It almost feels useless to write anything about the DeathAdder because chances are you already know whether or not you want it. Razer’s signature gaming mouse is one of the most pervasive, iconic peripherals of the last decade. It is, for a lot of people, the gaming mouse.
Me? I think it’s pretty average. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. There are no significant disadvantages to the DeathAdder. It is the ultimate no-frills, jack-of-all-trades Razer mouse. It’s the vanilla milkshake or the peanut-butter and jelly sandwich. It’s the Top 40 pop song or the Toyota Camry.
It’s a workhorse—a mouse that would serve 90 percent of the population well, and one you’d be happy to own. There just might be something out there that works better. Something more niche.
No frills. The DeathAdder is about as bare bones as a gaming mouse gets these days, with only five buttons—Left, Right, and Middle Mouse/Scroll, plus two under the thumb. The latest Chroma edition is equipped with a braided cable sheathe, 10,000 DPI sensor, and the now-standard 1000 Hz polling.
That’s it! It’s a simple mouse with simple aims, and it’s all the better for that. If you’re a person who wants a gaming mouse that just works, the DeathAdder is your safest bet.