Razer, prolific makers of gaming peripherals, sent us the latest incarnation of their flagship gaming wireless mouse, the Mamba (2012). The upgraded Mamba now features a 6400 DPI dual (laser and optical) sensor, additional sensors to calibrate the mouse to any surface and lift-off distance, multi-color lighting and improved battery life. We put the mice through our torture chambers…

Introduction

Razer is a long time prolific maker of peripherals for both the professional and casual gamer. They have now updated their flagship mouse – the Mamba (2012). The following is a comparison table of the differences between the old and the new versions of the Mamba:

Razer Mamba 2012

Razer Mamba (2009)

Gaming Grade Wireless Technology

7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons

6400 DPI Dual Sensor System

Razer Synapse On-board Memory

Dual mode wired/wireless functionality

1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time

Multi-Colour Lighting

Up to 200 inches per second* / 50g acceleration

Approximate size: 128mm x 70mm x 42.5mm

Battery Life : Approx 16hrs (continuous gaming)

Gaming Grade Wireless Technology

7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons

5600 DPI Razer Precision 3.5G Laser sensor

Razer Synapse On-board Memory

Dual mode wired/wireless functionality

1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time

Blue-Colour Lighting Only

Up to 200 inches per second* / 50g acceleration

Approximate size: 128mm x 70mm x 42.5mm

Battery Life : Approx 14hrs (continuous gaming)

Packaging

Razer has the best packaging designs and have brought it to another level altogether in the Mamba. The box is now using a solid acrylic casing with a display stand that looks great on any display shelf.

Unboxing

Again, Razer did not fail to impress in their intricate packing of accessories.

The first box contains the usual thank you note, quick start guide, master guide and the customary Razer stickers.

A braided USB cable in the second box – for those who demand wired response perfection.

 

The battery and battery-cover

Lastly, the dock which is the wireless receiver and doubles as a charging dock.

 

What a gorgeous looking mouse!