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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost great

    Posted
    Capshroud
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Not being a gamer I had a different reason than most for trying the Razer Mamba. I do a lot of graphics and CADD work which require precision and comfort beyond what a basic mouse offers. I also wanted to see if the customization available with a gaming mouse would be useful in the programs I use. So far I’m very pleased with the results. It came attractively but not over packaged. Included are the mouse, a small wireless dongle, a six-foot high quality, braided USB cable, and an adapter allowing the wireless receiver to be connected to the USB cable for extended range. The USB cable is also for wired use and charging. The micro USB end is specifically shaped to fit the mouse, and typical micro USB cables don’t fit. When you first connect the mouse, you will be required to create or sign into a Razer account and then you can download the Razer software. Synapse is the main control and configuration program for the Mamba and other Razer products. There’s a chroma module which controls the mouse lighting effects, and a Phillips Hue module which can sync your room's lights. It’s all quite razzle-dazzle for gamers who want their mouse, keyboard and room lights to flash and pulse together with endless choices, but it’s not my deal. The Synapse controls everything … button assignment, performance, lighting, calibration, power, macros, and profiles. The Mamba can store four unique profiles internally and on the cloud. In each profile, all buttons (other than #1 left) can be assigned any function you please. There are four additional buttons beyond the standard left, right, wheel, and wheel click. Additionally, each profile can have both a primary assignment and a second “Hypershift” assignment for buttons. That’s a lot of choices. Two additional features made the Mamba powerful and useful for me … macros and linked games (any program can be linked). The macro generator is nearly unlimited. It can record button presses, keyboard entries, mouse movement, timing, etc. The macros are assignable to any mouse button, so you can set up a profile for a specific program with specialized tasks. The linked feature allows you to define what programs automatically trigger a particular profile. There’s a button on the bottom of the mouse to manually toggle profiles as well. These are sizeable programs and appear to use about 100 MB of ram when loaded without the Phillips module. Of course, it functions perfectly as a very nice wireless mouse without any of the Razer software. Beyond the programming aspect, I found the Mamba to be light, comfortable, and precise. The resolution is amazing and can be set as high as 16,000 dpi. I love the wireless connection which eliminates any cord binding up as you work, and there’s no lag of any kind. The battery life is called out as 50 hours, and that appears to be reasonable or even conservative for my use so far. At this point, it’s doing everything I hoped. Great product. PS: I’m knocking a star off my rating for a very bad experience when a Synapse upgrade was pushed out. The software would not restart and put me in an endless loop of signing on, registering, and other dead ends. I removed and reinstalled the software to no avail. Finally, I uninstalled all the Razer software and used Device Manager to delete the USB composite devices (drivers) installed for the mouse. The process then started over again as a new device. After signing in, downloading and installing all the modules it finally worked. To Razer’s credit, my profiles were automatically downloaded and functioned. However, this wasted a couple of hours of my time to get back to square one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love, love, love

    Posted
    blah
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I must admit, I wasn't sure about this mouse, but wow, am I impressed. I have a desktop PC and a laptop, and as great as the mouse looks and feels, the fact that I have a different profile via the Razer Synapse software, you can have different profiles for various computers. What gets saved with those profiles? Basically everything. Your DPI settings, RGB color settings, macro settings for games, and more. This is awesome. So on my desktop PC I have an amber colored backlit keyboard from Logitech. So in the Synapse software I have changed the color on the mouse to match the keyboard light color. On my Alienware R13 laptop, I have a blue backlit color light setup, so I changed it in the Synapse profile to have this mouse follow suit. As soon as you connect the mouse, either wired, or wireless, it just knows you are connected to that specific computer automatically, and follows those settings . Awesome! Razer really thought of the design of this thing too. The bottom of the mouse holds the wireless USB adapter when you are on the go. They also include a very long micro USB cable for charging the mouse. You can charge the mouse and use it at the same time. What is really great is they also included an adapter, so that you can use this same cable to extend where your wireless USB receiver to somewhere you can access it from very easily. I have it setup this way, so that when I am home on my desktop PC, I don't have to go behind my PC to pull the USB receiver out to use it on my laptop. I just leave that long cable plugged in with the adapter, and it just sits on my desktop. When I am ready to go mobile, just unplug the USB receiver, and boom ready to go. The performance of this mouse is great too. This is my first wireless mouse and I honestly cannot tell the difference compared to the performance of my previous favorite mouse, the Logitech G502. I would even say, that this mouse is actually more comfortable. Game performance was stellar too. No lag at all!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse-that tracks your every gesture

