Creativity can reach a limit, and Razer is either suffering from this condition or decided that one expression of its creativity deserves to be promoted more and further than others.
We are, of course, referring to the DeathAdder mouse, which Razer created and began shipping some time ago.
Having found it to be one of those devices quite popular among gamers, spyware speculation
aside, it decided to just update it and move on.
"We didn’t want to fix anything that wasn’t broken," said Robert 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."
A right-handed peripheral, DeathAdder
is a lot less segmented than things like, say, the Ouroboros.
Then again, Razer didn't exactly design it as an MMO-optimized mouse (massively multiplayer online game), so there is no need for large keypads and macros.
That said, the new DeathAdder has built-in textured rubber grips (they were not available on the first model), as well as support for the Synapse 2.0 software that caused the aforementioned spyware rumors (Razer has since denied them
The most important upgrade, however, is to the sensor: the 3.5 G laser sensor has been replaced by a 4G sensor. Thus, the resolution is of 6400 dpi now.
Essentially, it all means that Razer DeathAdder can be very sensitive to movements, or not at all, depending on preference. Adjustable responsiveness settings make sure the mouse is to everyone's taste.
Synapse 2.0 will even store the configuration in the cloud, permitting immediate adjustment when the mouse is connected to another PC (assuming Synapse 2.0 is installed there as well). Those interested in the updated peripheral will have to cough up around $70 or 55-70 Euro.