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Razer - DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with Chroma Lighting - Black

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Target enemies faster with this Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse. Its 16,000 dpi optical sensor provides faster moving speeds, letting you move at different angles with more accuracy, and the customizable Chroma lighting settings let you choose the right color to suit your gaming situation. Battle enemies in comfort with the ergonomic shape and rubber grips of this Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • Razer DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with Chroma Lighting

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (801 out of 820)

    Features


    Razer Chroma customizable lighting

    Discover a whole new level of personalization with 16.8 million colors and many different customizable lighting effects.

    Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable

    This mouse connects to your computer using a USB port.

    True 16,000 dpi resolution

    Equipped with the new esports-grade optical sensor that has true 16,000 dpi and true tracking at 450 ips, the DeathAdder Elite gives you the absolute advantage of having the fastest optical sensor.

    Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons

    This mice is equipped with seven fully-programmable Hyperesponse keys with macro capabilities.

    Razer Mechanical Mouse switches

    These new switches are optimized and tweaked for the fastest response times and for extended durability up to 50 million clicks so you can take out the entire Red Legion and more without any hesitation or worry.

    Gaming ergonomics

    The DeathAdder Elite features the iconic ergonomics that top esports athletes swear by and are proven to stay incredibly comfortable even during those long high-octane battles.

    Textured rubber side grips

    Together with textured rubber side grips, you'll always have complete control of your gameplay.

    Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers

    Works across a wide array of computers.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 820 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comfort over buttons

      Posted
      Nitro
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Comfort over buttons PROS: COMFORT - the main selling point for me on this is it feels great. The top has a brushed feeling to it and your hand slides around on it gleefully, as well as preventing it from getting too cold either like some plastic does. The side, where your thumb goes, also has a nice ribbed textured area that is great for grasping with your thumb to control the mouse. Aesthetics - The snake inspiration is pretty clear to see in the design, as well as the lights on the top. Green is my favorite color though, so I may be a bit biased, but the green really stands out on the black and looks great I think. If lights aren't your thing though, you can turn them off using Razer's software. DPI - It goes up to 6,400 dpi. If you need more than that, I'm jealous, but I have it currently set at 2,200 and that's plenty for me. Software - This is actually a huge selling point for me. Of all of the computer peripherals' software out there, Razer has my favorite. In the software, you can: change lighting, dpi, acceleration, polling rate, and liftoff range. The buttons can be customized, so if you would rather your left button be your right button, assign a key to the side buttons etc. It even has an area for detecting your mousepad and calibrating to it. Good build - Good, but not great. The cord is tethered (like a shoelace) and fairly long and the mouse doesn't feel cheaply made or awkward or anything. But the left button did start to go out after a couple of years so it's not built like a tank or anything either. Weight - Doesn't weigh very much and is easy to grasp. Not quite so light that you whip it around either. Neutral: Not a ton of buttons. There's the scroll wheel which clicks, and two side buttons. However, this could be a pro if a lot of buttons would get in your way. CON: Doesn't automatically ship with every PC which would drastically drive it's price down. Maybe I'm fanboying here, but I really like this mouse. I "claw" my mouse, and it works pretty well for that. I'm also right handed, which is a big help. If you're a lefty, I wouldn't get this unless you can use your right to control the mouse. In that scenario, I would recommend the Taipan. It's got a lot of the same features that makes the DeathAdder fantastic but isn't geared for right-handed people. Happy shopping

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great mouse for right-handed gamers.

      Posted
      Tempest
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Price Note: At the time of this review the Razer DeathAdder Elite is $69.99 ($66 when price matched with another popular website that has two a's in it's name, one of them being a capital). Driver Note: This mouse functions as a plug and play device and comes ready to use out of the box, Razer Synapse is required for all customization options. I bought the Razer DeathAdder Elite after my previous 2 Roccat Kone XTD mice stopped working within a year. Pros: - Simple, ergonomic and precise. A solid choice for all but the biggest hands; - Provides a plethora of customization options that will fit the needs of most gamers, most notably 8 customizable mouse functions and lighting effects; - Includes a 2 year limited Razer Warranty, which can be activated after purchase (Razer ID account and Razer Synapse are required). Cons: - No on-board memory, user settings are saved in the cloud; - No DPI light indicator; - Feels lighter than most gaming mice, which is barely noticeable after an initial transition period. In conclusion, I believe the Razer DeathAdder Elite will be a valuable tool for many gamers. It's a shame Razer didn't add on-board memory to the new model and that will alienate some laptop gamers. If this is your first time buying a gaming mouse I highly recommend you go in-store to get a general idea of the size and features you'll want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      "OK" mouse, horrid software/driver(s)...

