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The Razer Lachesis is an attractive gaming mouse with some very impressive features. First of all, the 4000dpi laser sensor, although this generally is overkill and unnecessary, half of that being more than enough most of the time. Secondly, the 9 buttons - two on each side, and 5 on top including on the fly sensitivity changes.
The shape of the mouse is odd. It's left handed, which it definitely gets bonus points for as I like to switch hands, but it arguably makes it less comfortable. Razer here have opted for a strange raised design that means lazy mousing is not an option here; you use your fingertips with the mouse held in a claw-like position. This takes quite a while getting used to.
The mouse looks quite attractive, with its glowing lights, in either blue or white. It's also quite a sleek, curved shape and certainly looks the business.
There are definitely some issues with the Lachesis however. Firstly, the initial drivers were terrible so make sure you obtain the latest from the internet. Secondly, the on the fly sensitivity changes don't work on one of the two computers I tried it on, for some reason. Razer support weren't very helpful with this. It also will suit some people more than others; if you can I definitely recommend trying it out.
The mousing surface is important here. I used your average cloth mouse mat and wondered why it worked so awfully. Turns out, you need a hard mouse mat or your desk. I opted for the Razer Sphex, probably the thinnest mouse mat in the world, which worked wonders.
Overall, this mouse is quite expensive considering the several problems it has. I would personally recommend you definitely look around and try this one out if you can, before you make a purchase.
As a fan of pc gaming, i brough myself this mouse as i thought it wwas time to get a decent one as i game quite alot. I brought the Banshee Blue Razer Lachesis, and so far, i think its a brilliant price for the price tag. The Razer lachesis has 9 buttons, these buttons are the 2 dpi changing buttons, 2 mouse buttons and the 4 side buttons. This mouse can go up to the indredible amount of 4000dpi, which is really more than you will need, but its still there if you ever want to use it.
The Razer Lachesis comes with a drivers and mouse program disk, which are quick and easy to install. Its very easy to set up multiple profiles with the razer program, adn the mouse stores the settings on its memory chip, so that you can use the mouse where ever you want. This mouse is also great of left handers because it has side buttons on both the left and right side of the mouse.
I would give this mouse a 10/10, as i think its great quality andis great for any pc gamers.
I bought the Lachesis blue laser mouse primarily to help me get better at Deathmatch where I need to change weapons quickly. All buttons are easily programmed, and the mouse has an infinite number of setting to control the DPI and scroll speed. This mouse has certainly improved my gaming skills considerably. On the down side, it is quite expensive, and I cannot yet manage to use the extra 2 buttons on the right hand side of the mouse as I cannot apply enough pressure to press these buttons and still maintain control of the mouse. Mayvbe a bit of gaffer tape is the solution!! Overall review mark would be 8.5 out of 10, and I would not hesitate in buying this product again.
Razer is known among the gamers for their incredibly well-designed products, primarily their high-end gaming mice. The Razer Copperhead was one of their best mice to have been introduced and it contained a laser sensor with 2000 DPI capabilities, but their newest mouse is the Lachesis and it uses a 4000DPI 3G laser sensor. The big question you have to ask yourself here is if it is worth the expensive price tag?
Now what has the Razer Lachesis to offer:
First of all, there is the 4000 DPI Razer Precision 3G Laser sensor. If you use this mouse for the first, you will have some trouble using it. I can tell you that 4000 a lot! After a couple of weeks, you get familiar with it and you will have extreme pleasure of it. This 3G laser sensor has already a patent pending. There are two buttons which can be used to adjust the amount sensitivity in increments of 125 DPI.
The Razer Lachesis has a total of 9 independently programmable Hyper-response buttons. This is the reason why it is loved by many gamers. The mouse comes with software for the button configuration and special settings. It even has a 32 KB internal memory which allows the users to save their profiles to the mouse rather than to your system. In other words, if you use this mouse on a different computer, the saved profiles will go with you. The profiles can be switched with the profile button, which is located on the bottom of the mouse. This is very handy if you often go to your friend his home to play third person shooter against him.
It also has a very unique design. It has a very 'cool' gold plated USB connector. I hope this doesn't make the mouse more expensive, because if you want one, you have to pay around 50 £. It is quite expensive. It has a zero acoustic Ultra-slick Teflon feet for good sliding purposes. This mouse is a lightweight, it only weights 130 grams. It has a staggering response time: 1000Hz Ultra-polling / 1ms response time. This is due to the seven-foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord. I must say that cordless mice aren't that good for gaming because the reaction speed isn't that good. I can also guarantee you that you don't want to lose a round because the batteries are low on power!!!
Besides the many features, there is one disadvantage: there aren't true Linux drivers available. On a number of occasions in the past, Razer has promised to support their mice under Linux. However, they have yet to properly provide any level of support. This doesn't mean the mouse doesn't work under Linux. You just can't adjust the button settings. But since you pay a lot for these options, I think they need to support Linux. Another reason is because Linux is the future operation system. I hope they will realize this very soon!!!
Overall opinion: Although the Razer Lachesis costs a lot, around 50 £, I think it is definitely worth the money. A great functionality with a staggering 9 buttons plus the exceptional build quality of this mouse and its phenomenal design makes it the perfect gaming mouse! My only complaint is the lack of Linux support. It might take some to feel comfortable using this mouse but after some time you will get used to it, believe me!!!