    Posted
    EAR1965
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Razer Mamba Wireless: What’s in the box: - Mouse - Wireless adapter - Custom fabric USB cable - Wireless extension connector I started it up with the cable, since it needs to charge first. Battery life is supposed to be almost 50 hours. The initial DPI (dot per inch) setting was WAY too twitchy for normal PC apps, but the two extra buttons in the center let you adjust that, by default. The feel in the hand was good (for me – I have large hands). This mouse in on the heavier side, but lighter than, for example, the Corsair Dark Core mouse. The two thumb buttons are easy to use. If you’re left-handed, you could probably use them with your 4th and 5th fingers (it felt a little awkward when I tried doing that with my left hand, but then I’m not left-handed). The mouse has low-friction glide pads on the bottom, which resulted in occasional drags when I wanted a click, but that might just be me. So then I wanted to customize the mouse. Guess what, this mouse requires an online account! As far as I can tell, there is no way to run the customization software without getting a Razer account first. This might be of value to someone who wants a full lights-and-sound experience on their gaming systems, but I just want to add keystroke macros for the additional buttons. I’m knocking off a star for this – I shouldn’t be forced to get an account to use a MOUSE! Why did they make this design decision, hmm… the privacy policy implies that they may collect your individual patterns of keystrokes and mouse gestures. Did you know that (as reported recently), your mouse gestures are as individualized (and identifiable) as your fingerprints? Once logged on, the Synapse software was reasonably easy to use, and in a few minutes I had one left-side button set for CTRL-Z (undo) and the other set to pop up the Windows calculator. (Just to try out the options.) Setting up the CTRL-Z macro was easy enough, though I spent some time wading through all the Chroma features first. Clicking the CRTL key gives you two entries in the macro list, key down and key up; clicking the “Z” gives you two more. They don’t end up in the right order, because you want CTRL down, Z down, Z up, CTRL up, but then you can drag them around to where you want them. So yay, it passed my little mildly difficult macro test. Finally I plugged in the wireless adapter (it's well hidden under a door in the bottom of the mouse), and did a little range test. It easily reached the whole room, just stuck in the top of my tower, so then I went into the next room, about 8 m away. Yup! Down a floor? Yup! Down two floors and 15 m away? No, but it would have been silly if that'd worked. So it has plenty of range. So in conclusion – Good hand feel, good switch action, lots of speed when you want it, great range and looks, easy enough to customize. But why force users to get a Razer account? Grr.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More Razer Greatness

    Posted
    DotNetJon
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I'm a big fan of wireless mice, so this mouse is an awesome addition to my gaming setup! One thing I love about Razer accessories is how the lighting syncs up with your other Razer accessories as soon as you connect it. You can then use the Razer Synapse software to customize each device pretty much any way you like. This mouse is rechargeable, and comes with a mouse cord that disconnects from the front underside of the mouse and connects to the wireless receiver when you are using it as a wireless mouse, and when you need to recharge, you simply disconnect the wireless adapter from the cord, and plug the cord into the mouse, so that you can continue using it as a wired mouse while it charges, so zero downtime with this mouse! The connector is form fitted so it plugs in nice and snug and doesn't interfere with the movement of the mouse. The charge time is about 5-6 hours on a standard USB port, so it does take a while. While playing Path of Exile, which is really mouse intensive a full charge lasts me about 3 days. The mouse feels and looks great. It fits really good in the hand and glides really smooth on the mouse pad. It's fairly light, but has a quality feel to it. The right and left mouse buttons have a decent amount of resistance, so accidental clicks are controlled pretty well, and the form of the mouse makes it so your finger tips aren't resting heavy on them. Very comfortable for long gaming sessions! With the Razer Synapse software, you can configure pretty much every aspect of this mouse to your liking. Every button can be configured configured and remapped to perform macros, keyboard functions, change the lighting, change sensitivity, launch programs, etc... The mouse sensitivity can be set from 100 dpi all the way up to 16000 dpi, and has a setting called Sensitivity Stages where you can configure 1-5 different dpi stages that you can switch between using the top 2 mouse buttons, or you can disable this feature so the mouse is always in a specific dpi setting. The mouse allows for profile switching up to 5 different profiles with different settings that can be switched between using a button on the underside of the mouse. There is a little LED light that indicates which profile you are in by the color of the light. The user manual can be found here https://dl.razer.com/master-guides/RazerSynapse3/MAMBAWIRELESS-00000115-en.pdf if you want to see all the technical specifications in all their glory :) So far extremely happy with this new addition to my gaming rig! Would definitely recommend this to any gamer looking for a great wireless gaming mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good gaming mouse with cool features

