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The more products from Razer that I use, the more I fall in love with them as a brand. I have grown accustomed to the outstanding quality, ease of set-up and use, and the range of people that they cater for.
The moment I saw the packaging for the Mamba 4G 2012 gaming mouse, it was a pure 'wow' moment. The mouse itself is presented in a transparent box packaging that shows off its beauty before you even touch the box. The mouse is shown attached to a stand that allows you to see all angles of it. The top right hand corner of the box is sporting the Razer logo, while the right top corner informs you that the Mamba is powered by the all new 4G Dual Sensor system. The bottom half of the box is encased in a cardboard sleeve that you simply slide off to remove.
Getting into the box was a bit tricky for me. I don't have much strength in my hands so the fact that you have to press the two sides of the box together and pull out the top from the bottom before you can get into the box would have put a stop to things for me straightaway. Luckily, I had my partner to open the box for me. Once the top was separate from the bottom, gaining access to everything was pretty easy. You simply unclip the mouse from the stand to remove it. Looking around the back of the box, you are greeted with three cardboard drawers, as well as the standard envelope that contains the Razer stickers and information. The drawers themselves contained even more goodness. The big drawer at the bottom of the three was housing the mouse charging dock. The dock itself has the Razer logo, a sync button, and a space in the back to plug-in the cable. Drawer number two contained the 1100 mAh battery, which provides around 12 hours of use once fully charged. In with the battery you will also find the battery compartment cover for the base of the mouse. Finally, in the last draw, is the braided Mini USB cable which you can use to connect the charging dock to the PC OR you can plug it directly into the mouse to make it wired - how amazing! The mouse simply sits on top of the dock - it's pretty simple and once in place, feels quite secure.
Setting the mouse up took only a few seconds. Plug the dock into the PC and insert the battery into the mouse. The battery may need charging before use, so maybe set it up a little while before you intend to use it, or use the USB cable. Once plugged in and turned on, the RGB LEDs went to work and my gosh, they look amazing! The dock lights up all around the base and the mouse lights up in unison. The lights are fully customisable using the Razer Synapse 2.0 cloud software - you can also use the software to personalise your mouse DPI (range of 100 to 6400), buttons and cursor settings - perfect for if you have different profiles for different people. Also using the Synapse program, you can keep track of the battery power level and also calibrate the mouse to suit you. Finally, the Mamba is sporting the new 4G sensor, which uses both a laser and an optical sensor, which when coupled with the ultra slick mouse feet, provides increased accuracy across a number of different surfaces.
After using the mouse as both a wired, and a wireless mouse, personally, I could tell no difference. Both modes worked seamlessly well and having the option to go wired and wireless is definitely something that could come in handy. The Mamba fits very nicely in the hand and access to all buttons (Left & Right, scroll wheel, two small buttons at the top of the left mouse button and two on the left side of the mouse) is easy and effortless. It is very comfortable to use for both short and extended periods of time and for someone who gets sore hands from long sittings at the PC, I can honestly say that I encountered no discomfort. The base of the mouse has the sensor, power button, sync button, an eject button for when the USB cable is attached, making it easier to remove, and of course, the battery compartment.
After having time to use the mouse for a number of activities, the ease of use with the Synapse 2.0 software, and also being able to sit back and watch the light show provided by the charging dock, I am very impressed with the Razer Mamba 4G mouse. It is an absolute pleasure to use, no matter where you are or what surface you are using. The option to have both a wired and wireless mouse is a nice touch and would suit any and every body.
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Lately I have been getting into PC gaming, I love running games in high resolutions with boosted graphics and as a result I wanted to completely dive in and get a mouse specialised for gaming! For while I had heard about Razer and I knew that they focused on gaming accessories for the PC so naturally they were a good starting point, and I'm certainly not disappointed.
To begin with I'll say that I am not a mouse expert so unfortunately I cant tell you about all the hardcore ins and outs of the mouse so if you're a noob like me then you will appreciate this review! So I'll begin with the build quality, the mouse feels really nice and weighty. Although the thought of the mouse being heavy sounds bad, honestly this is better as it means that you won't accidentally lift the mouse off of your desk. Another awesome feature of the mouse is that the mouse wheel glows in an awesome blue tint, almost giving it an alien feel which as a geek I certainly appreciate. The mouse itself is obviously built to mould to your hand and it achieves this perfectly, my hand feels totally comfortable as I play games for hours which is a necessity for any gamer. Another cool addition to the mouse is four additional buttons, these can be assigned to various different actions in the game such as sprinting or melee for example. One problem which I ran into which is probably due to my own incompetence is that the two buttons on the left hand side to not be picked up by the games I have been playing, but as I have stated I am sure this can be remedied with a bit of research. Also, did I mention the mouse is wireless? Well it is and it's an absolute blessing as it means you don't have an annoying wire restricting your movement (for anyone who want's to charge the mouse while playing, it can be charged at the same time via a USB cable provided with the mouse). Finally the mouse also comes bundled with a cool little charging stand, which also glows which pleased me greatly, you simply rest the mouse on the stand and it'll be charged after no time at all.
Perhaps the only gripe I would have with the mouse is that I initially had trouble connecting the mouse via bluetooth, the mouse intact seemed unresponsive but since that moment I have had no trouble so it was probably because of my being an idiot.
Overall I would recommend this mouse to anyone looking for a really responsive and simple mouse, it is certainly a good mouse for gamers who have only just switched to using a PC for gaming. So if you have the money for this cool little mouse, I would certainly recommend it.
I bought this mouse after my old Razer mouse got a bit old and tired. I kept with the Razer brand as they're always good.
The main thing that drew me to buying this mouse was the looks, its gorgeous. Its not a bright luminous LED thing sitting on my desk looking cheap and nasty, it looks sleek and sexy - you have eyes, look at the pictures! The mouse can be used wirelessly with the charging dock, or it can be used wired.
In terms of performance I cant fault it. The most sensitive setting is insane, way too fast for me. I keep it about in the midline using the handy little buttons on the left of the mouse which you can use to change the sensitivity.
There are also 2 more buttons on the left side of the mouse with I assume are supposed to be used with the thumb but with me having small hands I cant quite reach the furthest one. This is no problem for me though, I'd never use them anyway. Other than that there's the usual left, middle and right click buttons.
When used wirelessly I never encountered any issues in terms of connectivity or interference from anything. I now use the mouse with the wire plugged in which leads me on to..
The only niggle I have with this mouse and could be a deal breaker for some people is the battery life. I often found myself having to mess around away from the pc for half an hour whilst the mouse charged up. After a while I soon get a bit fed up and decided to use it wired. I must add though that this was only an issue after prolonged periods of use (10+ hours).
The above problem is only a very small niggle and unless youre a seriously heavy user it should not even become an issue.
Review:Dislikes: I bought it exclusively for its wireless Bluetooth capability. I thought, and was lead to believe, that it didn't require a usb port to be wireless. Turns out, the wireless hub plugs into a usb port! I only have 3 usb ports and I have the requirement for 4 devices, so I thought this would be a solution. And, I don't have the need for a 'gaming' mouse, so paying this much money for a mouse that isn't my wireless solution was kind of a waste of money.
Likes: The extra long cord (5 or 6 feet!) is really nice!! The feel and the operation of the mouse is excellent. Very comortable and ergonomic.
If it didn't use a usb port, I would give it a 5 star, but knock one star off for haveing to use a usb port.
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THIS IS VERY GOOD!