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Hardware Razer Mamba 2015 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 9 Oct 2015.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  2. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Did I just read a review of a £135 mouse lol?
     
  3. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Razer's 2014 offering left a sour taste in my mouth. Random signal cut outs when just using it for Windows and a very poor battery life made me search for a new Logitech MX3200 instead. Oh, and the thumb resting pad seemed to be stuck on with the most ineffective adhesive I have ever seen.
     
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    £135
    Only those in straitjackets need apply.
    And they can't use them.
     
  5. CrapBag

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    Adjustable button click force, how anal do you need to be to adjust that.

    My good old g5 has adjustable weights, put the full lot in and haven't changed them in 6 years plus, keyboard has adjustable led colours, set It to blue and that's the way it stayed. Gimics are just that and 135 is ridiculous.
     
  6. ya93sin

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    I bought the Mamba 2012 early last year. Pointless waste of money unless you want wireless, the Deathadder I replaced was far more reliable.

    Currently in Windows 10 I can't even use the Mamba in wireless mode as the sensitivity goes insanely low. Windows 8/8.1 were ok though.
     
  7. Vault-Tec

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    Just had my third (and what will be final) Razer mouse fail on me.

    It seems that massive prices to do not equal quality on these mice.
     
  8. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    It's not what a product is worth, it's how much folk are willing to pay. The UK currency is incredible valuable. For example £135 = $780 Brazilian real (where I live) and I can eat for three weeks with that! They can take a few pence of components and turn massive profits. I used to work in Maplin in UK, and even the mark- up there was into the multiple 100s of % for some stuff.
     
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    Charge more than your competitors - people think it is the best mouse due to being most expensive.

    Fool + money = soon parted
     
  10. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    Back when I upgraded to my first SATA motherboard, I still had IDE HDDs I wanted to continue using so I looked at those IDE-to-SATA adapter boards.

    eBay: £3 inc. delivery
    Maplin: £25 (no joke!)

    That store has an utterly bizarre mixture of "reasonable" pricing and completely obscene gouging!
     
  11. XXAOSICXX

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    Yeah...the battery in my 1st Gen Mamba (£110, Scan Computers) exploded in my hand...

    Methinks I'll be giving this a miss.
     
  12. beef1e

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    Yup... i totally agree with the other comments here.

    I was suckered into buying the first gen Mamba, the mouse seemed great at first and well made but was totally unusable in wireless mode (the main reason i purchased it) and that was just browsing the web let alone FPS/ gaming... it was all over the place and not any better plugged in.

    At the same time i purchased a Razer keyboard to match, that lasted about a month before keys started to fall off. On top of that it would not allow me to get into the bios on start up as it only worked once windows started. I had to plug a separate usb keyboard in to do any tweaking in the bios.

    I am still using a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse that i bought 6 years ago and working perfectly. I personally would never purchase anything from Razor again, i am surprised the company is still in business.
     
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  13. XXAOSICXX

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    The wireless would switch off after a minutes' inactivity (like, when you're playing BF and being a sneaky camper), and then you'd go to move the mouse and it would "wake up" and take 2 or 3 seconds before the connection was reestablished...I ended up using it on the cable after that happened a few times.

    Myself and my gaming buddies have tried the lot... (as I'm sure many here have)...keyboards, mice, headsets, and none of them stand up to the quality of stuff from Corsair, QPad etc. I dread to think how long one of their laptops would last!
     
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