      Posted
      SomeGuy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The mouse itself is rather nice. Tracking is spot-on and the LED lighting feature is acceptable (not "over-the-top" or "tacky"). At 16,000 DPI your your onscreen mouse cursor will move faster than Superman, so unless you have the reflexes of a ninja don't plan on using that setting. However, at lower DPI settings the mouse comes into its own and has a comfortable ergonomic feel that is not straining to hold for extended periods of time. Regardless of form and function, it does still feel rather over-priced. It's light-weight and seemingly chintzy plastic shell make it feel "cheap" and the more I had used it the more I pondered why I paid as much as I did for it. When held, the weight of the mouse seems uneven leaving me to wonder if they placed a weight inside it just to give it some heft. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but if you LAN and take your mouse on the go I could not foresee this thing taking the punishment of several unanticipated falls. Yet even with all that stated, it leads me to the next predicament, and one that is the major deal breaker... The Razer Synapse software that is used for this mouse (e.g. to support all its bells and whistles) crashes my computer. Not only does one have to create an account (yeah! an account to manipulate mouse settings) but the mouse and software combination would randomly lock my computer up and force a restart. This situation did not play out for 2 other mice that I've used before and after - Just this one! I have also read of a similar situation online of an individual with the same problem; "Razer Synapse software crashes their computer". Something to be weary of.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Experience

      Posted
      Tofu4ever
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Very nice mouse. It's very good performing, probably the best I have used so far. Tracking is highly accurate. The cable is improved over past mice as it's more flexible and silky to the touch. The left mouse button is in fact better than their previous mice, so they did do something better there. The right mouse button seems like the standard click. The mouse wheel is ok, I think the notches could be more defined to make it a little more crisp. The middle/wheel button is good though. The thumb buttons are not great, I almost always find them to be out of position for how I naturally hold the mouse and this is no exception. They're a little too far forward for my grip style so I don't really use them... Mouse weight is just slightly light and easy to control. I prefer a bit more weight to really have a good feel for the mouse. Mouse glides well enough and is stable but I think if it had more contact surface it would have better feel. I like the look of the mouse versus the standard mouse and it has a pastel lighting scheme which nicely matches the white body. The texture on the mouse is smooth but tactile. Grey rubber inserts on the sides provide nice traction for a claw style grip. Overall I'm satisfied and I feel that I got one of the best mice you can get for the money I spent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good not great

      Posted
      blizzgmx
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I don't like how razer forces you to use their software to change settings instead of providing on-board memory like almost every other major peripheral brand at this price range. The razer software is not reliable. The feel of this mouse is quite nice in hand, but the buttons are a little light to the touch compared to other mice from other brands that I prefer over this one. examples(rival 310, g403, rival 600, g900). The one thing I really like about this mouse is the shape, it is my favorite shape, but the light clicks and software issues trump the shape of the mouse unfortunately for me. Razer cuts costs not putting a board inside their hardware to store settings, they instead use software for this, which means the mouse settings revert to default when you use the mouse on other computers not configured with the razer synapse software, so they should also lower the price of their products in my opinion. If they fixed the button clicks and put on board memory into their expensive mice, then they might be considered a top name brand for more than just their aesthetics.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great brand, bad experience

      Posted
      RockyJack
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Purchased this expensive mouse after reading reviews online. Purchased at Best Buy because of its availability in stores locally and because the store prices are actually cheaper than online or on the Razer site. Unfortunately, the mouse stopped working after fifteen minutes. The Razer software was already installed on my Windows 7 system and the mouse was initially recognized by the Razer software. After the mouse stopped working, my system refused to recognize the mouse even after I uninstalled and reinstalled the Razer software. Several attempts to get the mouse recognized by starting and restarting my laptop proved not to help either. Finally, I returned the DeathAdder mouse to Best Buy and exchanged it for the more expensive Mamba TE mouse which has worked without issue for several weeks. I recall that there were a few notes in reviews of Razer mice that did not work out of the box but most of the online reviews are positive. If you're reading this review prior to buying a Razer mouse don't let the tiny possibility of a bad experience discourage you. Overall, Razer products are a great buy for serious gamers.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DeathAdder Elite

      Posted
      Reviewer
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      I like it, but it reminded me that we competitive gamers have to take mouse size and shape and our grip style into very serious consideration before purchase. I'm 5'8" with average sized hands and the mouse is too large for me to be totally accurate and optimally comfortable. I bought a Zowie FK1 and it's much more manageable and comfortable to me, though in retrospect perhaps I should have gotten the smaller FK2. Personal experience aside, it has a quality build, feels nice, grips well, and the sensor is the best in the market at the moment, as it is a Razer-modified version of the nearly flawless PMW3366. The only flaw that could possibly affect some is that, in order to modify DPI and other settings, you have to be connected to the internet and have the software program open. Do some research and be sure you'll have some wiggle room if you use a claw grip like me, otherwise you as well may prefer a smaller mouse.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent gaming mouse and then some

      Posted
      Firegraff
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      i always have enjoyed razer for their gear,and this i can even agree is good even if one doesnt be a hardcore gamer. the controls are simple compared to other mouse in the same styling (not as many extra keys,just two on the thumb guard and two under the scroll wheel), yet you can still optimize all the buttons to aid in any project you use via razer's synapse program. what i feel is really great is where you can precicely set up the DPI speeds to any sensitivity,which is great if you need a little precision with any art programs, or you were playing an FPS shooter and need that added speed to turn around. to be honest,i didnt need the chroma lighting but after messing with it,i do like that one could change its style to give their computer desk a little flair. i wouldnt suggest this to anyone who is heavy with gamepad controls versus keyboard controls but it definately is a decent mouse for anyone who wants a simple gaming mouse,or just a mouse with a bit of customization.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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