they fix the fucked up scrolling on this thing. christ


    nah its good. just doesnt have hyper scrolling
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    dscudella , November 22, 2012 2:57 PM
    I just returned my Deathadder 3500 and got a Logitech G400. I won't be upgrading anytime soon. Razers software is junk and without it the mouse is just another mouse.
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    casualcolors , November 22, 2012 3:40 PM
    Increased DPI on a mouse that didn't need a DPI increase. Synapse 2.0 still spyware. Quality control still garbage.

    No thanks.
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    Cy-Kill , November 22, 2012 3:41 PM
    'This is the world's most powerful optical sensor, the company said, achieving up to 6400 dpi.'

    That's too funny, because my CM Storm Sentinel Advance II can go up to 8200 dpi!
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    samuelspark , November 22, 2012 3:44 PM
    Cy-Kill'This is the world's most powerful optical sensor, the company said, achieving up to 6400 dpi.'That's too funny, because my CM Storm Sentinel Advance II can go up to 8200 dpi!



    Optical. Not laser.
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    fatality1515 , November 22, 2012 4:40 PM
    @colinstu

    Totally agree with you on that, the scrolling on DeathAdder is totally fu*ked.. I never had this problem with my first DeathAdder, but with the second the scrolling is a total joke. I told myself that the next mouse I'll get will be a Logitech!! How can you screw-up scrolling so bad in the year 2012? Seriously... A $5 mouse has better scrolling than my DeathAdder!
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    vittau , November 22, 2012 5:07 PM
    They should worry about fixing their POS drivers first.
    I had to actually return a Left-Handed Edition DA because the mouse kept freezing if I inverted the buttons. Not to mention the driver software had terrible memory leak problems, and wouldn't let the screensaver start.
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    unksol , November 22, 2012 9:15 PM
    fatality1515@colinstuTotally agree with you on that, the scrolling on DeathAdder is totally fu*ked.. I never had this problem with my first DeathAdder, but with the second the scrolling is a total joke. I told myself that the next mouse I'll get will be a Logitech!! How can you screw-up scrolling so bad in the year 2012? Seriously... A $5 mouse has better scrolling than my DeathAdder!


    Logitech unlocking scroll wheel = best things ever. Especially for work. Nothing like going through hundreds of thousands of rows with a flick.

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
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    yeeahnick , November 22, 2012 11:31 PM
    unksolLogitech unlocking scroll wheel = best things ever. Especially for work. Nothing like going through hundreds of thousands of rows with a flick.www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6826104318


    Amen to that!

    im done with deathadders, side buttons always bust up and the scrolling is horrible (its true a 5$ mouse has better scorlling).

    i switched back to good old Logitech and went with the g500 and WOW the built quality is far superior then the deathadder also the unlocked scroll wheel i just godlike.
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    alidan , November 23, 2012 2:20 PM
    unksolLogitech unlocking scroll wheel = best things ever. Especially for work. Nothing like going through hundreds of thousands of rows with a flick.www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6826104318


    while i do like that mouse, i have to give it to razor naga, i much perfer that one to anything else, as 12 buttons on my thumb is something i can never not have again.

    i know logitek has their own version of it but personally i cant get use to useing it at all.
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    lpedraja2002 , November 24, 2012 3:07 PM
    I have a diamondback 3G and its still going strong after all these years. Maybe they have declined in quality but Razer used to make excellent products.
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    wanderer11 , November 26, 2012 10:06 AM
    Why do you need so many DPI? I run my rat 7 at about 1800. Maybe if you had a 2560x1600 monitor you would need it.