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Razer’s Mamba Wireless gaming mouse packs a new optical sensor and 50-hour battery life

By Koh Wanzi - on 3 Sep 2018, 11:24am

Razer’s new Mamba Wireless gaming mouse packs a new optical sensor and 50-hour battery life

Razer Mamba Wireless

Razer announced a full complement of gaming gear at IFA 2018 last week, including a new Mamba Wireless gaming mouse, the BlackWidow Elite mechanical keyboard, and the Kraken Tournament Edition headset. 

The Mamba Wireless complements the recently announced Mamba Elite and it'll appeal to gamers who want a completely cordless experience. It is outfitted with what Razer calls its 5G Advanced Optical Sensor, a 16,000DPI sensor it co-developed with PixArt that can track up to 450 inches per second. 

In addition, Razer is claiming up to 50 hours of battery life on the mouse, which is slightly more than the 48 hours Logitech cited for its G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse (with lighting). 

The mouse is a bit on the heavier side at 106g, but I'd consider it fairly light for a wireless mouse. Still, if you're picky about how your mouse handles, you'll probably prefer something lighter like the Logitech G304 or the aforementioned Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse. 

And if you're concerned about lag, the Mamba Wireless uses Razer's Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT), which scans the different frequencies in the 2.4GHz band hundreds of times a second and selects the one with the least interference.  From my experience with the Razer Lancehead, AFT works super well, and the mouse feels just like a wired one. 

Razer also unveiled the BlackWidow Elite, the latest BlackWidow flagship equipped with Razer Mechanical Keyboard Switches. These feature "dual side walls" around the switch stem, which supposedly add greater stability and better protection against dust and liquids. 

Razer BlackWidow Elite

You can choose from Razer's Green, Orange, and Yellow switches, which are clicky, tactile, and linear switches respectively. 

The keyboard also comes with a multi-function digital dial, similar to the one on the Razer Huntsman Elite. It's programmable via Razer Synapse 3, so you can set it to cycle through weapons, scrub through videos, or adjust your screen brightness. 

Finally, this is the first BlackWidow to feature both onboard memory and cloud storage, so you can take your custom profiles on-the-go with you without needing to log into Synapse. 

On top of that, Razer announced the Kraken Tournament Edition, a gaming headset targeted at professional players with features like THX Spatial Audio and dedicated dials for adjusting the level of bass and the audio balance between your game and chat. 

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

Comfort was a focus here as well, and the memory foam ear cushions are infused with cooling gel to reduce heat build up. In addition, there are indented channels toward the front to make room for your glasses. 

All three peripherals are available to buy now at the following prices:

  • Razer Mamba Wireless (S$159.90)
  • Razer BlackWidow Elite (S$279.90)
  • Razer Kraken Tournament Edition (S$159.90)
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