Although I’m not a serious computer gamer, I’ve long been a fan of gaming mice for general purpose mousing, finding them typically more rugged, ergonomically comfortable to use, and precise—especially for graphic arts and other tasking where high resolution accuracy is important. And, of course, if you are a competitive gamer, the advantages of high performance mousing are obvious.
Gaming gear specialists Razer have announced their new Razer Mamba, featuring what is claimed to be the world’s most precise gaming mouse sensor, plus Razer’s proprietary Adjustable Click Force Technology, and industry-leading gaming grade wired/wireless technology.
These latest iterations of the Razer Mamba family are successors to one of the world’s leading wired/wireless gaming mice, now with a new 5G laser sensor that is capable of tracking up to an astonishing 16,000 DPI, and optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions. Razer claims their 5G laser sensor is also the world’s most precise—able to track in up to 1 DPI increments (as opposed to the current industry standard of 50 DPI increments). The next generation gaming mouse sensor is also able to track lift-off / cut-off distances as precisely as 0.1 mm, reducing on-screen jitter so your aim stays on target even as you move, and designed to be an extension of your natural hand movement.
Razer’s latest gaming mouse model also features the company’s patent-pending Adjustable Click Force Technology. One of the most important characteristics affecting gaming mouse performance and feel is the click force, and in the past, gamers have had to adapt to a mouse’s click force or be compelled to search through a multitude of mice and switches to find the perfect mouse button click force to suit their personal taste.
However, Razer’s revolutionary new Adjustable Click Force Technology feature allows gamers to freely adjust the level of click force needed to activate the left and right mouse buttons, ranging from distinct clicks for high accuracy actions such as sniping in FPS games, to lighter presses when rapid fire action is needed for MOBA games. The Razer Mamba’s Adjustable Click Force Technology is capable of up to 504° turn, providing users with a total of 14 distinct choices to set their signature click feel for a more personalized gameplay.
“The original Razer Mamba was launched six years ago and, even today, is the gold standard for a wireless gaming grade mouse,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer’s co-founder and CEO. “Our enhancements to the Razer Mamba with the most precise laser sensor and the revolutionary Adjustable Click Force Technology, together with the industry leading gaming grade wired/wireless technology, leave us ahead of the curve when it comes to gaming mice.”
Also launching is Razer’s Mamba Tournament Edition wired gaming mouse, specifically designed for eSports athletes. Featuring the same precise gaming mouse sensor, ergonomic form factor, and advanced Chroma customizable lighting as the wireless Razer Mamba, the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition incorporates the best mouse elements an eSports athlete needs to dominate in tournament play.
Both new mice join the Razer Chroma line of devices, which includes an array of mice, keyboards and a headset. Each Chroma enabled product comes with the option of 16.8 million customizable lighting colors and a range of effects through Razer’s cloud-based hardware configurator: Razer Synapse. Razer Synapse also allows the Razer Mamba and Razer Mamba TE to sync lighting colors and effects with other Chroma enabled devices for a coordinated effect.
Additionally, the publicly available Razer Chroma coding SDK allows game developers worldwide to directly interact with Chroma enabled devices, displaying lighting effects directly on the peripherals for a more immersive experience to gameplay. Interested parties can find more information at developer.razerzone.com/chroma/.