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RAZER Taipan USB Gaming Mouse - Black

  • 8200dpi 4G laser sensor
  • Ambidextrous form factor
  • 9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Razer Synapse enabled

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Introducing the Razer Taipan, an ambidextrous gaming mouse designed to enhance gaming prowess and take out the competition mercilessly. Get the absolute precision to execute headshots with ease, as well as lightning fast swiping acceleration to hit your foes faster than they can react.

The Razer Taipan has an ambidextrously ergonomic design, a perfected form that moulds naturally to its wielder’s hand. Countless pro-gamers with a variety of grip and play-styles have validated this mouse as perfect for their needs. Whether they are right-handed or south-paw; use palm, claw, or fingertip grip style - this mouse ensures everyone gets the most comfortable swiping experience and reduced fatigue over extended periods of play. Fight longer as your foes rage-quit in exhaustion.

The Razer Taipan is powered by Razer Synapse 2.0, cutting-edge proprietary software designed to complement Razer’s next-generation gaming hardware. It conveniently connects the deadly mouse to a cloud server for automatic syncing of driver and firmware updates. It also stores personal settings like key binds, macros, and DPI profiles, so whether you use a Razer Taipan at home or one provided at an e-Sports tournament, custom settings are downloaded from the cloud so the mouse on-hand is ready for use immediately. And in just the way you like it.

Put fear into the hearts of your foes, as you win with the Razer Taipan.

  • newegg Improved ambidextrous ergonomics Designed with extensive feedback from professional gamers, the Razer Taipan’s ambidextrous form suits a wide variety of grip styles and hand sizes. Whether you’re right-handed or a south-paw; use claw, palm or fingertip-grip, this mouse stays firmly in hand and comfortably so for extended periods of gaming.
  • newegg Razer synapse 2.0 enabled Razer Synapse 2.0 is cutting-edge , intuitive, proprietary software that functions as the Razer Taipan’s brain, automatically syncing the gaming mouse to a cloud server to download driver and firmware updates, as well as to save your individual settings without you needing to lift a finger. You’ll never have to set up a new mouse at tournaments again when Razer Synapse 2.0 downloads the personal settings from your own Razer Taipan, and ports them to the new mouse, making it an exact replica of your own.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Jack L.
  • 8/10/2015 7:18:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost an improved Diamondback 3G

Pros: The materials and finish on this mouse are perfect. The sides are easy to grip, easy to clean, but are not sticky and don't have that "cheap rubbery feeling".
The buttons have a nice click to them, and the overall shape of the mouse is extremely nice in the hand - for all types of holding types.
I would go so far as to say that this is almost a brilliant update/remodel of the old Diamondback 3G (far and away my favourite mouse) with one thing missing..

Cons: The old Diamondback 3G had seperate buttons at the front, the top piece of the Taipan is all a single piece. While from a style/aesthetic point of view this is much nicer, the feedback from the click, as well as the ability to "tap" in FPS games is a bit diminished in my opinion. That is just about the only thing I can find "wrong" with this mouse.

To nit pick a bit, I don't like the fact that the logo LED only has an on or off setting, and it 'breaths' (fades in and out) - I hate that.
I don't know how much of a difference it would make, but sometimes I also have the thought that the mouse would be absolute perfection if it were a tiny bit wider. But that is really nit picking.

Other Thoughts: Have one for work and for home.

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  • Wesley S.
  • 8/9/2015 10:27:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Comfortable Mouse, Easy on the Hands

Pros: This nice, large mouse is very comfortable on the hands. Actually had it for a very long time and ended up getting one for my mom cause the mouse she had was hurting her hands and wrists. Her wrists hurt a whole lot less now. While it's made for gaming, I can see it being very good for those who use a mouse all day long even if it's not for gaming just because of how easy on the hands it is.

Cons: The price high. Very high. I think I see it taking off into space.....

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  • Michael P.
  • 8/8/2015 10:47:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat while it lasted

Pros: -Awesome feel
-Lots of options
-Good amount of extra buttons

Cons: -Razer software is cumbersome and unnecessary
-Green light can be annoying at times

-Middle mouse button broke after a while. I've had much cheaper mice that have lasted much longer.

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  • Nicholas R.
  • 6/26/2015 2:42:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid product, reasonable price.

Pros: This Razer gaming mouse is probably my favorite so far to have owned. Shipped quickly, rigid construction, good response time, love the easy to adjust DPI, the four extra macro buttons are great for MOBA and MMO style games where speed and accuracy in item/ability use is key.

Cons: Buttons seem a bit difficult to press, but that may be just me. You will probably knock the DPI buttons at least once or twice. It's quite silly when your mouse shoots across the screen, but again, it takes your hand a bit to adjust to the button placements. Last issue is that you can't toggle the lights within the mouse on/off at all.

Other Thoughts: Great mouse to own after the first few days of adjusting. Good rigid design, and Razer Synapse is great for learning things about your gameplay and how to fix certain issues. 10/10 would purchase again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/19/2015 7:35:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing mouse !

Pros: This mouse is amazing, even if you are not a gamer and are looking for a mouse to use this is the one! You really get what you pay for, the feeling of this mouse is amazing. It makes me feel as if I have better control over my computer.

Cons: Too hard to use the buttons in the right side.

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  • Jack L.
  • 5/12/2015 7:57:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdiamondback 3g, new and improved!

