Razer Deathadder 3.5G Gaming Mouse Review
Total Rating: 4.3 out of 5.0
Recommendation: The new Deathadder is a good option for right-handed gamers who love Razer. The left-handed version is a must have for lefties!
Standard Retail: $59.99
What we liked:
3500 DPI infrared sensor
2-year limited warranty
Sensitive (easy-to-press) main buttons
Well-positioned side buttons
What we disliked:
Sides are plastic! Mouse gets slippery
Only 5 buttons, limited customization
The Deathadder 3.5G is the badly needed replacement for the the dusty technology of the Deathadder. This comes as a great delight to us, as most of the complaints we had about the old Deathadder have been fixed on the new version. Even better, you can now get the Deathadder in a left-handed edition! For lefties, this is a must-have, as it’s the only reliable brand with a left-handed gaming mouse.
Let’s start off with the bad, though. The number one complaint by far is that the sides are plastic. There’s no grip, no rubber coating – it feels like the cheap M$ mouse that might come with your Dell. After a short while of play, the mouse gets slippery. It doesn’t take much for the mouse to feel gross. Really, Razer, what were you thinking??
While durability seems to be better than the old Deathadder, there are still a few problems. The mouse buttons aren’t as durable as they should be, and can break on some models. While it’s not a common problem, it can happen to even those who treat their toys nicely.
With that out of the way, though, there is plenty to love about the mouse. It’s capable of much faster movement and acceleration than the old Deathadder, and the 3500 DPI should be enough for even the most twitchy gamers. On top of that, it’s one of the best infrared mice out there, which means that you should be able to use some of the surfaces laser mice can’t. Did someone say Icemat I-2?
It should also be mentioned that the mouse has a relatively high arc to the back of it. It’s meant to fit all sizes of hands, but it caters more to those who like to rest their palm on the back of the mouse. For most, the mouse is comfortable – except for those blasted plastic sides!
Make sure to look at our review of the Logitech G500 for a comparison point before buying, but we have no problem suggesting this mouse to anyone. If you’re ready to check prices or buy, you can find more reviews, the best place to buy the Deathadder 3.5G, and the left-handed version of the 3.5G at the links below.