Initial review of the Razer DeathAdder Essential mouse

Razer DeathAdder Essential mouse tested and compared to the wireless Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed

Razer DeathAdder Essential mouse review

The Razer DeathAdder Essential is an affordable corded mouse which we are going to test today. We have been using it only for a week now but it quickly became our favorite mouse and we will try to explain why in this initial product review. 

Razer DeathAdder Essential - mouse specifications

And here are the most important features and specs of this product:

True 6,400 DPI Optical Sensor.
Razer DeathAdder Essential retains the classic ergonomic form - sleek and distinct body is designed for comfort.
5 Hyperesponse Buttons, independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons to give you advanced controls for a competitive edge.
Razer™ Mechanical Switches last up to 10 million clicks for longer lifespan and extreme reliability.
Ergonomic Form
The Razer DeathAdder Essential retains the classic ergonomic form that's been a hallmark of previous Razer DeathAdder generations. Its sleek and distinct body is designed for comfort, allowing you to maintain high levels of performance throughout long gaming marathons, so you'll never falter in the heat of battle.
Single-color green lighting
True 6,400 DPI optical sensor
Up to 220 inches per second (IPS) / 30 G acceleration
Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches with 10 million-click life cycle
Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
Ergonomic right-handed design
1000 Hz Ultrapolling
Single-color green lighting
Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
Approximate size: 127.0 mm / 5.0 in (Length) X 73.0 mm / 2.90 in (Width) X 43.0 mm / 1.70 in (Height)
Approximate weight (excluding cable): 96 g / 0.211 lbs
Cable length: 1.8m / 5.91 ft
Compatible with Xbox One for basic input


Razer DeathAdder Essential - unboxing video and first impressions


Razer DeathAdder Essential - our feedback

  • Form factor and comfort - in regards to comfort this mouse gets a very high score. The DeathAdder Essential fits nicely in the hand and has very good ergonomics. I even like it just a bit better over the Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed which is also a very comfortable mouse.  One thing I wish is that it had a bit softer padding on the sides or at least where the thumb grips the mouse, that would have raised the bar very high in regards to comfort and ergonomics.

    Razer DeathAdder Essential vs Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed
    Razer DeathAdder Essential and Basilisk X HyperSpeed 

  • Build quality - since this is our initial review of the mouse we still can't comment on durability and such. The DeathAdder Essential looks quality made, like a product that is at least going to last over its guarantee period. 
  • Price - with a price of just under $30 the DeathAdder Essential is currently one of the best options in this price segment.
Thank you for checking our Razer DeathAdder Essential mouse product review!  

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