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RAZER TAIPAN PRO GAMING REVIEW

Sat 10th Jan 2015 - 3:39pm : Gaming

Till just recently, I had actually constantly utilized the exact same mouse for life: the classic, three-button optical mouse with nothing special about it. It was, and still is, satisfactory, however my competitive gaming needs are a bit higher these days. Utilizing the keyboard for voice chat simply isn’t really going to cut it.

The Razer Taipan Expert Ambidextrous mouse is an excellent step up from the standard design that I, and many others, have actually always used. It does not have a million buttons nor does it feel inexpensive or too basic.

Product: Razer Taipan Expert Ambidextrous
Maker: Razer Gaming
Input: USB
MSRP: £64.99

Despite any amount of gadgets or gizmos, convenience is a big key factor for a gaming mouse. The Taipan is exceptionally comfy for me, as someone who uses the aptly named “palm grip” on his mouse. Both the left and ideal sides have rubberized grips added towards the front which feels great and also helps with gripping the mouse for prolonged duration’s of playtime.

The Taipan is likewise fit for lefties since its design isn’t really biased on either direction. The grips and mouse buttons on the left side are also on the ideal side, so no features will certainly be missed out on for lefties using the Taipan due to this proportion.

I have actually had long gaming sessions playing video games like Dota 2 and Course of Exile that rely heavily on mouse movements and constant clicking, and never did I start to feel uncomfortable while playing. Careful attention was paid to make this mouse ergonomic and it shows.

The Taipan mouse is wired with a braided cable. I’ve been playing with this mouse for about 2 months and the wire still isn’t really exactly straight like a rubber wire would be, and still has small kinks from how it was wound and packaged.

Beyond the basic left, right, and middle mouse buttons, there are two buttons on both the left and right sides and two buttons below the mouse wheel, for a total of 9 buttons. The box calls them “hyperesponse buttons” but they feel like regular old buttons to me. By default, the side buttons will go ahead and backwards in browsers while the two below the mouse wheel will adjust the level of sensitivity of the mouse on the fly.

There are up to 5 sensitivity phases that can be set, all of which are totally adjustable with an optimum of 8200 dpi. Having the ability to customize the phases in addition to adjust the dpi as required is a strong addition, however on a few events I did find myself accidentally attacking the leading level of sensitivity button nearest the mouse wheel. As a righty, I have actually likewise attacked the buttons on the ideal side of the mouse when simply moving the mouse to the left and eventually ended up disabling them entirely in the software.

There is also a “Dual Sensing unit System” in location, using both a laser and an optical sensor in order to provide excellent tracking capabilities on any flat surface area. It works as well as anticipated on the flat surfaces I might discover; just don’t utilize a shag rug as a mouse pad and you’ll be satisfied.

Of course, it permits you to remap any of the buttons on the mouse, and will certainly even make sure that a “left click” is always appointed to avoid getting stuck without one and bricking the device. Macros can be taped and set, liftoff variety can be adjusted, and the colored lights in the mouse wheel and top of the mouse can be turned on or off (though they are not color customizable).

The Razer Taipan is a terrific happy medium for those who like to play competitively, despite whether or no they’re playing in real competitions. It’s basic enough about not be overwhelming, while at the exact same time having a lot of functions that the even more hardcore gamers desire to see, such as swiftly adjustable dpi settings and macros.

To conclude the razer taipan review; priced at £64.99, it’s a tough one, to advise it over the preferred DeathAdder, however the Taipan is still a fantastic mouse to deal with many competitive players’ needs. The braided cord can definitely be a cause for issue, but the mouse feels terrific, the software application deals with no concerns, and it’s as customizable as anybody might want.

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