    Posted
    Bjm24
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I was impressed with the Razer Mamba Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB lighting. The device is molded black, comfortably shaped for the hand, and comes with six mouse buttons and a scroll wheel. The scroll wheel and a clear tattoo graphic located at the heel of the mouse, both contain see-through trim that display colored lighting. The lights and button functions are adjustable using the Razer Central software application that is installed on the computer. The Razer application provides features for the Razer mouse as well as other supported Razer gaming products, such as keyboard. The Razer mouse can be either wired or wireless. There is a detachable USB cord that serves to charge the mouse’s batteries while connecting the mouse to the laptop. Wireless connectivity is then provided using a USB dongle which is stored behind a panel under the mouse when not being used. The Razer Central software enables you to customize the buttons on the mouse. By default the left side mounted buttons work forward and back in your Internet browser. Along the top of the mouse are two buttons that allow you to increase or decrease mouse sensitivity DPI on the fly. The scroll wheel can be used to wheel scroll up and down, or perform a scroll-click (hold) and then move web pages up and down by dragging the mouse. The mouse also includes the standard left and right click buttons. There’s options in the software to enable a turbo feature on any mouse button, for multi click action. You can increase or decrease the number of clicks provided on the Turbo feature. You can also adjust the lighting features in the application, so that you rotate through multiple colors, various patterns, and how the lights turn on and off based on your needs. Razer provides good support on their web site and updates through their installed application. I found that the product was really good, and will help for gaming as well as the casual user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Wireless Gaming Mouse from Razer

    Posted
    k1zit
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This mouse ended up replacing my Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse. It has one MAJOR thing going for it that the G pro wireless doesn't...it is not a victim of the notorious double clicking issue that is plaguing the G pro wireless. I've been using this mouse for about 3 weeks now with no hiccups. It has been a very solid mouse with great accuracy, great traction and gliding, and a very nice ergonomic shape and feel.I especially like the included rubber side grips. Has made the world of a difference when playing twitch shooters. It is also a friggin' tank!! I have accidentally dropped this mouse twice from a decent height and it has hit the floor and my desk pretty hard and came out unscathed both times. I've also been enjoying the razer synapse software. It is so incredibly intuitive that I find myself making more and more custom modifications with binding functions to keys, changing RGB lighting, changing sensitivity stages, brightness levels, etc. The only three things I would change about this mouse are: 1. For my particular hand I wish it was a bit smaller form factor for more a claw grip 2. For a premium wireless product, I wish it came with a bit more accessories like the previous wireless mamba that came with a nice stand (however, the included charging cable and wireless usb dongle that attaches to it is of highest quality) 3. I wish the battery lasted a bit longer. This is one feature where the logitech G pro wireless was unrivaled. I could easily go over a full week without charging that mouse whereas with the razer mamba wireless I have to charge around every 3 or 4 days. In conclusion, Ive gamed a lot with this mouse and couldnt be any happier with its tracking capabilities, accuracy, and overall performance. With the top of the line 5g optical sensor, the performance easily rivals or outperforms some of the high end wired gaming mice on the market. It has yet to let me down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Buggy Software

