In a first person shooter game, good aim is essential. The key to a good aim is having a good mouse. The Razer Diamondback offers a 1600dpi precision optical sensor which is 4 times more than a standard optical mouse. This extra precision allows you to aim faster with more accuracy. When you swap your standard mouse for a Diamondback you will find that your frag rate in games will increase straight away!
The design of the mouse is superb. The chameleon colour is very fetching with a metallic purple/green finish. The red lighting is pleasing to the eye, but also functional as it helps you to see the mouse in a darkened room.
Rather than going for a supposed ergonomic shape like some other mouse designs, Razer have opted for a more simple, slender design which gives you more freedom to hold the mouse how you want without having to fit your hand to a specific moulding. The symmetrical design means it can be used just as comfortably by left handed people. It's very lightweight too which means you can move it faster which helps with precision.
The mouse comes with seven buttons, two standard buttons on the top, two on each side and one on the mouse wheel. These can be customised for specific purposes within your game, potentially giving you an advantage in games with lots of controls.
Although primarily designed for gaming, the advanced features of the mouse make it excellent for standard desktop use. You will find that the better precision allows you to navigate Windows better and more accurately and thus slightly improving your productivity. It is also an excellent mouse for graphic design work and photo editing, especially when retouching those fiddly areas of an image.