Razer unveils DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse

September 28, 2016 | 10:04

Tags: #chroma #deathadder #gaming-mouse #switches

Companies: #omron #razer

Razer has announced the latest revision of its DeathAdder mouse design, and it's taking aim firmly at the top end of the market with what it has subtly and modestly dubbed the Razer DeathAdder Elite.

Based, as the name suggests, on the company's existing DeathAdder design, the Razer DeathAdder Elite is claimed by the company to offer a range of improvements over its predecessors. The first comes in the form of the use of Razer's own mechanical switches, developed in partnership with noted button-maker Omron and offering a boosted durability rating over standard Omron switches at 50 million clicks alongside what Razer claims is optimisation to reduce response times. The button layout is further tweaked with improvements to the tactility of the scroll wheel and buttons to switch the sensor's resolution setting.

The sensor, too, is new. Razer describes the DeathAdder Elite's sensor as a 5G Optical Sensor, and claims it has a peak resolution of 16,000 dots per inch (DPI) and a 450 inches per second (IPS) tracking rate, alongside resolution accuracy of 99.4 percent - something the company claims is a first in the market, though how noticeable a small tweak in accuracy is during usage is questionable.

Naturally, the mouse also includes the same Chroma software-controlled lighting system as found on the earlier DeathAdder Chroma, allowing for the choice of 16.7 million colours and synchronisation between peripherals and even integration within games. The mouse includes seven buttons overall, comes with a 2.1 metre braided USB cable, measures 127mm x 70mm x 44mm and weighs approximately 105g.

Razer has confirmed the DeathAdder Elite will launch in the UK on October 17th with pre-orders available from today on its own webstore priced at £69.99, with more details available on the official product page.
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