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Razer Taipan Ambidextrous PC Gaming Mouse

  • 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel
  • USB Wired
  • Ambidextrous Ergonomic Design
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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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Hand Orientation
Both Hands
Tracking Method
Scrolling Capability
1 x Wheel
Maximum dpi
8200 dpi

OS / System Requirement

Operating System Supported
Windows 8/ Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (32-bit)/ Mac OS X (v10.6-10.8)
System Requirement
PC / Mac with USB port
Internet connection
100MB of free hard disk space
Razer Synapse 2.0 registration (requiring a valid e-mail), software download, license acceptance, and internet connection needed to activate full features of product and for software updates. After activation, full features are available in optional offline mode.


Developed with feedback from pro-gamers

Optimized weight, shape and balance

Anti-slip, anti-finger printer matte finish

Rubberzied contoured thumb grip

9 programmables buttons

Razer synapse 2.0

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Gene M.
  • 8/21/2014 4:17:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCloud Mouse Software...?

Pros: The mouse itself is very nice. I like ambidextrous mice because most ergo mice don't have left and right shoulder buttons, and hitting the wrong shoulder button when one of them is mapped to "throw grenade" can be bad.

Cons: The software. To configure the stupid thing you have to install their cloud sync software and make an account. I need to create yet another login/password combo to use a stupid mouse. You can't create profiles and play with button mappings until you've done this. I would not have bought the mouse if I knew this on general principle. The software also takes a while to load on boot. What is the purpose of this? So I can load my profiles after taking the mouse to my friend's house or an internet cafe, after loading their software on someone else's machine? Who does that?

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  • Michael M.
  • 7/9/2014 2:23:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Ambidextrous Mouse

Pros: Ambidextrous.
Very clean, comfortable design.
Very sturdy and resilient.
Let's face looks amazing!

Cons: No frills, no real customization.

Other Thoughts: This is likely my favorite mouse for the price. Not only is it responsive on a variety of surfaces (including glass), but it very comfortable to hold, extremely well made and sturdy, and not hard on the eyes. The little vents on the front of the mouse make it look like a little mecha!

As a testament to it's durability it has survived several falls from my desk, my bag and even someone spilling Red Moscato all over it. When I spilled the wine on it, I simply disassembled it and cleaned the two PCB's that make up the mouse and the sensors and it has continued to work like a champ. The internal design is so clean and simple that disassembling it for cleaning is easy (if you are a klutz like me).

Really the only problem I can see with this mouse is that unlike other mice in it's price range (like the Logitech G500s or the Cyborg R.A.T 5), it isn't customizable in any regard. However with what a sweet little mouse it is, I hardly consider this to be unimportant. Frankly, I think a mouse with adjustable weight doesn't really help a poor player become better. Honestly instead of making infinitely adjustable mice I wish that companies would just do as Razer has done and make mice that are comfortable to hold and good weight (not too heavy, and not so light they feel as if they are going to float away).

Until recently this mouse was my favorite mouse. The only mouse better is the Razer Oroboros =). But that is for another review.

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  • Alex M.
  • 5/12/2014 11:15:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse

Pros: Lightweight, sturdy, sensitive

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: Great mouse for gaming!

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  • Michael M.
  • 5/8/2014 2:15:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAmbidextrous Gaming Mouse Razer Taipan

Pros: Excellent job Razer! The Taipan is a vast improvement over my Lachesis. The response is incredible and the knurled side grips keep the mouse where it belongs, in my hand. The new sensitivity controls in the R.Synapse are more intuitive to my liking. The side buttons are easier to hit with my fingers now as the are better detected to feel! Thanks again Razer!!

Cons: My only problem is that I miss being able to change the lighting colors to go with my different profiles. LOL.

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  • Michael M.
  • 5/8/2014 1:58:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAmbidextrous Gaming Mouse Razer Taipan

Pros: I love the new feel of this mouse. The buttons are more ergonomic and easier to feel than my previous Lachesis mouse. The addition to the Razer Synapse software make setting the controls, settings and lift off a one stop shop along with my Ultimate Black Widow Stealth keyboard. The Taipan has a knurled finish so my fingers don't slide around anymore.

Cons: My only complaint is I miss being able to change the lighting colors to match different profiles!

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  • Jamison H.
  • 3/22/2014 4:52:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsReturning

Pros: nice cable

Cons: Want drivers? Sign away your rights and intellectual property to them, and they'll let you use the mouse you paid for. If not, you're stuck with a basic mouse at a gaming mouse price. Terms are unacceptable and returning.

Other Thoughts: RAZER is no longer on my list of decent companies. Any company that disrespects their customers gets my distrust.

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  • Josh G.
  • 3/15/2014 1:33:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good texture. The DPI adjustment buttons are well placed.

Cons: Middle mouse button conducts electricity. I have zapped the mouse with static electricity just by touching it. Although, it seems like it requires a fairly large charge before it'll zap you. This threshold seems to be higher than other mice.

Other Thoughts: The mouse is a little narrow for my taste.

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  • Nicholas L.
  • 3/13/2014 2:42:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat ambidextrous mouse

Pros: -Good responsive mouse
-No Tracking Issues
-Comfortable (I have long skinny fingers and this relatively small mouse is great, I actually prefer it to the new Deathadder.)
-DPI buttons on the mouse are a nice touch

Cons: -Thumb buttons are a little small
-Hard to use the ones on the right side (Probably because it's meant for the lefties)

Other Thoughts: A bit expensive for what it is, but you will still be happy for your purchase. A lot of people will prefer the Deathadder but if you prefer a more symmetrical mouse this is the way to go. If you like changing your sensitivity a lot this mouse is nice for that.

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  • jeffrey h.
  • 3/11/2014 2:22:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsthe taipan

Pros: -ambidextrous is a plus for those who covet that particular feature
-my hand tends to sweat a little after long usage, but the textured finish makes it easy to just wipe down with a wet cloth and it is as good as new
-textured thumb grip is nice to touch and defintely
-mouse back forward keys are perfectly positioned above the thumb with easy operations, although this is preference since up and down back forward/keys are just as easy to use
-textured thumb grip definitely gives more of a gripping feeling and sense of security
-black and green, razer colorway just looks down right awesome

Cons: -maybe its the way I hold the mice (palm grip) but it took a while getting used to not hitting the back/foward buttons with my ring finger
-the dpi switches are placed in a rather inconvenient area right below the scroll wheel and there isnt any indicator as to what dpi its currently at

Other Thoughts: -the scroll wheel doesn't give as satisfying click response as I would personally like, but it gets the job done.
-couldn't really tell how flat the mouse is in videos or measurement specs. I used to be a claw grip as I like have big fat mouses in my hand, but using this mouse with a palm grip is the most comfortable. A claw grip is kind of awkard using this mouse cause it is rather flat
-many people like to grip about software, but for me if i plug it in and it works fine with the controls of the mouse, i'm good to go

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  • Rodney F.
  • 3/8/2014 11:24:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRazer Taipan

Pros: Small, comfortable mouse. Made out of great material. I own other razer mice and i can say this is the best one so far. My other two mice (deathadder and imperator) both overtime built up marks of where i place my fingers. The taipan is made of different material which i haven't gotten any marks. This mouse is perfect for me because i don't have the biggest hands and i control my mouse using fingertip.

Cons: The price. No complaints so far except maybe the price. $80 is really expensive. But if you can find this on sale i would highly suggest picking it up.

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