Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Razer made a very smart move with their new dual 4G sensor system by releasing the tech on two existing and very popular models instead of releasing a completely new mouse. Today I’ll be looking at the updated, 2012 model Imperator mouse with the new 4G dual sensors system.
Conclusion: I tested the Imperator on my 3 year old, but still gorgeous Destructor mouse pad, whose surface color looked identical to the Imperator. The ‘ultraslick’ feet at the bottom literally glided on the Destructor’s surface and not once did I feel any resistance while moving the Imperator around.
Excerpt: The new Razer Imperator 4G is an ergonomic gaming mouse that features a ridiculously precise 4G Dual Sensor System that makes use of both a laser and optical sensor to enhance tracking precision. By working together, the Razer Imperator 4G allows adjustment for liftoff tracking distance while also featuring an improved rubberized side grip to provide extra comfort.
Conclusion: So if you’re ever on the look out for a high quality gaming mouse, and are a right handed user, the Imperator will certainly get the job done, and then some! It’s sleek, it’s comfortable and the 3.5G sensor will get you around in any game.
Conclusion: Performance with the Razer Imperator 5600-DPI gaming mouse was outstanding. It was responsive to both slow and fast movement, and the clicks and mouse wheel scrolling actions were spot on. As far as Appearance goes, the Imperator is a good looking mouse. The RZ01-0035 model has a sleek flat black finish on the top and a nice glossy shine on the bottom half. I was not too crazy about the brightness of the lighting on the mouse, but it does look pretty cool.
Pros: Looks Great, Very Precise for big and small actions, Superb Comfort with adjustable thumb buttons, High Quality construction, Great support for Macros and Profiles, Expert control over button mappings, DPI settings, Acceleration, etc., Long, Braided cord and Gold Plated USB connection
Cons: Expensive price, Super-bright accent lights (this may not be a con for everyone), Thumb button adjustment action feels a bit cheap, Software UI is a bit on the ugly side (very persnickety)
Summary: The Razer Imperator certainly packs a lot of features into a small package. The minimalist package can be a boon to some who need a powerful mouse without a lot of bulk, but in our opinion it can be a little too minimalist.
We really would have liked to see some visual indication on the mouse that shows the currently selected profile and DPI position, at a minimum.
Conclusion: Throughout my usage of the Imperator, my hand has not once cramped up, hurt or even twitched. As I said earlier, this mouse felt like it was specifically engineered to fit my hand. This is pretty significant to me because of how small my hands are. Having small hands makes trying to find a mouse that works and fits properly just as rough as going shopping with your family while picking out clothes.
Conclusion: This mouse have proven to be a great contender to several high end mice on the market. It feels very well even in my hand and the movable thumb buttons will for sure attract more users as they feel more comfortable with the mouse.