    Posted
    DarthNeyehilus
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is really a 4.5 star review. Overall, the Razer Mamba Wireless is a great mouse. The sensor and battery life are exceptional, with the battery lasting a solid 35-hours throughout the week (staying true to Razer's claim of 40). Setup is quick and easy, the USB dongle connected right to my mouse. In order to use the RGB lighting effects (which are subtle), you'll need to install the Razer Synapse 3 (more on that later.) Build feels good overall, and no loose clicks or button presses. Scroll wheel could be better, but nothing to scoff at. The only real cons that come with this mouse are the switch build quality, and the buggy Razer Synapse 3 software. Don't get me wrong, when everything works, it's seamless. The problem is that the it's smooth about 80% of the time. Who wants to deal with software problems with their mouse? Issues I've faced include profiles not saving, having to uninstall and reinstall (three times since having the mouse), and even reached out to Razer support about the issues. Support is great, thankfully, so know that they'll take care of you should you need it. At the end of the day, it's a great mouse that should last awhile, and the software should get better over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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

    This is an excellent wireless mouse. It's extremely responsive and comfortable to use for hours at a time. Coming from a Logitech G502 I was worried about losing the extra buttons, but honestly other than the sniper button, I don't really notice anything missing (and of course this functionality can be improvised through the synapse software). The lighting effects are also cool enough (even though they're covered by my hand 90% of the time) and I like that it can be synced up with other Razer products. As far as wireless performance goes, I really don't notice any difference compared to a wired mouse. Additionally, the battery life is pretty great. It charges easily overnight and then lasts for a few days which doesn't leave much to complain about. I will note though, that wireless charging would've been a nice option for this mouse, especially considering that the charging port is pretty narrow and I've only been able to get the included charger to fit so far which is a little inconvenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    dlowen
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    When it comes to shopping for gaming mice the most important thing is latency. You want a mouse that will not take away from playing your games. That is why in the past wireless mice were not considered for gaming because there is to much lag. However, there are some great wireless gaming mice on the market and this being one of them. I have tested other wireless gaming mice before and this one stands out for a few reasons. It has a cable that can easily be integrated and make it a wired mouse if you feel that the wireless is not good enough. The next great feature is that it offers RGB lighting like most gaming computers do. This can be customized using a downloadable program. The last great feature is the included internal battery so that you never have to worry about replacing batteries. The only downside I believe this mouse has is the feel. It feels cheap plastic. The other downside is there is not very many button but it does give it a very simple and practical look. Overall I believe this is a great mouse for anyone looking for a wireless gaming mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Was Skeptical but Awesome Mouse!

    Posted
    EXWOLF
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse has been perfect for all my computer related needs so far. If I am gaming on my Laptop I will use this mouse because of its wireless capabilities and it's great battery life. The sensitivity can be adjusted to your needs and since I have a moderate reaction time I don't have it too high but it's perfect for my needs. The RGB lighting is a nice added touch especially when gaming in the dark and I love that there are not too many customize able buttons because I can never keep track of what buttons do what. The grip on this mouse is moderate but the feel is definitely great even for my small hands. The response time for a wireless mouse is exceptional in my opinion and I would recommend this to any gamer whether beginning or experienced. I use it often for gaming but also for things relating to work. Since the buttons can be programmed I can create certain macros that allow me to be more efficient on my spreadsheets and not just my gaming. This mouse has definitely been a beast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wired/wireless mouse

    Posted
    HoMi3
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I must say that this mouse holds its own pretty well. Razer is known for making some good gaming peripherals and this mouse ties right in with everything else Razer has to offer in its lineup. This mouse isn't for everyone. It is a fairly big mouse that may or may not be convenient to throw into a backpack with your laptop. Plus you have to test it out to see if it fits in your hand just right. For my medium sized hands, it is pretty comfortable. 16,000 DPI is no joke either, it flies across the screen if you let it. Chroma lighting built into the mouse is also pretty cool for those RGB gamers out there. For those that are looking into a good replacement mouse to either their laptop or desktop, look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't talk about my Mamba!

