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.
Razer Imperator 2012 Expert Dual Sensor Gaming Mouse Review
22 August 2011
Conclusion: Final ThoughtsWhile this mouse isn’t quite perfect, as it is slightly let down by the software, we are really struggling to find many faults with it. If the software didn’t think it needed to read in all 7 profiles and then save all 7 profiles to the mouse every time you save your settings – or if it didn’t take the 12 seconds to do this, then I would be very impressed with this set-up.
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: 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)
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.
Summary: I really like the Imperator. Razer made a very high quality mouse. It’s simple design, ergonomic feel, and awesome DPI really make this a great product. Even better is it’s price tag: $79. A perfect price for those that need a lot out of their mouse, and aren’t on a huge budget. Also, while I didn’t mention it before, there are Mac drivers for this mouse, making it a great professional and play mouse for all you designers that like to play some games in Boot Camp or are...
Excerpt: Razer has been in the business of producing professional gaming based peripherals for some time now and even from the beginning enjoyed relatively good and fast success in the market. But why is that the case? The marketing would have us believe that Razer gear is made by gamers, for gamers and that seems true judging by the two products that we are looking at here today.
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: The Imperator sure is a good addition to Razer's line of quality gaming equipment. The build quality is top notch, even if the material choice for the sides could have been better. The software is straight fortward to use, and making macros couldn't be easier. Also the individual settings for X- and Y axis sensitivity, with just 100 DPI intervals, is all fine and good.