Razer DeathAdder Chroma Quick Review
We’ve tried a lot of different kinds of mice in the last several years. After a long search we ended up with the Razer Starcraft II Spectre mouse. Not only were we fans of the Starcraft franchise, we also loved the ergonomic build, responsiveness, and over-all design of the mouse. It spoke to the gamer in us and we ended up using it for well over 4 years. However after 4 years, the mouse finally started to die, hehe. Left click was no longer responsive and we knew we had to put the bad boy into our gadget graveyard already so it can go to the big gadget haven up in the sky. After a lot of research and testing, we went to Datablitz and bought a Razer DeathAdder Chroma mouse and it is by far the best mouse we’ve ever used. Period.
The Razer DeathAdder Chroma is a refresh of the previous and highly successful Razer DeathAdder. There are significant changes to the build that are worth mentioning but over-all it preserves the best things about the original DeathAdder while improving it.
So what’s so good about it? It boils down to the design. The Razer DeathAdder Chroma is simply a joy to use because it is so easy to use. The ergonomic build can adapt to either a claw or paw type of hold on the mouse. The smooth matte finish is also cool and pleasant to the fingers and the palm. The rubberized grips on the sides makes it non-slippable as well. As with other Razer mice, the responsiveness is topnotch, which is critical for gamers.
Unlike the more expensive Razer mice, the DeathAdder also makes an attempt to keep things simple. There are just two additional buttons on the side which you can program via the Razer Synapse Software (you download it and install on your PC). The same software lets you adjust the responsiveness, color pattern, and even track heat maps (beta) while gaming.
For the Chroma version, you can change the color and how it is displayed of the Razer logo and the mouse wheel. Using the Razer Synapse software you can have it at one static color, breath slowly with one color (on and off), or cycle across different colors in the spectrum (fade in and fade out). Our favorite is just the spectrum cycling.
Truth be told the color is pure gimmick and it doesn’t really add anything to your gaming experience. However it’s not a bad add-on since it gives your mouse more personality compared to the usual boring mice out in the market. You can also synchronize it with your other Razer Chroma gear so they display the same color and pattern at the same time. There are Chroma versions for the Razer Black Widow Keyboard and the Kraken Headphones as well.
Oh, another awesome thing about the Razer DeathAdder Chroma? It just sells for Php3,500 in Datablitz. It won’t leave a burning hole in your bank account and it will probably last you around 4-5 years. We super highly recommend this mouse and we think you guys will love it just as much as we do. It’s not really just for gamers, it’s for everyone who find themselves on the computer for extended periods of time.