Razer DeathAdder Chroma – Gaming Mouse Review

Razer DeathAdder Chroma

Razer DeathAdder Chroma
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Style

7.0/10

Features

7.0/10

Quality

9.0/10

Comfort

9.0/10

Price

8.0/10

Pros

  • Reasonable Price
  • Contours
  • Highly Customisable

Cons

  • Software
  • No On-board Memory
A rustic yet comfortable mouse which remains as an important tool in the arsenal.

Style

The Razer DeathAdder Chrome is a gaming mouse shaped with all gamers in mind. Its dimensions sit at 5(L) x 2.76(W) x 1.73(H) inches while the mouse possesses a hard but smooth plastic shell with rubber grips on the sides, as well as the scroll wheel.

The size of the mouse aids the palm nicely without introducing any unnecessary strain on the wrist. The front of the mouse is composed perfectly for finger space with a dip on either mouse-key to combat fingers from slipping off the surface, especially with jerking movements or sweaty palms associated with clutch situations in CSGO.

Features

The mouse has five-buttons in total which includes the standard right and left click buttons, with the scroll wheel offering up as an additional third button. The other two are situated on the left side of the mouse, which are programmable. The buttons on the side do not feel out of place and were created to function in a similar fashion to the left and right click buttons.

The IR Optical Sensor offers an outstanding 10,000 dpi allowing for greater sensitivity when moving the mouse. This kind of DPI practically negates all input-lag between mouse movements meaning that actions are accurate.

This specific branded mouse includes software which allows for customisation of functions and colours on the mouse. The software used for customisation of features and colours, synapse, offers many options concerning sensor sensitivity, user profiles for shared devices and colour displays.

Razer DeathAdder Chroma Review - Synapse

Quality

The mouse performed well during matches mainly due to all of its positive features  and comfortable design. The design plays a large part in matching your hand movements, as does the high DPI sensor, with both catering for small and precise movements to improve accuracy. The ergonomic design allows for long hours of gameplay while protecting your wrists from pains and strains.

CSGO is notorious for the changes of pace each round, where one round could demand a standard spray down from a few yards away, with next round involving a barrage of enemies piling on you requiring a quick spray transfer one after another or perhaps headshot taps from 50 feet, but the Razer DeathAdder Chroma dealt well with all of these instances and requirements.

One potential drawback with the DeathAdder Chroma is introduced through the two programmable buttons on the left-side. It could be felt that there is simply not enough extra options. These buttons could be used for quick DPI changes based on the gun being used or preferences at the time. The lack of buttons means that options are somewhat limited. Apart from the lack of buttons, the Razer DeathAdder Chroma remains highly versatile in terms of casual use away from gaming.

Comfort

Without the design being groundbreaking, the mouse is very comfortable. The sleek contours  allow perfectly for palm-gripping while the surface keeps the hand’s features in place even during those sweaty clutch rounds. Ergonomic considerations are presented in the form of grooved left and right click buttons, with a slightly raised palm and textured pads improving grip.

The  smooth movement makes flicking and general aiming easy while remaining an effective tool out of game too. Hours of use do not result in aches or pains either with the ergonomic considerations being apparent and supporting the wrists through a variation for activities.

The mouse is flexible for many grip-types like “palm” and “claw”. The mouse demonstrated its effectiveness in conjunction with a palm-grip. The mouse’s contours provided excellent support for palm-grip gamers while short attempts at using the mouse claw-grip also proved effective.

Razer DeathAdder Chroma Review - Contours

Verdict

The Razer DeathAdder Chroma is not a mouse expected to be at the high end of gaming mice and yet it contains all the necessary positives to do just that. Although it is not a massive “improvement” on Razer’s previous entry, the DeathAdder, nor does it provide an inordinate amount of new features, the DeathAdder Chroma  is a highly rustic option which still provides the necessities appropriately to support players of many games, but mostly an FPS like CSGO.

The price of a Razer DeathAdder Chroma ranges between £50 and £70 and is largely justified by its high performance and suitability to satisfy gamer’s needs and expectations. It is a fantastic option for all users due to its simplicity, extra buttons, considered ergonomic design and customisation options. It is a hugely viable option for CSGO players proven by the rate this bare-bones option is used by professional players. This fact alone should ease any worries brought up by the “lack” of extra buttons.