Razer DeathAdder 1800dpi Mouse for Mac Review

Razer DeathAdder for Mac

Five buttons for Mac

Apple users are the most hardened group of gamers on the planet.  There are so many games available for the Mac platform that you just can’t count them all.  They have such hits as World of Warcraft, Warcraft 3, Black and White 2… um…. well, they have a bunch of solitaire and board games, that’s for sure.

Regardless of the amount of games for the Mac (or lack thereof), Razer thinks there are more Mac users than Southpaws (Razer doesn’t make any left-handed mice), because they have released the DeathAdder Gaming Mouse for the Mac.  Fortunately, this mouse also works with the PC, so it could be a good mouse for those that own both platforms.



The Razer DeathAdder™ gaming mouse is the world’s first 3G infrared sensor gaming mouse. This ultimate gaming mouse with ergonomic right-handed design provides maximum comfort during intensive gameplay, and will send enemies scurrying for cover.

1800dpi 3G Infrared Sensor
The 3G infrared sensor in the Razer DeathAdder™ enables movement speeds at 2.25 times faster when compared to a standard 800dpi optical sensor. Before the enemy sees you, he’s been fragged. *Please note that Infrared is invisible to the naked eye.

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Ergonomic Right-Handed Design
An ergonomic right-handed design provides optimum comfort for intensive and extended gameplay.

1000Hz Ultrapolling™
A response time of 1ms, as compared to that of 125Hz / 8ms found in conventional gaming mice, gives you the competitive edge over your opponents.

Technical Specifications

  • 1800dpi Razer Precision™ 3G infrared sensor
  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response
  • Five independently programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ adjustment
  • Always-On™ mode
  • Ultra-large non-slip buttons
  • 16-bit ultra-wide data path
  • 6400 frames per second (5.8 megapixels per second)
  • 60–120 inches per second and 15g of acceleration
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ Teflon feet
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • Seven-foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord
  • Approximate size: 128mm (length) x 70mm (width) x 42.5mm (height)

System Requirements

  • Mac/PC with USB port
  • Mac OS X (v10.4 and above) or Windows XP/x64/Vista/Vista64
  • Internet connection (for driver installation)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 35MB free hard disk space