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

    I am an office professional by day and a professional gamer/streamer by night. I have big hands and demanded a mouse that didn't feel like tinkerbell made it with some elves in a workshop somewhere in China. 16K DPI is total overkill for my needs, but the wireless connectivity and zero latency make it viable to use even during the most competitive situations without cords to hold you down. There are nice rubber slits running along the side which give you a little extra grip so your mouse never goes flying across your desk (unless someone forgot to revive you). Overall, great build quality with tactile feel. Razer RGB lighting also offers a unique look to your workstation or at-home gaming rig.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Precise, great feel, not too flashy

    Posted
    Mike
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The thing that impresses me the most about this mouse, is the subtlety that you can have in the lighting (or lack there of, if you choose). The Synapse software worked great, very easy to set up the mouse and different profiles. Wireless performance is flawless and you have the ability to run a corded setup if you'd like, the cable for charging also doubles as an extender to plug the wireless receiver in. One thing that I was unable to test out was the the profile matching throughout the Razer lineup of devices, as the Mamba Wireless is the only Razer peripheral I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless gaming mouse

    Posted
    mibeal
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I use a lot of different mice trying to find the right fit. I really am enjoying this one. It has a good feel and I have fairly large hands. RGB whats not to love. Speaking of RGB it can also sync up with corsair logitech RGB products if you have mixed peripherals. Its quite simple two side buttons, dpi changer up top which is pretty standard nowadays. I would say pick this up if you want a no frills wireless mouse. Setup was simple razer software will auto download and install upon inserting the usb dongle. Came with a usb wire extender as well for proper dongle placement. I would like to see more buttons added to be considered an actual gaming mouse but I consider it a no frill solid option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

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

    I've had this mouse for a couple months now. It has a very nice feel and sleek design with decent RGB. Which is not over the top so I like it very much. It has a pretty decent battery life for things like productivity. As far as gaming, i suggest having the charge cord handy. Its not awful by any means, but for someone who spends an entire day gaming, might have to charge it once. At least by the end of the session. No delay really, at least none that I've noticed. You can change the DPI on the fly which is handy. Probably not the best for the price, but definitely a good product so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice backup

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

    I only use this mouse when I'm being more lazy than usual and game from my bed. So far, after a month, it works great, and the battery life is stellar with the RGB turned way down and power save mode set at 5 minutes. Like I said though, I only use it for couch/bed gaming. I wish it had a clutch but it's really no biggie. Any button can be mapped to whatever one likes. Smaller hands may not like it. It's a medium size mouse. Not big or small. Is it worth $100? I'm not sure. For some yes, for others probably not. Nothing ever beats a wired connection, but for those lazy nights it's great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Garbage. Do not buy this thing... Total Junk.

    Posted
    TwistedHighway
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Feels cheap after a few weeks of using it. The left mouse button doesn't work sometimes or it randomly double clicks. Battery life is non-existent. If you try to game wireless the battery might last an hour. Speed change button is so sensitive if you even bump it the mouse speed changes. Can't lock and leave it. The software doesn't turn off the light like it says it supposed to when it goes idle. Pretty lights... That's about it... Oh and you can't 'really' turn it off. There is a button but it doesn't work like you think it might.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More advanced than me...

    Posted
    Kris
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I don't have the technical knowledge or tools available to accurately get into the specifics of the Mamba's capabilities but I can't imagine you'd need more in a mouse. The dashboard is easy to understand and the number of customization options is mind-boggling. I know about computers but never paid much attention to the mouse I was using. The Mamba fits my slightly larger than average hand perfectly. Scrolling is super smooth and button response is instantaneous. Overall fit and finish is top notch. Can think of anything else I could ask for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    Hom3townH3ro
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I've gone through a few gaming mice over the years and this is my favorite. The option to use it wireless or wired is huge. The rechargeable battery is amazing. Even the customizable LED scheme is super cool. I've got it paired with a HP Omen mechanical keyboard and while they haven't made me a smarter and stronger player they definitely remove any blame I can place on my equipment. Highly recommend for anyone serious about PC gaming especially online and competitive. Price isn't very high either. The dollar for dollar value is incredible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Mac Support

    Posted
    Sash
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    If you have a Mac DO NOT buy this mouse. Synapse 3 has no support for Mac and no availability in sight . No way to customize the mouse. Thats how you lose a customer base by releasing new products that you can only customize on Windows. Lancehead and the previous version of Mamba all are supported on Synapse 2, this mouse isn't. Developers could've made a web emulator that you can customize online, but NO that doesn't exist either. At this stage of the game to release products with no Mac support is shocking. Steer clear of this if you have a Mac.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend