Conclusion: I also wanted to see the scroll wheel illuminated from the sides when the mouse had powered on. But besides that, aside with the DeathAdder, for is price, this is a very good buy from Razer if you just entered the gaming arena and; or have large hands.
Excerpt: What's the first thing you think of when someone asks you about a Razer mouse? If you're like me, you think about a high end gaming mouse with a lot of options, buttons, and flash. I put the Razer Abyssus through its paces both during my daily websurfing and in some gaming action to get a feel for how it handles. Games played included Borderlands, GTA4, Left for Dead and Left for Dead 2. The Abyssus handles everything as you would expect.
Summary: The Razer Abyssus is an interesting attempt at making a budget gaming mouse with an ambidextrous design. Sensor wise the mouse is very well equipped and the 3500 DPI infrared sensor performs flawlessly on most of the gaming surfaces around except for the ancient SteelSeries QcK according to some users online.
Pros: Great for small hands, Great tracking for the price, Well built, Ambidextrous, Flawless tracking on decent mouse pads
Cons: Small, Only three buttons, Not the most comfortable design, Not really all that cheap
Summary: While MMO gamers and some RTS players that utilise macros for quick unit builds may find the Abyssus a step backwards in Razer’s lineup of gaming peripherals, I found the sleek design and feature list quite refreshing. Sure there was the odd occasion where I missed certain renovations that have become commonplace in recent years, but with this mouse it feels like Razer have really gone back to their roots and produced something that just works; and works well.
Excerpt: With most mice in the gaming sector having very funny designs and far too many buttons, does this no-nonsense mouse still stand a chance in the gaming market? Packaging & Contents The packaging that this mouse arrived in is very nice as far as packaging goes. It follows the green and black colour scheme that the other Razer products make use of. The packaging is an averaged size box including an image of the mouse and plenty of information about its features.
Conclusion: We found the Abyssus to be a deadly accurate gaming Mouse and the 3 button design kept us focused on what we were doing in game without having to think about what each of 9 buttons does. Movements were swift, key clicks were fast and required minimal effort. We clickfested in Sacred 2 for hours and fatigue wasn’t an issue.
Summary: Overall the Abyssus is a good, all-round gaming mouse. It doesn’t have a huge number of features but should be perfectly adequate for most casual gamers; the lack of features may well put off more serious gamers.
Conclusion: This is an interesting mouse to have reviewed, because MMO and macro heavy gamers may consider it a step backwards. Me though, I like the pandering to claw grip gamers, and the sleek grass roots design. It’s a mouse that does what it’s supposed to do, and does it well. It’s fast, accurate and looks fantastic. That’s all I want from a mouse.
Pros: Highly sensitive, Very accurate, Looks great, Streamlined design
Cons: Some may not like the extra cost, Perfect for small hands, not so great for meat fists