Torn between wired versus wireless mice? Razer has a solution to those who want the best of both worlds. Introducing the Razer Mamba 2012, Razer’s top-of-the-line Elite Ergonomic mouse offers users a wide array of customization, from the assignment of keys to the color of the LED lights up to the responsiveness of the mouse.
This mouse comes in a clear plastic packaging which looks really cool (see for yourself). The package includes Razer documentations, stickers, manual, a charging dock, an 1100mAh Li-ion battery and a 7ft. long braided usb cable.
The Mamba 2012 is also based on its predecessor, the Mamba. The matte finish on the palm up to the left and right click buttos is really comfortable especially during long gaming hours when your palm starts to sweat. It also has a touch of glossy plastic on the sides which gives it a really classy two-tone feel. It has 7 programmable buttons with the help of the driver software.
Bad news for lefties though as this mouse is designed for right handed users only. The mouse feels just right for my medium-sized hand. It also had 3 LED lights on the right side of the mouse and if you read the manual, you’ll know what light pattern indicates what as it shows the battery life and the sensitivity you are currently using.
The Razer logo isn’t lit on this mouse unlike their other mice, only the scroll wheel. But Razer didn’t disappoint because you can customize the color of the lighting in a large palette of colors, let’s say 16 million colors combinations! And it gets even better, the LED light on the Dock matches the color of the light on the mouse.
On the underside, you’ll see the on/off button and the pairing button (for the receiver). You’ll also notice the “œeject” button on top of the pairing button. The “œeject” button keeps the cable in place whenever you use wired mode.
Razer really put their best design team on this mouse because the dock even looks cool. It has an LED light underneath which really fits the theme of the mouse. The dock charges the mouse and also serves as a receiver when on wireless mode.
Like what I said in my previous review of the Razer DeathAdder mouse, Razer has one of the best mouse sensor technology available in the market today. Imagine the best, and stepping it up another notch and you’ll get the Razer Mamba 2012. The Mamba 2012 features the newest 6400dpi 4G (4th generation) Dual-sensor technology. It a laser and an optical sensor, which means you can use it on virtually any surface (except glass, haven’t tried it though).
I used to game on my bed and the cursor doesn’t jump like crazy. One thing that might upset some users is when you change surfaces, i.e. from a mouse pad to your desk; It doesn’t recalibrate to the new surface and the mouse becomes unresponsive. You have reconnect it so it can recalibrate. The performance is really top-notch, the Teflon feet underneath is better than the one in the DeathAdder and glides on any surface smoothly, as in very smoothly.
Another update from the older Mamba is the better battery life. With around 15% more battery life, and more options to optimize the battery life in the software, your wireless gaming needs will be satisfied for around 12-14 hours of gaming. I used it for 6 hours straight, just gaming with it (yes, 6 hours) and it still has 3 LED lights after a full charge. You don’t have to worry anymore about losing juice because you can just plug it in normally like a wired mouse.
Overall, the Razer Mamba is really a high-end mouse that really delivers for its price. If you’re looking for one of the best gaming mice in the industry, the Razer Mamba 2012 should be included in your list, if you have a spare Php7,149 lying around that is. That’s the SRP but you can get one for as low as Php6,800.
Razer Mamba 2012 Specs:
- Gaming Grade Wireless Technology
- 6400dpi 4G Dual Sensor System
- Dual mode wired /wireless functionality
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling /1ms response time
- Multi-Color Lighting
- Up to 200 inches per second* /50g acceleration
- Approximate size: 128mm x 70mm x 42.5mm
- Battery Life: Approx 16 hrs (continuous gaming)
- SRP: Php7,149
Editor’s note: This post is contributed by Andrei Lim with some slight revisions by the editor. Andrei was born with a game controller in his hand, started gaming at the age of 6 when he first got his NES and SNES. He has beaten a lot of games and continues this legacy with his gaming rig.