Razer released the Death Adder Black Edition some time back, so today we’re going to take a look and see if it’s still relevant in today’s standard. It shares the same design with the regular Death Adder like the shape, size and button placements. It really suits palm grip style users like me (Ariff). The difference is in the finish. It has a matte black and grey design that is much stealthier and grippier. Matte finishes always appeal to me as I don’t have to worry about taking care of the surface too much.
The click buttons have a light and fast actuation and an indentation for the button surface that naturally guides your fingers back into the same position every time. The side grips is not rubberised and they do get slippery when my hand gets sweaty. Especially for the side where my pinky and ring finger sit. The side buttons are nice to click and they’re in a decent position that is easy to reach. Though I find it pushes my thumb loser to the gliding surface than I’d liked. Moving on to the bottom. Here’s we get a glossy and shiny finish overall as opposed to the matte finish of the top and sides. The sensor is a 3.5g infrared sensor that tops out at 3500 DPI. Considered low to most in today’s standard but in practical use, it’s not an issue. There are 3 Teflon pads that are kinda small and the mouse doesn’t glide the way I’d like as I don’t use a mouse pad. The glossy bottom gets scratched really easily for me as I travel a lot and don’t use a mouse pad.
In today’s standard, this mouse really isn’t bad as it seems to be. It’s comfortable mouse to use and the DPI is really quite usable especially for casual adventure games. For CS:GO & MOBA players though, they might find it inadequate. Overall, this a good mouse, it look sleek and most importantly, it’s comfortable to use. So, if you’re a person whom just wants a cool looking working gaming mouse that doesn’t cost very much from Razer, this is still a good choice.