When you’re looking to get a new mouse for gaming, or even for causal use, you’re going to come across Razer’s range of mice. Aside from being aesthetically very good looking, they’re also some of the most practical and responsive mice on the market. And although they’re great ergonomically, they still don’t have a vertical mouse on the market.
There are several different ranges that Razer offer, and it can be quite difficult to know which one of these might suit you best. Two series that they offer are the Mamba series and the Deathadder series. These are both within a similar price range, so often it can be difficult to tell them apart.
Aside from this, they also have many of the same features, like having 7 programmable buttons each and being compatible with Chroma RGB lighting. But if you’re trying to decide between the two, which should you choose? Let’s take a look at the Mamba first, and then a look at the Deathadder too.
Razer Mamba vs Deathadder
The differences between the Razer Mamba and the Razer Deathadder are actually quite minimal – in fact, the Mamba is often referred to as the wireless Deathadder. This is the main difference – the Mamba comes as a wireles mouse, whereas the Deathadder Elite is wired.
This isn’t their only difference, but it’s the main one. You can also check out which Razer mousemat is better too. Let’s find out more about the Mamba.
- Extended Battery Life: With extended battery life of up to 50 hours on a single charge, you experience pure gaming freedom for longer. You can even use the mouse while it’s charging, so you never have to deal with downtime
The Razer Mamba has been one of the brands bestselling gaming mice over the past few years, and it’s pretty easy to see why. The high 16,000 DPI is the stuff gamers dreams are made of, with a high sensitivity being one of the main things gamers are looking for.
The Mamba is available in both a wireless and a wired version, and you can find special releases of it sometimes too (I’m thinking of the Gears of War Edition that was released a year or so ago). It’s one of the best gaming mice on the market if you’re looking to spend a reasonable amount.
The wireless version of the Mamba weighs a little more than 100g, which is relatively heavy for a modern gaming mouse. It actually wasn’t when it was first released, but with so many other options released on the market, there are lighter options available nowadays.
Razer Deathadder Elite
- Gaming mouse with one of the world's enhanced optical sensor with true 16000 DPI, 450 IPS and 99 4 percent resolution accuracy
Like the Razer Mamba, the Deathadder Elite’s main selling point is that it offers great sensitivity – it also has up to 16,000 DPI capabilities. This is one area where you can’t really decide between these two mice, but that’s not a bad problem to have (at least you know either one you opt for will be responsive!).
It’s very difficult to decide between these two as they’re so similar to each other. The Mamba is often referred to as the “wireless Deathadder”, so you can see how alike they are and how users think of them.
Quite simply though, if you really want a wireless gaming mouse, then opt for the Mamba. If you’re rather a wired mouse, then I’d stick with the trusted Deathadder Elite.