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Razer intros Imperator gaming mouse with adjustable side buttons

By Matthew
Nov 24, 2009
  1. kimboy

    kimboy TS Rookie Posts: 59

    What's all thcraze about DPI? I use a mouse that's just been labelled "SONY", nothing else, how do you check how many DPI it has? Regardless of this, I've completed lots of games using this mouse, games like Call Of Duty 4, Left 4 Dead, Prince Of Persia (all of them), F.E.A.R 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow Of Chenobyl... The list is endless... The price was around $4. I bet I can complete even the most complex games on this Razor mouse in one go...
     
  2. kimboy

    kimboy TS Rookie Posts: 59

    What's all the craze about DPI? I use a mouse that's just been labelled "SONY", nothing else, how do you check how many DPI it has? Regardless of this, I've completed lots of games using this mouse, games like Call Of Duty 4, Left 4 Dead, Prince Of Persia (all of them), F.E.A.R 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow Of Chenobyl... The list is endless... The price was around $4. I bet I can complete even the most complex games on this Razor mouse in one go...
     
  3. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 242

    A couple people mentioned the logitec g5, which is what I also have. I think I'll stick with it until it dies, just because it actually does fit my hand quite well. plus it has all thoes great programmable buttons, what's not to love? This new mouse does look sick, don't get me wrong, just not quite enough of a reason for me to get it.
     
  4. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Posts: 133

    I use a logitech mx revolution, I'm gonna have to check and see what the dpi is on it as i'm curious now. This mouse does look really cool, I am curious though anyone with experience on this, does jumping up to a mouse with alot more dpi really make a difference in your gaming? I'd love to hear from a Tech Spot person on this as I know they've tested tons of mice.
     
  5. flameclipse

    flameclipse TS Rookie

    Razer's my favourite mouse makers. The Imperator reminds me my DeathAdder but with better 3.5G laser sensor. Also I like the new look of the wheel.
     
  6. deadmongol

    deadmongol TS Member

    whoa this mouse is tasy, whats the thumb grip for? anyway, 5600 dpi? now thats precision.. what are they trying to do increasing it's precision to 5600 dpi? i just dont get it.. and damn thats a luxury mouse.. there are other pretty good mouses there that are cheap and functional too.. but this ones not bad either, but for the price not buying it.. :)
     
  7. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    damn . this mouse is good.. does anyone has idea what the price is ? If its too costly, i will wait rather buying now.
     
  8. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Rookie Posts: 141

    Aside from the 2100 DPI difference, how would this mouse compare to the new Deathadder 3.5G? I've been looking for a replacement for my MX510 for awhile, but I just can't seem to ever decide on a mouse. The adjustable thumb buttons do not seem that enticing, but this mouse does offer a ton of DPI.
     
  9. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Rookie Posts: 141

    Come to think of it, is Techspot planning on doing another gaming mouse comparison? I noticed the last time one was done was over a year ago, and plenty of new mice have hit the street since then. It would make my new mouse decision much, much easier :)
     
  10. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    This mouse looks a little different than Razer's previous mice, but it looks promising. If only i didn't just buy a G5
     
  11. Razer can make some nice products... by my big complaint. and the reason I don't buy from them.

    Do NOT lose any part to any product they have. From there FAQ

    Q: Can I request or purchase replacement parts for my Razer product?
    A: Razer does not currently supply any replacement parts.

    http://help.razersupport.com/us-en/resolution.asp?sid=104528091125198030072065&pid=400000241&pnm=Sales+and+Order+Inquiries&seid=400000750&pos=N/A&top=Replacement+Parts&rid=26408
     
     
  12. GoranGol

    GoranGol TS Rookie

    I am one of those gamers that think success is in skills, not in peripherals. I never gave more than 30$ for mouse. But i must admit that some of the Razor mouses look really nice, but the price is not in my range. Maybe ebay :)
    I don`t have nothing against Razor (i type on Razor Lycosa from ebay).
     
  13. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 242

    maby if you're lucky one of us will sell you our old gamin mouse when we get this one xD
     
  14. xxbigmakxx

    xxbigmakxx TS Rookie

    nice ive been looking to replace my mouse, been using a old ball mouse since G4 broke.
     
  15. LazyNinja

    LazyNinja TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Sliding thumb grips, adjustable weights, 7 buttons, adjustable sensitivity, etc . . . I bought my Death Adder for gaming but I don't need/like all those bells and whistles on the higher end mice like the Imperator. The four buttons I have are more than enough and I rarely ever change the sensitivity.
     
  16. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    I would gladly replace my good old G3 with that one. I was not impressed by the G9 after a week of testing...
     
  17. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Mice too expensive!!!
     
  18. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    The price tag is too much for me, but adjustable button positions certainly is a nice feature. I know that I'd love to move one of the side buttons on my current Logitech MX518 mouse!
     
  19. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 232

    Man! You have got to be kiddin' me this mouse looks awesome! I regret getting the IKARI from steelseries but I'll live :(
     
  20. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    No customisable weight feature, too small, and the wheel feels too stiff in my opionon. However this is just my own asthetic tastes, it might be the perfect size for someone else as well as weight.
     
  21. mizumi

    mizumi TS Rookie

    @kimboy:
    Correct me if I'm wrong. But I think the DPI is more for people who own bigger screens. As small DPI mouse might need to scroll a lot if used on a big screen like 30" or 27" monitors. After switching to my Dell 2408WFP, I can tell that I need to scroll that much more using my old Microsoft mouse. But now using Mamba now. So no such problems anymore. ^^
     
  22. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Enthusiast Posts: 239   +11

    I'm using a G5 mouse too, and I have to say that the DPI, and the number of reports per second make an incredible difference if you're a hardcore FPS player. I find myself constantly having to make a snapping movement to wherever the enemy might be and taking a pop shot. I've gotten much more accurate with these movements after switching from my old laser mouse to the G5.

    Razor makes some very nice products. I haven't had the chance to personally test any of them, but if they have any bigger improvements that beat my G5, I might consider buying one of their products. If you're more lackadaisical about playing shooters and stuff like that, then any mouse will do. But for those of you that like pinpoint accuracy, I'd advise getting a high quality gaming mouse like the G5 or this Razor mouse.
     
  23. gruesomeA

    gruesomeA TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Looks like a great mouse, but I don't think I am ready to retire my G7, it's pretty great
     
  24. lupinnktp

    lupinnktp TS Rookie Posts: 44

    nice touch. it's the 2nd one i know that gives you a choice about the side button placement. great buy, imo
     
  25. jerry53

    jerry53 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    awesome mouse i would have bought it without a whimper if it was wireless and the price is a little high
     
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