Conclusion: When first person shooter games became popular in the early '90s, the typical office mice just didn't cut it for the "boom-headshot" purpose. For this reason, Razer -- a company that originally consists of a bunch of gamers who demands better gaming peripherals -- reinvented the computer gaming peripheral industry with the legendary Razer Boomslang, which is very popular among professional gamers. Many years later, after the Boomslang and Diamondback, is the Copperhead.
Excerpt: The tool that gives people the easiest layer of control to a computer is the mouse. In most cases, people will not venture out and use a different mouse than the standard mouse that came with the...
Conclusion: So, here we have the first laser mouse from Razer and we are pretty impressed with it. The Copperhead looks sexy and the mouse even has a heartbeat thatâ€™ll surely turn heads. With up to 7 individual programmable buttons, it offers ease of customization according to your taste. The buttons were efficiently placed and the side buttons doesnâ€™t get into the way anymore. If the side buttons somehow distracts your gameplay, simply disable it via the driver panel.
Razer Copperhead and Razer Krait Gaming Mouse Review
18 May 2006
Excerpt: Ah, the mouse. When you have a good one, you take it for granted. When you have a crappy one, you definitely notice. When you finally find one that you enjoy, you fall into a comfort zone that prevents you from seeking out a better tool for the job. This is the struggle that companies such as Razer face. It is an uphill battle.
Pros: Hot looking, Krait is very comfortable and Ergonomic, Probably can’t find better performing mice, 32kb of onboard memory for the Copperhead = portable profiles, Very configurable through software, Ambidextrous
Cons: Price, Marketing hype – you can’t optimize a mouse for RTS games, Copperhead is quite uncomfortable for those with smaller hands
Conclusion: As far as I’m concerned, Alan can go take his “99%” G7 and keep it. The Copperhead is lighter for sure, looks sleeker in this reviewer’s opinion and has better performance – at least on paper. I cannot compare directly, unfortunately, but it would have to be a very special mouse to lure me away from the Copperhead now that I’m used to it. It’s sleek, sexy, and it performs better than any mouse I’ve tried.
Summary: When the best keeps getting better, there are fewer and fewer words to describe a product, but with the Copperhead the best has now become a milestone in product development. The crew at Razer has simply made one of the best input devices money can buy. The Copperhead is user friendly, easily configurable and packed with features not previously found on gaming input devices.
Pros: Arguably the best mouse on the market, Tracking, accuracy, response times are best in the business, Fully programmable buttons, On The Fly sensitivity adjustments, Firmware updatable, Excellent comfort and control, Design and craftsmanship, Excellent warranty, sales and support staff
Summary: Though this mouse is the best I have ever owned, its price is steep. I game everyday and I love this mouse and its high DPI. While I do not notice much difference between the 500 Hz and 1000 Hz Ultrapolling, the difference between the 2000 DPI and the 1600 DPI setting is very noticable.
Lighting on the mouse is excellent, well visible without being annoying. There are no loose parts or even scratching.
Pros: 2000 DPI, 1000Hz Ultrapolling, Software with ability to update firmware, Nice grip and lighting, 64-bit drivers, Works for left-handers
Summary: has packed a lot of features into a mouse with great looks. From the on the fly DPI switching, to the onboard memory that stores user's profiles right in the mouse, to the drivers that allow for extreme fine tuning of the mouse for a user's personal preferences, you would be hard pressed to find a mouse that offers more to the hard core gamer.
Excerpt: It’s been a while since the last review, but I finally got a Razer Copperhead sent to me last week. It seems both Logitech (G5) and Razer (Copperhead) have had some supply issues getting these bad boys out.