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The Razer Mamba Elite finally puts an optical sensor in an old favorite

By Koh Wanzi - on 17 Aug 2018, 11:11am

The Razer Mamba Elite finally puts an optical sensor in an old favorite

Razer Mamba Elite

Razer has announced the Mamba Elite, an updated version of an aging flagship that offers better tracking and more lighting customization options.

The Mamba Elite is outfitted with the same 16,000DPI optical sensor as the DeathAdder Elite, and it should provide more smoother and more accurate tracking than the laser sensor in the old model.

In general, optical sensors work better than laser sensors on cloth surfaces, which is what most mouse mats are comprised of. That’s because they are less sensitive to the minute surface irregularities and imperfections, which might interfere with smooth tracking in a laser sensor.

The Mamba Elite retains the same shape as the Mamba Tournament Edition, but it also now comes with more expansive Chroma lighting customization options. The mouse comprises 20 independent lighting zones, and LEDs flank its sides and the scroll wheel.

The rubber side grips have also been updated, and they look like they are slightly rougher and provide more purchase than before.

The Mamba Elite has a total of 9 programmable buttons, including two side buttons, DPI adjustment buttons, and a scroll wheel that tilts left and right as well.

At 96g, the mouse is reasonably light, although more competitive gamers may prefer something below 90g.

The mouse is available to buy now at S$149.90.