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RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Joseph C.
  • 12/20/2014 3:12:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor Quality

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: It was simple to configure macros using Razer Synapse.

Lasted a year with only minor problems
Only failed after two years.

Cons: I purchased this production two years ago for 49.99$ without a sale or deal. Seeing it not for 20$ more is concerning given its poor quality. Not to say that all of Razer's products are of poor quality, but the DeathAdder specifically.

After the first year, the only problem I encountered was the scroll wheel having issues. Scrolling in any direction would either not work at all, or be extremely jittery. I found that this was a common problem when searching for solutions online. It turns out the mouse wheel isn't properly fixed to the device that registers wheel turns. A little hot glue or tape can fix this problem temporarily.

Now after two years, the right click, mouse wheel light, and side buttons no longer function. Given my warranty was up after the two year mark, I took a look inside. The bridge connecting the upper part of the mouse (All the buttons + scroll wheel) to the bottom part (Sensor) was not soldered in properly leading it to detach.

Would not purchase again.

Other Thoughts: Two years of moderate use. I only bought the mouse to replace an old micro soft branded ball mouse (Which still works fine). I did not end up using the mouse for any sort of gaming.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/14/2014 8:51:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: - Great, solid mouse (not a liquid)

- Very accurate feeling in games

- Smooth feeling scroll wheel (plus it lights up)

- very cool, toggleable razer logo light than can turn off when your display does (great for leaving your pc on overnight and not having bright lights from your mouse, but having them on otherwise)

- Excellent software, you can adjust the DPI in 100-dpi notches (to get exactly to the speed you need), the lights, x-y sensitivity, acceleration; you can have profiles (plus specific game/exe profiles), and have your profiles anywhere thanks to the cloud sync

Cons: - Don't expect this to last more than 6-12 months.
I bought this in Nov 2011 and it still works, but it has the double click problem (which I got around 12 months). You may be able to help it some with contact cleaner on the button itself.
It also has a weird scroll wheel issue where you can scroll in a direction and there's a chance, on each scroll-notch, for it to scroll one notch in the other direction; quite annoying when you're trying to scroll down and it keeps scrolling up every now and then.

- The plastic is a tiny bit slippery, but that's most likely only a problem because I somewhat claw-grip it. If you use 100% palm-grip, you're fine.

- A bit pricy now. It was 60 when I bought it.

Other Thoughts: Great mouse all around. Don't think I'd pay $100 for it, though.

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  • Jordan L.
  • 12/5/2014 10:08:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA Very Pleasant Surprise

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: Very sturdy design, visually appealing, feels normal and natural in my hand, very customizable when it comes to macros (using Razer Synapse), changing the mouse speed/DPI, and games recognized the thumb buttons (I was able to easily macro the VOIP and crouch buttons in every single FPS game I played, my interrupt spells in MMOs, etc...)

Cons: After HEAVY (and to my embarrassment, very forceful) use, the lower thumb-button became loose but works about 95% of the time (although I have only noticed the thumb button not working in one single game, so that could be an issue in the game.)
Also, after the 2 and a half year mark, the middle click isn't as good as it used to be, sometimes the middle click doesn't exactly click. (The click happens on the mouse, but not on the computer.)

Other Thoughts: I purchased this during the first week of January 2012. I'm still using it to this day and have had no problems that weren't my fault (referring to pressing the thumb button very hard, causing it to become loose... Oops...)

I will be picking up another as soon as the thumb button dies out.

If you're looking for a sturdy, well responsive mouse that will hold out in the long run (provide you don't slam it against the desk, angrily push the buttons in, etc...) this mouse will do it for you.

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  • Logan J.
  • 12/4/2014 8:38:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but didn't last

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: Weight of it is nice. It slides nicely on the mouse pad and the fabric covered cord is a plus. The cable length is more than adequate for all but the largest of desks.

Cons: The mouse wheel has always been a trouble spot on this mouse. I found it hard to spin, and hard to click from day one. Eventually, after roughly 8 months, it now clicks far, far too easily. Simply scrolling the wheel will usually (but not always) cause it to click. Very annoying.
I have never had a mouse break on me before this one. I've always just gotten tired of what I had and wanted to make a change. Maybe I got a dud, but I'll think twice before going for another RAZER mouse.

Other Thoughts: The blue light is pretty. It matches my saitek light up keyboard. But functionally it does very little.

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  • samuel b.
  • 11/11/2014 8:52:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: Fits well into your hand
Looks nice... for a gaming mouse
Amazing precision

Cons: Feels cheap
Kind of expensive?
Not build to last

Other Thoughts: I've owned this mouse and have used it intensively for nearly three years. The only reason I am giving it a 4 starts is that the two main buttons are wearing off and are either becoming slowly unresponsive or double-clicking on everything.

Now it's up to you if you think that 3 years is a good enough life for a 70$ precision mouse.

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  • Yevgeniy L.
  • 8/22/2014 8:35:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Fully Functional!

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: +Comfortable.
+Led lit to easily find mouse at night.
+2 programmable keys where the thumb rests.
+ Build quality.

Cons: -Grime collects in the spaces between the top plastic shell and the bottom one. In the cracks essentially.
-Glossy sides.

These things are usually a given with most mice, but, I had to mention the glossy sides.

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  • Jessica M.
  • 8/6/2014 9:38:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGameing?

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: I love this mouse. I use it for design work instead of gaming. The extra buttons allow me to program functions rather than search for them in tool and edit bars. not to mention it a little to my cool level in class and studio.

Cons: One color? I wish I was able to get the mouse in a red or blue to match the rest of my computer parts.

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  • Dylan G.
  • 7/4/2014 5:42:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLike a glove!

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: -Fits very nice in the hands, I have medium size hands.
-5 button (counting scroll-wheel click) mouse that does not have you searching for the side buttons.
-It glows!
-Wiring is beautiful and durable!
-Price tag is not bad for this beautiful piece.

Cons: None. :)

Other Thoughts: I am very pleased with this product I even bought one for my girlfriend's new rig (Mine was blue hers was green both colors were nice and vibrant.) for her birthday for how much we use it and it still works like we purchased it. You know it's a good mouse if that is the case.

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  • Jason P.
  • 6/19/2014 3:07:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRAZER DeathAdder 3.5G

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: All pros on this mouse, only my second review after 3 systems built and I must say RAZOR makes the best mice. sleek, simple and reliable. I have the old version of this which is blue, I have owned for 4 years now no problems at all.

Cons: none at all

Other Thoughts: I will be carrying this over to my new system most definitely

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  • Alex M.
  • 4/5/2014 11:05:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

Pros: Looks good and feels good. Responds great. Good for gaming. Cord is very long.

Cons: I have not encountered anything wrong or displeasing with it.

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