Deathadder review
Posted: 5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: analogfight

        Lately I have discovered, or more like rediscovered PC gaming. I am a lefty and I have poor motor skills in my right hand, so the traditional mouse and keyboard do not work very well for me. I remembered this when I was playing Torchlight II and my wireless 15$ mouse was not cutting it. I tried a regular wired mouse and that worked much much better, but being a left handed mouser it ended up not being much better in the way of comfort.

        I went to google and I came across the Left hand version of the Razer Deathadder. I will admit I was skeptical because I wasn't sure I needed a gaming mouse. I bought it anyway because Amazon told me to. The Deathadder came in nice package and it proudly displayed it was designed for left handers. I got it all plugged in and I tried it out with a bit of Torchlight, I liked how it fit my hand and it hand programmable buttons on the right side. I was comfortably clubbing things over the head and the blue glow of the logo and scroll wheel were a nice touch, I left them on but you can turn them off in the Driver control panel.  I loved almost everything about this mouse...The one thing I hated was the Driver control panel. The driver that Razer wants you to download is called Razer Synapse 2.0 it is a cloud based configurator. I never got it work correctly, as a matter of fact I almost returned the mouse due to Synapse 2.0. I went back to the legacy driver found here and I installed an older control panel and it worked perfectly.

       After I installed the Legacy driver that I mentioned above I was able to really dial in my mouse so it worked even better then the default. Programming the buttons is a breeze with the 3.0.5 driver. This is my first experience owner a Razer mouse and there seems to be a lot of negative feedback against the Deathadder mouse series and I can see why, but I think it is due to the driver and the editing interface. The hardware feels rugged and like it can handle some intense mousing, gaming, hell I don't know... This thing doesnt feel cheap and for 65$ it's not and it shouldn't. This mouse is a solid investment for left handed gamers.