Razer intros Imperator gaming mouse with adjustable side buttons

By Matthew ยท 52 replies
Nov 24, 2009
  1. Razer introduced its latest gaming mouse today, the Imperator. The new mouse is designed for right-handed use, and along with its ergonomic form factor it boasts a contoured, adjustable thumb grip. By allowing gamers to reposition the side buttons, the mouse can cater to various palm sizes and grip styles. This is achieved by placing the buttons on a sliding mechanism, which can move forward and backward.

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  2. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

    Damn that mouse seams awesome ;p
    Time to replace my Logitech G5 :D !!
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    I'm thinking, time to retire my original diamondback, I've only had it for... since it came out, so a while. The adjustable side buttons really aren't that adjustable, they slide back and forth about a centimeter but maybe thats enough to make a difference. 5600dpi is just ridiculous but when your going for the most hyper responsive mouse and the market why do anything less.
  4. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    The southpaw version is available at the Leftorium in Springfield. Ask for Ned.
  5. Tehoste

    Tehoste TS Member Posts: 56

    Damn, my lachesis is now obsolete.. 5600dpi what can that possibly be used for? 4000 is more than enough for me.
  6. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Pretty well done Ad, mouse itself looks pretty good tho I don't think I'd use the "Adjustable thumb grip" anyway,
    @Adhmuz thanks for the mini-review
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +857

    5600dpi? That's nuts. But...the ad is interesting and the mouse certainly looks pretty damn functional.
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    wow now this is a mouse i will probably upgrade my current razor mouse to 5600 dpi is sick ill be buying this for my gaming rig.
  9. lfg18

    lfg18 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Wow that mouse seem to be very good, I have a logitech revolution but sometimes it is uncomfortable to play with it, and as it weas not a gaming mouse sometimes it lounched applications when it was not intendet to, jaja maybe it's time to get a new one
  10. kuyper

    kuyper TS Rookie

    As usual, Ned's store is closed. Dang, us lefties are out in the cold again.

    I really did try and use a Razer right handed once before, but I just don't have the dexterity.
  11. LazyNinja

    LazyNinja TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I have the Razer DeathAdder and it is a really good mouse. Looks and feels great! The Imperator looks great too, but I think it's getting a little too complicated for me. :p
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    @LazyNinja: What about it is getting too complicated exactly? The sliding thumb grip?
  13. Looks nice but I would love to see vertical side buttons on a Razer mouse, SideWinder X8 style. If they were to do this I'd probably swap over to the Razer side of life.
  14. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Ive never tried any of these more sophisticated mice, do they really make things more convenient? And there just seems to be so many (or too many?) models to choose from now.
  15. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    I never had a gaming mouse in my life, and im a gamer! but i think
    its too much money to spend on a mouse anyway.. i'd rather spend it on my GPU or CPU
  16. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,662   +1,096

    80$ is way too much for a mouse even if it's so sophisticated. I don't want to be afraid to break it when i use it.
    Do so many buttons really help on a mouse?
  17. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    Whoa, that insane dpi is kinda scary. I think my Logitech G5 still has plenty of life left in it, to think of it, I think will buy a nother G5 just because I love it so much and it fits my hand so perfectly. And the little weights, on the fly DPI settings are extra sweetness.
  18. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I never liked the feel of Razer in my hand. Guess I'm just too used to G5. This one looks pretty neat though.
  19. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    I only just bought a Razer Deathadder mouse which i must say is totally awesome! I would gladly recommend any of the Razer mice as they are built with quality and they are so responsive! This one looks brilliant, but i think 3500DPI is enough for me! I like the idea of the movable buttons though!
  20. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I've got a logitech VX something or rather, cost me $25 down at msy, and it has all i'll ever need in a general/gaming mouse, i can't see the need for anything more then it, i've tried gaming mice, and they just seem like a bit of a gimmick to me.
  21. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    It doesn't have one of those customizable weight feature that I love.
  22. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    This seems to be a bit of a gimmick to me, something maybe to boast to your geeky friends about... I mean can someone honestly say that they need 5600dpi in a game?
  23. harby

    harby TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    I'm concerned with such mice that offer adjustable buttons and whatnot (like this or Habu). I mean, I really abuse my electronics so build quality is a top priority for me. And I think this applies to the majority of gamers out there.
  24. drasho

    drasho TS Enthusiast Posts: 62

    i boutgh a razer death adder last year and the side button broke. I wonder if this sliding button could brake easily... Except for this problem, the death adder is the best mouse i ever bought =)
  25. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Same here dude - but I'm not gonna be upgrading until something more worthy comes, like 8 or 10.000 DPI :D
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