Pros: i am a huge fan of the old razer diamondback 3g. i've used almost every mouse brand out there, and i keep coming back to razer. i have an ouroboros at home, and wanted a wired mouse for work.
if you have ever used a diamondback, or an ouroboros, you'll recognize the shape and buttons immediately. the coating is a bit rough to make gripping easy, and the sides are a nice rubber for good grip. the side buttons feel solid, as does the scroll wheel. the left and right mouse buttons are everything about razer that i love. they're easy to click, but register you're click well (if you you like to tap while gaming, this mouse is great!).
it's basically an updated diamondback 3g, with new tech and new materials. the shape is slightly more futuristic, but all the good points are still there thankfully :D

Cons: would have liked slightly bigger teflon feet. and for those with smaller hands, the thumb buttons are slightly forward. but i'm seriously nit-picking there!

Other Thoughts: razer make some of the best mice available. the materials look and feel great, and the software has come on a long way as well.
would love to see a version of this mouse appear like the diamondback, with a transparent rear section. and hopefully someone at razer will suggest putting the mamba wireless engine in this baby! the mamba and ouroboros are great mice, but i'd take a wireless taipan over any of those every day!

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  • Donovan W.
  • 5/11/2015 3:51:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSimple, effective, and comfortable.

Pros: Light weight, ambidextrous mouse. Very sensitive main buttons with short travel time. Side buttons are easy to access. The textured rubber sides gives the user plenty of control without worrying about your fingers slipping on the sides. The plastic body is also finely textured giving some stability to your grip. Versatile grip selection. I use a finger tip grip, but one could easily use claw or palm on it just as easily. The Synapse software gives tons of customization options, allowing the user to configure button bindings, macros and up to 5 different levels of sensitivity from 400 dpi to 8200 dpi. The software also calibrates the sensors to your mouse pad for optimal performance. The stat tracking and heat map features are a nice touch for those MLG Pro Gamer types.

Cons: I don't like that a lot of the software features are cloud based and require logging into Razer's cloud servers. The mouse will work if your internet goes down, but you won't be able to access your stats and heat maps. Not really a huge negative, but sort of unnecessary. It also feels like a lot of the price tag is based around having an 8200 dpi sensor, which is pretty excessive. I can't think of anyone that plays with a dpi sensitivity even remotely close to that.

Other Thoughts: I've always wanted to buy this mouse, but the $80 price tag was a little steep. I bought this on sale, and for $50, it was well worth the price. I've noticed the Taipan has come down in price a bit, which makes them a better value. I like the feel of this mouse. It seemed big at first, and I don't have particularly big hands, yet I have no problem using a finger tip grip. This is a pretty light mouse, so it may not be the right choice for people who prefer a little heft to their mice.

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  • Kasey C.
  • 5/10/2015 12:08:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsI hate this mouse

Pros: When it works it seems to work on many different surfaces, it fits my left hand.

Cons: This mouse is TERRIBLE, customer service is TERRIBLE. I only use this mouse with my PC and I also have a macbook that I carry around all the time. This mouse has made me use my PC much less, the reason why is I always have to unplug and replug my mouse in every time I boot up my PC. Than most of the time I have to deal with lag and an unresponsive mouse for the first 15 minutes of use, while the mouse seems to need to warm up. Than if I get lucky and the mouse works when I boot up my PC I still have to unplug and reconnect my mouse so that the synapse software recognizes it, and lets me configure the buttons for my left hand...

Other Thoughts: I have contacted support many times about this mouse and they just tell me to recalibrate it. I do that and that seems to fix the lag on start up but not the connection issue.

On my times I have told friends how much I hate this mouse and how much trouble I have had from this mouse.

I have successfully discouraged my friends from buying JUNK from razer. If they would just help me this wouldn't be an issue.


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  • Selina L.
  • 3/30/2015 7:52:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome mouse

Pros: Comfortable feel in your hand. Responsive adjustable sensitivity. Customizable buttons, and works for lefties as well as righties.

Razer Synapse software is not as horrible as some people claim. It works fine for me and it was nice to have my setting carry over from a format I had to do cause Windows got all slow as it sometimes does.

Cons: The logo light fades in and out and some people find it annoying but it can be disabled, it's either a breathing pattern or off. The scroll whell light is a separate setting.

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  • Daniel P.
  • 3/16/2015 8:50:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsPretty Good, Not Perfect

Pros: It's quite good and no-nonsense if you're into more traditional feeling and operating mice. I didn't need a lot of macro buttons or some ultra-ergonomic NASA-inspired mouse. Just allow me to adjust DPI and put a few buttons on the side. It does all of these things pretty well, there's not a lot of accidental clicks on the side buttons for me, though it might for people with bigger fingers/hands. DPI can be adjusted on the fly and you can change the presets.

Plus, it goes up to 8200, which is good for people who want incredibly high DPI, even if it's just for short spurts like myself. The lights are also sorta cool too, but you can also turn them off if you don't like it.

Cons: My biggest personal gripe is with the braided cable. Not the cable itself, I can understand that's a feature, but the cable comes out of the very bottom of the mouse,and when it falls off of the desk it causes significant friction. It might seem like a small thing, but it can have quite the effect when handling the mouse, and more importantly, it's caused fraying of the cable. A regular rubber cable wouldn't have this problem. Really all they needed to do was make the cable come out higher up like it is on most mice. I jury-rigged something that would stop it, and it's fine, but it's a significant design flaw.

I never thought of the software as too intrusive but waiting for it start up can be a pain and it's caused some strange problems when installing OS updates.

There's seemingly no way to clean out below the mouse buttons or perform any maintenance. If I really tried I might be able to disassemble it, but in previous mice I was simply able to lift up the main buttons.

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