Ring in Independence Day With a $28 Razer Mouse

Razer DeathAdder Essential
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In just a few short days (or today, if you’re a historical nitpicker), the United States will be celebrating another year of independence. And what better way to do that than blowing stuff up? Enter the Razer DeathAdder Essential mouse, which thanks to a $27.99 deal on Newegg, will give you more control in your virtual explosions than ever.

The Razer DeathAdder Essential usually sells for $50 (though this third party deal sneakily claims the typical asking price is $100), and is the original version of a mouse that earned 4 stars when we reviewed its second iteration- the Razer DeathAdder V2- earlier this year. Like its successor, it is a wired mouse that uses a braided cable and Omron mechanical switches rated for 10 million clicks. Unlike its successor, its DPI maxes out at 6400 and its programmable buttons top out at 5, but that’s still plenty to remain competitive. 

was $99.99 (usually $49.99) now $27.99 at Newegg

Razer DeathAdder Essential Mouse: was $99.99 (usually $49.99) now $27.99 at Newegg
Third party seller coolyoubuy is currently selling Razer’s DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse at a steep discount. This mouse has a max DPI of 6400 and 5 programmable buttons. It uses a braided wired cable and features Omron 10 million click mechanical switches. 

At almost half off the DeathAdder Essential’s usual asking price, being a generation behind doesn’t make this deal any less attractive. Razer usually charges a premium for its products, and this is a great way to snag one of its signature comfortable and stylish accessories without having to pay that extra Razer tax.

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.