Review Quick Links
- 1 Creation of the Legendary Mouse
- 1.1 Razer Diamondback Review: Enhanced Ambidextrous Form Factor
- 1.2 Wired Mouse with 16,000 DPI: Razer Diamondback Review
- 1.3 What do I at least need in System Requirements
- 1.4 Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse Review: Tech Specs
- 1.5 Unbelievable Colours
- 1.6 Free Software Bundled In
- 1.7 So How Much is it Going to Cost Me? : Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse Review
- 1.8 How Good Is This Gaming Mouse?
Creation of the Legendary Mouse
Debut at the World Cyber Games in 2004, the Razer Diamondback gaming mouse took over the gaming world. This absolute iconic gaming mouse was a creation of research and engineering, hundreds of almost identical designs, and test evaluations done by eSport athletes. What set the original Diamondback mouse apart was the first ever optical gaming sensor – delivering the greatest accuracy and speed. The original mouse received every gaming award and over 200 reviews and awards worldwide. People wanted this mouse more than anything, making it the most wanted gaming product of the 2000s.
And now it’s back. The Razer Diamondback has returned after a decade of redesigning. The top speed and accuracy still remain true with this new version of the mouse. The internal mechanisms, the ambidextrous form factor, and so much more, lives on in this new mouse.
The mouse has gotten thinner, sleeker, lighter, and smaller, all while still maintaining the necessities needed to make it considered the absolute best.
Razer Diamondback Review: Enhanced Ambidextrous Form Factor
Yes, it’s gotten even better.
Not only is this mouse still featuring the ambidextrous form factor, but the even more so improved mouse features a large variety of grips and hand sizes. So basically, no matter what sort of hand you have – right or left, big or small, use a palm or finger – this new and improved Razer Diamondback mouse has got the right fit for you somewhere in the adjustments. No matter how intense your battles get, this mouse has got the right grip style for you to stay comfortable with. As an added bonus, Razer has included rubber side grips for more control when in lift-off or fast swipes. Also for a nice feature, you can disable the buttons on whichever side you are not using – which would help marginally with accidental clicks.
Wired Mouse with 16,000 DPI: Razer Diamondback Review
The Razer Diamondback has a huge amount of responsiveness – 16,000 DPI to be precise. Comparatively, that’s more to offer than any other gaming mouse. Razer says that the need for high DPI is for the high resolute graphics and the multi-monitor setups. The wheel on the mouse is a little stiffer. This can help prevent wrongful scrolling, but it can also take more time and effort. Comparatively, other mice have better scrolling capabilities. However, the stiff scrolling only holds back the gamer by a few milliseconds and is basically just like any other mouse.
What do I at least need in System Requirements
The necessary equipment and software needed to properly use the Razer Diamondback is:
- PC/Mac with USB port
- Windows 10/ Windows 8/ Windows 7/ Mac OS X (v10.8-10.10)
- Internet connection
- 100 MB of hard disk space
- Razer Synapse, license acceptance, software download, and the internet (Until after activation, when features are available offline)
Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse Review: Tech Specs
- Ambidextrous form factor
- Up to 210 inches per second / 50 g acceleration
- 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor
- Chroma customizable lighting
- 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
- 7 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Inter-device colour synchronisation
- 2.1 m / 7 ft braided fibre cable
- Razer Synapse enabled
- On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
- Approximate size: 125 mm / 4.92 in (Length) x 60 mm / 2.64 in (Width) x 30 mm / 1.18 in (Height)
- Approximate weight: 89 g / 0.09 lbs (without cable)
In this Razer Diamondback, along with the majority of Razer products such as the Mamba gaming mouse , it is possible to change the colour of the mouse. With 16.8 million colours to choose from, the hardest part of getting the colours is choosing which you want. The classic Razer colour change is such an added benefit that contributes to the personalization of the product. In addition to colour changing, you can also change the lighting effects – or how the colours fade. To do all of this, you need to register with Razer Synapse.
Free Software Bundled In
Razer has a software entitled Razer Synapse. This software is essentially a Cloud where all Razer devices owned by you can be registered. All actions done on these devices will be saved to the Synapse. This software is where you can personalise your items and make them your own. With the Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse, all clicks and options made with it will be saved in Synapse and can be located there. In order to set up and manage Synapse, though, you have to sign up with your e-mail. This system or software is ultimately why Razer is so successful. It’s easier for a person to take care of all the devices on one system rather than feel flustered by all the different programs.
So How Much is it Going to Cost Me? : Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse Review
At £79.99, the Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse is serious competition. Coming from the legendary original Diamondback, this is a bargain. As the most sought-out mouse, this price is more than fair. Providing users with the fastest, most accurate abilities in the world, the mouse is very comfortably priced. This mouse is intended for serious gamers, and the perks of the mouse are evident of that – as is the price.
How Good Is This Gaming Mouse?
Due to the Razer Diamondback Gaming Mouse’s high speed agility capabilities while maintaining supreme accuracy, the product is likely to sell fast. On top of that, being the legendary Diamondback modern imitation only adds to the desire. As a result, the epic mouse flourished across all skills. Thanks to the high DPI, gamers are able to make quick, rapid movements with ease. When it comes to steady movements in certain games though, like action/ adventure, it’s slightly more difficult to navigate. The mouse ultimately seems to have been made for the gamer of fast movements and quick reaction times. With that, the mouse can deliver without hesitation. The ambidextrous feature is good – even if you are right-handed, the mouse doesn’t feel off or strange in anyway. It seems natural still.
Taking into consideration the capabilities, the price, and the performance of the Razer Diamondback mouse, the overall consensus is that serious gamers should definitely consider this product when going to purchase a new mouse. The legendary predecessor of this mouse had paved a path for all gaming mice to come, and this new product is definitely following that path to greatness. It may not be the most sought after mice anymore, but it’s definitely one of the best and one of the strongest to consider. The ambidextrous form factor is very beneficial and is one of the strongest elements of the mice. The entire line of Razer Diamondback Gaming Mice have been extraordinary, and this is just the next step.